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Dani Crompton

category: Jewellery and Silverware   

region: London   

Since 2003, fine beading has sent me on a fabulous journey, developing colour, form and texture in my work. I continue to explore ways to combine my metal work skills with traditional beading techniques, to create contemporary and unique designs. My jewellery is made up of bold 3D forms both geometric and organic, beaded in a  myriad of colours.I use mainly 1mm glass beads to create large, textured forms and display them on silver findings. I like to work on bespoke commissions alongside selling my work privately and through crafts shows and exhibitions. I am a member of the Surrey Guild of Craftsmen and Beadworkers Guild.

telephone: 07958 920250

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Debbie Carlton

category: Jewellery and Silverware   

region: London   

Debbie’s bold and innovative jewellery designs often combine metal and polymers to create colourful and stylish one-off pieces. She is intrigued by the relationship of colour and texture, and what can be achieved to create shape and form through modelling and a few simple tools. She is a passionate advocate of these dynamic and innovative products and teaches one to one and small groups from her studio in North West London for both beginners and advanced students.

telephone: 07967 978061

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Definitive Furniture

category: Furniture & Wood   

region: Midlands   

Definitive furniture was established in 2005, following my degree in furniture design and three years working as a cabinet maker. Specialising in bespoke, quality, handmade furniture, over the last seven years I have earned a strong local reputation for original ideas which are expertly crafted, using techniques from hand cut dovetails to steambending, to answer the specific needs of the individual client.

telephone: 07855661286

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Detola & Geek

category: Textiles & Stitch - Interiors   

region: South East   

I create colourful African wax print fabric lampshades and home décor.
My designs can be bold, geometric, retro and sometimes geeky too!
Bespoke orders are welcome, using your own fabric or mine, as well as commissions and special projects.
I love working with other fabrics such as printed cotton, silk, burlap, hessian etc.

telephone: 07956 582249


category: Fashion Accessories   

region: North West   

Individually hand cut leather items lovingly sewn by Suzanne from her home studio and studio 9 at Manchester’s Craft and Design Centre.

After completing a degree in Embroidery in Manchester, Suzanne continued to explore her love of traditional embroidery techniques such as straight stitching, French knots, appliqué and buttonhole designs which she uses to enhance the simple shapes she creates for her leather bags and accessories. Although each product is designed to be reproduced each product is individual and no two are exactly the same.

Suzanne is influenced by simple shapes and colour combinations which can be found from objects all around us. She strives to make functional, loveable items from leather and other natural materials, examples of her work can be found on her website which is constantly updated with new work. To commission something from Suzanne please contact her through her website or via email,

telephone: 07887950787

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Diane Griffin

category: Ceramics   Jewellery and Silverware   

region: East Midlands   

After discovering a love for clay at an early age, I went on to study Ceramics at degree level and have been working with ceramics ever since.

When designing a new piece I begin with the form and often look at sculptures for inspiration.  Anish Kapoor, Jim Partridge, Andy Goldsworthy and Gordon Baldwin are just a few of that artists that I enjoy and who continue to inspire my own sculptural forms.

I use a combination of techniques to create my pieces. My vases are slip cast then individual scrolls are rolled and applied creating a decorative and practical focus for each piece. I use white earthenware clay fired to 1150ºC which achieves a clean white finish allowing a crisp contrast to the bright colours on the insides of the scrolls.

I am currently working on pieces that translate many of the techniques that I have developed over the years for my sculptures into pieces that can more readily be incorporated into the home and I also have a collection of ceramic jewellery.

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Diane Shaw Silks

category: Textiles & Stitch - Interiors   

region: South East   

Unique one-off items created using only the finest silk fabrics, threads and trimmings. All are individually handmade by the designer in her workshop in West Sussex, England.

Initially trained as a maker of bespoke silk lampshades at a workshop in Brighton that supplied top international design houses, Diane started out by ‘recycling’ the silk remnants of this trade. She created a unique collection of cushions inspired by the shapes and colours of the individual fabric pieces themselves to which she added silk embroidery and other embellishments.

The collection has grown to include other home decor items as well as bags and gift cards. More items will be added soon.

The main design emphasis is on clean lines, and a neat, tailored feel that uses sumptuous silks to sculpture colours into folds, pleats and soft geometric shapes. Luxuriant dupions are layered with cool, crisp silk linens; royal taffetas are swathed with embroidered organza, and high-tech silk textiles from international design houses are complimented by simple hand woven natural silks.

Diane Shaw is a designer-maker currently listed on the UK Crafts Council National Register of Makers and in the Homes and Gardens Magazine Directory.

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Dianne Randle

category: Textiles & Stitch - Interiors   

region: South East   

The textile art I create is inspired by nature and abstract interpretations of the world around me. I work with handmade felt, needle felt, machine and hand embroidery to produce highly embellished surfaces and colourful eye-catching artwork. I love to draw with stitch, pattern, texture and colour.

telephone: 07899993792

category: Paper   Printmaking   Textiles & Stitch - Interiors   

I studied Textiles at Goldsmiths college and progressed to receive a Masters in Textiles from Birmingham University. These days, I work from a lovely studio at the bottom of our garden; from here the expansive view across the Holme Valley is breathtaking and provides constant inspiration to my textile work. I love to draw, print […]

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Dorothy Stewart Handwovens

category: Fashion Accessories   Textiles - Clothing   

region: Scotland   

Dorothy is a handweaver producing small numbers of exclusive scarves and shawls for ladies and men.

Her yarn of preference is hand dyed fine silk or merino silk and the inspiration for her collections comes from nature or the local landscape.

The loom she uses is a twelve shaft Louet Spring.

telephone: 01387 810021