Lynn Ross studied weaving at Handarbetetsvänner in Stockholm. She has been a textile artist on the Isle of Arran for 30 years, designing & producing contemporary decorative weavings with traditional methods of spinning, weaving and dyeing.
Lynn exhibits at the Burnside Gallery in Brodick and is available by appointment.
“The inspiration for my 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 production.
I try to capture reflections of the sea or shapes of the mountains & 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.
I know that people respond to the colours and textures in my work so I can share my experience and my discoveries in a way that would otherwise not be possible.”
Year Established: 1975