I am a weaver and I live and work in Westray Orkney. I trained at Shetland College on their Contemporary Textiles course.
I enjoy the whole process of weaving from the initial idea, through the designing the warp and setting up of the loom to the actual weaving and then the grand finale of taking the textile off the loom and finishing it.
Catherine MacGruer designs bold, contemporary knitted products for the home, using superfine Merino wool.
Sculptural Wool fascias, carpets, wearables and upholstery.
Ceàrd offers the best of Scottish Contemporary Craft from a characterful shop in the heart of Ullapool.
Studio Gnu is a whole new species in the world of interior products.
With a firm belief that no animal need suffer for its art Studio Gnu's products are inspired to create all the character and personality of those in the wild without harming a single hair on their very fine heads.
turquoise tangerine knitted products are designed to be fun, functional but with a slightly ambiguous nature. The present quirky collection is inspired by a fascination with simple patterns and graphic forms. Colours are abundant and shoes, cars, women in dresses, arrows, and much more, all race about the surface of the soft furnishings. Cubes and cushions of varying sizes and dimensions can be played with, sat on or just admired. All products are presently made with knitted lambswool which has been felted for added strength and durability, but yet retains a soft and tactile quality.
Chrissie Heughan constructs unique works with paper formed by the simple gesture of hand papermaking.
One of the foremost creators of hand cast paper; Chrissie combines both traditional and contemporary techniques.
Chrissies paperwork's are hand dyed, hand constructed two and three-dimensional forms. They include paper fibres from plants such as cotton, Kozo and Abaca, recycled paper and may also contain collage and print. Her works range in scale from packs of papers, paper luminaries, and cast paper wall relief's through to large-scale hangings.
Cissyface is a Scottish craft brand that upcycles vintage materials to create innovative and funky jewellery, gifts and homewares.
We also stock a hand picked range of locally sourced vintage clothing.
The City Art Centre has craft as one of its exhibition programming streams and we sell work by local and Scottish makers in our gallery shop.
Degree in Textile Design, predominantly screen and digital printing but also hand knitting.
CAD skills, sewing skills, designer/maker e.g cushions, bags, cards, pictures, wall-hangings, scarves.
Predominantly animal/floral themes but very versatile.