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I am delighted that Blackwater Barn Design will be open to visitors by appointment on the Arran Art Trail from Saturday 22nd May 2021

arranarttrail.com (Venue 12)

Please get in touch via the Contact link above to arrange a visit. I look forward to sharing with you the work I have in progress. Amanda

Covid-19 safety measures will be in place

I am a textile designer/maker and photographer. My designs are inspired by the natural wonders that catch my attention whilst out and about on Arran: pebbles on the beach or just under the tide; lichen clinging to a rock; the intricate forms and colours of fungus on a tree; the vibrancy and striking shapes of ferns; patterns formed in the sand; the diverse wildlife and many other little treasurers.

I can’t resist taking photographs to capture these moments and these shape an organically evolving range of woven scarves and home furnishings. I also produce printed pictures and greetings cards.

Sustainability is at the heart of my business. I clean, card, blend, spin and weave scarves using a variety of fibre from the fleece of local alpaca and sheep, blend and spin these together with other luxury fibres, such as silk and coloured merino. From time to time I experiment with making natural dyes.

My woven scarves are made to order and I also take commissions. Please do contact me to discuss.

Amanda Grindall
Blackwater Barn Design
May 2021

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