The Queen of the Waves Hand Knitwear Design Collection by Alice Starmore


We love to take our yarns and designs out into the landscape of Scotland and make every shoot an exploration of a particular place. Along the way we also find talented people making and doing interesting things. The collaborations section of our website is where we can document some of the places and people that have caught our eye during our travels.

During our shoots on the Isle of Lewis we worked with the sculputor and artist Deniz Uster, Jordane Symington, using her handmade jewellery as part of a shoot on a Hebridean beach, and we took beautiful baskets made by Dawn Susan out into the moor to showcase our yarns. On the mainland we stayed at the lovely Acheninver Hostel to capture the incredible backdrop of the North of Scotland, and in the Lowlands we caught up with talented musician Laura Durrant who modelled some of our designs. A great deal of our fashion photography features the hair and make-up skills of Suzanne Christie, who took part in a special fairytale shoot for her portfolio piece. We are also pleased to be able to showcase the work of artist and writer Muriel Macleod, whose longstanding friendship with Alice goes back to their school days. Margaret Finlayson knitted some of the sample garments you see on the website, so we did a special shoot using her granddaughter as a model to showcase them. Adabrock Tweed created beautiful Harris Tweed fabric which we used to make garments for some of our shoots. There is more tweed in our collaboration with Sacha Ross, where we used some of her stunning tweed capes as styling. Our latest collaboration features Constance Caddell, who is a highly accomplished knitter and seamstress and has made several of our designs. Follow the links below to find out more.