Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Lùban air an Drochaid: Stitching on the Bridge

My scarf contribution for the Stitches on the Bridge Project is done. Today I’m mailing it off to Scotland. The project is organized by Luib na Lùban (In Amongst the Stitches), a new textile art group in the Lochalsh and Skye area in the Scottish West Highlands. It's part of the Scotland Homecoming 2009 celebrations.

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This is one of the charitable projects I wrote about last week. My scarf will be added to other knit or crochet pieces to cover the ramparts on Skye Bridge. Afterwards, the textile components will be sold to raise money for charity.
  • Yarn: Cascade Yarns Bollicine, color is Dolly #908 (4 balls)
  • Needles: 13 (9mm)
  • Pattern: Holding 2 strands, cast on 30 stitches and knit until you reach a length of 78 inches
  • Finished Size: 14 inches wide by 78 inches long

My contribution is in loving memory of my mother, a direct descendent of Clan Sutherland. She would have been so tickled to know about this project. I miss her so very much.

© June Scroggin, All Rights Reserved

I made a wrap-around label using glossy presentation paper, cutting it down the middle lengthwise. One side features Clan Sutherland and the other provides the requested information for my scarf offering. My contact info was blurred with a photo editor only for this post.



Thimbleanna said...

Oh June! It's just beautiful. I LOVE LOVE that fantastic label idea -- you're brilliant!!!

goldenbird said...

Hi! I saw a lovely comment you left for Thimbleanna on her blog and stopped by to check out your blog. It's beautiful! I love the knit scarf, it is gorgeous. Thank you for all of the charity projects that you list here. I was especially interested in the Butterfly Project.

Beth said...

That is great! And the connection to your mother's Scottish descendants is a wonderful tribute.

Storybook Woods said...

Oh June, I LOVE how you added the label, it makes it so much more heartfelt xoxoxo Clarice

Diane Schuller said...

June I love your contribution but even more than that I love the dedication to your mother and that meaningful label you made. Yes, she surely would be poppin' her buttons she'd be so proud of you!