A Day at Heriot-Watt University

We spent a day at the Heriot-Watt University which offers a "Textiles and Design" course...
where we tried our hand at spinning on a drop spindle...

and dressed up as mad scientists to dye fleece.

Although I thoroughly enjoyed today - I can now categorically say that I will never be a drop spindle spinner. (I reserved the right to try a wheel some day before crossing that off too!)

And dying - well, it's not my thing either.

I guess I like to order my yarn like you order Chinese food....
3 from column 1, 6 from column 2, 4 from column 3
(think of the 9 columns of shades on the Jamieson's shade card)


  1. the sweater in the first photo is gorgeous. Is there a pattern for it? I love the weight and colors.

  2. Marianne - that's Terry in the Shetland Sweater from Rowan Magazine 46

  3. Thank you so much for getting back to me about the sweater. I am very much enjoying your travel tour.....jealous!


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