Come to the Doubtfire Gallery to see a special exhibition from 6 artists on the theme of the Circus. My pieces are also in the spirit of sustainability and have been sourced from Spitalfield market. 

See you there!


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I've just created some new Christmas Santa Sacks. They are hand stitched and in the spirit of sustainability have been designed from linens sourced from Spitalfield market, London.

They include messages - NOEL, LOVE and HOME IS WHERE THE HEART IS.

Pillowcase size, limited collection.

£150. Contact me to purchase, or consider a commisioned piece to create the perfect gift.


There will also be some available in The Cross London.

I've also created a small collection of 3 pieces of embriodery for The Doubtfire Gallery and their Christmas Show Theme 'CIRCUS'. More details on their website!

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Had a great day at the Lanark Small Holders Festival on Saturday 26th September.  I was there as a ambassador for Zero Waste Scotland and the Love Your Clothes campaign.
I had some interesting discussions/sold some more" Girls Get Stitching" books need to re think  the title to 'ALL' get stitching under took some small workshops with  a variety of people from aged 8 years to 80 years!
I was lucky enough to discuss my research and future research with Ingun Grimstad Klepp an ethnologist who works with SIFO in Norway and Tone Tobiasson - responsible for NICE Norway and Editor of the website.
All in one day!
Lanark Small Holders Festival
Lanark Small Holders Festival 1
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Shirley-Daily Record

Recently featured in the Daily Record article highlighting the Fashion Revolution Day.

We have to raise awareness of what people are wearing, where it is from and how long it will last. The idea is that you don’t throw things away, you keep them.

You can read the whole article here.


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8 hours to save the planet - saw survival meet the circular economy as students worked to turn left over textiles from the Glasgow Commonwealth games into a range of survival shelters, grab bags & tools. This video provides a snap shot of the activity:

Documentation of a survival-themed sustainable textiles project led by Shirley McLauchlan at Innovative Learning Week, Edinburgh College of Art, University of Edinburgh in February 2015. Film created by Lucas Nightingale, Technical Assistant - Landscape Architecture, University of Edinburgh

Film credit: Lucas Nightingale

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