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Dundee Fashion Week ends in style

I had a great night in Dundee opening the finale catwalk show in the very first Dundee Fashion Week with 18 outfits, and the models walked to magical music by the celebrated musician Martyn Bennett.  My models hair was adorned with feathers and driftwood and the models wore shell necklaces – all foraged on my […]


Sewing workshops Spring/Summer Term 2018

Workshops, day and evening classes popping up all over the place with Roobedo! Join me for an uplifting, upcycling sewing class in one of the following fantastic venues. Sewing classes this Spring with Roobedo Saturday 26th May, Pitlochry ‘Print and sew all day’ 10am – 4pm with Pitlochry & District AEA, 23 Atholl Road in […]

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Make a shirt-dress with Roobedo

Monday evenings 7.30-9.30pm Birnam Arts Centre, Dunkeld 23rd April – 28th May £50 The Climate Cafe in Birnam has asked me to run another class! This time I have designed a 6 week course to take you through the steps to make your very own shirt dress. Learn how to adapt a shirt dress pattern […]

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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, […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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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