alison halley

Ali has been using needle and thread for as long as she can remember. After years spent bringing interior designers' ideas to life, she relocated to the Scottish Borders where she completed City & Guilds level 3 in Creative Techniques.

With a love of paper and paint as well as fabric and stitch, Ali loves the idea of gathering these elements together often using a variety of traditional techniques. The result may be a wall hanging, stitched and covered book, or an embroidered panel.

Using natural materials, Ali likes to dye and paint her own materials and offers workshops on tray dyeing techniques, paper making.

Her inspiration come from the perfection of colour and design found in nature, coupled with the architecture, landscapes and cultures encountered on her travels.