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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


AnnaFraenkelTextiles

category: Textiles & Stitch - Interiors   Textiles - Clothing   

region: South West   

I make kitchen textiles products and cushions. I’ve been a maker all my life – from a child if I wanted something I was encouraged to make it. My products are designed on paper, from which fabrics are printed and then I make the final pieces myself. They come initially from an idea of producing a range of pictures that could have been produced by famous artists. Cushions offer a natural way to present them, but I also have a passion for big aprons, like catering aprons but with designs that make them fun or as elegant as the apron itself will make people look. Wearing a big apron makes you feel ready for work, like you can achieve the world!

address: Bath, Somerset

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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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Bliss Studio Textiles

category: Textiles - Clothing   

region: South East   

I am a textile designer, specialising in woven fabrics. I graduated at Middlesex and Portsmouth and am currently based at Wimbledon Art Studios.

I have an affinity for colour and texture and love experimenting with a variety of different forms of media and taking inspiration from the natural world to the artists and designers of the Art Nouveau period. I take great pleasure in drawing together my inspirations and combining them with different loom threading techniques to build unique designs and wearable art pieces.

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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: Printmaking   Textiles & Stitch - Interiors   Textiles - Clothing   

region: Midlands   

I am a designer, maker and textile enthusiast living in the Cotswolds. I have a passion for colour and texture and my current collection is inspired by the gardens, trees and landscape of the area. I use local plants, leaves, flowers and herbs to print with, using dye sublimation, the technique I have developed enables […]

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Crowns & Coronets

category: Textiles - Clothing   

region: Midlands   

Crowns & Coronets is a luxury British knitwear brand for babies and children from 0-6 years. Created by English designer Helena Hubbard, who learnt to knit from her mother as a child, each sumptuously soft garment is hand knitted and hand stitched in England by master artisans from a blend of the purest Himalayan yak down and sustainable bamboo. Our Yak Collection is imbued with influences from yesteryear such as sailor collars, waistcoats and pinafore dresses. We create timeless and classic pieces to be treasured as heirlooms fit for little princes and princesses. Meticulous craftsmanship coupled with the use of rare and noble natural fibres make our garments heirlooms to treasure. Crowns & Coronets ethically sources yak down from Tibetan herders, thereby improving the wellbeing of the nomads while preserving cultural skills and maintaining sustainable rural lifestyles.

telephone: 01527 894155

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Elfn

category: Textiles - Clothing   

region: South West   

I am a felt maker, creating sculptural clothing and accessories. Inspired by the colours and textures in the nature that surrounds me, I use the Nuno wet felting technique to fuse merino wool and natural plant fibres onto cotton muslin and other natural fabrics to create unique textiles. I love to embellish and sew on the felt to create texture.
Inspired by a background in fine art printing and painting and then travelling the world, I discovered felt making in Switzerland and apprenticed with artist Sophie Prieur making felt for couture fashion. I started making felted wall hangings in 1999 and eventually moved onto the Elfn range of seamless clothing and accessories. I have exhibited in Switzerland and London and now work from my studio in the Somerset countryside, ever inspired by the beauty in English nature.

telephone: 0044 (0)7932095036

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Gaby Devitt Woven Textiles

category: Textiles & Stitch - Interiors   Textiles - Clothing   

region: South West   

Working from a studio in Gloucestershire, Gaby creates all of her designs and woven fabric. Each collection starts with a storyboard and, using high quality yarns, these ideas are turned into cloth.​

Gaby works on a table loom to sample and a floor loom to create small batches of products.

Gaby’s main focus is on lampshades, but she is also currently developing a range of complementary pieces.

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Helen Bolland Shibori Pleated Silk

category: Textiles - Clothing   

region: North West   

Helen’s passion and aspiration is to create striking and original fabrics of complexity and beauty; whose colours appear to ripple and pulsate, shifting chameleon-like as light diffuses across their unique textures.
​Drawing her inspiration from the natural world – exotic birds, sea creatures, flora, the living landscape, ​Helen’s interpretation of the ancient Eastern craft of Shibori has two distinctive elements, bringing together the artisan and the artist, a union of control with the uncontrollable.
​The creation by hand of the pleats is a practical, mechanical, steady, reliable and very time-consuming process; the dyeing process is far less predictable, as the dyes are given free rein to blend and flow. There is an empathy with the sculptor who feels her role is to release the creation already hidden within her materials.

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Hollie Bailey Handwoven Textiles

category: Textiles & Stitch - Interiors   Textiles - Clothing   

region: Midlands   

Hollie Bailey is a dynamic hand weaver, producing beautifully crafted original pieces from her studio in Leicestershire.
Her fabric designs are a brilliant mix of traditionally executed construction using regular weave structures, combined with a more contemporary play on yarn properties, resulting in a unique range of woven textiles.

She is already an accredited designer whose fabrics are recognizable by their award winning unique style. This trademark style is recognisable by its movement and individuality. The creation of these pieces is achieved by expertly manipulating the shrinking nature of woollen yarns, alongside stable yarns, creating soft textures and undulating surface qualities, resulting in wonderfully unusual one off fabrics. Hollie indulges her unique and distinct style with sumptuous fibre choices of soft lambswool and lustrous silks, creating a well-balanced contrast of tactile textures and opulent designs. This, combined with her innate use of colour makes Hollie’s fabric desirable and divine.

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Jan Horrox Textiles

category: Textiles & Stitch - Interiors   Textiles - Clothing   

region: South East   

My craft is knitted textiles made on a domestic knitting machine using mainly Scottish lambswool. I completed a 3 year diploma in Fashion/Textiles at Walthamstow Art School following which I worked with James Park couture knitwear for 2 years. The 1980’s saw the launch of Jan Horrox fashion knitwear – hand-made in the UK. This sold to high profile boutiques and the US and Japan, as well as from my stall in Covent Garden, but in 2005 I decided to downsize and sell retail only from craft fairs and online from my website.

My present range of knitwear is constructed from lambswool using domestic hand machines. Some fabrics are felted by washing. This produces a soft and durable fabric which is ideal for accessories and homewares. I have recently begun to use embellishing techniques with free machine embroidery onto this fabric, drawing images inspired by my country surroundings.

address: Cromer, Norfolk

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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


category: Textiles & Stitch - Interiors   Textiles - Clothing   

region: Wales   

Katie Victoria works at her studio in Swansea, South West Wales where she creates her collections. Working on a hand powered domestic knitting machine, she creates a variety of fabrics and products, from socks and scarves to blankets and cushions, combining high quality merino lambswool, bamboo and cotton yarns. Most products are currently designed and […]

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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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Knitluxe Studio

category: Textiles - Clothing   

region: South East   

Knitluxe Studio is a UK based design studio, creating sophisticated yet playful sports luxe clothing and accessories using ethically sourced and sustainable luxury yarns. The studio aims to challenge and transform the perception of knitted textiles while retaining craftsmanship, traditional techniques mixed with modern contemporary knitwear designs. It is designed to make the wearer feel powerfully different, maximising the natural performance properties of wool.

Knitluxe Studio has been established by Szilvia Burrows – an award-winning textile designer in Buckinghamshire. ​Originally from Budapest, Hungary, Szilvia moved to the UK in 2009 to complete a course in Art and Design and went on to complete her degree in Buckinghamshire New University to pursue her dream to be a designer. Her accessories range is created with Supergeelong Lambswool, initially for sustainable reasons, however wool has many natural benefits and is one of the world’s most technically advanced fibres working in total harmony with the wearer’s body. Each piece is created and constructed by hand on a 12gg vintage hand flat knitting machine. At all stages, Szilvia is committed to sustainability and only selects high quality traceable luxury yarns.

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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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Liliia

category: Fashion Accessories   Textiles - Clothing   

region: Midlands   

Hand-crafted fashion accessories and bridal wear in luxury fabrics, adorned with intricate embroidery, crystals and pearls. I like to mix traditional hand stitch and hand painting with digital techniques of stitch and print to create dresses and accessories that are uniquely crafted and inspired by fairy tales, folklore and nature.

address: Witney, Oxfordshire

telephone: 07813 154781


Liz Lippiatt

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

region: Midlands   

Liz Lippiatt produces printed and dyed textiles, including devore bags, wraps and stoles in rich velvets and devore cushions for the home.

address: Stroud, Gloucestershire

telephone: 07929412246


Loopy Ewes

category: Textiles & Stitch - Interiors   Textiles - Clothing   

region: South West   

I bought my first sheep six years ago, absolutely determined to work with their wool to produce contemporary, artisan products with real provenance. My beautiful textiles products for the home can be traced from design, through production and right back to my flock of sheep that graze the Cotswolds countryside. My limited edition collection includes handwoven blankets, knitted accessories and sheepskin rugs. Across the entire range I aim to bring together woollen accessories for the home that offer aesthetic pleasure and a sense of warmth and cosiness. Most importantly, I want to connect my customers with provenance, with rural skills and with the feeling that they own something truly handcrafted, and evocative of our working countryside and great, British wool.

address: Near Cheltenham, Glos.

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