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Spotty N Stripy

category: Paper   

region: Midlands   

A refreshing range of contemporary handmade cards, wedding stationery and gift frames. Having achieved a degree in graphic design I worked in the industry for a number of years before going freelance after the birth of my first son. A number of years on, and a second son later, husband Anthony has now joined the team making this a very family orientated business. All cards and frames are designed, printed and assembled by hand by the two of us in our Lincolnshire studio and are suitable for a wide range of occasions.

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Squash Bespoke Cushions

category: Textiles & Stitch - Interiors   

region: Midlands   

Squash Bespoke Cushions are machine-knitted and hand-finished in a beautiful mercerised cotton yarn, some featuring knitted-in glass beads.

Designed by Isobel Anderson, she has used her previous experience as a knitwear designer and love of colour to create a unique collection of sumptuous cushions. Despite the traditional techniques used the bold designs and vibrant colours give a contemporary look.

Available in several striking colourways or as the name suggests, they can be ordered in your own choice of colours for that perfect match. A free yarn shade card is available to help you!

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Standing On A Beach

category: Glass   

region: Scotland   

Each item is created from layering pieces of glass and fusing to create texture and structure. Initially the glass is cut from cold hard sheets, after firing the glass seems to warm and soften developing a sense of fluidity. Opaque and translucent colours are used together to create a feeling of movement from the light transmission through the fired piece.

Each firing is unique, it is unpredictable, and it has a life force of its own. I am always excited when opening the kiln, you never know exactly what the outcome will be, but it is always beautiful.

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Stitching for the Soul

category: Textiles & Stitch - Interiors   

region: Yorkshire   

My name is Beverley Holmes-Wright and I have been stitching and creating for over 20 years, but started up a part-time business a few years ago, after completing an honours degree in Creative Practice from Leeds Met University, for which I received First Class.

Why Stitching for the Soul? Stitching makes me happy and is an integral part of my life, it keeps me busy and enables me to meet people who are like-minded, making and buying well crafted hand-made items. I am partial to a bit of soul music too!

I produce carefully made, physical pieces which please the eye and brighten up the homes which take them in: using only the highest quality fabrics and threads, each piece is made using a variety of free machine embroidery, appliqué and delicate stitched patterns. But perhaps the largest part of my work involves planning aesthetic colour schemes and composition so that each creation is harmonious and balanced.

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Stripykat

category: Fashion Accessories   Textiles - Clothing   

region: Scotland   

Stripykat is an independent Edinburgh based bag and accessories business creating bright, beautiful and stand out designs from creative and colourful fabrics.

Inspiration comes from everywhere: architecture, clothes, the fabrics I use, nature and shapes and textures, and even my many doodles – sometimes these need a lot of development but I like to try new things and stretch myself.

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Studio Shards

category: Glass   

region: South East   

I am a fused glass artist. I produce artwork, gifts and homeware. My work is inspired by nature and captures the power and fragility, the movement and textures of an ever changing landscape.

I also make bespoke pieces to mark special occasions in life. My artwork prices range from between £10-£300. I run workshops from my studio and have vouchers exchangeable for gifts or for sessions. I was Art and Pe trained and until recently was an assistant head-teacher, but I have taken the plunge and set up my business doing something I am passionate about and living my dream.

telephone: 07976405278

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category: Jewellery and Silverware   

region: South West   

Su Trindle is an independent jewellery designer and silversmith living in Bath, in the west of England. Su works predominantly in silver and resin. Her jewellery designs are bold, colourful and geometric with strong linear elements. A recurring source of inspiration for her are the abstract works of mid-century artists.

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category: Printmaking   

region: South West   

Springing from the pages of my sketchbooks and inspired by all things ornithological, I have been printmaking for nearly 20 years.  I specialise in collagraph printmaking, a process which involves making a collage combining tile cement, carborundum and found textures. This plate is then printed in the same way as an etching.  The technique provides […]

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category: Jewellery and Silverware   Textiles & Stitch - Interiors   

region: South West   

Since 2005 I have been making acrylic contemporary jewellery with wild flower designs. My work is not mass produced. Each piece is individually handmade using real  flowers and leaves to create the designs. The wild plants and weeds that grow in front gardens and wastelands, in hedges and along paths are a rich source of […]

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category: Fashion Accessories   Textiles - Clothing   

region: South East   

My knitwear is beautiful and infinitely wearable. Each piece is crafted with meticulous attention to design detail and quality of finish, so garments fit and fabrics drape beautifully, and each piece is designed to suit, fit and flatter women of all ages, shapes and sizes. To create a piece, I work with a domestic knitting […]

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