In 2019 you can find me at:
EDINBURGH YARN FESTIVAL IN MARCH ST ABBS WOOL FESTIVAL IN APRIL FINDING TIME JAPAN THEMED RETREAT IN APRIL BUXTON WOOLGATHERING IN MAY NORTH EAST EMBROIDERERS GUILD IN MAY LEEDS WOOL FESTIVAL IN JUNE WOOLFEST, CUMBRIA, IN JUNE WOOLNESS FESTIVAL, NEWCASTLE, IN AUGUST SCOTTISH FELTERS SCHOOL, DUNBLANE, IN AUGUST AGWSD, YORK, IN AUGUST GLASGOW EMBROIDERERS GUILD IN SEPTEMBER YARNDALE IN SEPTEMBER BAKEWELL WOOLGATHERING IN OCTOBER NEWCASTLE EMBROIDERERS GUILD IN OCTOBER ST ABBS WOOL FESTIVAL IN NOVEMBER
The Border Tart
I'm Lindsay Roberts. Colour, texture and pattern are a source of endless fascination and exploring them in textile and paper form is what I enjoy most.
I studied Textile Design in the Scottish Borders, then learned to spin and incorporated my yarns in woven home furnishings for some years.
Some years ago I enjoyed a funded residency in India, returning home to explore indigo dyeing and block printing and simple kantha stitching.
This led me to investigate Islamic geometric design which I can't get enough of.
I have a return trip booked to Gujarat in 2020...
I dye yarn and fibre with indigo. You can read more about indigo here.
I produce a range of natural fibre yarns to knit, crochet or weave with. They incorporate British wools, merino, linen, silk, alpaca and yak. I love to search out interesting buttons and fabrics to offer you too.
With my talented knit and crochet designer friend Sarah Hazell, I run stitching retreats.
finding time retreats enable you to immerse yourself in gentle creativity for a few days. 2018 retreats had Scandi and India themes. The April 2019 one focuses on Japanese stitching. Learn more here.