Hello and welcome to


My business is based in the beautiful Orkney Islands, whose landscape and scenery, history and heritage inspire much of my textile work.


I work with mixed media combining dyed and painted fabrics with fleece and felt, embellished by embroidery, couching, quilting and beading. I often incorporate found objects in my pieces such as shells, driftwood and sea-glass collected on local beaches.

My work is available through Orkney Arts and Crafts fairs and exhibitions, other Orkney craft outlets including Polly Kettle Tearoom and Crafts and online here.

I am happy to accept commissions. Please contact me for more information.

DragonLadyDesigns is committed to sustainable development and has a policy of recycling and re-using materials as far as possible.

  • ★★★★★

    I highly recommend Jo’s crafts (check out her website and Facebook page) and her fantastic service. I bought some of Jo’s lovely keyrings when in Orkney. On returning home to NZ, one of the keyrings was lost. So sad. I contacted Jo, she kindly recreated it from a photograph and sent it to us. Thank you, Jo!

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  • ★★★★★

    Very well-made handcrafts. Would recommend.
    Such generous and friendly customer care at the market table too!
    Both kids love their Zingy, a great Orkney souvenir ?
    Thank you so much!

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