Maggie Dobbie Designs

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“Contemporary embroidered and beaded jewellery.”

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About Maggie Dobbie Designs

Maggie Dobbie Designs

Contemporary colourful embroidered mesh jewellery.

I studied embroidery and weaving at Glasgow School of Art way back in the 70s and have continued to embroider ever since although not always in a traditional way!

By day I work in the museum world conserving historic textiles and costumes but in my free time I like to create new work and my collection of embroidered mesh necklaces and bangles is my latest venture.

I discovered the flexible mesh tubing by accident and found that it has many uses in industry but also as a millinery material and for making wigs for steampunk fans.

I was intrigued by its flexibility and just knew that I had to find a way to use it as it was so tactile and stretchy. Of course I had to get out my collection of coloured threads and start experimenting with how I could decorate this exciting new material.

Hours, days, weeks later I finally achieved my aim and created a collection of colourful embroidered bangles and necklaces.

Whenever I wear my jewellery someone usually asks me what it is made of and as soon as they have it in their hand they smile and play with it surprised at how soft, light and stretchy it is! This is what makes the necklaces and bangles so easy to wear, it stretches to easily slip over your head or onto your wrist and as it is so light you hardly notice you are wearing it at all.

My jewellery is contemporary in design and has been stocked at both the Glasgow School of Art shop and the City Art Centre shop in Edinburgh.

Thank you for visiting my shop, I hope you will find something you like.