My name is Yarrow, I’m a writer & maker living on the East coast of Scotland.

I host creative spaces & rituals, research radical textile histories and make beautiful things from reclaimed materials.

I offer a free Substack newsletter & community with monthly Spark sessions, new podcast episodes and reflections on creative practice & life.

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About me 

Rituals have always been very important to me. I love living a slow life, enjoying the beauty of queer domesticity and indulging in small pleasures like quilting by hand. In the last few years rehabilitation after an accident and the deep solitude of lockdowns have led me to a much more committed movement and creativity practice. I’m not interested in “going back to normal” post lockdowns and much prefer to dream of new ways of being in the world.

My lived experience of chronic pain & disability has helped me to develop deep reverence for creative resilience and meaningful integration. I am curious about how our stories live in our bodies and how these stories can lead to liberation. For me there is something about mending and reclaiming materials that illuminates this strange and beautiful process of re-imagination. I love encountering the divine through improvisation and play and I see slow processes as a devotional practice.  

In my work as a facilitator I’m excited to share accessible ritual and creative practices within a trauma informed, queer and trans affirming framework.

As a student of culture, heritage & history at the University of the Highlands & Islands I am exploring textile histories at the intersection of disability, regeneration & gender. 

And in my practice as an artist I am weaving all these things together to make soft spells for hard times.

“The act of sewing is a process of emotional repair”

Louise Bourgeois

Things I’ve made

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