I design and make wearable wool jewellery and hair accessories inspired by my vintage collections and a quirky sense of humour. The jewellery is based loosely on an imaginary garden crossed with a delicious haberdashery shop. The work is strongly coloured and has a delightful nostalgic charm.
I have been in business since graduating from the Royal College of Art in 2000 where I studied Constructed Textiles. I had previously gained a BA(Hons) from Edinburgh College of Art in Printed Textiles. I decided to wing it and have a go at setting up on my own after Tricia Guild of ‘Designers Guild’ bought one of my pieces at the RCA show giving a boost to my confidence!
I have since returned to Edinburgh where I work from a studio in Portobello. Whilst there, I sketch things briefly to get it out of my head as part of the creative process and then create every piece, make and take apart again until I am happy with them.