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Finally, a chance to return to the Outer Hebrides this summer. Specifically the Isle of Lewis, westside, Barvas. We stayed in the fabulous Moorpark Cottages, where we looked out onto a tiny woodland where heron’s flew in and nested at night. A corncrake sang all day long in the long grass outside…but was never seen. […]

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V&A Dundee

We managed to pitch, secure and set up an exhibition for the Textiles students at Dundee and Angus College at the V&A Dundee – yes, the V&A Dundee! How it all came about? I set the V&A Dundee as the imaginary ‘client’ for the Textiles for Commission Unit I teach on the HND Textiles course. […]

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Discovering more about Douglas Fir

I’ve been intrigued recently by the perfect repetition of the little 3-pointed skinny crown-like seeds on these fir cones. It would make a great mini repeat pattern to print on cloth. It keeps catching my eye. Today I took a moment to stop and look really closely, take some photos and then refer to my […]

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Bog Myrtle, Pixie cups and Repurposing textiles

Mid April in Highland Perthshire Although it is misty and drizzling it’s just perfect to see the colours on my walk today, and actually the kind of weather I like a lot. Something about the mist brings the tiniest details to life and I am seeing hints of orange, pink, rust, straw and grey skies […]

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Over coffee with a friend, we started to discuss elbows. Her much-loved cashmere sweater was threadbare at said elbows and she asked if I would have any Harris tweed to patch it. This started a conversation about my Roobedo cashmere armies from pre-loved cashmere sweaters that have Harris tweed elbows – and we realised that […]

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A moment to stitch

Roobedo Guest workshop at the ‘Essence of the Dragonfly’ Weekend With Covid over the last 2 years, pretty much all of my workshops stopped. Finally I am planning a few Roobedo days (dates to follow) but delighted that I have been asked by a friend, Jennie, to run a mini workshop as part of a […]

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February full-up!

The partridges were busy this morning in the snow and I feel like this inside my head these days a bit! Don’t know whether I’m coming or going as life slides into full gear once again. Dreams, projects, new work, teaching in the mix with life in general. But hoping to use more non-virgin cloth […]

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Winter break

I’d like to extend a big thank you to all my customers near and far! Thank you for all your support, and purchases over the last year. Wishing you all a peaceful and restorative festive time. All orders will now be on hold till the new year – and look out for a spring sale […]

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I am opening my doors again! Friday afternoons, 2-6pm in the month of November – 12th, 19th, 26th . I’ll be hanging an autumn wreath on the door, digging out my fairy lights and displaying a selection of Roobedo goodies that might tempt you for Christmas presents or a gift for yourself. It’s a great […]

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