Each piece is designed, handwoven and hand-finished by me in my studio in Shetland. 100% Shetland wool yarn and filling. GOTS certified (organic, ethically produced) cotton and thread for cushion inners. UK made zips. Please see individual item description for more detail.
Low Light Collection:
Based on the smaller light house buildings (Low Light) on the Isle of May, Fife, in the Firth of Forth. Sitting on the hill about 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. The island is now a nature reserve run by Scottish Natural Heritage and has an interesting history. It is open to visitors from April to September.
My first collection 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 this range was an old crofthouse (Leabakka) 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.
This area of Yell is like a second home to me. Growing up I spent many days wandering the banks (shore and cliffs), scrambling over the rocks to collect whatever interesting things the sea had brought in and, of course, watching the sun set on the horizon from the white sands. Leabakka, situated by the edge of the Westsandwick beach, has always been part of the view for all of these activities and memories.