Meet the maker Winnie Stewart

Stewart Craft Cards is a brand new creative business based in the beautiful Scottish Borders and is the alter ego of Graphic Designer and self confessed stationery addict Winnie Stewart (that’s me).

After years too numerous to mention working in the midst of Scotland’s textile heartland, I took the scary leap into self employment in August 2013 and now work full time from my studio at home. As well as working with a wide variety of lovely clients, I have had the opportunity to develop my long-held busman’s hobby and create my first greeting card collection.

Nothing is more immediately recognised as a symbol of Scotland than tartan and this led me to create a range of fun, colourful designs that pay tribute to the way in which Scotland’s wonderful textile heritage has become interwoven in our everyday lives.

Inspired by the nostalgia of a Scots childhood, and the unsung genius of functional everyday objects, the cards feature my own illustrations of tartan favourites and other unexpected items, all cheerfully brought to life with a lick of tartan paint!

I will be adding to my Folksy shop over the next few months and have plans to expand the range and introduce new products - so watch this space!