When I arrived at the Tett, this is the first thing I noticed.
and the large room for the sale (this is not the Weavers and Spinners' studio, which is down the hall).
There were Shetland shawls,
mittens knitted with handspun wool and Samoyed dog fur,
and the group's famous tea towels, which were on the verge of selling out, as usual. But the most stunning piece was this carpet...
My photo does not come close to capturing the beauty of this piece, woven by Norma Rosier with humble Briggs and Little wool. I wouldn't have believed such softness possible with B&L if I hadn't touched it with my own fingers. A truly astonishing demonstration of the weaving craft. Could you bring yourself to walk on this water?