Bernat Klein at High Sunderland with sketchbook
Bernat Klein tapestry exhibition at Dovecot Studios, Edinburgh

It's wonderful to hear that Dovecot Studios have been planning a major exhibition of Bernat Klein's tapestries to be on show for the 2015 Edinburgh Art Festival. I can't wait to see these. Bernat Klein invigorated the Borders woollen mill industry from the 1950s onwards and I...

Borders Book Festival Harmony House Melrose
playing double bass in Melrose

I had a great time on my first ever visit to the Borders Book Festival in Melrose, as a performer in the RTO. Harmony House gardens were looking beautiful....

  • Peter Womersley original drawings for Dingleton Boilerhouse
  • Peter Womersley original drawings for Dingleton Boilerhouse
  • Peter Womersely original drawings for Dingleton Boilerhouse
  • Dingleton Boilerhouse drawings
Original Boilerhouse plans

I've just come across the original plans for Peter Womersley's Boilerhouse at Dingleton, Melrose. Copies were obtained by Gordon Duffy of Studio DuB architects at the point where he started work on the Listed Builidng consent and Planning Consent. These would have been hand-drawn in...

Klein Studio balsa model in collection kept at private house, High Sunderland
High Sunderland, home of the late Bernat Klein

After a good 10 years spent researching the work of Peter Womersley across the UK and in Hong Kong I am thrilled to say that I finally been lucky enough to visit High Sunderland, near Selkirk. One of the many joys of the visit was to spot...

Peter Womersley commissions for Bernat Klein featuring at the Palace of Art, Bellahouston Park, Glasgow, Inventors of Tradition II curated by Panel
Inventors of Tradition II at Glasgow’s Palace of Art

I was thrilled to be asked to write an article on Peter Womersley's house for the late textile designer, Bernat Klein, at High Sunderland. This piece was commissioned by Panel for their Inventors of Tradition II exhibition at the Palace of Art, Bellahouston Park where...

Womersley’s Klein Studio voted into the top five Scottish Buildings

The architecture magazine Prospect held a readers' vote to find the best 100 modern buildings in Scotland, and Peter Womersley's textile design studio for Bernat Klein made it in at number 5, following the likes of St Peter's Seminary by Gillespie Kidd and Coia, and The...

Kippilaw House, Melrose
Wedding at Kippilaw House

I'm just remembering what a joyful time we had at our friends' wedding at Kippilaw House, just outside Melrose. It was a spectacular winter's day which started with their wedding, in the open air, in amongst the stones of Melrose Abbey, and the party continued at the...