These few cushions are the only ones left from my original collection. They were my graduate designs for which I won the Country Homes & Interiors Magazine's, 'My Country Business Awards 2015' category 'British Wool Award for Emerging Talent Using British Wool'.
The inspiration behind my first collection was an old crofthouse by the sea on the island of Yell, one of Shetland's north isles. The blue-black of the tar-felt roof, greens of the lichen on the walls, faded red paint on a window frame and the worn stone itself.
Low Light Collection:
Based on the smaller light house buildings (the Low Light) on the Isle of May, Fife, in the Firth of Forth. Sitting on the hill about the Low Light the movement of the sea seemed to blend and merge with the soft grey-brown stone of the building, and the white and yellow painted beacon. This island is now a nature reserve run by Scottish Natural Heritage but has an interesting history.
Each piece is handwoven and handfinished by me in my studio on the small island of Bressay, Shetland. 100% Shetland wool yarn and filling. Please see individual item description for more detail.