Why did you start working in the textiles industry?
After I left Secondary school, I managed to secure a place studying for a degree in Textile Design at Glasgow School of Art. During my studies I worked across the textiles disciplines of print, weave, knit and embroidery, before choosing knit as my specialism.
In 2014, after much planning, I launched my own knitwear design business with a collection of knitted accessories. I wanted to make use of Scotland’s strong history, skills base and international reputation for quality knitwear, and I’m currently working with a team of professional knitters in the Scottish Borders.