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Gill Norval is the creator of Dibujo Design and The Creative Showroom.  After completing her BA (hons) degree in Printed Texties for Fashion at the University of Brighton and working freelance, she decided to set up her own surface pattern design and craft business and in 2012 Dibujo Design was estabished.


It has always been Gill's ambition to have a combined studio and retail space.  To create a venue where the people of Edinburgh and further afield can not only buy items from local makers (the majority of the retail price goes to the maker) but see them produce their work, in their natural environment!  Work will be available from local and UK wide artists/designer/makers. We will also have some workshops going on in the studios too (keep an eye on Facebook for info).  


Gill is honoured to be the 3rd generation to run a business from this Leith Walk premises. Her father and Grandfather ran a car sales showroom there for 26 years. This is where the name The Creative Showroom comes from as in the Norval family the premeses has always been referred to as 'the showroom' .  







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The Creative Showroom Established 9th June 2016

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Meet Mia, a 9 year old Staffie/Collie cross. The studio dog.