Based in Shetland, Eve Eunson is a designer maker inspired by the vernacular furniture of Fair Isle. Born and raised on her family’s croft in Fair Isle, Shetland, Eve studied Art and Architecture in Aberdeen. In 2018, with no previous woodworking experience and little knowledge of vernacular furniture she began an ambitious research project to trace, survey and recreate the traditional chairs of her native isle. Although completely self-driven, The Fair Isle Chairs Project became much more than a piece of personal research. Through the process, the Heritage Crafts Association became aware of the precarious nature of the future of Fair Isle Strawback Chair making and listed the technique on their Red List of Critically Endangered Crafts. Eve now continues her new skills in wood and straw working, producing Fair Isle Strawbak Chairs, and other furniture and basketry items, by commission. Eve's aim is to promote the Fair Isle Strawback Chair to a global audience, thus creating a viable market for the craft for the future. By creating demand for items made using the traditional knotting technique, Eve will pass on the skills and help preserve this important piece of Scotland’s heritage.




* indicates required

XpoNorth will use the information you provide on this form to be in touch with you and to provide updates and marketing. Please let us know all the ways you would like to hear from us:

You can change your mind at any time by clicking the unsubscribe link in the footer of any email you receive from us, or by contacting us at We will treat your information with respect. For more information about our privacy practices please visit our website. By clicking below, you agree that we may process your information in accordance with these terms.

We use Mailchimp as our marketing platform. By clicking below to subscribe, you acknowledge that your information will be transferred to Mailchimp for processing. Learn more about Mailchimp's privacy practices here.