Let me introduce myself, my name is Julia Cunningham and I am lucky enough to live in the beautiful village of St Boswells in the heart of the Scottish Borders which is on the banks of the River Tweed. With its village green, cricket club, award winning book shop, restaurants and village shops. It is a stunning location to bring up my family and run my business with my two cats.
I was brought up with my mum making some of my clothes and teaching me to hand sew, my granny knitting dresses for my dolls. When I received a sewing machine in my teens it pushed me on further to follow my mum and continue making.
When I left school I went on to study and become a qualified Home Economist and for many years worked with adults with learning difficulties until I had a family. In 2006 I started up my own business working with textiles making handbags and Fairies from a tiny room in my home. In 2015/16 my husband designed and built a studio for me to work from, in my garden.
I love color and the texture of cloth especially tweeds, tartans and prints. You can see this through out my work. I am always striving to improve the quality of my collections and keep them original and interesting with an element of fun.
Apart from my family and business my other great passion is bikes and you can often find me cycling around the borders, taking photographs and enjoying the beautiful landscape and historic buildings that I am lucky enough to be surrounded by.