culross palaceIt has been a hectic and exciting few months with a new studio, a new loom and the launch of the Culross Tartan.

In February 2019 I moved into a new studio at Marcelle House, part of the Makers Village in Alloa. My new studio looks great and gives me plenty of room. I also get to share the building with a variety of other creative and inspiring artists.

I have recently increased my number of looms from 2 to 3, significantly increasing my weaving capacity.

One of my newest and most exciting projects has been designing and weaving the new Culross tartan, which I designed in collaboration with the town’s Greengate Gallery owner and jeweller, Lindsey Marchant. This beautiful new tartan has been inspired by the unique historic and picturesque royal burgh of Culross, steeped in heritage and folklore. It is a contemporary Scottish tartan with its roots firmly in the past. The blues and greens of the tartan reflect the village’s stunning estuary setting on the Firth of Forth, while the gold, red, brown and black shades were chosen to echo the various distinctive architectural features of the village, including the famous ochre Culross Palace with its shell garden, characterful wrought iron gates and pan-tiled roofs.

The Culross tartan was launched on 17th May 2019 and can be purchased exclusively at the Greengate Gallery in the historic Sandhaven area of the village.