Sunday, 6 October 2013

Isle of Syke.......the photos

Yet another photo heavy post,,,sorry ! The last of the Scottish photos and a couple of places that we recommend.

The first place we made a beeline for on our arrival was Skye Batiks, we have been shopping there for many years and have got to know the owner through a mutual fondness of motorcycles, In the early days we would stop off at their small shop at Armadale, these days its a large, airy place in Portree, the main town on the island.

Isle of Skye

Anyone who sees me spin at a festival etc will probably recognise the style and I must confess to buying more trousers and a skirt whilst Ian bought some shirts.


some of my latest purchases :-)

Our second recommendation is for a bookshop/cafe at Stuan. Like an idiot I forget to take a photo but I had a very enjoyable day there spinning and chatting and trying hard to resist buying any more books :-)
Wonderful cakes and good company at Mor Boonks and the Windrush Cafe Studio ! 

We spent our time moochiong around the island and calling in to see various artists etc, unusually for me I didn't take the usual 100,s of photos, just enjoyed the views and fresh air.

Handspinners Having Fun had been doing some dyeing but when I asked about the type of dyes I was told quite sharply that they were eco friendly!!  Still they looked pretty drying in the sun..

 Isle of Skye

Random boat photos

 Isle of Skye

 Isle of Skye

Random pretty views

 Isle of Skye

Isle of Skye

Isle of Skye

Just one last photo from the mainland... Plockton, where I met a lovely lady in here eighties who told me about the handknitters in the village who provide the stock for the handknitters  shop on the sea front.


Well that was it, an unexpected trip to Scotland which we thoroughly enjoyed x


Amanda said...

Lovely photos, you certainly had better weather than we did last month!

Beverley Scholefield said...

I’m Bev Scholefield and I bought The Handspinner Having Fun when Teo and Tony retired in November 2013.

Rest assured, the shop will continue to sell the most fantastic range of hand spun and hand dyed yarns. There’s quite a bit of work to do at the shop but I’ll be open for the 2014 season from April.

Looking forward to seeing you sometime in the future.