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Sunday afternoon stitching
In my other favourite colours
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Breakfasted and now hanging out with friends. The full complement - pheasant, duck, squizzel, carrot and frog. 
Life lesson: be more Bruce
I did finish my simple cowl where I let the yarns do all the talking. Delicious dyeing by @casserlyalison and wool/silk hand spinning by OB at @handspinnerskye . Yarns held together to produce this rich blend of highland landscape (in my eyes) shades. 

Bottom right is a more accurate representation than top right pic.
A restful image of my new acquisition from @sutherlandceramics with delicate fading irises. 
If you find yourself at Traquair House be sure to visit the makers in their bothies, just down from the tearoom. Rob’s ceramics are understated and hand built, not thrown.
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Delighted to be vending in the 1912 Mill at Sunny Bank Mills tomorrow! A quality line up of makers and so much else to visit and view within the mill complex. A warm and welcoming atmosphere awaits you and, most importantly, good coffee🤗
🪡Deep concentration during a gentle stitching workshop this morning at Abbotsford House with my merry band of travellers. 
Couldn’t ask for a better setting than the Scottish Borders in which to relax and soak up new textile experiences.
The only calm space in my workroom is the windowsill. 
I am packed and ready to lead a week at @abbotsfordscott with a lovely @rowantreetravel group. Lots and lots of inspiring textile visits and tours lined up🤗
First stop tomorrow is Galashiels for the @tangledgalashiels fibre festival🧶 and @greattapestryscotland 🪡

A wee cast-on ready for the simplest ever cowl knitting. The yarns, held together, will do all the talking. 
One’s a lovely rich 4ply skein dyed by @casserlyalison and t’other is heavy laceweight hand spun wool and silk by spinner ‘OB’ which I bought at @handspinnerskye last year. 
And the bag? A joyful hand stitched make by @bizzilizzikelso - just the right size for this project🤗


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