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Autumn in Shetland

The ending of the summer in Shetland is always dramatic.

As we head into the darker days of winter, the islands change character. Summer light alters our land and seascape; dark tones contrasting with brighter shades. Huge billows of purple and blue cloud, sunlight shafts striking the sea, and shadows scudding across the peat moor and white-tipped sea. Ah, yes! The Autumn is a great time to be inspired by island life. 

This week has been the last of the tours. We have had rainbows in profusion, wind, rain and glorious sushine, every hour different to the one before. So what could be better than getting some of the colours of the season down on paper, ready for a winter of weaving?