Kay Ribbens Hats

Kay Ribbens, Mochrum Park, Kirkcowan, Newton Stewart DG8 0BY

Hi, welcome to my website!

Winds tossing the tree branches,  rain lashing against the granite walls, sun sparkling off the dark peaty waters of the river Bladnoch.  All this I see each day when looking out of these ancient windows across the fields to the hills beyond, watching the changing seasons as my head spins with ideas & shapes, designs, colours, yarns and forms.  Dusk is especially beautiful here with stunning sunsets and of  course the starry night sky in Galloway is eternally spectacular.  This closeness to nature must influence my work, especially the continuously changing colours.

Colour is very important in each and every new piece.  The process of mixing, moving and matching different shades and tones is very exciting and rewarding as well as frustrating.

Colour, texture, flexibility of fibre, function, wearability and overall design are brought together to create a unique piece, thus avoiding anonymous mass production.