Mhairi Abbas

Mhairi Abbas is an award winning Scottish Textile Designer known for her luxury contemporary accessories. A passion for colour, design and hands on craftsmanship is the driving force of the work.

Born and raised in Shetland, these stunning islands have become a fantastic source of inspiration. Having spent much of her life exploring the wild landscapes of Shetland and experiencing the rich textile history, Mhairi’s work has become a way to express her heritage. The resulting work produced reflects an abstract of the islands land and seascapes.

The design studio is based in Dundee, Scotland where all our products are designed and made.

Mhairi Abbas is currently undertaking a residency at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design

Process

Translating colour from imagery to create beautiful hand dyed gradients. The yarn in my scarves is actually knitted twice! To get beautiful smooth gradients I knit up plain lengths of fabric then dye them before unravelling it all back into yarn, this means I can knit other colours in amongst the gradients.