I have not written a blog on this page for quite some time, over the past fours years I have been working as a designer in the Scottish textiles and manufacturing industry for various companies which has meant that my own design work has taken a bit of a back seat. Over the past fewContinue reading “Home + Hats”
Category Archives: Shetland Wool
A long silence….
Half a year later, a new location and a new job, a lot has changed…. Now living back on mainland Scotland, I miss home a lot I am also loving the new adventures which are widening my learning experiences as well as broadening my design skills. More to follow soon, but for now, here areContinue reading “A long silence….”
November and being home…
After my Masters finished in September I decided that I really wanted to go back to Shetland for a bit, just to take some time out and to have a break. So far, not much of a break has been had, between working part time for Jamieson and Smith – The Woolbrokers here in Lerwick andContinue reading “November and being home…”
Northern Edge Collection Photoshoot
I managed to do a photo shoot in the Reid Building at Glasgow School of Art before our final submission and fashion show. It was really good to see the collection all together and see how things worked together. My collection, consisted of six looks, all made from my handwoven fabrics and used a combinationContinue reading “Northern Edge Collection Photoshoot”
Weaving and more weaving…..
The last time I blogged I had started to create artworks for taking ideas into sampling….which was back in November. This year in Glasgow has gone so quickly and its somehow it’s May already! I have just handed in my work for the stage two assessment….which means the third and final stage of my mastersContinue reading “Weaving and more weaving…..”
Industrial North Final Collection
We had our Degree Show at the beginning of June, so we were finally able to reveal our collections to industry and the public! Here are some shots from the Degree Show showing my Industrial North Collection: Industrial North A collection of dobby and jacquard woven fabrics inspired by Shetlands northern identity as a smallContinue reading “Industrial North Final Collection”
The Bonhoga Open 2014
I had a great week home, it was so nice to be back! I had some weaving to finish so spent the first week driving up and down to Yell. I always forget how weird it is when you go back to Shetland after being away because everything is just exactly the same. Before IContinue reading “The Bonhoga Open 2014”
The final collection….
I went up to Yell at the end of last week to drop off the final collection of fabrics to Andy at the Ann Sutton Foundation. As my summer is almost over it’s been a funny week of saying goodbye to people and packing things up….although, I have been procrastinating like something else and actuallyContinue reading “The final collection….”
Campaigning for the wool……
At uni during last semester, we had to write a series of blogs for design practice. In the last task we were asked to write an essay developing one of the blogs that we had previously written. I chose to talk about sustainability in textiles because it is something we have to consider more andContinue reading “Campaigning for the wool……”