Felting, weaving, embroidery…
Katharine Huggett Feltmaker and Fabric Manipulator who lives in Blackford Perthshire. She is married with two grown up kids who have now flown the nest leaving her to further explore the world of fibre
Katharine has spent all her life “playing with textiles” and has tried her hand at many crafts before discovering feltmaking on Orkney which has remained an influence in many of the pieces she has made since. In 2009 Katharine gave up working as a Gymnastics Teacher and Swimming Coach to enable her to spend more time working with textiles. She Teaches workshops in a variety of subjects and her work can be seen at various forth coming events near her home. She contributed a number of the banners in the “Standards of Scottish Heritage” Exhibition which is currently on tour round the UK and well as a number of private commissions.
Embroidery is another one of Katharine’s favoured mediums and in recent years it has increasingly become her focus with her one of a kind items. She produces both large and small items that are totally unique, never to be repeated. The range of materials used in her sometimes quirky items is diverse and sometimes unexpected from coir to cotton and Shetland Wool to Shells.
Very aware of the damage humans do to the planet , Katharine uses reclaimed materials within her work. She can often be seen rummaging through boxes in charity shops and at the Remake Scrap store in Crieff. Her recycling also extends to making her own looms from bed frames!