Working mainly in fabrics locally sourced from textile Mills in and around the Scottish and English Borderlands. Fine Scottish Tweeds and Tartans, and fresh Printed Linens and cottons. I design and make a range of desirable accessories and gifts from my Studio in the heart of the Scottish Borders. I love to incorporate the natural flaws, rough edges and faults in the fabrics and off-set by unusual buttons and trims. I put different fabrics together in unusual and creative ways adding yarns and leaving seams on the outsides of some of my products to enhance the textures and the colours.
“I am inspired by the amazing fabrics that are produced locally here in the Borders. The textures, colour and quality are outstanding and a delight to work with………….“
I try to create products that are contemporary, quirky and fun and these are often made from very traditional Scottish fabrics, tartan and tweeds. I use simple sewing techniques to produce practical good quality products but which are sculptural and exciting to use and wear.
I purchase cloth in small quantities – this influences and challenges me in how I design my products, and also keeps my products unique and innovative.