Today I’d like to introduce you to three of Eigg’s makers; Jenny Robertson, Libby Galli and Catherine Davies; whose work is included in next week’s exhibition – Eigg Island – at the Scottish Storytelling Centre. The exhibition launches this Thursday, 26th March at 7:30pm and continues until April 21st. All three makers live and work on Eigg, and use materials sourced from the Island in their beautiful craft work.
As far as I know this is the first time they’ve exhibited in Edinburgh as they mostly sell direct from Eigg, so this is a good opportunity to view or buy their work ‘in the flesh’ while it’s here!
A’Nead Hand Knitwear – Jenny Robertson
Anead Knitwear produces unique quality cobweb lace shawls, wraps, scarves and fingerless gloves from hand-spun yarn on the Isle of Eigg, Scotland, custom orders being welcome. Some of the fleece is hand dyed using natural dye extracts and the solar dyeing method.
The natural world provides the inspiration for all designs and environmental and ethical issues are at the heart of the business. http://www.anead-knitwear.co.uk
All About Willow – Catherine Davies and Pascal Carr
Catherine Davies and Pascal Carr are basket makers who live and work on the Isle of Eigg making beautiful, bespoke baskets from willow which is grown organically on their croft.
They teach, demonstrate and sell their baskets in Europe and mainland UK and run basketry courses for all levels of experience from their workshop on the Island. They undertake commission of all types including coffins.
Originally from Sussex, Libby Galli has lived on islands for the past 13 years. She moved to the Isle of Muck in 2007 where she lived for 5 years before moving to the neighbouring Isle of Eigg.
The inspiration she has found in these beautiful surroundings has led to her developing her passion for creating beautiful felt paintings. Libby produces her felt art at home, with fabulous views over Laig beach and to The Isle of Rum.
Many thanks to Lucy Conway and Eigg Box for coordinating their work for the exhibition!