Kay Ribbens

Textiles • Blue Route

I am a textile artist designing original, innovative, unusual, unique hats and headwear. The hand woven designs extend from the extraordinary and eccentric to a modern take on the traditional beret. My work is a continuous experiment.

Images of studio
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My Practice

I have always been interested in the concept of good design and attempt to create a continuous collection of unusual and distinctive textile hats and headwear of universal appeal. My aim is to design a unique, affordable piece that can enhance an individuals everyday life giving them confidence and pleasure.

Everything l make is based on craftmanship and what l make is achieved through years of experience and experimentation. i wish to avoid anonymous mass production.

Tools & Materials

My studio is large and bright. It is a very busy place, well lived in with a great deal of colour and activity, i use ethically sourced materials whenever possible. Mainly silk/ lambswool mix, also acrylic chenille and hand dyed cotton yarns. I weave with small crochet hooks.

Examples of work
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Spring Fling Activity

Outside Spring Fling my studio can be visited by appointment. Visit www.kayribbens.co.uk

Studio 13


Mochrum Park House, Kirkcowan, Newton Stewart, DG8 0BY



Very accessible. Ground floor, one low step into house.

  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • Disabled Parking


  • Toilet
  • Family Friendly
  • Parking (6 spaces)
  • Credit/debit cards accepted
  • Open through the year by appointment

Visiting my studio

I will cover all COVID-19 rules, masks, sanitiser, social distancing, my studio is large and airy with high ceiling.

Evening Openings


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