Jo Post: Vatersay Beach Weaving.

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We are just back from a trip to the Isle of Vattersay. What a beautiful spot on the west coast of Scotland. http://www.isleofbarra.com/for-visitors/vatersay/a-guide-to-vatersay.html.

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We were camping on the beach between the sea and the beautiful machair which is a grassy meadow and is very fertile due to the high seashell content and contains the most beautiful array of wild flowers.

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There was so much inspiration around that we decided to get creative and do some weaving. We gathered some materials from the shoreline, driftwood, seaweed, feathers, wool and rope.

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Made a frame and bound it at the corners with some rope and tied some string from top to bottom to weave through.

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Then wove all the found materials through the strings in a random manner.

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The finished piece….it was great fun and I really enjoyed making it!

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