OLIVE PEARSON DESIGNS

Following a successful career as a cartographer, Olive fulfilled a lifelong ambition, gaining an honours degree in textile design from Glasgow School of Art in 2012. After a period of selling designs to international fashion houses, Olive became a designer-maker, creating designs and fabrics for her luxury fashion and interiors knitted accessories brand. 

A lover of geometry and pattern since a childhood fascination with spirograph, Olive’s practice is driven by the exploration of pattern through colour and colour through pattern. 

Her signature fair-isle style patterns combine traditional craft techniques with contemporary design, creating slow-fashion heirloom pieces. Passionate about sustainability, traceability and zero-waste each piece is fully-fashioned and hand-framed by Olive using a hand-powered vintage knitting machine. 

All yarns are ethically sourced natural fibres, primarily non-mulesed merino lamb’s wool and fine cashmere. 

Hand-crafting in her Glasgow studio enables Olive to provide a bespoke service for her unique geometric designs, inspired by everyday objects from manhole covers to wind turbines, zips and ripples in the sand. 

Current and archive designs can be made to order. Collaborations and commissions include Outlander, Arthur Smith, Iona Craft Shop, Sheila Fleet, Strom, the British Golf Museum and the National Library of Scotland.

 

WHEELCHAIR FRIENDLY |  VENUE 2 | 10:00 - 17:00

'Limited edition striped lightweight scarf in fine wool'

'DOTS'. Design set of short cowl, long cowl, long scarf and wristwarmers in fine merino lamb's wool.

'HARRIS'. Design wrap or blanket scarf in fine merino lamb's wool.

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