Bog Cotton blind, throw and Curlew cushion
Bog Cotton blind, throw and Curlew cushion

Working on a lovely commission at the moment with the wonderful and inventive interior designer Jane Blanchard: Blinds, cushions and throws for a conversion of a steading into a B & B on the Kingairloch Estate. Each of the five rooms to have  distinct flavour of local plants and wild life. The image above is my first complete set for the Bog Cotton room…bog cotton blind (yet to be laminated and put on to roller mechanism), curlew cushion and a Kingairloch tweed throw with a couple of tweed balls as a throw in for Jane to play with and do you know what’s so lovely about this job? All my key contacts and the final resting place for the work is a stones throw away from home. Now this, for me, is a rarity but Jane’s in Duror and can run packages down to the ferry for me to pick up on this side and Kingairloch I can see through my binoculars from my study window nestled amongst the statuesque granite hills of the Ardnamurchan peninsula. Carbon footprint…minimal.

I just love the whole creating on the spot thing! Beats multiple Tweedies any day and, to be honest, beats the paltry wholesale margins hands down. CALL TO ALL INTERIOR DESIGNER…come and get me, I’m worth it!

La di dah

and another view
and another view
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Posted by:mogwaii

Born: 13th March 1969 in Edinburgh Star sign: Pisces Where do I live? An beautiful island called Lismore Who with? I live with my gorgeous man - Yorick, and my beautiful boys Ruben (currently 14) and Tom (10) and we also have cat poppy, cat Bashy and cat Spyro. What do I do there? Water veggies in the polytunnel, loads of mopping up, picking up clothes, cooking and washing dishes. The rest of the time I'm in a blissfull state in my studio making things out of wool and designing the next must have (in my head!) and a lot of cycling to and fro My favourite Books: Right now...empowerment books like "The power of now" and "The Secret", but also John Fowles "The Magus" and "The kite runner" and I love the "Tao of Poo" My Favourite films: Babettes feast, Wings of desire and The colour of Pomegranites. My favourite music: Bach cello suites for designing, Dolly parton for making (especially her album Little Sparrow), Teddy Thompson and loads of other stuff! What did I do before moving to Lismore? * Went to school in Edinburgh (South Morningside primary then St. Mary's music school and then George Watson's) * Went to Brazil for a year, fell in love, learnt Portuguese and spun a lot of wool * Studied foundation in visual arts in Manchester poly and then went on to study BA Hons in textiles at Goldsmith's college * Made felt hats, sold them at Camden market and then eventualy Liberties and had Ruben in the midst of it all - moved to Pathhead * Tom came along and I stopped making hats. sung lots of Jazz, taught Brazilian and samba singing, recorded an album and started singing with La Boum * Tom went to school and I set up Mogwaii * Moved here in 2006 There you go!! xx Sarah (from left) Ruben, me and Tom (from left) Ruben, me and Tom

3 replies on “Bog Cotton

  1. Sarah,
    Absolutely stunning, I love bog cotton..
    I see you are in this months Period Living magazine (picture of pincushion with link to thewoolroom). Very exciting.
    Love Sadie x

  2. I love the bird! I haven’t seen you on here for so long and now that you’ve been here, I’ve been offline! Curses! This sounds like a great commission, especially with it being so close to you, what a bonus.

  3. i LOVE YOUR WORK AND AM DESPRERAT FOR A CURLEW CUSHION HOW CAN i GET ONE. fAMILY LOVED YOUR TEA COSIES BUT ALL SAID THEY ARE 1″ TO SMALL, AND HAVE TO JUST BE HUNG ON A HOOK SUCH A PITY.

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