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Lorraine Acornley

Textile Designer

Lorraine Acornley is a multidisciplinary designer who has worked in textiles since graduating from The Royal College of Art. She won the prestigious Newbery Medal during her undergraduate studies at Glasgow School of Art for design excellence. Read More

Lorraine has designed knitwear for the likes of Alberta Ferretti, JOSEPH, Albam, Pringle of Scotland, Trunk Clothiers and CONNOLLY.

In 2012 Lorraine co-founded ESK and ESK Hause for which she was creative director until 2015. Since then she has launched a small collection of interior textiles exclusive to The New Craftsmen. Lorraine’s collection pulls on the small but rich seam of Artisan factories and knitters in the British Isles that she has encountered over the years.

Lorraine’s textiles are all in natural fibres such as Geelong Lambswool, Shetland Wool, Merino, Cashmere, Yak and Camel Hair. She draws her inspiration both from the Scottish landscape where she grew up and the more graphic urban landscape that continues to inspire her. Lorraine's work has features in many publications over the years from CEREAL to Monocle, VOGUE to FANTASTIC MAN and The Gentlewoman to The Gourmand.

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