Wednesday, 25 May 2011

Linen,spinning and a new boat for the Scalpay fleet

On this wet and windy day, it's good to look forward to the future.  Yesterday I had a delivery from our friends at NV Jos Vanneste SA in Belgium who spin the most gorgeous linen yarn you could ever imagine.
Here is a cone from each of the batches I ordered.  Can't wait to start using it!

Finished and rolled is the cloth destined for "The Hobbit" film.  Hope they like it!

This morning, on the way back home from the village, the traffic was held up for a wee while as this boat - the "New Dawn" was moved from the place it was refurbished.  It is a grand looking boat now and ready to join the fleet.  Always a good day when a new boat arrives at the jetty ready to start work.  Good luck to everyone who will work on her.

Over the past few weeks I've been spinning up Falkland and Shetland fibre ready for dyeing to go with some cloth.  Here it is pre-dyeing.  Sadly I forgot to take a picture of post-dyeing, but that will come later.....

We've been having a busy few weeks on the island - lots of visitors around the place, plus the launch of the share issue for Buth Scalpaigh (see links to right of page).  The issue closes at the end of June for the purpose of forming the shareholders committee, so there is still time to make your purchase!

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