Recent Work


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    Harris Tweed Festival Workshops

    As part of the Harris Tweed Festival 2016 Heather Shields and I delivered hand-weaving workshops at An Lanntair, Stornoway, Isle of Lewis. Photos: An Lanntair    

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    Weave Parkhead Exhibition

    The conversations generated during the Weave Parkhead workshops informed and inspired the design of four textile panels by four artists/designers (Lauren Day, Bespoke Atelier, Angharad McLaren and myself). I designed a jacquard woven map of Parkhead using contrasting, traditional weave structures which would have been familiar to the Parkhead handloom weavers at ‘Shinty Ha’. The […]

  • Weave Parkhead Workshops

    Part of a team planning and leading a series of workshops and events in and around Parkhead.  Weave Parkhead will combine weaving, creative craft skills and historical research with the aim of uncovering and examining the spirit of Parkhead – the stories, people and places that make it unique. The conversations generated during these sessions […]

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    Future Textiles at Dumfries House

    Planning and leading workshops as an introduction to weaving in the context of the Scottish Textile Industry, and to familiarise students with the equipment and processes used in weaving. Future Textiles at Dumfries House is an ongoing project at Dumfries House in Ayrshire,  in collaboration with Glasgow Clyde College (Cardonald Campus) and Ayrshire College. The […]

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    Hattersley MK 1 Loom Restoration

    Ongoing project to restore a Hattersley Domestic Mark 1 Loom in Glasgow. I purchased the loom during my Hattersley Training from Mike Donald – Off the Croft on the Isle of Lewis. See more photos and follow my progress on my blog.  

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    Hattersley Domestic Loom Training

    Hattersley Domestic Loom training with Harris Tweed weaver Sheila Roderick – Scalpay Linen funded by The Textile Society in July 2015.

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    Shielagh Tacey Handwoven

    An ongoing exploration of handweaving through sampling and limited edition handwoven scarves (just 2/3 per run) – each scarf takes several days to weave and finish by hand. For commissions please contact me here.  

  • Yarn Bomb Bute

    Yarn Bomb Bute was a project to decorate Rothesay town centre for the September weekend 2013 to celebrate, promote and raise awareness of the investments made in Rothesay by the Rothesay Townscape Heritage Initiative in regenerating the townscape. Delivered workshops alongside Angharad McLaren, leading to the decoration of sites benefitting from the Rothesay Townscape Heritage […]

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    Centex Exports

    Designed both printed and woven scarves which were commercially produced in India by Centex Exports for high-street and high end brands.  

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    Scotland Weaving Tour

    Research trip, visiting weavers, mills and related heritage sites across Scotland including the Outer Hebrides, North East Scotland and Shetland. Please visit my blog to read my diary of my trip to Outer Hebrides, North East Scotland and Shetland. This research was funded by Glasgow Life – Glasgow Visual Arts and Craft Award.    

  • Weave Shetland Tweed

    Leading a weave workshop alongside Angharad McLaren as part of Shetland Wool Week 2014. Read more about my visit to Shetland in my blog and find more information about Shetland Wool Week here.  

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    EDLC Weaving

    Workshop leader of adult weaving classes run by East Dunbartonshire Leisure and Culture Trust. Workshops to date have taken place at Kilmardinny Arts Centre. To find out about future workshops contact me or contact EDLC.    

  • Hartford Artisan Weaving Center

    Assisted and taught members of the centre, as well as creating new designs suitable for members to weave. Hartford Artisans Weaving Center teaches the craft of handweaving in a supportive and creative environment to people with partial or complete blindness and the elderly. Also commissioned by Northlight Fibers to design a scarf for a weaving […]

  • EDLC SmART

    Workshop leader of children’s SmArt workshops run by East Dunbartonshire Leisure and Culture Trust. Including annual exhibition of the children’s artwork at Lillie Art Gallery.    

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