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A Little Bird Said

category: Fashion Accessories   Textiles & Stitch - Interiors   Textiles - Clothing   

region: South West   

The Alchemist of Threads.
Beautiful hand dyed textiles.
I create unique pieces by hand dyeing using locally sourced plants.
Wall hangings/pictures, quilts, clothes & adornments.

address: Ventnor House, Greenbank Rd. Southville, Bristol, BS3 1RJ

telephone: 07758219006

Agnes Ashe

category: Fashion Accessories   

region: East Midlands   

Agnes paints luxury, ornate silk scarves. She paints long crepe de chine or square twill silk scarves with elaborate designs in rich tones. She takes inspiration from sculptural and architectural details and likes to rework classic floral and vegetal textile motifs. She particularly likes to use the rich visual heritage prominent in the medieval parish churches of East Anglia.

Agnes has her own recognisable style creating one-off, distinct pieces.

telephone: 07772 943763

website: Click Here

category: Fashion Accessories   Printmaking   Textiles & Stitch - Interiors   

region: East Midlands   

Ann Charlish Studio creates contemporary and vibrant accessories using traditional materials and printmaking processes. Ann draws her inspiration from patterns and textures found within the natural environment. She explores these through observational drawings, mark making and mono-print techniques which are developed to create her final pattern designs. She applies these designs to the surface of […]

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Anne Fontenoy

category: Fashion Accessories   Paper   Textiles - Clothing   

region: South East   

I trained by hand in commercial art and fashion studios. A paste-up artist for IPC comics, oil paint make-up artist for display mannequins, couture belts and covered buttons using hand sewing and textile glue, and draftswoman for NCR. I started making dress patterns as a teenager. My hand sewn dress design and visual art practice started part time from my parents house in London in 1981, full time from 1987. All sewing is by hand. I specialise in silk, natural fibres, and original hand embroidery/beadwork, creating dresses for weddings, evening wear and luxury day wear and accessories: hand painted silk scarves, pochette silk bags, veils, silk headbands/scrunchies/bows. Dresses range from £250 to £5,000. Scarves from £45. Inspired by nature.

I design and make to order, remotely by e-mail and post and/or by appointment at my base in Kent (depending on COVID19 rules). There are some ready to wear one-off ladies clothes and samples for sale on my website where you will also find Christmas cards, note cards and original artwork and prints. Always open for online orders from my website for nationwide delivery or click and collect during the pandemic.

address: Open by appointment only: 36a Clifton Road, Tunbridge Wells, Kent, TN2 3AR

telephone: 01892 521153

website: Click Here

category: Fashion Accessories   Jewellery and Silverware   

region: Wales   

Anne Morgan is an award winning established contemporary jeweller. She was awarded best stand at The Contemporary Craft Festival and Made by Hand in 2014. She  won silver in the craft&design; Selected Awards 2013. She was also commissioned to design and make the crown for the National Eisteddfod of Wales 2012. Anne opened her new […]

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Catherine Aitken

category: Fashion Accessories   Textiles - Clothing   

region: Scotland   

I’m a handbag and accessories designer mostly working with Harris Tweed and linens with leather. I also work with recycled garments and vintage kimono silks.


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.

telephone: 07887950787

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Dr Bean’s Bags

category: Fashion Accessories   

region: South East   

Dr Bean’s Bags are designed and made on the Isle of Wight. The Island is a creative environment and the seaside location was the inspiration for the initial concept; a simple yet strong bag that reflected a nautical situation. Use of natural fabrics, such as canvas and ticking, jute rope for handles epitomise the Classic Yachting heritage of Cowes. An eyelet and shackle add a pleasing finishing touch and each bag is individually numbered, much like a sail.

Our bags incorporate recognised phrases, poems and text, with stitched detail and appliqué. We like to celebrate the eccentricities of English life, which probably explains that the most popular style of bag features an extract from the daily ‘Shipping Forecast’.

In the world of Dr Bean, the forecast is always sunny – and can be made especially for the area you request.

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E.Ballon Design

category: Fashion Accessories   Textiles & Stitch - Interiors   

region: South West   

I am a trained handweaver with experience in London, Paris and New York, now based in Bristol. We make and handweave bags only using natural fibres, fabrics and solid brass hardware to create a long lasting product. Our focus is on handcrafted details, soft fabrics and pretty colour palettes.

address: Bristol, UK

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Faye Hall Design

category: Fashion Accessories   Leather   Textiles - Clothing   

region: Yorkshire   

Faye is a multimedia textile designer based in Yorkshire. Educated at Loughborough University and Glasgow School of Art, she has been designing and creating textiles for both fashion and interiors for over ten years. A passionate teacher, she has been teaching textiles and art to students from four years of age to those studying at degree level since 2010 and also currently teaches a variety of creative textile based workshops across Yorkshire.
Preferring to keep a playful quality to her work, she likes to really push boundaries of material and techniques and is always interested in experimenting with new combinations to create tactile and intricate fabrics.
Work has been exhibited across the UK and Europe and designs have been sold to clients such as Armani, Louis Vuitton, Prada and Calvin Klein. Now moving away from client based work, Faye is developing her own range of wearable accessories working with leather, metals and wool.

address: Bradford, Yorkshire

website: Click Here

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