I work from my studio space at home on the Shetland Islands designing and making knitted accessories and interior pieces. A love of pattern and colour combined with the soft tactile qualities of wool is the basis of most of my work. Traditional Shetland knitting which has absorbed influences from centuries of trade links with Europe and Scandinavia is a constant source of inspiration. Old notebooks of patterns collected by family members, and garments that have survived over generations but are still vibrant and innovative are a great reference. This all filters through my designs along with my fascination with all things happily homemade, kitsch and colourful to come out in quirky, light humoured new guises.