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 you often see. This was our last view of the … Continue reading Leaving Iona, an altar cloth and a Christmas wreath

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). ┬áMy 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 light coming in illuminates it. There are echoes between the … Continue reading Textile Artist Alison Corfield