Dierdre Mackenzie...curious as ever!
Dierdre Mackenzie having a look in!

There’s something about living here on the island with it’s busy wildlife, abundant flora and intense air of peace and beauty that has compelled me to divert (for a while) from cushions to curious animal things!

I’d been feeling the urge to introduce silliness in to my work and inspired by some scrummy tweeds and tartans which I came across at an interiors show recently. After a few days of experiments and quite a lot of duds…some strange beings started to emerge!


Hamish Macpherson
Hamish Macpherson

Welcome to the Loopy Leasachs (Leasach being a person from Lismore)

So far there are Hebridean hares, hens and sheep and all with there own names, characters and compromised IQs. They are not as yet featured on www.mogwaiidesign.com but you can see and buy in my etsy shop www.mogwaii.etsy.com here are a few for you to have a look at:

Hyacinth MacKenzie
Clarris and Morag MacLeod
Hamish MacPherson
Hamish MacPherson

Be sure and visit my etsy shop for a good browse or send me some comments.

Best wishes
Posted by:mogwaii

Born: 13th March 1969 in Edinburgh Star sign: Pisces Where do I live? An beautiful island called Lismore Who with? I live with my gorgeous man - Yorick, and my beautiful boys Ruben (currently 14) and Tom (10) and we also have cat poppy, cat Bashy and cat Spyro. What do I do there? Water veggies in the polytunnel, loads of mopping up, picking up clothes, cooking and washing dishes. The rest of the time I'm in a blissfull state in my studio making things out of wool and designing the next must have (in my head!) and a lot of cycling to and fro My favourite Books: Right now...empowerment books like "The power of now" and "The Secret", but also John Fowles "The Magus" and "The kite runner" and I love the "Tao of Poo" My Favourite films: Babettes feast, Wings of desire and The colour of Pomegranites. My favourite music: Bach cello suites for designing, Dolly parton for making (especially her album Little Sparrow), Teddy Thompson and loads of other stuff! What did I do before moving to Lismore? * Went to school in Edinburgh (South Morningside primary then St. Mary's music school and then George Watson's) * Went to Brazil for a year, fell in love, learnt Portuguese and spun a lot of wool * Studied foundation in visual arts in Manchester poly and then went on to study BA Hons in textiles at Goldsmith's college * Made felt hats, sold them at Camden market and then eventualy Liberties and had Ruben in the midst of it all - moved to Pathhead * Tom came along and I stopped making hats. sung lots of Jazz, taught Brazilian and samba singing, recorded an album and started singing with La Boum * Tom went to school and I set up Mogwaii * Moved here in 2006 There you go!! xx Sarah (from left) Ruben, me and Tom (from left) Ruben, me and Tom

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