A TEXTILE designer from Galashiels is set for success at the country's biggest ever craft showcase.

And she will be joined by a leading jewellery designer from Peebles.

A total of 37 contemporary craft makers will be on display at the Craft Scotland Summer Show in Edinburgh this month.

Flora Collingwood-Norris will take her luxury knitwear from locally sourced lambswool to this year’s presentation.

Having learnt to hand knit at the age of six, designer Flora tries to bring out the best of traditional skills in her designs as well as encouraging ethical practise to reduce environmental impacts.

Also among the selected makers from around Scotland to feature is award-winning Peebles jeweller Joanne Thompson, whose pieces are inspired by ancient chain maille patterns.

Running from August 3 to 26 this unique retail exhibition, supported by major high street retailer White Stuff, sees the company's flagship store benefit from a contemporary craft takeover.

Occupying the second floor of White Stuff in George Street, the result is a snapshot of where design-led Scottish craft is today. Buoyed by wider international recognition from shows in London and the US, and the growing popularity of a new wave of contemporary craft in Scotland the demand for unique pieces of jewellery, contemporary ceramics, vibrant textiles and home furnishings is at an all-time high with over 5,000 visitors expected.

Speaking ahead of this year's show Craft Scotland Director Fiona Logue told us: 'We're thrilled to be able to showcase so many stunning items at this year's show.

"The wealth of talent in Scotland is enormous so to be able to feature exquisite jewellery, beautiful limited edition items of clothing, sought after ceramics and imaginative homewares is testament to the growing global demand for Scottish contemporary craft.

"For visitors it's the perfect opportunity to take home a genuine and unique made in Scotland quality souvenir. With makers from all across Scotland of different disciplines, processes and sources of inspiration there is no better way to get a whistle-stop tour of Scottish craft all under one roof."

The Craft Scotland Summer Show is open each day from 10am to 6pm, with a late opening until 7pm on Thursdays, and reduced hours of 11am to 5pm on Sundays.