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Catwalk Show

Roobedo will feature in the CATWALK FINALE SHOW as part of Dundee Fashion Week 13th May 2018, 17:00 Caird Hall, Dundee. I’m very excited to be showing a small selection of work in Dundee, the city where I grew up! Using Scottish tweeds, organic denims, corduroy and jersey the collection will include coats, jackets, trousers, dresses, […]

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Spring Sewing Class

NEW! Spring term 4 week sewing class in Pitlochry, Highland Perthshire with Ruth Morris of Roobedo. Thursday nights 7-9pm 17th May, 24th, 31st, 7th June 2018 From recycled fabrics learn sewing techniques and tips and go away a more confident sewer with a fantastic bag to boot! This class is run in association with the Pitlochry […]

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Roobedo Recycling workshop

Just ran another fab Roobedo workshop with @Climate_cafe Youth group in Dunkeld. This time I helped them create a collection of dresses from old sheets, curtains and scraps for their grand finale Disco-Catwalk show at Birnam Arts, through exploration of #zerowaste #julianroberts #subtractioncutting. A great night; recycling, re-purposing, re-using, skill building, sewing, teamwork and fun! For more information and […]

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Spinners are back!

These Hebridian inspired decorations spin a yarn! Individually cut leaves in Harris tweed stitched onto cotton tape, with a hanging loop at each end for easy use. These are made from re-purposed scraps with a motto printed on random leaves. Can be hung in a window or a doorway to brighten a corner, nurturing your […]

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Harris tweed

HARRIS TWEED – CLO MOR Since 1999, I have been working with this beautiful cloth. As a child holidaying on a working croft in the Outer Hebrides I watched the sheep shearing and visited the weavers in their cottages. Did you know that Harris tweed is still woven on a treadle loom at the weaver’s home?  No electricity […]

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Dressing Gowns

THE ROOBEDO DRESSING GOWN See more… It takes 4 metres to produce a Roobedo Dressing gown in Harris tweed.  I wash it several times to shrink and felt the weave still further.  This is a completely original & unique process I started in 2005 with the backing of the Edinburgh Visual Arts & Crafts Artists […]

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Wholesome Roobedo since 1999 – it all makes sense!

  Here I am in 1999, wearing my Roobedo denim skirt and wool jersey tee, and I still wear them today! Longevity was an important factor of my Roobedo ethos – a bit of a flaw when trying to sell things, but 20 years on, I have wonderful customers who do keep coming back, thankfully, […]

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Roobedo Sewing classes in her hometown Pitlochry

Sewing skills and projects with upcycling in mind 6 week course Wednesday nights starting 21st February (£40) Pitlochry High School, East moulin Road, Pitlochry. PH16 5ET   After a lovely block with 10 keen sewers last Nov/Dec, I am continuing with a short course of sewing and skill building, using recycled and old fabrics, including […]

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Happy New Year 2018

HAPPY NEW YEAR FROM ROOBEDO! Hello, After two weeks holiday the studio was very cold – so much so that I had ice on the inside of my window on Monday! This year, as I enter my 18th year of trading,  I am hoping to continue in my quest for ethical, environmentally friendly and sustainable fabrics […]

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Sewing with Roobedo this Winter!

Roobedo in association with @pitlochryAEA PITLOCHRY & DISTRICT adult education association Autumn Classes 2017 Sewing skills and projects with re-use and recycle in mind, with Roobedo 6 week course Wednesday nights from 8th November 2017 7.00pm – 9.00pm, Pitlochry High School Cost £40 This will be a relaxed sewing evening hopefully inspiring you to create something […]

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