Nest cushion for Kingairloch
Nest cushion for Kingairloch

Today was a day of quiet, even paced contemplation and activity in the studio. Sunshine bleached the deck, livened the honeyed scent of meadow sweet and warmed the studio to such an extent that I kept glancing at the iron thinking I must have left it on.

Quest for the day…nest and wood cock cushions and throws for Kingairloch. I had in mind my mother’s beautiful and vaguely remembered approach to nests both in quilts she had made for the grand children and in a painting remembered from when I was still a child. Lets see if I can find it in her website…Ah ha Got it!

Nest by Marjorie Campbell
Nest by Marjorie Campbell

What a beautiful painting. Now that’s one I wish had never been sold. I would hang it above a simple fireplace on a lime washed cottage wall with nothing else to distract from the quiet,  latent energy of the misted sun and three nestled eggs.

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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

2 replies on “Wood Cocks and Twigs

  1. Another beautiful peace of work Sarah. Your mother’s painitng is gorgeous, but I love the way you have created something so peaceful in your work. I imagine this must be something that you would complete as a one-off or is it possible to repeat such intricate stitching as hte twigs accurately? Fascinating process x

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