Surnai Howard Hildige is a mixed media textile designer based in Glasgow. She uses meticulous hand techniques, specialising in embroidery and thread work.
Her work focuses on material led design practises, the design and product is created in response to the available waste material. Traditional techniques are adapted to the unique characteristics of the fibres.
Following the philosophy of slow design, Surnai believes in creating products with a long life span, minimising the need to replace, encouraging the ability to maintain.
Surnai is currently developing her products and designs in residency at SaltSpace makers space.