20 June 2012
Deirdre Nelson has been working as artist-in-residence at An Tobar, Mull on a project called Bird Yarns in association with Cape Farewell. The project brings knitters from Mull and across the UK together with textile artist Nelson in response to the changing migration patterns of seabirds across Scotland’s islands. Working with local wool from Ardalanish, Mull, and recycled materials, the knitters will create a flock of ‘lost’ arctic terns on Tobermory Pier and provide them with a Mull welcome of local food, music and poetry. Bird Yarns launches at An Tobar on 21 June at 8.30pm, where Deirdre Nelson will be joined by Gaelic poet Rody Gordman, Black Isle writer and broadcaster Kenny Taylor, and Cape Breton Gaelic singer Mary Jane Lamond.