After leading a very busy stressful working lives, my husband and I decided enough was enough and it was time to leave the rat race behind and have a life rather than existing. We had known from the visit to Skye that this was where we wanted to be, so we bought a plot of land and a caravan ready to start building our home.
Things don’t always go to plan though do they, and after being diagnosed with cancer things were put on hold.
Keith finally started the build in October 2010 and we moved into the house on 31st April 2011, and our life began. I got myself a sewing machine and started to play, learning along the way and that is how Wheatear Textiles began. I loved it.
The website went live in February 2014 and the studio opened on the 1st April 2015. Surrounded by breath taking views and mother natures colour the inspiration flows.
The name Wheatear came about when a pair decided to make their nest and raise their young in a pile of rocks just across from where my studio now stands and have arrived every year since.