On a Whim Boutique
Lynsey Walters

Lynsey was born in Scotland in 1975 and brought up in the Kingdom of Fife. She studied printed textiles at Edinburgh College of Art, and went on from there to achieve an MA at the Royal College of Art, London, in constructed textiles.

On completion of her studies she started designing for Tait & Style. She successfully combined her own unique vision with Tait & Style’s techniques, and produced some of their best-selling scarf-designs. These designs have sold in Liberty, Takashamaya and Saks New York.

During this period she decided to bite the bullet and start her own company. Since then Lynsey Walters Textiles has gone from strength to strength, selling to both large established outlets, and small cutting edge fashion emporiums, such as:

Designers Guild, Kings Road, London.
VV Rouleaux’s Atelier store, London.
Couverture, Kings Road, London.
The Cross, Portland Rd, London.
Caramel Baby and Child, London.
New York Design Museum, NY.
New York Botanical Gardens, NY
Moss in Soho, NY
ABC Carpet and Home, New York, NY
The V & A Museum, London

Plus many more to numerous and chic to mention.

Ever since she started Lynsey Walters Textiles, Lynsey has been exhibiting at places such as, the Country Living Fair, the Chelsea Craft Fair, and the New York International Gift Fair, which she now exhibits at twice a year. Handbags of Lynseys have been exhibited at the Made gallery in Bristol, and a collection of her jewellery pieces were at the Jewellery exhibition at the Yorkshire Sculpture Park. As well as exhibits in The Lighthouse in Glasgow, Brilliantly Birmingham Festival, Contemporary Crafts at Kenwood in London, the Kath Libbert Jewellery Gallery, the Scottish Gallery in Edinburgh and the Leeds Gallery of Contemporary Craft and Design.

Lynsey has always been keen to share her knowledge with the next generation of textile designers, and has lectured in many of Scotland’s top Art Colleges. Students from Duncan of Jordanston College of Art in Dundee, Edinburgh College of Art, and Grays School of Art in Aberdeen have all benefited from her experiences. During a workshop in Embroidery at The Centre for Contemporary Arts, Dundee and a children’s felt making workshop, even the generation after the next generation were exposed to the wonders of textiles.

With recent orders from Japan, Australia, and the USA, as well as an international advertising campaign for MAC Cosmetics featuring her work, there just aren’t enough hours in the day for Lynsey to do all she wants.

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