Lesley – My Story
While living in Paris as a teenager, I was taught to sew by a retired Chanel seamstress, using chalk and a measuring tape to create my first designs. This grew into a love for designing with rich, colourful, textured and luxurious fabrics. My creative embroidery studies in Edinburgh, mixed with early memories of growing up in the Scottish borders and family holidays in the highlands can all be found in my designs.
I am passionate about creating a range of original, handmade and beautiful cushions and throws for your home. My designs reflect Scotland’s rich culture and are inspired by the vibrant colours and gentle hues of Scotland’s unique landscapes. I am very fortunate to live in Scotland.
There is an abundance of inspiration in our stunning scenery with rugged coastlines, beautiful lochs, mysterious islands, magnificent hills and rocky mountains.
The wonderful photos on my website were taken by my daughter, Jessica.
I met my husband in Hong Kong while working as an expatriate nurse on the island, the name Baigali is derived from a Cantonese interpretation of our surname ‘Pugsley’ – Bai Ga Li (白 加 利) a direct translation is “bright additional advantage”.
we chose this name as it is unique and I think it captures the essence of my designs.
Making this video was a lot of fun, my husband was in charge of creating the video content, with direction from my daughter and my son composed/created the music. A great family project.