Leaving Iona, an altar cloth and a Christmas wreath

Leaving the island of Iona was difficult. It has such a special atmosphere (see last week’s post for more). The day of our departure was quite windy so the sea was choppy. Fortunately the 9 o’clock ferry was running. Here is the ferry making its way towards us on the dock. This isn’t a road-sign…

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Textile Artist Alison Corfield

I fell into conversation with Alison Corfield whilst visiting Kirkcudbright last month (click here to see my post about the visit).  My attention was caught by this beautiful piece of work in her home: It is a machine-embroidered piece set around a large tubular clear glass vase which is placed in a window, so the…

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