Things have been very busy here, so much so that this post is embarrassingly long overdue. We have lots of exciting projects in the works, a move to the new studio, two very exciting collaborative workshops in the planning stages & a couple of new stockists to add to our list. We are also going to be teaching our first online natural dye tutorial with more to follow in the coming months. Needless to say I have been flat-out, with my inbox overflowing and overwhelm being a daily guest.
Without further ado let me tell you a little bit my trip to Edinburgh, the Indigo workshop and our most lovely accommodations during our stay.
I had been invited to Custom Lane in Leith, to teach an Introduction to Indigo & Shibori. Custom Lane is a wonderful centre for collaborative design & making in the Port district of the city. This beautiful building was host to the workshop & is made up of a gallery, event space, workshop, cafe & studio space.
The workshop was an absolute joy to teach/share with the participants, who were the lovliest group of warm, kind, easy going & fun people. The workshop followed the traditional format of explaining how to set up a Indigo vat, I went over the steps in preparing fabric for dye, followed by the basics in creating patterns through Shibori. Everyone made such beautiful pieces & seemed to throughly enjoy the creative process.
For the duration of our trip we stayed in The Pavillion at Lamb's House, a stunning neo-Georgian style pavilion which sits next to the restored 17th Century, A listed Lamb’s House. A stones throw from Custom Lane, the waterfront & some of the best restaurants that Edinburgh has to offer.
The Pavilion is a 3 storey self catering house, built in 1610 & restored to the highest standard of craftsmanship. Every detail in this beautiful home has been considered, from the architectural character to the luxurious duck down bedding & pure cotton sheets. The house itself oozes character, luxurious comfort and warmth, it was the perfect base for my first visit to this beautiful city.
"In true Scandinavian style the house has been designed upside down with the living areas on the top floor and bedrooms on the middle and ground levels adding to the uniqueness of this property."
If your considering a trip to Edinburgh I cannot recommend the Pavilion at Lamb's house enough, for more information, photos & rates click here. My trip was truly wonderful, from the people I met, our beautiful stay at Lamb's House, to the majestic architecture & rich history of the city itself. It left a lasting and profound impression & was without a doubt one of my most enjoyable travel experiences to date! xo