Heather Lindsay

My formal training was at Edinburgh’s Telford College and Edinburgh College of Art where I gained an HND in Stitched Textiles and an Honours Degree in Printed Textiles. My love of print started during my HND in 1995-1997…I took photography as an elective subject and searched for various ways to incorporate my images into textiles. I utilised alternative print techniques such as cyanotype, image transfer and liquid emulsion on fabrics. It was a logical progression at Art College to study printed textiles where I used mainly silk screen techniques and cyanotype. After my degree, I was offered a residency post in Edinburgh College of Art for one year. I also worked freelance with textile agent, Whiston and Wright, based in London. Whiston and Wright sold my textiles at fairs in many cities over the world.

My journey creating freelance textiles came to an end when I found myself without studio space but I continued to enrich my creativity with photography and cyanotype. I brought up my children and started working as a midwife in Edinburgh. Obviously bringing up children and working full time left very little time to create. I moved to the Highlands in 2014 and was very inspired by my surroundings. I had a craving to get into print again and found the Highland Print Studio where I am now learning other printing techniques. It’s a very welcoming and friendly environment to work in, I love it. I have so far enjoyed Polymer Photogravure and continue with silk screen printing. I am looking forward to learning more techniques this year.