To mark the release of a select collection of Brooches online this Autumn, we thought we would share a behind the scenes look at Maggie Lord and her work at Skaramanda Brooches. If you’ve followed us on social media or been into our Edinburgh Grassmarket workshop you’ll have seen these gorgeous resin brooches which we use to fasten our Montrose and Brora jackets or to pin our Celtic Stoles and Capes in a sweeping fashion.
Our favourites, and the ones we’ve chosen to stock online are Scrolls (inspired by Roman imagery) and Shells (inspired by scallop shells). Each Skaramanda Brooch we sell is a unique hand painted item and can’t be replicated. So once it’s gone, it’s gone!
The artist behind the Brooches is Maggie Lord who describes them as “art to wear” – what a fabulous description of such painstakingly crafted pieces. We’ve got a sneaky look at the studio where Maggie brings these fabulous creations to life for you as well as a glimpse into how they are sorted when they reach us at Bill Baber Knitwear.