Araminta Campbell was founded by Araminta in 2014. She remains the Creative Director and key designer and still loves to be involved in every stage of the making process, whether that is training a new handweaver in the studio or overseeing production in a mill.
“I have always loved beautiful things but not material items, it is often a moment in time, a view, the sunlight through leaves or the hidden textures in the Scottish landscape. I am driven by my wish to create something so beautiful that someone else would like to own and treasure it. I am an artist and I express myself through the creation of luxurious handmade textile artworks.”
The quality and story behind a hand crafted item is something that cannot be rivalled. In this world of mechanical development, I feel that the appreciation for handmade items is growing. My passion for hand weaving has developed through my work and experience. Being self taught in weaving, having graduated with a degree in embroidery, I am able to approach the structured nature of weave organically. I love the complex and mathematical design required and I try to push the boundaries of my knowledge by creating new designs and challenging the limits that can often be very restricting in weaving.
The luxury is in the detail, from the beautifully finished selvedge and delicate tassels of a hand woven item to the use of the softest leather. I know that each and every thing I produce meets the absolute quality my customers expect, I am able to achieve this by being involved in every aspect of my products from the design to attaching of the label.”
Edinburgh Weaving Workshop
Araminta Campbell is based in Edinburgh, were we have our hand weaving studio, showroom and offices in the historic area of Leith. We are based on the top floor of the Biscuit Factory, and old industrial building converted into studios, which provides us with plenty of space for our large George Wood dobby looms as well as lots of natural light.
We host both local and international visitors who come to see the handweaving process and to learn more about Scottish textile design. It is a wonderful opportunity to see the process behind each of our products, from the initial designs and inspiration to the sourcing of materials and the weaving. Do contact us to enquire about a visit.
The rest of the team: Naoimh, Kelsey, Pocket and Piccolo
The Araminta Campbell team also includes Kelsey (Sales and Marketing) Naoimh (weaver) and our two canine companions Pocket and Piccolo. We are a small but mighty crew, who also love sharing a cup of tea and cake together or a walk in the park with the dogs.