The Gathering at Glencoe

This month has been a real push and focus.  I have enjoyed transforming metres of fabric into new shapes, it's been a delight although very time consuming.  Every piece has been scaled up per size (UK 8-16), lining, velvet and tweed cut out, interfacing and canvas inside pieces cut, everything sewn, buttons, buttonholes, labels and voilĂ ! The time spent is worth it, I am truly lucky to be able to make beautiful things for people.

I was glad to nip over to Glencoe for the day and be part of a photoshoot for the new collection.  I packed up the car with all the garments to be modelled, as well as biscuits, flask of sweet tea and backup makeup.  A spooky thing happened when I was leaving in the car, the first song to play on my ipod shuffle was "The Massacre of Glencoe" by The Corries, someone knew I was going there that day....

Glencoe is about 30 miles from where I live, and everytime I go through the majestic glen it leaves me in awe.  I think about the history of the area and how special and different it can look each time I pass through.

The weather for the photoshoot was a bit dreary, showers were on and off but at least there was no midges!!!  But the misty rain just added to the atmosphere.  My model was such fun and a laugh, that the showers just meant another tea break!

I'm very happy with the photoshoot results.  What was important for me was to capture the wilds of the Scottish Highlands.  I wanted to delve into the past and create stories of what might have been on this land....