I design and handweave fabric from my home studio on the small island of Bressay in Shetland. After graduating with a 2:1 Contemporary Textiles from the University of the Highlands & Islands I won Country Homes & Interiors Magazine's My Country Business Awards, Emerging Talent in 2015.
Since then I've been working at Jamieson & Smith (Shetland Woolbrokers), writing my blog and working on new woven designs inspired by my love of all things to do with island living. My connection with a place directs the development of my work, I tend to take inspiration from areas of landscape and old buildings I know well or with which I feel a connection. I'm drawn to worn surfaces which provide a rich source of texture and subtle colour variation; it is a sense of place that I most wish to convey through my textiles. I like to think of my fabrics in a home where they will be loved and well-used. I see no point in being precious about things; I want my fabrics to be thoroughly part of people's day-to-day living.
At the moment I prefer to use Shetland wool so working at Jamieson & Smith is a pretty good place to be when I'm not weaving!
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