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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

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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

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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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Beaded Blooms

category: 3D Sculptural Work   Fashion Accessories   Mixed Media and Recycled   

region: South East   

I design and create bespoke handcrafted French Beaded flowers to treasure through stringing thousands of 2mm glass seed-beads onto fine craft-wire, with a combination of twists and wraps.

French Beading is a 19th century art form that has gone through waves of popularity. Believed to have originated in both Italy and France, the craft was predominantly favoured by women in order to earn a little money of their own and to decorate their homes. In the Victorian era French Beading became associated with the passing of a loved one as many memorials were created using the technique.

I research each bloom I replicate before I begin designing. Flowers have such a powerful impact on us, creating memories, improving our mental health and sending messages, so it is really important that my designs are as accurate as possible and that they capture the splendour of the blooms I replicate.

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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.


devinesdesign

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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Heartfelt by Liz

category: Fashion Accessories   

region: Scotland   

Heartfelt by Liz has been in business since 1996 and has developed a wide range of unique wool creations and specialist skills in textile crafts. In 2012 Heartfelt Studio from Ayrshire moved to Argyll to the stunning Victorian Railway Station at Dalmally. It is a working station and the Studio and gallery are set amongst the stunning Highlands landscape.
I use a lot of the local native wools and plant material to dye my work. Apart from running workshops from the Studio, I supply a huge range of fibre products in the shop. We have a full range of equipment for many textile crafts here at the studio as well as our own native rare breed sheep. I hold an NDSF in floristry and studied Millinery at Cardonald College and Fashion and design and pattern construction. I have travelled to teach in many countries such as Mongolia, America and Norway.

address: Dalmally Railway Station, Callender/Oban Line, Dalmally, Argyll and Bute PA33 1AA

telephone: 01838200934

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Heron Design Studio

category: Fashion Accessories   

region: London   

Heron Design Studio specializes in textile design. At the moment my main focus is on hand-painted fashion accessories such as silk scarves, shawls and hand painted silk wall art. As I am passionate about nature, most of my designs reflect this.
I am classically trained fine artist but I’ve always been intrigued by the idea of wearable art. So naturally, painting on silk has come as the best idea. Heron Design Studio aims to create such wearable pieces of art that will be timeless and versatile. Every piece that is created is unique.
Every design is sketched first on a piece of paper. That is followed by colours being carefully picked. After that the scarf is painted (free hand) with no stencils or aids. Small imperfections are just a part of hand painting process and make the painting unique and unrepeatable. Each of the motives created has different technique (metallic outliner or watercolour technique etc) and different material (different types of silk fabrics) used. That is because suitability is carefully considered.

address: Flat 41, 17 Fawe Street, London E14 6FD

telephone: 07783197691

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Holly Young

category: Fashion Accessories   

region: South West   

The South West’s leading contemporary milliner, Holly Young has fast become the go-to girl when it comes to expertly crafted and classically beautiful millinery and accessories. Holly specializes in bespoke bridal and occasion wear hats, but also has ready-to-wear collections available to buy or hire.

Holly studied Costume Design for the Performing Arts at the London College of Fashion in 2003-06 and has worked for both Philip Treacy and Jane Taylor in London. You can rest assured that when wearing a Holly Young accessory you will feel truly fabulous. Want to make your own hat? Holly runs creative hen party workshops, weekend courses and private tuition too.

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Hook and Teasel by Claire Stonier

category: Fashion Accessories   Jewellery and Silverware   

region: Scotland   

I am a contemporary maker creating freeform crochet and fibre art wearable necklace and collar pieces using fine textiles with silk, merino, steel fibres and yarns. Inspired by natural forms, botanics, nature, wild flowers and anything colourful and architectural.

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Ingterior

category: Fashion Accessories   Jewellery and Silverware   Mixed Media and Recycled   

region: South West   

I work full time handcrafting statement jewellery from my makeshift studio in Devon. Obsessed with fashion, music and art, my work is fundamentally inspired by street culture, graffiti and skateboarding.

Graduating with a Fashion & Textiles degree from University in Bristol in the 90’s, I started out designing streetwear and became connected to the cities reinventing underground music and art scenes. My addiction to street culture is at the heart of everything I do, so I choose to work with traditional graffiti techniques, spray paint, paint markers and acrylics, while using materials more commonly associated with skateboarding such as plywood and grip tape. I love taking these raw elements to craft beautifully designed one of a kind statement pieces.

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Jillian Morris

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

region: South West   

I make handwoven and mixed media textiles. My work includes throws, scarves and small gift items such as knitted or woven cafetiere covers. All items are either one of a kind or small runs.

telephone: 01822 810844


Kay Morgan

category: Fashion Accessories   Leather   Textiles - Clothing   

region: South West   

I design and makes leather purses, bags and accessories. Based in Bristol my range includes jewellery, corsages, hair accessories, small coin purses, large purses, clutch bags and handbags.

Every piece created is cut and assembled by hand ensuring it’s uniqueness. I enjoy experimenting with floral shapes, which are all individually hand cut to create dense areas of interesting texture, maximising the sculptural qualities of the soft nappa leather. The purses are lined with quirky coordinating patterned linings. All fabrics are carefully sourced so combinations keep changing in order to keep items individual. All items are hand-crafted with every detail carefully considered ensuring each item is both functional, beautiful and tactile. I enjoy creating beautiful containers such as purses and bags for people to carry around their treasured possessions, which are as beautiful on the inside as they are outside.

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Laura Edgar Textile Artist & Tutor

category: Fashion Accessories   Mixed Media and Recycled   Textiles & Stitch - Interiors   

region: North East   

Based in Whitley Bay on the North East coastline, I work in textiles and mixed media, exploring an eclectic mix of vintage textiles, recycled clothing, paint, ephemera and haberdashery, hand and machine embroidery to create original art, prints, handcrafted fashion accessories and cards.

I am fascinated by texture and the ephemeral changes to light, texture and colour by the elements on our sea and landscapes. I find inspiration in nature and all things vintage, collecting beachcombing and flea market treasures; intrigued by the nostalgic associations and emotive power of nature.

address: Whitley Bay, Tyne & Wear

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LeChatPonti

category: Fashion Accessories   

region: London   

Artist, designer, seamstress, I make no difference between fine and applied arts. Autodidact, I enjoy working with and on a variety of media and materials. Mixed-media artworks, linoleum and woodcut prints become textile designs that are screen-printed by hand onto bags, T-shirts and the likes. Fabric inspires me to design and sew bags and purses that combine elegance, ingenuity and practicality.

Each creation is hand-crafted and unique in its materials, colours, play on designs; they can be made to order and customised to your specifications.

address: TB-131, Second Floor Studios & Art, Harrington Way, London SE18 5NR

telephone: 07981 866661

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category: Fashion Accessories   Textiles - Clothing   

region: South West   

Leto & Ariadne is the studio label of Nick Ozanne, a handweaver working from from a studio in the Cotswolds. Following a degree in Textiles/Fashion at the Winchester School of Art, Nick moved to London and worked in Sales and Marketing before establishing ‘Leto & Ariadne’ in 2009. Using traditional woodframed looms powered by Nicks […]

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