Heather Orr is a London based designer, specialising in macramé, crochet and knitted textiles. Driven by a passion for craftsmanship and a love of design, Heather's diverse textiles combine her fascination with materials and process with an experimental edge.
Heather's new collection of macramé interior products aim to incorporate traditional processes with a contemporary aesthetic and each piece is handmade by Heather in her London studio. A desire to inspire others through teaching has led to a range of exciting workshops for students and creatives in partnership with others. Recent workshop hosts include Babington House, Knit Works London and Jane Bowler. Heather also works with numerous educational institutions and is currently Postgraduate Lecturer at Birmingham City University in MA Fashion & Textiles.
After graduating from the Royal College of Art in 2009 with an MA in Knitted Textiles, Heather went on to collaborate with Fashion Designer and fellow RCA graduate, Jane Bowler. Heather works closely with Jane, creating innovative pieces which incorporate her tactile fabrics and processes with the brands' trademark materials and diverse design aesthetic. The collections have been featured in some of the world’s most respected publications, and the brand has gained a significant celebrity following. The duo also run a series of experimental workshops in the settings of their East London studio, sharing their passion for unconventional materials and experimental processes.
Working on a consultancy and freelance basis Heather has worked for clients including the BBC, Saga Furs, Spinexpo, Textile View Magazine, DZ Group, TSE, Rebecca Minkoff, Intropia, Rebecca Taylor, and WGSN.