Welcome to ‘Over the Farm Gate’… My name is Izzi, as well as being a textile designer for IzziRainey, I am a farmer’s daughter. Having our studio based in the farmyard means I am still very much involved with day-to-day farm life.
Growing up on a farm, for as long as I can remember I have loved being involved with the cattle and helping my Dad out where I can. I now have 12 of my own Highland cattle and last year, with my sister Cecily, we bought our first three Lincoln Red heifers to start our own separate beef herd. As well as cattle, I am interested in all farm animals and one of my favourite things is talking to others who also share the same interests. I am hoping that through this blog I will be able to share other people’s stories and passions in the fields and over their farm gates.
I am Izzi, farmer’s daughter and textile designer at IzziRainey. If I am not designing or sewing you will find me out in the farmyard with my cattle. I am constantly seeking inspiration for my prints, not that I have to look very far. Growing up on the farm, I have always been influenced by my surroundings and this combined with my passion for farming is what inspires my designs. I love spending time on the farm but I also enjoy learning about other people’s animals, passions and stories, which are also influential to my design process. I hope you enjoy reading ‘Over the Farm Gate’