September was a month dedicated to making scarves: natural checked scarves, rainbow coloured checked scarves, stripey scarves in various colours, random scarves, some accidentally extra-long scarves and some designedly extra-long scarves. They are all off to the finishers in Galashiels now and we are looking forward to having them back in time for Christmas.
Here a few production impressions:
Roger warping our new range of multi-coloured random scarves.
Warm autumn light on the scarves during the weaving. We had a few stunning autumn sunshine days here recently. Back to prime indoor weaving weather now…
Our living room. Would you believe it? This is where we mend the scarves by pulling them across a light box to check for knots, broken ends and other weaving mishaps which we then patiently mend with a darning needle.
While the weaving was going on out front in the weaving shed, the other half of the Skye Weavers team focused on the literally in-house (and near-coffee) production of cushions, body warmers, bags and ponchos.
And besides all that we still had some time to squeeze a photo shoot for the latest naturally dyed Madder Shawls in. Here’s a behind the scenes picture of one of our gallery shots. Despite Skye’s notorious reputation for gale force winds, sometimes a little bit of extra help is needed.