Sacred Heart session this morning

This morning’s session was at Sacred Heart Care Home in South Uist. 

Dr Stephanie Bunn, Dawn Susan, Jon MacLeod, Maggie Smith and myself Paula Brown spoke with residents about their memories of weaving with local materials.

We took along soaked straw to twist, several examples of baskets and rope plus plenty of images and some plants.

One lady told us that her father made woven horse collars and she remembered the ciosan baskets. She was able to twine wheat straw and was engaged in that for a long time.

One gentleman could not resist trying out the creel on his back, which caused some amusement.

One image of a man weaving in Uist was a source of disappointment because his name was not on the page. The challenge is on to name the weaver.

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