Tuesday, 30 October 2012

Sam Peare on the Isle of Skye

So today we took a break from a lounging, knitting, reading and watching the rain out of the window to go and visit lovely Samantha Peare, a friend who used to live in Hebden Bridge but moved up to Skye a few years ago.

Sam is a textile artist and lives in a cottage in Edinbane which happens to be only a short drive from Timber House where we are staying.  She opens her workshop to the public so you can pop in and see what she what delights she has been working on.

Sam has a collection of colourful vintage fabrics and she embroiders birds, dragonflies, deer, beetles...whatever she has been inspired by and creates bags, purses and wall pieces.

I love the idea of people living in remote places of their choosing and making a living by being connected to the wider world via the internet.

(Sam and her lovely dog. Photo courtesy of Sam)
She can be inspired by her beautiful local landscape and send little bits of Skye all around the world. 

She has her own website 

and  is also on Etsy and Not On the High Street.

So we had tea and Sams home made scones in her cosy cottage

and read a few stories and did a few Thomas the Tank Engine jigsaws

until it was time to wave goodbye.

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