Rowan Blind with Wood Cock cushion and throw
Rowan Blind with Wood Cock cushion and throw

Final Kingairloch blind and cushion…with a distinctly autumnal feel. I love this blind. Rowan trees are everywhere on this island, especially in front gardens as they were thought to bring good luck to the homeowner. We recently had to cut one down that was only just surviving after three quarters had toppled in a storm and the rest was being fed by a half rotten thread of bark. I felt very uneasy at the prospect of death to rowan (obviously dwelling on the possibility of chainsawing all potential future luck into little rayburn sized pieces) but really (she concludes nervously) we were doing it a favour. I do hope the ancestors agree.

Anyhow, the rowan blind has vivid orange berries and shimmers with vitality and maybe it can be a much loved and appreciated memorial to the lost rowan of Ballimackillichan croft.

Rowan blind, not yet laminated or on mechanism
Rowan blind, not yet laminated or on mechanism
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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

5 replies on “Rowan and Wood Cocks

  1. This looks great! I love the pops of orange, they will be such an eye-catcher in that room. I wish I could visit this place and see all of your lovely textiles in their new home!

  2. Hi Sarah, I love your designs for Kingairloch -(Jane gave me a sneak preview). Thanks to her great imagination – I am hoping we can maybe do a theme for some of my rooms using my herb garden as inpsiration. Will be in touch.

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