In August this year, I travelled up to Gairloch in Wester Ross on the northwest coast of Scotland, for a three-day mini holiday with my husband, Neil.
On my list of places to revisit was the National Trust for Scotland Inverewe Garden and Estate. This stunning collection of plants and walks lies on the edge of Loch Ewe, hence benefiting from the relatively mild Gulfstream climate.
My favourite place is the Walled Garden, with its long curved herbaceous borders interspersed with rows of vegetables! The myriad of colours and floral shapes inspired me to consider a Woolly design.
And such a design would need a very special yarn so I contacted Helen of Ripples Craft who lives north of Wester Ross in Assynt, Sutherland. Helen produced two possible samples. I loved the two Burnas merino 4-ply yarns so much that I asked her if she could dye more of both!
The background colour of the machine knit fabric is Conifer from Jamieson’s of Shetland, and the lining and handle fabric is a lavender coloured linen from Scottish Linen in Kirkcaldy, Fife.
These bags will be available to purchase in both Small and Medium sizes on Friday 27th November at 8pm (Edinburgh Time).