Wednesday, 14 April 2010

The Wonderful Colours of Skye

I find the colours of the landscape and the sea around Skye so inspiring and find the same colours are encapsulated in these amazing seaweeds and shells.

I took the photos above at Claigan Coral Beach near Dunvegan. There are no sandy beaches on Skye due to the geology but this coral beach is just beautiful. It was a wild and wet day when we visited so no fabulous photos but these close ups capture the beautiful colours and textures to be found on the shore.

I bought these yarns from The Handspinner Having Fun in Broadford. That's the shop I blogged about last year and Theo very kindly gave me a little freebie for mentioning his shop online.

I chose these colours as they include all the shades of sky, sea, grass, heather, hills and seaweed.
Can't wait to get started with them.

I also picked up this great Italian scarf in the charity shop in Portree. Doesn't it just look like rippling waves. I wonder if I can bring myself to cut it up!


  1. Fabulous colors, I think I've counted 8 seaweed colors, but isn't that pink wonderful?

    As for Toni & Theo's yarns, just lovely - Toni teaches yoga locally & she said we start classes again end of April - I can't WAIT!

  2. Thank you for your lovely comment on my blog. I love your mosaic of seaweeds, the colours are fantastic and those threads are lovely.

  3. looks like you are having a great time, can't wait to see what you make with your wee freebie,x

  4. Amazing colours those seaweeds and the yarn is yummy......Lorna

  5. Wow - look at all these colours! You will make beautiful artwork from these Aileen :)

  6. Gorgeous collage. There may not be much golden sand in Skye, but the coastline is so rich in other ways, don't you find? Strangely, I am working on a piece with the exact same lovely yarn from the same place at the moment!Look forward to seeing what you do with the blue silk. Nice texture there. Have a nice weekend.

  7. The colours are gorgeous and so vibrant, Aileen. Hope you are enjoying the creativity that these inspire. xx

  8. 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.

    1. Hi Bev, that's really exciting! I'll be sure to pop in if we get to Skye this year. We're thinking of a coming during the Easter holidays. Wishing you all the best with your new venture!


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