Inspired by the rugged cliffs and sheltered villages of the North Yorkshire Coast
Inspired by wild seas and rocky coastline
The coastline around Staithes and Whitby are a source of constant inspiration. The sea is my solace and peace, special time spent with my family and a head full of colour and texture. Born and bred in Yorkshire, the tonal depth of the North Sea and rugged cliffs is hard-wired into my aesthetic, filtered through the lens of Eric Ravilious.
Sea glass and mussel shells, sand and ocean provide the colour palette for the Coast Collection. Whether working in cotton, wool or linen, the gradients between these colours is the basis for my warps. My drafts are inspired by waves, using different structures from herringbone to complex network twills and Jämtlandsväv or crackle weave, sweeping curves are a recurring feature of this collection.
Watching the amazing crew of the Staithes RNLI practice every week brought its own inspiration. The best tractor I have ever seen tows the inshore lifeboat down the slipway, leaving beautiful tracks. These were my source for my Slipway scarves, which feature a stripe of lifeboat orange. 10% of the sale price is donated to the Staithes lifeboat.
Woven in fine Pima cotton with a Fibonacci warp in shades from deep navy through turquoise, teal, sea green and natural. Woven in a network twill with a wave pattern, the scarf is light and perfect for the summer, with great drape.
Approx. 28cm x 220cm
Deep Blue Sea
A silky hand woven scarf in fine cotton. Woven with a Fibonacci sequence gradient in a classic herringbone draft with a navy mercerised cotton weft.
Hand woven in a herringbone draft in soft grey Pima cotton with a turquoise linen stripe.Light and summery, perfect for those sensitive to wool. Approximately 45cm x 210cm
A handwoven cotton and vintage rayon scarf woven in a Swedish Huck lace draft, the colours graduate from red through orange into palest yellow. The sunniest weave!
A hand woven scarf in soft and warm charcoal grey, silver and undyed natural lambswool, in a point twill, with an orange accent stripe. Inspired by watching the RNLI lifeboat crew at Staithes. 10% of the sale price will be donated to the Staithes lifeboat.
A silky hand woven scarf in fine cotton on a Fibonacci gradient in a classic point twill draft. Light and summery natural cotton weft
Raindrops on my Window
A fine Pima cotton scarf in natural and grey woven on a Fibonacci warp with hand manipulated weft to create the effect of raindrops running down a window pane.Approximately 220cm x 30cm.
Deep Blue Sea Block
A soft hand woven wrap scarf in fine merino in a lacy double weave. Woven in a block sequence gradient from deep navy through classic blue, teal, turquoise, and sea green in a unique doubleweave draft.
Ebb Tide Wrap
Beautifully soft handwoven wrap scarf in fine cotton using a Fibonacci graduated warp and an old Scandinavian draft called Jämtlandsväv, commonly known as ‘crackle’ . The twill blocks form a wave pattern and a clasped weft makes the wrap two tone across its width.
A woven scarf in fine cotton in a classic herringbone draft with an orange linen stripe. Inspired by the Staithes Lifeboat- 10% of the sale price will be donated to them.
Deep Sea Waves
A handwoven cotton and vintage rayon scarf woven in a Swedish Huck lace draft. Very lightweight, the colours graduate from turquoise through teal into palest sea green and foam white