The latest, mainline lambswool collection was inspired by the coastal patterns found during island adventures. Looking closely at the patterns in nature from rocks & seaweed, to the force of the tides on sand, to the effects the climate has on paint, stonework and empty crofts found around our coast. The research for this collection was similar to our Cashmere collection, however for lambswool we focus on pattern and how we can translate these through a use of bold colours.
Exploring a local landmark, the St Magnus cathedral, led to seeing this beautiful stone, tile and marbled floor in a whole new light. Add some retro colours and the design literally just jumped out at us!
Triggered by our Kids ‘Design a Scarf’ Competition held late last year, our new Kids collection started by viewing the world from a kids perspective. From playing with the simple shapes and colours of old wooden building blocks to observing how kids explore the sky, sea and their world through drawings.
Check out the full Kids collection on our website.
The Home Collection started with a love of traditional hand making skills including blackwork and needlework. This reminded Kirsteen of summers spend with her Grandmother, Dolly. Nostalgic memories of a time punctuated with hours looking after the family garden, watching seeds grow followed by evenings spent knitting, sewing and playing cards. Looking closer at our surrounding environment and empty houses we started to explore the patterns which replicated those found in our gardens in metal drain covers to nets used in fishing, even stonework on paving and houses to old wallpaper pealing off the walls in an old house.
Earlier this year we also won the opportunity to have our knitwear sampled in Cashmere in collaboration with Hawick Knitwear through Scotland Re:Designed and we discussed our inspiration for this collection previous blog click here for more details.