Recently it was the annual Doors Open Day in Edinburgh, when many buildings and institutions open their doors to the public, from the small to the very large, and I usually try to get along to several and of course where I go, so goes my camera. This was inside the Dovecot Studios, home to a working shared studio and gallery for artists working in textiles; remarkably it is in what was once a small, old swimming pool right round the corner from my work in the Old Town.
Weaver at work
If you want to spin a good yarn, here’s a good supply!
I loved these designs – I think they were based on designs from a competition with schoolkids – so lovely and simple and bright and effective.
Close up of the weaver at work.
I loved this spiral, netted fabric twisting down from the top of the stairs.
As I looked over from one corner in the main hall I saw the autumn light coming in through skylights creating this pattern of splashes of light and shadow, just as these two ladies paused in one sunbeam, so I zoomed in, switched to black and white and this was the result.