Eagle Collar, Levenish Hat and Sulaire Spencer patterncard kits and Dun Cuffs from Creative Course 2 by Alice Starmore in Hebridean 2 Ply


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 were able to shoot at the unique Gearrannan Blackhouse Village, we worked with the sculputor and artist Deniz Uster, using custom made pieces in our Queen of the Waves shoots, we featured the handmade jewellery of Islewear 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, in Perthshire we explored the grounds of Fingask Castle, on the banks of Loch Awe we spent a morning in the gardens of St Conan's Kirk, 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, and 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.