An amateur effort

I have found a lovely definition of an amateur as ‘an enthusiast who pursues their work in the spirit of love’. Apparently the word is related to the French ‘amateur’ (lover of) and the Latin ‘amator’ (lover). To extend the idea further I was given some delightful artisan wool for Christmas – from Uist wool (see their facebook page here) in blends of texel, cheviot and zwartbles yarns. The shades I have are called fuaran, siaban and texel and are undyed.
I have made a couple of swatches and put together a few ideas, and am looking forward to having a go at making a cushion cover from the yarn that I have.



It will be very much an amateur effort – grown, spun, given and made in the spirit of love.


3 thoughts on “An amateur effort

  1. Pingback: Uist wool cushion Tah dah! | Simply hooked

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