Spotted: Hayley McCrirrick

Posted by Samantha Drury Shore on

Person holding white iphone showing Instagram feed

I don’t know about you, but I spend a fairly unhealthy amount of time on Instagram these days. Obviously a lot of this is professional interest for me: connecting with customers, following design trends etc., plenty of swooning over people’s home renovations and interior styling, and so on...

As with Pinterest, I enjoy scouring Instagram for future treasures for my home. We’re hoping to move next year, relocating our family to the Norfolk coast and I have visions of a self-build project on Grand Designs scale. This is well beyond our reach right now, but a girl can dream, right? Pragmatism is overrated anyway. 

Screen shot from Instagram


In the mean time, I’m keeping a little black book of all the furniture makers, lighting designers, printmakers, ceramicists etc., whose work I would one day like to showcase in my dream house. Today, I’d like to share one of my finds with you. I’m assuming since you’re reading this that you (surely!) have at least a passing interest in all things monochrome, and so I’d like to introduce you to the work of Hayley McCrirrick.

Linen artwork hanging on wall by old window frame

Hayley is a textile artist, based in the Scottish Borders. Using screen-printing and traditional dyeing techniques, she creates distinctive compositions on linen. I lifted those lines almost verbatim from Hayley’s website, but I couldn’t find a more apposite way of describing her work succinctly, so there you go.

Artist Hayley McCrirrick

I find myself entranced by the fluid feeling of the shapes that Hayley has created, the heavy black blooms like an ink blot across the natural ecru of the linen background. The beauty of these works lies in their elegant simplicity. Each individual piece looks lovely alone, but combined in a sextych (yes, that is a word, I checked), they really come alive.

Sextych of linen artwork on a wall

I don’t want to wax lyrical any longer, I’ll let Hayley’s work do the talking now. It doesn’t look like she has anything available for sale at the time of writing, so I shall just have to hope she has some new work ready by the time Kevin McCloud is knocking on my door.

Triptych of linen artwork on a wall

Linen artwork WIP

Linen artwork hanging on the wall

I hope you enjoyed checking out Hayley’s creations and do comment below if you have anything to share. 

First image in the post copyright: Photo by Georgia de Lotz on Unsplash.
2nd image in the post a screen shot from the Instagram feed of These Four Walls Blog.
All other images in this post copyright Hayley McCrirrick.

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