My Practice

I create hand tufted wool pile textiles as artful, practical furnishings for walls, floors and upholstery. I like the idea of my work inviting connection with true nature in a deeper way by inviting people to relax, reflect, rejuvenate through use of mindfulness/ meditation mats, stools and art rugs.

Tools & Materials

I’m happy to say I’ve recently moved into a WASPS studio in Kirkcudbright. I have floor to ceiling yarn shelves and a great big table on castors to use as a multipurpose station and mainly as a platform to stand on when tufting high on my vertical rug making frame.

Laura takes you on a tour of how her studio morphs depending on what stage of production she is on. Video by Laura.

Recent Developments

Becoming part of a Peer Crit Group and treating myself to mentoring with Bea Last, both set up through Upland, has been an amazingly beneficial focus through lockdown teaching me so much about my own process, relationship and struggles with creativity. Creative blending of colour is a great new focus.

SF2021 Activity

If my studio is able to open I will have a sale on rugs and stools and demonstrate the rug tufting process several times throughout the day.
My work is available to buy through my website and people are welcome to contact me with any queries whatsoever. I hope to be part of the Pop-Up and if people are allowed to visit my studio to see my work in person, all the better.

Images by Laura Derby

Connect with Laura

Our online studio pages give you a chance to learn about each artist, see their work, watch video tours and demos and connect with them online. You can also purchase work, either directly from the artist or on the Spring Fling shop.


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