HappySnail – The home of the world famous ‘Beltie Beanie’

franI have been working in Galloway, South West Scotland or ‘Beltie’ country since 2003

Originally from the mill town of Burnley in Lancashire, descended from a long line of weavers and spinners, wool and fabric have been a huge part of my life and was taught to knit and weave before I started school

The inspiration for my work lies in the rocks, sea, flora and fauna of Galloway. Living here has had a profound effect on my work, paying close attention to the textures and colours of the landscape and I attempt to reflect this through my work.

My Beltie Collection has world wide appeal and has been purchased from countries such as Holland, USA, Japan and  Australia!

All my products are designed, hand knitted or painted by me here in Wigtownshire and every knitted item features a tiny Tibetan silver HappySnail.

In 2017 I created Studio 17 in Whithorn, SW Scotland. I open my working studio at weekends for visitors.  If you would like to call in, please feel free to contact me.



HappySnail Products can be purchased at many places in the region.

Studio 17, Isle Street, Whithorn.

Heart Of Galloway Visitors Centre, Castle Douglas

The Whithorn Trust, Whithorn

Curly Tale Books, Wigtown

If you would like to become a HappySnail Stockist please feel free to contact us.

We  attend many Art and Craft fairs throughout the year.  If you would like to keep updated please follow us on facebook.