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.
Staithes Colour Chart No2
Pima cotton block twill using visual blending to capture the spirit of this beautiful North Yorkshire village.
Deep Blue Sea
A silky hand woven scarf in fine cotton. Woven with a Fibonacci sequence gradient in a modified herringbone draft creating tiny hearts
Ocean Colour Chart Merino
Woven in 5 shadaes of fine merino in a block twill, using visual blending to caoture every shade of the North Sea,
Staithes Colour Chart No1
The same warp as No2, woven in blocks with a simple natural linen weft.
Boat Trip Voyage No1
A scarf in fine merino using a Fibonacci graduated warp in a Scandinavian draft called Jämtlandsväv in a wave pattern in gold silk like a boat’s wake.
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.
Ocean Colour Chart No1
A block twill linen scarf capturing the shades of the North Sea.
Boat Trip Voyage No2
Woven entirely in softest fine merino in 12 shades capturing the depth of the North Sea.
A fine Pima cotton wrap scarf woven with a wave pattern on a Fibonacci warp with a clasped weft. Ripples in the harbour at Staithes.
Ocean Colour Chart No2
A block twill linen scarf using visual blending through the weft to capture every shade of the North Sea.
12 shades of fine cotton recreate childhood memories of Devon holidays.
A classic minature overshot pima cotton wrap scarf, woven with a clasped weft on a Fibonacci gradient warp. Raindrops on the sea at Staithes.