Database of Scottish Weavers

Database of Practising Weavers in Scotland

We hope to include all individuals (and small groups) whose time is spent in creating or designing materials through the use of weaving. This is a showcase for these individual's products, and gives contact details and examples of their work. The main idea is to form a network so that these weavers can interact, and also enable potential patrons to peruse their products.

If you wish to be included, then contact a member of our Master Court, or email Stuart Davison with the subject 'Weavers Database'.

Initial information required is:

  • website/e-mail addresses;
  • contact address;
  • weaving/design education and experience;
  • type of weaving undertaken/utilised (including equipment)

Catherine Amor

20 North Shawbost

Isle of Lewis

Western Isles,

HS2 9BQ

Tel : 01851710701

 I'm a weaver and textile/surface pattern designer based in the Isle of Lewis.

Qualified as Harris Tweed Weaver Dec 2012.

Independent Harris Tweed weaver since then.

Hattersley Loom Mark I

Have woven a variety of tartans, mini tartans, checks, bell celtic, herringbones, plain twills.


Chantal Balmer

Amy Bond

Studio 004, Wasps Artists Studios
The Briggait
141 Bridgegate, Glasgow
G1 5HZ
Education: B(Des)Hons Textile Design (Weave) Glasgow School of Art, graduated in 2015.
Amy is a Scottish woven textiles designer and maker specialising in bold, contemporary designs incorporating exciting and unique colour combinations. 

All fabric is woven on either her 12 shaft Countermarche Floor Loom or her 16 Shaft Ashford Table Loom in her studio in Glasgow.

Cally Booker

Studio 412

Meadow Mill

West Henderson's Wynd

Dundee

DD1 5BY

Cally is a handweaver based in Dundee and much of her inspiration is drawn from the city: from the grandeur of its waterfront setting to the small details of quirky buildings and everyday living. She produces both custom yardage and micro collections of accessories and homewares on her 8- and 16-shaft looms, making extensive use of multi-layered weavers where the interplay of colour gives her work its distinctive appeal. Cally is passionate about making things by hand and shares her love of weaving through workshops hosted in her Meadow Mill studio.

Araminta Campbell

Araminta is a hand weaver and woven textile designer based in Edinburgh. Specialising in producing high-end, luxury woven textiles, Araminta's Collection of unique hand woven, fashion and interior accessories are mae from 100% British Alpaca. Araminta also designs bespoke tweeds on commission and has her own range of tweeds which are featured in her collection of limited edition tweed bags. All of Araminta's designs are inspired by the Scottish landscape. Being passionate about promoting Scottish hand weaving, Araminta is happy to discuss commission and to have visitors to her weaving workshop.

Kathryn Cooper

Dream Weaving Studio

Drumoak

23 Drumbeg Loan

Killearn

Glasgow

G63 9LG

I weave at my studio in Killearn in Stirlingshire, Scotland. I left employment in 2013 to allow me to devote full time to weaving about which I am passionate.

My main loom is a Louet Megado 32 shaft electronic dobby, beautifully crafted in the Netherlands by skillful engineers. Drawing on influences from family heritage in the textile industry and with a love for the Scottish natural environment I explore almost limitless design possibilities using beautiful yarns such as silk, wool and cotton.

DC Dalgliesh

Known for our traditionally-woven tartans, we'll custom-weave any fabric in any volume. The only things we won't cut are our standards.

James Donald

Coburg House Art Studio

15 Coburg House

Leith

Edinburgh

EH6 6ET

I am primarily a weaver using Scottish based materials including lamb's wool, Shetland wool and other local sourced fibres. Through diversification I am now producing lines of digitally printed scarves, laser cut products and hand etched whisky glasses. This process was assisted by the then-named Scottish Arts Council who awarded me a Creative Development Award which enabled me to take time out from my practice to expand my product ranges

Sam Goates

Textile designer, weaver and training consultant. Freelance textile design in dobby and jacquard on CAD. Currently involved in the development of SVQs for the Scottish textile industry, initially for the Harris Tweed Industry and then in the development of Modern Apprenticeships in weaving and knitwear with mainland mills. In the summer and on weekends, I travel to various venues around Scotland to run weaving workshops for individuals with a focus on wool, tweed and Scottish textiles. I am interested to promote the craft and education of weaving at all levels.

Janet Hamilton

Balgarvie Weaving

Greenside

2 Drybriggs

Balgarve Road

Cupar

Fife

KY1 4AJ

I am a Handloom weaver living and working in Cupar, Fife. I graduated from the Scottish College of Textiles in 1990 with a degree in industrial design, but have taken the londer path to setting up my own weave workshop as my passion lies in handweaving.

My workshop has 2 wooden handlooms (a 16 shaft AVL and an 8 shaft Glimakra).

Fiona Hutchison

WASPS Studio 114

1D Patriothall off Hamilton Place

Edinburgh

EH3 5AY

Trained in the tapestry department of Edinburgh College of Art, my work is inspired by my love of the sea, its ever changing surface, the powerful ebb and flow of water. The tapestry is not a literal translation, but a representation of something experiened and remembered. I weave in the tradtiional Gobelin style on an upright scaffolding loom.

I divide my time between designing & weaving to commissions, exhibitions and teaching tapestry at  Edinburgh University.

Sara Keith

Harris Loom

Flat 3/2
607 Duke Street
Glasgow G31 1PZ

Jean Mabon

I am a hand weaver who achieved a Diploma in Handloom Weaving and  Spinning at Bradford in 1983. I am available
for commission to create unique hand-woven articles such as scarves, shawls,
cushions and throws. I am also able to teach handloom weaving.

Ken W. MacDonald

Christine Macleod

Resident Weaver at the Weaver's Cottage Kilbarchan, a National Trust for Scotland property.

Angharad McLaren

McLaren uses techniques that run the gamut from shibori pleating to nautical knotting and uses materials such as ropes, neoprene, wire, silicone rubber and transparent yarns. Sea life and marine environments influence this designer's work, which also manifests itself in soft furnishings and accessories. Outdoors-inspired rugs, wall-hangings and fabrics. Also Back Strap Weaving

Louise Mills

Louise Oppenheimer

Living amid the beauty of Argyll, I have all the inspiration at my fingertips, to produce imagery inspired by natural forms, through the medium of hand weaving. My hangings and framed pieces are made on frames nailed top and bottom for warping and each tapestry becomes a journey as I transform wool into designs which have their roots in the land and seascape all around me. I welcome visitors to my studio to see both finished work and tapestry in progress.

Please contact to arrange a suitable time. I also run workshops for individuals or small groups.

East Cottage
Drimvore
Kilmichael Glassary
Lochgilphead Argyll PA31 8SU

Naomi Anthoney Robertson

 Ange Sewell

My name is Ange Sewell and I am a weaver designer maker with my own business called Weft Blown. From my studio in West Kilbride, Craft Town Scotland, I create weather-inspired handwoven items for wearing and for the home. My current collection includes scarves, cowls and cushions and I am looking at broadening my range during this year. I am happy to take commissions for handwoven products too.

 Also, I teach weaving and hand-spinning from my studio to people of all ages and I am passionate about sharing my skills and encouraging people to take up these crafts.

 I have passed the HNC in Contemporary Constructed Textiles course at Bradford College.
 

Ashleigh Slater

My name is Ashleigh Slater, BDes Hons; I graduated in 2012 with a degree in textile design my specialism was woven textiles, Over the past year I setup my own studio and created a brand called Blair-Tweel. Weaving artisan fabrics, this has evolved into a more developed product producing table mat and runners just to name a few products. I used to house myself when I first setup in a gallery showcasing other people work; as of this month due to own commitments I will just branch out into my own woven studio. Hence the name change on facebook WARPWEFTWEAVE.STUDIO.

The work I do is artisan hand-woven fabric, using handlooms; I've started newer range of Tweed using Harris Spun yarns. - With there permission using there yarns, and calling my own product Blair-Tweel. And every month my work continues to evolve. Bettering myself and further developing new range with yarns with heritage.

Vicky Swales

Vicky Swales is a Woven Textile Designer/Maker based in the idyllic surroundings of the Scottish Borders. Specializing in hand woven, beautifully made textile products, her current work is influenced by her own photography of decaying architectural details and tiles.

Since graduating from Heriot Watt in 2013, she has establised her own studio and launched her first collection of handwoven scarves. Vicky thrives on being absorbed in her studio work, but she is also driven by working to commission and seeking exhibition opportunities.

Shielagh Tacey

My name is Shielagh Tacey. I'm a weaver and textile/surface pattern designer based in Glasgow, Scotland, creating designs for high-street retailers as well as unique, one-off handwoven items.

I'm available for commission to create textile and surface designs for commercial production or to hand weave unique items to order. I can also be booked to host workshops for adults, young people or children's parties (I'm a qualified primary school teacher with experience in community arts too).

Emma Jo Webster

Emma Jo Webster is a tapestry weaver/ designer based in Glasgow.Emma Jo uses weaving techniques similar to the Gobelin tapestries in Paris. Emma Jo is well known for her colourist approach to tapestry weaving. She also specialises in hand woven portraiture. Emma Jo mainly works towards exhibitions and private and public commissions. Emma Jo often undertakes classes in her studio for small groups or individuals - she also partakes in Open Studios which is held on the 1st weekend of October every year.

Please contact Emma Jo for suitable dates for a class or to discuss a possible commission.
Address: Studio 106, WASPS Studios, 77 Hanson St Glasgow G31 2HF