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…..”

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…..”

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:”

London, New Designers and the Worshipful Company of Weavers Associate Prize

A few week have passed since I was down in London, and everything seems to be very exciting at the moment. London was again, fantastic. The city has such an amazing atmosphere which I love, and I hope I will be back again soon. New Designers seems like a dream now that I am backContinue reading “London, New Designers and the Worshipful Company of Weavers Associate Prize”

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”

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…..”