Who is The Border Tart?

I'm Lindsay Roberts, living in the village of Chesters, just a few miles on the Scottish side of the border.
 
I hand spin yarns, using pure wools and other natural fibres in myriad shades. Each skein is unique and I offer them to knitters and crocheters [with a few simple patterns for the less confident]. 

I dye a range of yarns with glorious natural indigo - laceweight to chunky, in merino and Blue Faced Leicester

There are interesting wooden and mother-of-pearl buttons, some beads, charms, lots of fibre for spinners and felters, and many more supplies for creative types in Tart HQand at my stalls at fairs.

I enjoy hand stitching - a lot of buttonhole and running stitch goes on, using a range of pretty threads which I also sell.

In between times I create with paper, incorporating salvaged images, re-using maps and atlases, creating collages large and small and artists' books.


I organise Woolgatherings for like-minded folk in the Borders and teach hand spinning. Through WARPED (www.warpedworkshops.co.uk) I run workshops on a variety of paper and textile based themes.

Having loved my visits to India, I am only too happy to talk to your group and/or run Indian textile-inspired workshops at your venue.


I have an artist husband who teaches off-road driving skills and does jobs locally with his vintage tractor, and we have two dogs and a dozen hens. I have talented and supportive friends. All in all I work hard and lead a happy and privileged life in a beautiful part of the world. 

The Border Tart? Well, I like the name, even if it raises a few eyebrows! A Border Tart is a local confection; a pastry base filled with dried fruits and with a simple icing top.