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About Laura Derby

Laura creates unique, hand crafted textile rugs, wall hangings, mindfulness mats and upholstered stools made by skilled local woodworkers. The hand tufting technique allows Laura to paint and sculpt with yarn and artfully weave elements of the natural world and heritage motifs. She has proudly achieved The Galloway and Southern Ayrshire UNESCO Biosphere Certification Mark in recognition of the provenance of her work and use of 100% British Wool, alongside upcycled British carpet industry yarn. Most stools she upholsters are from local storm fallen trees. Laura wishes to craft positive heritage into an ethical product through making heirloom quality functional art work, which will stand the test of time through use and concept; strengthening links between art, nature and humanity towards greater psychological and cultural health is important to Laura.

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Laura has a BA Hons Degree in Industrial Design Textiles, specialising in woven textiles, from the Scottish College of Textiles, now Herriot Watt University. She spent a year in New Zealand with Dilana Rugs learning rug tufting techniques. Laura also holds SVQ4's in Management with most recent useful education an SVQ in 'Developing a Craft Business' through the University of the Highland and Islands.
Open to the Public?
Yes, by appointment only
Provides Course / Training
Available for Craft Fairs
Available - please ask about pricing


Studio 2 WASPS Artists Studios Cannonwalls & Claverhouse 117 High Street
United Kingdom