I think this has to be the most unusual use of Hilltop Cloud fibre I've seen so far.
A wagtail nest, we'd been keeping an eye on it in our log store for a while, and this weekend the nest was empty. Here's hoping the babies fledged rather than being eaten.
I'm particularly taken by the subtle sparkle the birds chose!
Wagtails aren't the only birds who are fledging. The Birds Collection is slowly disappearing from the shop, it's been around for 2 years, and I'm ready to have something new.
The something new is going to be rather lovely. It's called Hiraeth, which is a Welsh word, and has no real translation in English. The University of Wales, Lampeter attempts to define it as homesickness tinged with grief or sadness over the lost or departed. It is a mix of longing, yearning, nostalgia, wistfulness, or an earnest desire for the Wales of the past. So this is my homage to the Welsh landscape, and to it's history.
I've set up a Pinterest board showing the images that have inspired the collection here. I've already created test blends, and spun up some prototypes and I'm really pleased. The whole collection works really well together, and there's a nice variety of colours.