Announcement Beautiful and contemporary silk scarves made in Scotland to the highest quality
Beautiful and contemporary silk scarves made in Scotland to the highest quality
Anonymous on Jun 26, 2013
Soft, smooth and beautiful colors! love the reversible option!
Anonymous on Mar 18, 2013
Love it! A couple of hearts were added to the hand-painted name on the bag which turned the bag into the perfect gift! Thank you Ruth, you are awesome! Oh and the shipping was free, hooray! :*
I love creating unique designs, using material from my own hand drawings, paintings, photos and print making. Using digital design software, I then manipulate my hand work and turn this into contemporary art work. Most of my inspiration starts with using contrasting themes, such as Victorian decor and tropical birds, as seen in my Goldfinch scarf. I pick two words as my starting point, and then base my inspiration around this.
My design style celebrates artistry, craft, history, nature and culture, transformed into contemporary patterns. Creating something surprising, interesting and often contradictory keeps me motivated.
Printing Pretty was established in 2012 by Ruth Egginton.
My journey into textile design started back in 2003, where I studied at Walsall College, completing a foundation degree in Art and Design, it was here I realised my fascination with surfaces and textiles. 2005 - 2008 I studied Textile Design BA Hons at Winchester School of Art.
Over the past 10 years, I have exhibited at Art Galleries, traded at craft fairs, high street shops and online. The last couple of years I have exhibited at Premiere Vision, Paris. Currently I live in Dunfermline, Fife, Scotland with my fiance and rescue cat Bonnie.
My first collection of silk scarves was launched in 2016. It has always been my ambition to create luxury, high quality, British textiles in a contemporary style. Only recently has it become a reality due to the rise of the British textile industry and micro manufacturing.
The silk is Printed @BeFab Printing in Edinburgh, and the stitching is finished @Kalopsia. The product shots were photographed by Susan Castillo, based in Glasgow. It's really important to me that my products are created by British crafters, supporting the creative sector in the UK.
Owner, Maker, Designer, Curator, Textile Designer, Textile Maker
Hi, I'm Ruth Egginton, living and working in the highlands of Scotland, a beautiful scenic area full of inspiration.
My shop consists of handmade textiles and paper goods! Everything I have here is handmade, one at a time in my spare bedroom, on my own time in between working as an IT anaylst.
I use ecofriendly materials, and strive to upcycle wherever I can. If I can't find a use for something, e.g scrap fabric I will often give it away free with a purchase. At the moment I have a promotion for freebies... if you 'like' my Facebook page here http://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/Printing-Pretty/168436196590150 you have a chance of receiving a free swatch of fabric once my fan page reaches 100!
For larger custom orders please convo me first, as I will often offer a discount to shoppers purchasing two or more items.
Shipping worldwide available.
Accepted payment methods
Accept paypal only, worldwide currencies are accepted.
VAT included in sale price.
Insurance as standard. Once your order has been placed, you will then get one email confirming shipment with a delivery reference. Items are shipped within 48 hours of purchase (usually within 24 hours). I do not ship on a Sunday.
If you are paying by e-cheque, your item will be dispatched onced the cheque has cleared.
UK delivery takes 3-5 working days. International shipping takes 1-2 weeks, due to customs clearance.
Refunds and Exchanges
Any purchases you are not 100% happy with I'm happy to give a refund or exchange, on the understanding that I must receive notification you are not happy within 7 days after your purchase arrives.
Additional policies and FAQs
My email is checked daily so you can be sure of a quick response.
Custom orders and large orders available on request