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?
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.