About Me

I am a woven textile designer, educator and community artist, with a special interest in handweaving and the weaving heritage of Scotland.

I’m experienced in the planning and leading of classes and workshops for school-age children, young people, FE and HE students, adult learners and community projects.

I’m currently a lecturer on the BA and HND Textiles programme at Glasgow Clyde College (Cardonald Campus).

I also maintain an independent practice, crafting unique, handwoven items or creating designs which have been commercially produced for well-known brands.

The rest of the time, I’m restoring my c.1920’s Hattersley Domestic Mk.I loom.

If you’d like to get in touch for any reason, my contact details are all here.

— Shielagh Tacey


University of Strathclyde

Glasgow School of Art
BA (Hons) Design, First Class
– 2006


The Textile Society Professional Development Award (2014)
The Textile Society
Funded to train on a Hattersley Domestic Loom on the Isle of Scalpay, Outer Hebrides.

Glasgow Visual Arts and Craft Award (2013)
Glasgow City Council
Funded research trip, visiting weavers, mills and related heritage sites across Scotland.

Incorporation of Weavers of Glasgow Scholarship Award (2013)
Incorporation of Weavers of GlasgowFunded to travel to USA in order to attend the New England Weaving Seminar, and to assist teaching and designing at Hartford Artisan Weaving Centre.

A more comprehensive CV can be found on my LinkedIn page.

View my recent work.


An they a’ need the wark o' the weavers.