Thursday, 24 May 2012

Quack Olympic Hopes!

Q.  What could be more exciting than the arrival of the Olympic flame on the Isle of Lewis next month? 
A.  The arrival of the GB Junior Synchronised Swimming Team on Croft 37 this morning!
Aren't they cute?  They are all wearing the same uniform, so that's a good start.
Their trainer, Mrs Duck is keeping a close eye on their freestyle!

Tuesday, 22 May 2012

What makes a summer?

According to the old saying - "One Swallow Doesn't Make a Summer".  This little chap zoomed into the loomshed this morning at speed and nearly knocked himself out on the window.  Don't know who was more surprised, me or the swallow.
I do hope there is another one around so we will get summer this year.  This morning was very nice but now it's raining again.

Having never seen a swallow at such close range before I was just amazed at it's beautiful iridescent plumage.  After he had had a bit of a sit down to recover, we said goodbye and he winged it over the hills.  However, later on he was back sitting on the phone wires nearby.  Hope Mrs Swallow isn't going to keep him waiting too long!

Monday, 21 May 2012

Clerkenwell Design Week

Clerkenwell Design Week starts tomorrow!  This year Scottish Textiles with Weber Shandwick are taking a selection of interior textiles all manufactured in Scotland.  Though we won't be there in person, Scalpay Linen will be exhibiting a small range of our cloth - some of it so new that this is the first time it's been allowed out on it's own!

Thursday, 10 May 2012

Scalpay Community Shop

Great News!  Buth Scalpaigh, the Scalpay Community Shop will be opening for business at 1 pm today.    The cafe will open on Monday, but for now, here's a preview of the Scalpay Linen curtains which we designed and wove specially for this very special project.

The door curtain is above, and the window curtains are below.  We are very pleased with the results.  Thanks to Karen for colour selection, to Ann for her sewing skills, David for the photography and to Harris Tweed Hebrides, Shawbost, for finishing the cloth for us in super-quick time.

The shop is going to be a great asset to the community  and I, for one, will be using it regularly!