KATHRYNPENTNEYCTThe Canny Squirrel is a Paisley based company in Scotland specialising in handmade Harris Tweed homewares and accessories.

Inspired by nature each product features a felt design embellished with free motion embroidery. This technique is similar to drawing a portrait with a sewing machine – it is all stitched by eye so each piece is an original and unique artwork.

Quality and craftsmanship are key to my ethos, which is why Harris Tweed is used to make our products – it is the only fabric to be governed by its own Act of Parliament and is handwoven at the home of the weaver in the Outer Hebrides. The colours used in the cloth beautifully mirror shades found in nature and provide the perfect backdrop for my animals.

All of the products come in a variety of colours and designs – bespoke orders and commissions are welcome. In my shop you can browse an ever-expanding menagerie of my favourite animals sewn lovingly onto cushions and accessories, or why not create a custom order to have your own pet or favourite animal featured, just get in touch for more information.

(Photograph courtesy of Colin Templeton, Herald & Times Group)