When wool is not lovely

The Campaign for Wool are on tour in Scotland this week, “celebrating Scotland’s wool industry” with visits to various mills, weavers etc. It’s great to have that energy behind a revival of interest in wool, which truly is an amazing fibre. But last night I was at Dundee Rep to see The Cheviot, the Stag and the Black, Black Oil. They have produced a stunning revival of a very compelling play, and it is a potent reminder of the deeply unhappy side of Scotland’s history with wool: the Highland Clearances. If you have a chance to see the play, grab it!

Latest double huck pattern is pinwheels. Can you see them?

huck pinwheels

The colour’s disappeared in that picture. We are still on the same blue warp, though I think (hope!) the end is not far off.

When wool is not lovely” was posted by Cally on 6 Sept 2016 at http://callybooker.co.uk

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4 Responses

  1. Sara
    | Reply

    Is the image before or after washing? Just curious. It looks wonderful!

    • Cally
      | Reply

      Before washing, Sara – in fact, still on the loom! I will try and get a picture after, though this piece is going to be rushing out the door to fulfil an obligation… (because I am too too slow)

  2. Becoming...
    | Reply

    Beautiful!! I love this. Is it a scarf?

    • Cally
      | Reply

      Yes it is. The pattern will occupy about a third of it and the rest will be plain.

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