Tuesday, 8 October 2013

Wood, Wool and Walking by the sea

The Assynt Festival held Wood and Wool demonstrations in Lochinver Village Hall this week. It was excellent. Spinning and combing and carding at one end of the hall  chopping and carving and drilling at the other. I may never make that green wood three legged stool or process fleece into yarn and knit something amazing  but it was impossible not to be caught up in the enthusiasm and joy that the wood worker and spinners alike had for their craft. The wooden buttons, so beautifully made were the first attempt by a lady who had only recently begun to spin wool. Her knitted bag in basket stitch was a delight. They gave their time so freely and somehow we came home at the end of the day feeling better for it.

8 comments:

S. Etole said...

Remarkable how the colors in the wool repeat the colors of nature.

ADRIAN said...

Now this I would have enjoyed. I always seem to be in the right place at the wrong time.

Linda said...

You've captured the synergies with the landscape beautifully.

ju-north said...

Wonderful juxtaposition of textures and colours! Wish we had been thee to see the exhibition!

rachel said...

Such lovely photographs - as always, the colours you are surrounded by are astounding.

frayedattheedge said...

Wonderful photos! Was Helen Lockhart there- she used to live here in the Borders?

christinelaennec said...

What a beautifully confected post, with the landscape interposed with those lovely crafty images. As others have said, it's amazing how the colours and textures of one are reflected in the other.

I think there is a LOT to be said for the joy of making.

Jayview said...

Beautiful! Jean

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