Fiber Friday: Harris Tweed

Deep down, I think I want to be Scottish and live by the sea weaving away as the winds howl. Following in deep traditions and using wool only dyed from plants and lichens, blended together to create fabric that not only unites Scotland, but the love of tradition and fine craftsmanship. This Fiber Friday I would like to discuss Harris Tweed. The fabric woven in the Outer Hebrides is beautifully hand crafted and the processes of getting the cloth from the sheep to the final product is inspiring. I think my favorite part about this video is the blending of Continue Reading…

Fiber Friday: My Trip to Scotland

It is that time of the week for a little creative pick me up! A resource that I use frequently are images that I have that were taken on trips and outings. One extremely influential trip in my life was to Ullapool, Scotland. I went a couple years ago when I had received an Undergraduate Summer Research Grant through Buffalo State College for my project “Felting as a Sustainable Media”. With the grant I received I traveled to Scotland to take a workshop on creating felt and learning about natural dye processes. The workshop was put on by Wild Rose Continue Reading…