Jane Keith, a textiles designer based in Scotland since 1997. She specialises in custom printed cashmere and silk products inspired by colour and pattern. Each piece is handmade in her home-studio in Balmerino, Scotland. Each one is individually crafted and completely unique.
The materials used are ethically and sustainably sourced within Scotland and the UK, celebrating the finest quality and craftsmanship the country has to offer.
She see pattern everywhere I look – stripes, chevrons, dots, dashes, abstract composition, layer upon layer of repetition of marks and textured surfaces. The landscape that surrounds her is a constant source of inspiration and the deep undulating colours of the land and sea influence her design process. Her role as Co Programme Director for Textile Design at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design, Dundee, where she has lectured for over twenty years, is an exciting two-way exchange of values and design process with the next wave of designers.
Clients over the years have ranged from TV personalities, particularly popular with Newscasters, to large commercial names, and include: Liberty of London, V&A Museum, London, Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) NY, Scottish Executive, British Embassy, Designers Guild, Christopher Farr Handmade Rugs, The Scottish Gallery, Contemporary Applied Arts.