"We loved how she combined yarns together and thought through her design at every level which resulted in us picking her garment as the best use of Jamieson and Smith yarns."
- Oliver Henry,
Jamieson & Smith
"Nicole’s work really exceeded what was expected of her and her product presentation to the owner of Prickly Thistle was an excellent standard."
- Faye Hackers,
Programme Leader: Contemporary Textiles BA (Hons)
Growing up in the Highlands and Islands of Scotland has established a strong
relationship with both heritage and nature. I create contemporary woven interior fabrics on a half width, 24 shaft, floor loom; making each piece bespoke and handwoven.
Drawing from my heritage, I play with the idea of creating distorted tartans and shaded patterns. My work is particularly inspired by the overcast weather and shadowed undergrowth that reflects the more subdued colours, as well as the transformation in the plants and trees that display the lively accent colours. Nature has a way of intensifying colours, making foliage and landscapes beautiful despite the usual damp and windy weather conditions in Scotland.
Developing any fabric takes the designer on their own journey. My journey has taken me from the capital of the Highlands up to Shetland, where in 2017 I graduated from BA(Hons) Contemporary Textiles. This
was run through Shetland College, University of the Highlands and Islands.
After graduating I returned back to my home base and studio in Inverness.