Fiona Rutherford, Textile Artist

A loom for the Hebrides

This loom has been with me since 1976. A loom is more than a piece of wood it is an extension of yourself that you come to know and value. I learned to weave on it and shared some of the best and worst times of my life with it. But when I turned to tapestry weaving I stopped using it. I kept it purely for sentimental reasons.
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Yesterday it moved on to a new life in the Hebrides with Ailidh a young weaver from Iona. Here it is packed up in her car ready to start inspiring her with new ideas.

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Here is where it has gone to https://www.calmac.co.uk/friends/ailidh So I can still visit my old friend in it’s beautiful new location.