About Lynn Gray RossLynn Gray Ross has been a textile artist on Arran for the past 30 years. She was the director of Silverbirch Workshop in Whiting Bay for many years, teaching students who came to her from colleges worldwide.
Lynn has travelled extensively in the UK, the US and Europe, teaching practical skills and advising on the development of craft projects as a tool for regeneration in rural communities.
Her work is currently available through the Burnside Gallery, Brodick, Isle of Arran Web Link
Lynn says about her work:
The inspiration for my knitting and weaving comes from the island, reflecting the constant changes in the natural surroundings and from the culture and history of the people who have lived here before me.
I use natural raw materials. They are the touchstone each time I start a new piece.
The colours in my work are from natural dyes from a rainbow spectrum I have developed which is environmentally friendly both in the dye process and to the people involved in productions.
I try to capture reflections of the sea, or shapes of the mountains and rocks or a fleeting glimpse of a figure like the Celtic monk who came to Arran to nurture his spirit or Blind Peggy who dyed wool with plants which she recognised by taste.
Through my textiles I can share my experience of colour, texture and the world about me in a way that would otherwise not be possible."
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