SCOTLAND'S craft talent will descend on Edinburgh this August as 41 makers from around the country, one of whom is from Lochgelly, take part in craft’s biggest shopfront in the country.

Running from Friday 2nd to Sunday August 25 the second floor of White Stuff in George Street, Edinburgh, will be transformed into a haven for craft and design lovers and very much involved will be Laura Ukstina.

On show will be a huge range of precious metal and mixed media jewellery, woven cushions and rugs, quilted and printed textiles, hand-thrown ceramics, vibrant glass, forged steel vessels and wooden homeware.

With over 6,000 visitors expected, the show is a magnet for craft and design enthusiasts seeking out a different kind of creative talent during the Edinburgh Festival.

Lochgelly lady, Laura Ukstina, creates playful and geometric knitwear under her label, Scarlet Knitwear.

Her pieces are designed and made using traditional skills and either a hand-powered knitting machine or digital knitting machine.

Laura said: "I take my inspiration from the shapes and colours found in her everyday life.

"Scarlet Knitwear features a range of luxury knitted accessories, including hats, fingerless gloves, headbands and scarves.

"All pieces are made from the finest quality Scottish spun Lambswool and cashmere yarns. Using these local natural materials is important for me ensuring that Scarlet Knitwear produce ethical, durable accessories that have a minimal impact on our planet".

Our picture shows one of the creations Laura will have at the event.