JuliaComplin

Handwoven textiles from Scotland.

St Andrews, Scotland · 57 Sales

Announcement   From land to loom to luxurious handwoven textiles.
My shop is low on stock at the moment, due to a busy 2017.
If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to ask. I am moving my textile designs in a new direction for 2018, so please keep checking this shop and my website for the latest updates on my work.

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Last updated on 02 Jan, 2018

From land to loom to luxurious handwoven textiles.
My shop is low on stock at the moment, due to a busy 2017.
If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to ask. I am moving my textile designs in a new direction for 2018, so please keep checking this shop and my website for the latest updates on my work.

Julia Complin

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A Weaver's Story

I live and work in a weaver’s cottage in Fife, Scotland. The cottage and adjacent loom shed were once known as the ‘butt & ben’ and are dated 1785.

The history of these weavers, their lives and their designs all influence my work. Fife was once covered in the blue flower of the flax plant, which was harvested, hand spun and hand woven by local families. Today I weave linen, but also wool and alpaca sourced from the UK. My designs are rooted in Scotland’s textile heritage but have a modern twist with larger non symmetrical coloured blocks or stripes interwoven with smaller detailed patterns . The colours I use are all inspired by the Scottish landscape, both here in Fife and elsewhere in the Highlands. What is colour? Through my eyes I see the lush rich tones of the Scottish hillsides, the ancient forests and the remote coastlines. You can follow the blog on my website, www.juliacomplin.com to find out more.

Each textile is handwoven on a traditional floor loom and some designs incorporate handspun or hand dyed yarn. Woollen yarns are sourced from mills in Scotland and Yorkshire. The alpaca comes from animals farmed in Devon, England. Weaving wool and alpaca together produces beautiful light-weight, soft and durable fabrics. I also use supreme quality linen yarns from flax grown and spun in Sweden and cotton yarns sourced from the USA.

All my fabrics are finished by hand and they take a long time to make. One scarf can take almost a week to complete from designing the first patterns to finishing and knotting the fringes. It's a slow process, striving to create new work though quality craftsmanship.

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  • Julia Complin

    Owner, Maker, Designer

    I have a love of walking in the Scottish countryside and enjoy exploring the colours of the remote hillsides, wide open skies and exposed coastline. Weaving these colours into the structure of a fabric means that I can bring the outdoors in.

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Last updated on 12 Apr, 2016
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Julia Complin
6 South Croftdyke
CERES, CUPAR, Fife KY15 5QN
United Kingdom