Bonny Claith is Scots for beautiful cloth. Each year I create a new micro-collection of handwoven scarves, cowls and accessories, using ecological methods of hand-dyeing wool and silk yarn. Every piece tells a multi-layered story of natural materials and traditional skills and, like a live jazz performance, every piece is a unique expression of my distinctive and colourful style.
Dundee City Council, Scotland
Model wears a wrap woven in a natural grey yarn with hand-painted warp patterning.
Warp painted with natural dyes before dressing the loom
A scarf design which uses a combination of dyed and painted yarn
This orange-red wool-silk wrap was inspired by the Aural Textiles project and the sound of walking through autumn leaves
A wool-silk wrap inspired by the song 'La Vie en Rose'