Journal

Home + Hats

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”

Shetland Summer…

I managed to get home for a few days in August, which was lovely. I really appreciate how special a place Shetland is when I return, there really is no where like it. The open space and the sea. The pictures speak for themselves… Amy.x

New York…

In March we traveled over to NYC for a five day trip which promised adventure. The city, in which I have never been to, was totally mesmerising. It was exactly what I imagined and much more. The urban landscape for me is always inspiring especially in contrast to the open space landscape I grew upContinue reading “New York…”

Made….

Another section from Pitti Uomo in June which I found really interesting was ‘Make’. The idea around this moves away from large production retailers and focused on makers who sell and make in smaller production runs. As this was in Florence a lot of the designers taking part in this section has focussed on ‘MadeContinue reading “Made….”

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….”

The Final Collection

This past year at Glasgow School of Art has gone so fast, it is hard to believe that this time last year I was just about to begin the course. As our Masters show was a couple of weeks ago now, and I am back home in Shetland I thought it would show the ‘before’Continue reading “The Final Collection”

Update Part two…..

As promised, here is the next update of what I’ve been up to lately: After I wove a couple of different heavy weight warps for my jacket ideas which I showed in my last blog, (Weaving and more weaving…) I thought that it would be good to do some lighter weight fabrics which could be usedContinue reading “Update Part two…..”

Back to lines….

Been in Glasgow for a couple of months now and so far, so good! I’ve found myself being drawn back to my usual ways and have continued to create ideas revolving around this idea of line…I think it is something to do with my weaver mind and the grid system that weaving works in…..so anythingContinue reading “Back to lines….”

Shetland Summer….

Had a lovely couple of months at home, which was unexpected as I didn’t know how long I was going to get home for when I got back in July….I managed to get some work during August, not textile related, but have been outside most days and have got some great photographs taken and willContinue reading “Shetland Summer….”

The Weave Shed:

The Weave Shed is a great blog/website focused on all things weaving. Sponsored by the Worshipful Company of Weavers and Central Saint Martins, the site has pages full of designer profiles, textile information, jobs and competitions. As a follower of the site for a few years now, on Tuesday I was lucky enough to haveContinue reading “The Weave Shed:”

Final collections, tweed reseach, mill visits, yarn road trips, weaving and fundraising…….

Nearing the end of my last year and I can’t believe that the past 12 weeks have just disappeared! It’s a bit scary…..we are now on a three week break for Easter (not really a break as such) as my days have been busy filling in technical specifications for my final collection, filling in missingContinue reading “Final collections, tweed reseach, mill visits, yarn road trips, weaving and fundraising…….”

Ending 2013 back home…..

The 14 or so weeks of my first semester of 4th year certainly flew by, and now we are into the start of 2014 which will be the year of change and opportunities, hopefully. My capsule collection was based on themes of Shetland, particularly Lerwick, and outside influences that help to inspire me too, butContinue reading “Ending 2013 back home…..”

Back to the Borders…..

I’ve been back down in the Borders for eight weeks now….(how?) The days are passing so quickly, it’s crazy, and all my time is spent, yarn wrapping, weaving and thinking about textiles. Below is the view from my loom this year. This is my final year down here, so we are free to decide ourContinue reading “Back to the Borders…..”

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….”

A year ago…..

I have been sorting out my stuff for going back to Shetland for the summer, and I came across my work from this time last year for our degree show! It was so weird looking at it all…and its so odd to think how much has changed in a year. Below are my pictures thatContinue reading “A year ago…..”

A busy few months….

So it’s been pretty hectic here in the Scottish Borders for the past two months, but all the hard work will hopefully pay off!! And now we can all relax a little bit as summer is approaching, and we have handed in all our work! The lighter nights are well underway and   spring hasContinue reading “A busy few months….”

I miss the sea…..

Raewick Beach – West Side, Shetland I miss the sea. Alot. I have been away from Shetland for 3 months now. And I miss the sea sooo much! It’s weird. I miss the noise it makes, in the background of silence. Because the sea is never silent. The tide is always on the move. IContinue reading “I miss the sea…..”

Degree Show – June 2012

Our Degree show was one of the most important events for us graduating students this year. We converted the old Museum building in Shetland into a Gallery space for a week. The large windows provided the space with lots of natural light. There were five of us in our class. Me and my friend EllaContinue reading “Degree Show – June 2012”

Heeeey There!

So…I’ve decided to start a blog to help record my thoughts for future projects, my interests and my uni work. I have recently graduated from Shetland College UHI with a BA in Contemporary Textiles…with distinction (very important to add that part!) and I am currently continuing my studies down in Galashiels at Heriot Watt University.Continue reading “Heeeey There!”