Database of Practising Weavers
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
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)
I'm a weaver and
textile/surface pattern designer based in the Isle of Lewis.
Qualified as Harris
Tweed Weaver Dec 2012.
Tweed weaver since then.
Have woven a
variety of tartans, mini tartans, checks, bell celtic,
herringbones, plain twills.
Studio 004, Wasps Artists Studios
141 Bridgegate, Glasgow
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
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 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
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
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.
Known for our traditionally-woven tartans, we'll custom-weave
any fabric in any volume. The only things we won't cut are our
Coburg House Art
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
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
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
My workshop has 2 wooden handlooms (a 16 shaft AVL and an 8
1D Patriothall off
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.
607 Duke Street
Glasgow G31 1PZ
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
cushions and throws. I am also able to teach handloom weaving.
Ken W. MacDonald
Resident Weaver at the Weaver's Cottage Kilbarchan, a National
Trust for Scotland property.
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
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.
Lochgilphead Argyll PA31 8SU
Naomi Anthoney Robertson
Studio 2 - Happyhills
121-125 Main Street
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
I run a full weaving studio where 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 also sell weaving and spinning
I have passed the HNC in Contemporary Constructed
Textiles course at Bradford College.
- web : www.heather-shields.co.uk
- email : email@example.com
- Tel : 0750 803 4414
Heather Shields is a textile designer and weaver
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
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 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
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
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
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