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Outer Hebrides Tour Diary – Part 1: Sunny Days at Vatersay Bay

This summer I decided to tour the Outer Hebrides to research weaving and related crafts on the islands, including the people who make the world famous Harris Tweed. My trip took me from my home in Glasgow to the islands of Vatersay, Barra, Eriskay, South Uist, Benbecula, North Uist, Skye, Harris, Scalpay and Lewis, in a round trip […]

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Valentine’s Day Offer

I’ve been busy making these Valentine’s cards made with offcuts of my handwoven fabric. I think they are they are the perfect way to say “I Love You”. As a thank you for reading my blog I’m offering a coupon code of 30% off all items in my shop (excluding greeting cards) to anyone who […]

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Aran Scarf

*New* British Wool Scarves

I’ve just added some wool scarves to my shop just in time for Christmas! (Keep reading for 20% off.) This is a new venture for me as I have previously used cotton and tencel to make my scarves. I wanted to make scarves suitable for the very cold winter days that seem to have arrived already. […]

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Baby Seth’s Monster

My friend Jess gave birth to the gorgeous Seth last week. I was very touched to see Seth looking so content with one of my handmade monsters. Thanks for the photo Jess! If you are interested in my handmade monsters, which are hand sewn from my own handwoven fabric please get in touch or check out […]

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AW12 Preview

AW12 Preview

Here’s a sneaky peek at what I’m working on for AW12. My new range of scarves are wider, longer and made from a luxurious mix of yarns. I have been inspired by Fairisle designs and used a colour story that gives the traditional weave structures a modern feel. This design uses a variety of rosepath patterns […]

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Wallacewell Weavers

Wallacewell Weavers

This term in school I have been teaching the Primary 6 children the basics of weaving. We have learnt to use a piece of cardboard as a simple loom and also how to use hula hoops as looms. Both the children and I have had a brilliant time and I think the results are fantastic! […]

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Colour Blocking and Moth Print Samples

Colour Blocking and Moth Print Samples

  I was very pleased this week to finally see samples of my designs back from Centex in India. I have been doing freelance design work  for their Autumn/Winter Collection. The photograph above is my first design following the colour blocking trend that will continue next year. Below is my Moth Print design that I […]

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Autumn Arrivals

Autumn Arrivals

I’ve just updated my shop with several items including this autumnal scarf, buy here! I blended oranges, greens and browns to create this scarf, perfect for the cooler weather that seems to be fast approaching. I used a Gothic Cross weaving pattern, this pattern is shown in detail below.

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Moth Print

Moth Print

I have been commissioned to design a range of scarves for Autumn/Winter 2012/2013. It has been a rewarding opportunity for me to put my illustration skills to use. Above is a close up of one of the paintings I have produced for my first design. This moth design is the first of my completed designs […]

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Dahdee Evolution

Dahdee Evolution

At long last I have finally made the first of the woven Dahdees. For those of you who remember I used to make knitted Dahdees and it seemed an obvious step to make them from my own handwoven fabric. I hope you like the result, in the evolution process their eyes have also seemed to […]

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Flamingo Print

Flamingo Print

I have recently started to work as a freelance designer for Centex. Centex design and manufacture scarves for major brands worldwide. This has been a fantastic opportunity for me to experience manufacturing on a large scale and also give me an insight into the textile industry. Centex produce woven (both dobby and jacquard), printed and […]

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Etsy Goodies!

Etsy Goodies!

I spend far too much time looking at the beautiful items on Etsy lovingly handmade by talented artists and designers. I am trying to resist buying the earrings below made by Huiyitan, I love them, if you do too BUY HERE! I’ve also just added these two scarves to my own shop. Buy them HERE. […]

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Warp Colour Blending

Warp Colour Blending

I’m currently working on a commissioned scarf in a range of pinks,oranges and reds. I have used a technique that is new to me, blending colours whilst winding the warp. When I normally wind a warp I wind colours in set blocks or stripes, for example 1 inch of blue, then 1 inch of red, […]

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Spring Sale

Spring Sale

We are quickly heading towards the summer, yippeeeee! So I thought I would celebrate with a spring sale on my Etsy shop. I am offering a discount of 15% (until 1st June). To get the discount please enter this code when you check out: STHWTSPRINGSALE Enjoy!

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April Showers

April Showers

These spring scarves are the perfect spring accessory – warm enough to keep out the breeze and showers but also lovely and light. They are great if like me you’re not sure how to dress at the moment due to the unpredictable weather, sunny one minute then hail stones the next. I’ve just added two […]

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Sunshine and Icecream

Sunshine and Icecream

Yes, it really is sunny here in Glasgow today! I’m enjoying sitting in a sunny window weaving away whilst listening to the radio, I am incredibly pleased that both Adam and Joe and Radcliffe and Maconie are now on the Big British Castle’s 6 Music. I am currently using my new yarn to make new […]

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