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About Lorna

LornaI have been a self employed textile designer since I graduated from the Scottish College of Textiles with a BA honours in Printed Textile Design in 1992.  I worked in printed surface design for the fashion industry and had a successful career specialising in swimwear where my bold Hawaiian style floral prints were especially popular in the USA and Japan.  I sold to a range of clients including Pringle of Scotland, Jones of New York and Louis Vuitton.

In 2006 I turned my hand to making and chookiebirdie opened, I now spend my days stitching nice things for lovely people!

In recent months I have gone back to my days of drawing and painting and I am enjoying playing with new designs for print production. The first of these was my Starbird Tea towel available for 2014 in a beautiful vibrant orange or a very on trend Cumin!

I’m always looking for new inspiration and thinking of new designs to bring you new chookiebirdie delights!


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