Orkney Star Island Soap & Textiles
Soap, Textiles, Felt, Spinning, Weaving, Dyeing
From my island home of Stronsay I create traditionally made, cold-processed soaps, using natural, local ingredients where possible. My soaps are made to my own specific recipes. They help care for your skin, are long-lasting and I like to think each bar contains a bit of island magic. Making new and unique designs and scents is one of the things I love about soap-making. My soaps are all passed by chartered chemist Scott Grainger, as required by EU law. I am a member of the Guild of Craft Soap & Toiletry Makers.
I also love spinning and work primarily with the rare breed seaweed-eating North Ronaldsay sheep fleeces. From the spinning comes yarn and from that hand-dyeing, weaving, felting, knitting. I make wall hangings, bags, scarves, rugs – some practical, some whimsical. Each piece is unique and created much like a work of art.