If you are in Orkney this item can be seen and purchased at The Waterfront Gallery, Stromness.
I'm quite excited about adding my knitted umbrella to my textiles shop. My inspiration came from American textile designer Kelly Griffith, thank you Kelly. I trawled the second-hand shops in search of the right umbrella. Eventually I found it - rather sad, unloved and languishing in a corner. I soon got rid of it's rather worn black covering and re-clothed it in its brand new hand-spun coat. What a transformation!
Chunky woven piece made with fleece from the Orkney rare breed seaweed-eating primitive sheep of North Ronaldsay. Natural colours and hand-dyed fleece. Cotton fringe. Colours reflect the Orkney landscape as we emerge into late Spring.