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Laura Derby / Rugaura

I create heirloom-quality decorative textiles using wool, transforming them into functional rugs and stools. Native to Galloway and with a background in textiles and hand tufting I blend elements of nature with indigenous motifs creating a vibrant, colourful style spanning applied and visual art.

Images of Studio

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About My Practice

Using photography to paint to Procreate, I develop my ideas into colourful, functional wool pile textiles and upholster stools in collaboration with skilled local woodworkers. Concerned with our environment, I work with others towards a better future and weave links between art, nature and humanity into my work. I love that my works are multipurpose, useable furnishings for people’s homes.

Tools & Materials

Seeing my purpose-built frames, tufting guns, shearing tools, finishing materials enables visitors a much clearer understanding of my process and all that's involved. Also interesting for people is my creative process from idea to design development which I am happy to share when time allows.

Examples of work

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Spring Fling Activity

Evenings are quieter and roomier for a more relaxed visit for those wanting to bring kids for a tailored explanation of what I do, for those with mobility needs wanting more space, and I've worked in mental health for a long time so please feel free to phone me to arrange dedicated time if you wish.

Offer for Spring Fling Friends

10% off for Friends of Spring Fling




Studio 2 WASPS Artists Studios, Cannonwalls and Claverhouse, 117 High Street, Kirkcudbright, DG6 4JG


Parking Spaces: 10


Evenings are quieter for a more relaxed visit. Wheelchair access at the front door. Disabled Toilet. Disabled parking at the rear of the building. 3 minute walk from Kirkcudbright Centre

Evening Openings

Friday / Saturday / Sunday

Price Range

– £3,000

Contact Info

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