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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   

Designer/dressmaker of handsewn dresses and fashion accessories.  Anne specialises in working with silk and natural fibres as well as lace.  She creates unique embroidery and beadwork and paints silk scarves.  Accessories include headbands and pochette bags.  Anne also draws pastel, pencil and digital pictures as well making greetings cards.

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

telephone: 01892 521153


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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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

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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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