Working from her studio in Ayrshire, Scotland, Astrid Weigel makes all her pieces by hand, ensuring care and attention goes into each and every one.
Tell us a little bit about what you do.
I make home accessories and wall art using my own hand-printed fabrics. I like to keep things simple by printing in a monochromatic palette before adding colour and texture with appliqué and stitching.
What’s your business ethos?
I’m a one woman operation so I realise how important it is to support other small British companies. For my next set of cushions, I’ve sourced some lovely linen woven right here in Scotland by one of the country’s last remaining mills. I hate any kind of waste, so every last scrap of fabric is used for something.
What inspires you?
Nature is the one recurring theme in my work – I enjoy country walks, pottering in my garden, watching birds out the window. I’m so fortunate to have beautiful views from our home. It’s lovely to observe the arrival of each new season with the small gradual changes that it brings.
Describe your favourite country moment.
I hear owl hoots all the time but had never spotted the culprit… until the other night! I opened my bedroom window and there he was, sitting on the garage roof. We eyed each other up for a few seconds before he flew away. I went to bed a happy lady!
What’s your creative style in three words?
Illustrative, bold and modern-rustic.