A combination of personal writings on island life, among other things, and a place to show my handwoven work.
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 learning how to create a life which encompasses all aspects of who I am - through writing the blog, personal enquiry, and teaching myself more about weave, sustainable making and sustainable 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 that connection particularly strongly. 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 while using materials and processes which minimally impact the environment. 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, bringing inspiration, meaning and comfort.
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