Lucy MacDonald

connection to place

TEXTILES | ABERDEENSHIRE

After studying textile design at university in both Scotland and Finland, designer and weaver Lucy MacDonald launched Arra Textiles in 2016, at New Designers One Year On. The brand has become known for colour, complex woven design and a connection to place.

With inspiration drawn from ever-changing seascapes and land-scapes, each piece Lucy creates begins in her rural studio on Royal Deeside, developed from her initial design concepts through to hand-finished fabrics. Lucy works with all natural fibres, as sustainability and traceability are both important to her, and in fact have become strong themes found throughout her work.

Arra Textiles creates colourful, exciting designs which encourage the audience to question the making process, and prompts them to want to explore the craft techniques involved — by investigating the relationship between the physical craft making process and finished piece.