The inspiration for this collection of knitwear arose from a search for the hidden, secret places discovered within nature and our desire for escape and adventure. The contrast of colours and textures found in the wild, and the interruption of human activity have together inspired this project. Thinking about the North West of Scotland, the predominant colours that come to mind are nature’s greens, blues and greys. However a closer observation discovers the jewels of heather and gorse, the variations of seaweed and rusted metal. The interaction of humanity brings the need for signposts and warnings, not to mention the washed-up debris, providing tiny but intense highlights of colour.
The final collection of knitted textiles for home and body grew from a desire to experiment with materials and technology to create fabrics with a sense of fluidity and surprise. Deliberately restricting the materials used to lambswool and elastic has enabled me to be more courageous with colour proportions and experimental with technology.
YARNS All our products are knitted in Scotland using the highest quality Geelong lambswool, from farms in South Africa and Australia, with exceptionally high animal welfare standards. They are guaranteed to be mulesing free. These yarns are dyed and spun in Kinross, Scotland. The yarn is dyed using GOTS (Global Organic Textile Standard) approved dyes which allows the water used from Loch Leven to be cleaned and returned to the loch on completion of dyeing process.
We use a small amount of elastic in some of our designs which comes from Italy.
MANUFACTURE We strongly believe in supporting the UK Textile industry, working work with a small facility in Ayrshire, who understand the elemental qualities of the yarns we use. Our pieces are knitted on state of the art knitting machines and hand finished in our studio in Kylesku.