Final collections, tweed reseach, mill visits, yarn road trips, weaving and fundraising…….

Nearing the end of my last year and I can’t believe that the past 12 weeks have just disappeared! It’s a bit scary…..we are now on a three week break for Easter (not really a break as such) as my days have been busy filling in technical specifications for my final collection, filling in missingContinue reading “Final collections, tweed reseach, mill visits, yarn road trips, weaving and fundraising…….”

Ending 2013 back home…..

The 14 or so weeks of my first semester of 4th year certainly flew by, and now we are into the start of 2014 which will be the year of change and opportunities, hopefully. My capsule collection was based on themes of Shetland, particularly Lerwick, and outside influences that help to inspire me too, butContinue reading “Ending 2013 back home…..”

Back to the Borders…..

I’ve been back down in the Borders for eight weeks now….(how?) The days are passing so quickly, it’s crazy, and all my time is spent, yarn wrapping, weaving and thinking about textiles. Below is the view from my loom this year. This is my final year down here, so we are free to decide ourContinue reading “Back to the Borders…..”

A Contemporary Shetland Tweed….

Two out of three of my finished samples for ASF Shetland have now been taken off the loom and have been washed and pressed. It’s a great feeling to see a finish piece of fabric! The last sample is about half way through but I ran out of one of the weft yarn colour andContinue reading “A Contemporary Shetland Tweed….”

ASF Shetland 2013 – Stay and Make

I have been spending my summer on the far northern island of Shetland – Yell. A 40 minute drive, 20 minute inter island ferry and then a further 15 minute journey away from my house in Lerwick, I have been driving up and down the A970 three or four times a week to work atContinue reading “ASF Shetland 2013 – Stay and Make”

A year ago…..

I have been sorting out my stuff for going back to Shetland for the summer, and I came across my work from this time last year for our degree show! It was so weird looking at it all…and its so odd to think how much has changed in a year. Below are my pictures thatContinue reading “A year ago…..”

Farlin at the StAnza Poetry Festival – Fife March 2013

Due to a hectic uni schedule which suddenly approached me without any warning it seemed, I was in Gala, for 6 whole weeks without leaving, before I escaped for easter at the end of March. That is a record for me….who normally stays only during the week and escapes to Edinburgh or Glasgow at theContinue reading “Farlin at the StAnza Poetry Festival – Fife March 2013”

A busy few months….

So it’s been pretty hectic here in the Scottish Borders for the past two months, but all the hard work will hopefully pay off!! And now we can all relax a little bit as summer is approaching, and we have handed in all our work! The lighter nights are well underway and   spring hasContinue reading “A busy few months….”

Campaigning for the wool……

At uni during last semester, we had to write a series of blogs for design practice. In the last task we were asked to write an essay developing one of the blogs that we had previously written. I chose to talk about sustainability in textiles because it is something we have to consider more andContinue reading “Campaigning for the wool……”

I miss the sea…..

Raewick Beach – West Side, Shetland I miss the sea. Alot. I have been away from Shetland for 3 months now. And I miss the sea sooo much! It’s weird. I miss the noise it makes, in the background of silence. Because the sea is never silent. The tide is always on the move. IContinue reading “I miss the sea…..”