Morag Macpherson

Textiles • Purple Route

My textile practice is an ongoing experiment. My love of patchwork only deepens now that im adding naturally produced textiles into the mix. I will be telling my Patchworked Stories with sound, words and film to express further on my co-creation with the natural world.

Images of studio
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My Practice

I have recently moved from digitally printed textiles into experimenting with eco-printing and hand-dyeing textiles. Currently im creating hybrids of both techniques as ‘Patchworked Stories’ . These ‘stories’ are finished into wearable art garments which sometimes tell tales of life in Dumfries and Galloway, past and present.

Tools & Materials

I am enjoying complex processes used for hand dyeing fabric and eco-printing. Im currently turning my garden into an outdoor studio. I spend time mordanting, cleaning, preparing fabrics then boiling on the dyepot over an open fire using natural dye sources.

Examples of work
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Spring Fling Activity

I am exhibiting my work for the first time from my own home. I will have various experiments and finished pieces for sale in the garden with rest areas and home baking.

Indoors, each room will be themed and transformed into a haven of textiles using film and sound to enhance the experience of collaborating with nature.

Spring Fling Friends Offer

10% discount for friends of Spring Fling

Studio 31


Shepherdess Cottage, Banks, Kirkcudbrught, DG6 4XF



I live in a cottage situated in a field behind Banks Farm – 5 minutes outside of Kirkcudbright. I’m hidden around back of farm. I have rails to assist mobility in garden / cottage is all on flat one level.

  • Stairs


  • Toilet
  • Family Friendly
  • Parking (5 spaces)
  • Credit/debit cards accepted
  • Open through the year by appointment

Visiting my studio

A maximum number of eight people indoors allowed at any one time. Outdoors in the garden is free to roam and visitors are welcome to walk in the hills behind the cottage to take in the view and see important neolithic cup and ring markings. (Please be respectful of sheep, cows, horse and wildlife).

Evening Openings

Thu / Fri / Sat

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