Andrea Harkness was born in Cumbria and now lives and works in the small town of Innerleithen in the Scottish Borders. Andrea specialises
in designing and making handcrafted woven and mixed-media textile designs with unusual surface textures and patterns.
Andrea has an Honours Degree in Design Crafts and a Masters Degree in Woven Textile Design with Computer Application,
and has worked in the textile industry since leaving college in 2000.
Andrea uses a narrow width 'Harris'
weaving loom which is around 60cms wide. Designs can be produced for panels or cushions for example and can be upto 2-3metres
More information about the process of weaving can be found in the photographs from the
studio on Facebook (link below). For more current design news and other interesting things follow Andrea on Twitter. Please
e-mail for more specific information.