Mhairi Abbas is an award winning Scottish Textile Designer known for her luxury contemporary accessories. Passion for colour, design and hands on craftsmanship is the driving force of her work.
Born and raised in Shetland, these stunning islands have become a fantastic source of inspiration. Having spent much of her life exploring the wild landscapes of Shetland and experiencing the rich textile history, Mhairi’s work has become a way to express her heritage. The resulting work produced reflects an abstract of the islands land and seascapes.
All the work is knitted with hand dyed Merino wool. The dying process gives beautiful gradients of colour, helping to create atmospheric compositions of colour.
Mhairi's studio is based in Dundee, Scotland where all the products are designed and made.
Mhairi Abbas is currently undertaking a residency at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design.
Awards and Accolades:
Awarded the New Designers Shillingford Dulux Colour in Design Award 2017
Inches Carr Trust Graduate Craft Awards 2018 runner up prize
Work exhibited at MoOD Brussels 2017
Work included in the Material Lab library
Featured in WGSN trend forecasting
The Bradford Textile Society 2015/16 Clothworkers’ Foundation – Commendation
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