I’m picking up on this blog site again today, rather than writing in Pearls and Oysters
to mark the setting up of a new Facebook page under Lynn Ross for
bring all my own textile experience, ideas and patterns under one umbrella. It’s an interesting process, sort of like an archaeologic dig, as I come across how much there is to explore and acknowledge the irritants that resulted in the pearls.
It’s exciting to be able to share this knowledge and discovery and to realise though although I can’t do these things physically any more, the memories are there for all time.
Evidence of this today on Google when I was looking for something else, I came across the report of the Arran Textiles Project Orchil, which took place from 1998 – 2001 with £160,000 of Lottery Funding. This community project which had its origins in Silverbirch Spinning and Weaving Workshop was opened at Brodick Castle by the first First Minister of Scotland Donald Dewar leaving traces of development which are still evident on the island today.
This project was one of the results of losing Silverbirch and our family home to divorce and financial impossibilities, but it taught me that letting go is often the best course of action when all else fails and the work can continue in ways that we could not have imagined and the most important thing is to keep going and believe in the future.
I read this quote yesterday which says this better than I do in Daily OM
“As you embrace your gifts and allow their light to shine, you will discover that more and more opportunities to make use of them arise. This is because your gifts you embrace your gifts and allow their light to are a channel through which the universe operates. By simply doing what you are good at and also love to do you make a positive difference. The recognition you receive for your efforts will pale in comparison to the satisfaction you feel when fulfilling your innate potential.”
I would say this is the ethos of my new Facebook Page Arran Knitting and Weaving Company. I’m thoroughly enjoying putting it all together and harvesting the pearls.