Edinburgh International Fashion Festival

Ive had a wonderful start to the week attending the Edinburgh International Fashion Festival in the Assembly Rooms, Edinburgh. I was part of the the Duncan of Jordanstone group who were invited by Anna and Jonathan Freemantle to show how design starts it process. Myself and 3 recent graduates Catherine Anna and David took along sketchbooks and mood boards to show how our work started its journey along with some finished pieces.

Judy at the EIFF


“Heading into its third year, the Fashion Festival is making an impressive mark on the international fashion scene, engaging with the industry and the city in a fresh, innovative way.

 Expect runway shows, exhibitions, gala parties, interactive workshops and talks in some of the most unique and beautiful venues in Edinburgh including the National Museum of Scotland, Gayfield Creative Spaces, the Queen’s Gallery and the Assembly Rooms. International luminaries will sit alongside local heroes as the Fashion Festival engages the industry and general public in original, thought-provoking ways.”


We were there with the best in Scottish Design; Naromode, Dunmore of Scotland, Jacob Birge, Saunt & Sinner, Obscure Couture, Common People Clothing, Hancock, Pringle of Scotland, Helen Ruth Scarves, Joyce Paton, Godiva Boutique, Hilary Grant, Catherine Aitken, Di Gilpin, Rosie Sudgen, Euan McWhirter, Judy Clark, Bebaroque, Jane Gowans, Cameron Taylor, Cahoon, Noble headwear, Karon Mabon, Prints of Paradise, Walker Slater, 21st Century Kilts, Brora and Strathberry of Scotland.

I managed to attend  talks given by Mark Hogarth, Creative Director of Harris Tweed and James J W Macleod, co-founder of Vincent Maxwell who spoke about bespoke  and artisan crafting, he really struck a cord with me as I dye, print and make all my own products.

On Tuesday I met royalty, HRH The Duchess of Cornwall came to visit, She spoke to everyone in the Makers Market and a little later the DJCAD team spoke with her privately about craft and design within our college, it was a real honour to meet her .

when I met HRH Duchess of Cornwall

photo by Jill Skulina

DJCAD group

 photo by Beth Lamont

I had an amazing time there, met some wonderful people and was made so welcome by the Anna Aisha Jonathan and all EIFF team and still cant quite believe I was part of it all.


Selvedge Magazine show case my work in their Archway shop

selvedge window

Saturday saw Jim and I head for London with  luggage filled with all my creations tool kit and every kind of fixer and pin you could imagine.  Staying with my daughters was lovely and helped me find a little peace after the busy month of January.  On Monday we headed over to Selvedge on Archway Road and my what a place filled with beautiful creations, magazines to drool over, threads ribbons and all sorts of beautiful designer made fabulousness so what an honour to have my work featured in their window.

And so began the creation of a window display a completely new experience for me on this scale.  Well its one thing designing on paper for a space but in reality there are  the little anomalies to work out but we did it and what we thought would take 2 hours ended up taking  5  1/2!!!!  So here are some of the snap shots along the way.

the shop



There would be no show without this man, he has supported me through all my years of studying and since graduation has been the finance behind my new collection. We work well together and after he has finished work can be found up at my studio helping wash screens, mix manutex and telling me where I should be placing the next motif !!! He should have been a designer ~ thankfully too he is much taller than me or there wouldn’t have been anything hanging in the space.


ME ~ hello if you’ve not met me before

filling the window space

filling the window space – starting to get tricky

me again

there were quite a few cushion covers to fill

staring to fill up

its full in here

jim 2

my assistant



final 1

the finished window

final 2


its lovely and bright – thats for sure and certainly brightens up a February day

My work will be on show until the end of February.

judy 2

if you’re interested in purchasing cushions or lampshades do get

in touch they are all made by me and Ill be listing some in my online

shop very soon, fabric by the metre is also a possibility

thanks for visiting and thank you Selvedge – byeeee

Find out more about Selvedge Magazine  ~

‘The Magazine

Selvedge is a design-led, 100 page, bi-monthly magazine that covers every facet of textiles – interiors, fashion, art, craft, travel and shopping – in an intelligent and inspiring way.

Founded in 2003 the magazine revolutionised the way textiles are presented and quickly became the world’s leading textile publication. Six times a year we cover textiles made with time, thought and skill in a magazine produced in exactly the same way – with quality writing, stunning photography and original illustration. Focusing on textiles doesn’t mean we turn our back on the rest of the world… the exact opposite is true. We see the world though a textile lens but cast our eye far and wide looking for links between our subject and achievements in other fields from architecture to archeology.

More flexible than other textile magazines – Selvedge fits seamlessly into a creative lifestyle.’

open studios wasps meadowmill 2013

open studios wasps meadowmill 2013

  driven by my love of colour I find inspiration in Scotland’s harbours and  shores filled with shape pattern and form all waiting to be developed into design. As a child of the sixties I loved fabric even then and … Continue reading

Judy Scott at Perthshire Open Studios

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just a little of what I’ve been creating over the summer …… all available for purchase from tomorrow Saturday 3rd for a week, at venue 37 Kalamkari – Perthshire Open Studios, Kirkside, Abernyte by Dundee – directions: from A90 Inchure exit (coming from west or east) follow the B953 to Abernyte.  At the school, turn right up the hill to the church.  We are second on the right after the church on the road to Knap/Tullybaccart.    Not far past the Antiques Centre.  Look out for our signs!