I am a weaver, knitter and spinner living in beautiful Sutherland. My main focus is creating handwoven baby wraps using hand dyed yarn and complex weave patterns. Alongside this, my passion is spinning yarn, using hand dyed wool, silk, angora and cashmere alongside plant-based fibres such as organic cotton and bamboo.
All of the animal fibres I use are from ethically sourced, small scale producers; often from their rescued sheep, goats and rabbits. I never use fibre from unknown suppliers and always verify the conditions the animals are homed in and how they are looked after.
Since 2011, I have been living with M.E./CFS and fibromyalgia; conditions that limit my energy and ability to work. As a consequence I had to leave my professional life in the NHS and have set up my own business; while I would love to be as well as I was prior to this, it has led to the creation of Weaving Heart as well as strengthening some friendships and meeting some amazing people.