Friday, 4 December 2009

Poro Poro Poro!

My poro made it onto the front page of
I gave him a little profile and have decided to make more animals with little profiles :)

New shop

I have a new online shop! Same products as etsy but easier to access :)
Current products:

Thursday, 3 December 2009

herfst cushion

The beginning of my herfst collection, an autumn cushion! It's a very difficult product to photograph in the gloomy winter light, but it is a soft yellow background with green and red leaves. More images of products from this collection and research will be coming soon!

New Products

A couple of new products that i have added to my etsy. This should be my last items for the Talvi collection. I'm moving on to my new work for the herfst collection, inspired by dutch autumn urban nature landscape. I have an autumn leaf cushion coming soon!

Sunday, 29 November 2009

More photographic research

These are some new images that I have collected for research for my new project, Urban nature. I keep going on walks around about my flat documenting natures interaction with its urban intruder.

Saturday, 28 November 2009


Come and check out my Etsy sale. Selected products on sale and everything else free shipping, only on until MONDAY!!!!!

Friday, 27 November 2009

Christmas Products!

New products for Christmas. These are a few things that I have done specially for Christmas 2009. They are on sale this weekend in my etsy shop Go and check it out :)

Wednesday, 18 November 2009

Baby blanket modelled

Here is a photo of my nephew with the blanket I made him, hopefully it will keep him nice and warm this winter.

Monday, 16 November 2009

the battle between urban and nature

This is the basis for my new project, the extent of urbanisation of the Netherlands. Most of the land is peopled and controlled. I want to create textiles for interiors that represent the control of nature by unrbanisation. Hopefully this will create an exciting new collection, I really want to challenge my boundaries and move forward with my designs.

Wednesday, 4 November 2009

Baby blankets, Knit machines and more!

I finally got my new machine and am now producing cushion covers and baby blankets! Above is the blanket I made for my nephew. I will hopefully have some photos with him modeling it soon.

This is my new machine Passap E6000. Thats it knitting away with the motor, I love it!
Also I finally moved to the Netherlands so will soon be posting some photos of my new surroundings.

Friday, 25 September 2009

For Sale!

I have finally found somewhere to sell my work. A local garden centre! I have been contacting people about selling my work and am still hoping to hear back from galleries and craft shops but this is the first step towards people stocking my work. Hopefully I will have more shops selling my work by Christmas. Keep up to date with stockists via my website. Also my interiors range will be up for sale soon :)

Monday, 24 August 2009

Craft Fair

I took part in Glasgow south side craft fair on 15th August. Although I didn't manage to sell anything it was a good experience to have. I got to talk to the public about my work and experience my first craft fair. I shared a stall with Fiona Walker who was trying to sell her woven blankets. First photo shows one of her blankets with Poro. Bottom photo shows the products I have made for my new Talvi collection that I displayed at the fair. Everything is for sale on my etsy page.

Monday, 17 August 2009

New collection

'Talvi Ranua'
'Talvi metsa'

I have been working on a basic collection of scarves to sell all done on my Knit machine and inspired by my Scandinavian project I did at university. These are images of a couple of scarves I created for men, I wanted something simple yet unusual that men would be willing to wear. They are all knitted and felted then each one is hand cut. They will shortly be for sale on my Etsy shop.

Friday, 7 August 2009

Alpaca designs

I was recently employed to come up with designs for an Alpaca farm near Killearn, Ballochruin farm (campsie camelids). These are the first designs, a hat and pram blanket. They were very well received and I'm already working on more designs for them. They wanted simple attractive designs that showed off their Alpaca's yarn, Focusing on yarn quality rather than impact design. I created this Alpaca symbol and am currently working on their company logo, trying to translate it into fabric design. It was nice to work on simple attractive designs with minimal colour, watch this space for more Alpaca related design.

Wednesday, 22 July 2009

My new studio

I am on my way to setting up my own business, I now have a temporary studio in my parents back garden, their old shed. Although a bit old and falling apart it feels good to have somewhere to put all my yarn and equipment, just now there is a slight mouse problem so my yarn is living in the house until I have sealed boxes for it. It has now been about a month since i graduated and although i don't have a permanent job yet and I have signed on I am feeling more positive than ever. I will soon be selling my work on, I was asked to join the website after being seen at new designers. I am also designing some knitted pieces for an alpaca farm near Killearn,, I am using the yarn from the alpacas on the farm to produce baby blankets, scarves and other accessories. I'm really excited about this as it's my first proper design job since leaving university, I am now a freelance designer, so exciting! Now all I need is a permanent job to help pay the bills until my business is up and running...

Friday, 17 July 2009

New Designers

I was at New Designers in London last week displaying my work to a larger audience. It was a good experience and I got to talk to lots of people about my work which was great. Unfortunately this was probably the worst year to graduate as less people are buying and employing. But on a positive note it has encouraged me to start up my own business and I'm in the process of purchasing a new knit machine. So watch this space for information of my new work.

Saturday, 6 June 2009

Hooded Scarf

This is a scarf I made for a commission. First time I have made one with a hood, it was an interesting learning curve and has made me want to explore pattern cutting and dress making more. The patterns are taken from my final years work that was inspired by my exchange to Lapland, Finland.

Thursday, 4 June 2009

More press for degree show

My work has been featured on a Japanese website unfortunately the website is all written in Japanese but it means my work will have reached a larger market

It feels good to get noticed in this way as it's a really positive confidence boost.
I'm off to New Designers in July I will be exhibiting in part 1. Hopefully this will give me more confidence in my work as well!

Tuesday, 26 May 2009

One of Five names to watch

I was mentioned in the Herald on 15th May 2009 in the article 'Inspiration of an empty building allows a fresh vision for art show' as one of five names to watch.

My degree show

These are some images of my degree show space. The degree show runs until 6th June at:
Vision @ Seabraes, Seabraes Yard, Greenmarket, Dundee DD1 4QB.
Monday - Friday 9.30am-8.30pm
Saturdays & Sundays 9.30am-4.30pm (excluding Saturday 6th of June when the exhibit will be open from 9.30am to 2pm)

Sunday, 24 May 2009

Fashion show

My dress on the catwalk at the Degree show 2009 VIP event.

Degree show website profile

My profile on the website:

Degree show

My degree show is here at last! I've had lots of lovely comments about my work and am also selling brooches of my snowflake designs pictured above. You can find out more about the degree show at including a short profile about my work.

Also coming soon

Tuesday, 5 May 2009

Fashion photos

Photos from my fashion shoot for my degree show.