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  • Perfect winter sun today.....downed tools and walked down to the shore for some fresh air.  The sheep were in perfect modelling mode! And the snow on the mountains on the mainland looked so pretty x

#islandlife
#isleofskye 
#highlands 
#scotland 
#sheep
#brotherspoint 
#coara
  • Two firsts here! A picture of me and a picture of our first indigo dyed yarn wound back on to the cone.  So enjoying each process of shilasdair but this is maybe the best so far! Holding a blue ball of goodness fills us with joy!

#indigo 
#indigodye
#indigodyed 
#shilasdair 
#shilasdairyarn 
#isleofskyenaturaldyecompany 
#indiedyer 
#slowtextiles 
#slowcolour
#blue 
#britishwool 
#coarayarn 
#coara 
#isleofskye
  • Indigo :: ... this has to be our favourite dye.  It is like the dye vat has its own personality that likes to place tricks on you... there is no complacency when working with the master of blues! This is the first yarn to be drying in our dye shed and we are so happy.. blue is all around us here on Skye with big blue skies and big blue seas ( and big blue rain at the moment!) 💙

#blue
#indigo 
#indiedyer 
#shilasdair 
#isleofskyenaturaldyecompany 
#slowfashion 
#coara 
#plantdyes 
#naturaldye 
#naturespallette 
#isleofskye
  • Texture :: texture :: texture 
Each step of the yarn preparation seems to be beautiful in its own right.  The teased out hanks reveal an intricate x pattern.  With all these lovely naturals it seems a shame to add colour.... but add colour we must! It is good to pause amongst the process though and enjoy each step for what it is x

#shilasdairyarn
#windingwool 
#hank 
#naturaldyes 
#slowfashion
#process
#isleofskye
#britishwool 
#madeinbritain
#shilasdair 
#artisanyarn 
#knitgram
  • Whoosh! And just like that we are back to true skye weather! 55mph winds and lashing rain.... I knew our luck would run out eventually! To be honest it has been a cosy day in the dye shed with the wind and rain rattling the roof!  Simon and I working on a dye plan for the next few weeks and trying to be organised which is not our strong point! But distractions of a walk in the hills made easy with wild weather today x

#isleofskye 
#planning
#shilasdair
#islandlife 
#stormyseas
#waves
#scotland 
#highlands 
#wildscotland 
#wildweather

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