When I first asked Eilidh if she would be interested in designing a collection based on our beautiful seaside town of Stonehaven, I was not sure if she would laugh or cry. Fortunately she did neither and this little journey began. I wanted Eilidh to use her skills to create a collection that was totally 'Colliston Yarns', not my ideas but her feelings of the town, landscape, and their significance to her. The results are everything I could have wished for and more...
"I wanted to create a set of colourways which would capture not only the scenes and landscape around Stonehaven, but would also have some reference to connections between Stonehaven and Arbroath (the area in which I live and work) and also to the human connections surrounding Janice and the Baa! community.
Most of my knitting these days is done in the car while my toddlers nap and my favourite knitting spots are always those where I can see the sea and the activities of the people and industries it supports. Some of the colourways are inspired by the things I observe when I look up from my work and some by the landscape and history of our towns and the geography of the area which connects them." - words by Eilidh Robertson (Colliston Yarns)
'The Stonehaven Collection' find out more on the Baa blog.
100% Superwash Extra Fine Merino Wool
Single Skein Meterage:
400m (437yds) per 100g skein
Bundle Skein Meterage:
80m per 20g skein, 400m (437yds) in bundle of 5 mini skeins
Cool handwash. Dry flat.
Swatch & wash swatch before combing with light colours.
Photographs by Jenny Anderson
The Stonehaven Collection by Colliston Yarns
Colliston Yarns... wit in every stitch
Colliston is a roadside hamlet in Angus, four miles north of Arbroath, in the parish of St Vigeans and it is home to Eilidh Robertson of Colliston Yarns.
All Eilidh's work is inspired by people, place and nature and is carefully hand dyed in her workshop at home.