Tangled Up In Blue
April 2, 2015 by Perthshire Creates
Jenna McDonald graduated with a degree in Jewellery and Metalwork design in 2009; and with a great working knowledge and understanding of visual merchandising her vision was to set up a boutique which showcased the best contemporary Scottish craft and design.
Founded by Jenna and her partner Thomas, Tangled Up In Blue was opened in Crieff in November 2012. Jenna used her creative network to initially launch with a collection of 20 designers on board; and since then Tangled Up in Blue has stocked approximately 45 creatives work over the years.
The look and feel of the shop was important to Jenna, having previously worked with McEwens of Perth, and Ortak Jewellery, which comes through in the fresh window displays and as you enter and look around the boutique.
As Jenna stocks a number of local artists, she is keen to show that you don’t have to be based in one of the big cities to make a living from your creativity. Jenna says ‘It’s our mission to showcase contemporary talent and aspiring artists. We’ve stocked the work of a several new graduates in the past and hope to show that the area offers a great quality of life for upcoming designers and makers’.
Tangled Up in Blue designers include: Fun Makes Good, Lorraine Law Designer Jeweller, Kimberley Rose Waterhouse Jewellery; and Karen Holford, who is a writer and also an upcycler of orphan books. Karen creates folded paperback pieces, in often quirky styles – birdhouses and words such as ‘Read’ & ‘Believe’.
Caron Ironside Design’s home and accessories collections are also very popular. Caron’s range features retro designs which are hand drawn, hand screen printed and hand made using natural and reclaimed materials.
Now firmly established on Crieff’s High Street, Jenna is about to embark on producing her own collections and the recent addition of a studio space within Tangled Up In Blue will allow her to do this, alongside her faithful companion Millie the whippet.
Images by: Steph Fulke