Craft Scotland Summer Show

We're delighted to have been selected to take part in the Craft Scotland Summer Show this August in Edinburgh. 

Running from the 4th -27th August, on the 2nd floor of White Stuff , on George Street, there will be a variety of craft disciplines on show, workshops and the opportunity to meet the makers. 

You can find out more about it and the other makers taking part on the Craft Scotland website, and stay up to date with announcements by following #EdSummerShow on Twitter and Instagram

Island Scarf collection

Starting a New Year

I'm sure I'm not alone in aiming to do all sorts of things at the start of the year, and not quite getting there. One of my resolutions is to blog more. I'm a bit late in starting, but it is still January... 

Collingwood-Norris is based in the Scottish Borders, so I thought I would start by showing you some more of this beautiful area. Every day we go walking, so this scenery plays a big part in inspiring, reviving and energising us! 

Resolutions for this year include sharing more information about our materials, processes, and inspirations. As the ethics and environmental impact of the fashion industry is something that we care passionately about, the aim is to also talk about other companies we admire, and share any interesting information we find. 

Of course, we're also aiming to bring out new products, and have started with our new wraps. Large, lightweight and super soft- perfect for snuggling up in on cold days, they can be used as an over sized scarf, as a wrap, or a small blanket!  Other new designs will be coming soon...  

 
Iona wrap made with finest soft wool, and made in the Scottish Borders

Iona Wrap, made with finest soft lambswool. 

 

 

 

Reflective Pom Poms

Smart Textiles are an exciting area. As the nights are getting darker, I've been thinking about night time walks with the dog, and how best to stay visible. Reflective clothing seemed like the best way, and after trying out a few different yarns, our reflective pom pom is now ready! 

Reflective pom pom hat, made with finest wool

All our pom pom hats now come with the option of a reflective pom pom- perfect for walks in the dark, or night time runs! 

Eildon Hand Knits

Inspiration often comes from the landscapes around me. For my new hand knitted accessories, it's the Eildon Hills that have provided it. 

The Eildon Hills are my local landmark in the Scottish Borders- I see them every day from my walks with my dog Stitch, and walk up them on others for the fantastic views. They're visible for miles around, so often on my journey home from trips I can see them all the way, welcoming me back. So I feel very attached to these hills- the way they change through the seasons, and their distinctive peaks and the little discoveries I make there. 

Eildon Hills

Theses landmark peaks and the small lake half way them up are the inspiration behind my latest hat design. The points in the pattern are as distinctive as the hills. I've used thick, soft wool, so that these accessories will be perfect for hills walks and exploring in winter. 

Making the Eildon Hand Knit Hat
Eildon hand knitted hats in luxurious soft wool

Hats!

I'm delighted to announce that the online shop went live today! It feels like I've been working on it for ages, as well as working on developing the new products for it. 

Not everything is up yet, some things still need a bit more work, but finally the hats have their official launch! 

Fine lambswool hats, made to order in our small studio. Perfect for all those outdoor adventures you're bound to have as the weather gets colder! 

Fine lambswool hats, made to order in our small studio. Perfect for all those outdoor adventures you're bound to have as the weather gets colder! 

Finishing Details

There has been a bit of sampling for a new menswear design that I've been developing in fine soft wool going on in the studio recently. Finishing pieces off is always exciting and satisfying, and beautifully made tools help make it all go faster. 

Mens Luxury Wool Jumper Made in Scotland

It isn't quite ready yet, but will be launching soon. These knitted jumpers will be made to order in a range of colour ways, and we're considering adding some individual sizing options in too.