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Coo & co

category: Printmaking   Textiles & Stitch - Interiors   

region: North West   

My background is fine art, I then spent 15 years as a community artist facilitating creativity in others, a few years ago I found screenprinting to be the best way of reproducing my ideas, I like to use collaged vintage paper under prints and use fabrics to make useful and beautiful items. My themes seem to always be about nature but whatever the subject I love to celebrate the scratchy hand drawn line.

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Corinne Young Textiles

category: Textiles & Stitch - Interiors   

region: Yorkshire   

I work using machine and hand embroidery, and vintage and recycled materials. I am inspired by many things ranging from flowers, plants and insects, historical artefacts and most recently architecture! I have a BA (Hons) from Bradford College in Textile Design.

telephone: 01262 420788

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Cotton Bird Designs

category: Mixed Media and Recycled   Paper   Textiles & Stitch - Interiors   

region: Midlands   

Angela Cotton is a mixed media artist working with new and recycled materials, such as vintage linens and maps, to create bird sculpture and other works.

Over the years her collection of vintage textiles and papers has steadily grown creating a cosy inspiring nest…perfect for creating little birds! Wedding cake toppers, woodland garlands and wedding ring pillows form the basis for her beautiful collection. Commissions happily taken.

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Debra Thompson Designer-Maker

category: Mixed Media and Recycled   Textiles & Stitch - Interiors   

region: Wales   

Using just four key materials wire, wood, cloth and thread Debra makes sculptural pieces in her home studio.

Inspired by nature and the seasons, she manipulates cloth to resemble wild flowers and leaves and using the shapes of vintage china creates cloth vessels.

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Detola & Geek

category: Textiles & Stitch - Interiors   

region: South East   

I create colourful African wax print fabric lampshades and home décor. My designs can be bold, geometric, retro and sometimes geeky too! Bespoke orders are welcome, using your own fabric or mine, as well as commissions and special projects. I love working with other fabrics such as printed cotton, silk, burlap, hessian etc.

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Diane Shaw Silks

category: Textiles & Stitch - Interiors   

region: South East   

Unique one-off items created using only the finest silk fabrics, threads and trimmings. All are individually handmade by the designer in her workshop in West Sussex, England.

Initially trained as a maker of bespoke silk lampshades at a workshop in Brighton that supplied top international design houses, Diane started out by ‘recycling’ the silk remnants of this trade. She created a unique collection of cushions inspired by the shapes and colours of the individual fabric pieces themselves to which she added silk embroidery and other embellishments. The collection has grown to include other home decor items as well as bags and gift cards.

The main design emphasis is on clean lines, and a neat, tailored feel that uses sumptuous silks to sculpture colours into folds, pleats and soft geometric shapes. Luxuriant dupions are layered with cool, crisp silk linens; royal taffetas are swathed with embroidered organza, and high-tech silk textiles from international design houses are complimented by simple hand woven natural silks.

Diane Shaw is a designer-maker currently listed on the UK Crafts Council National Register of Makers and in the Homes and Gardens Magazine Directory.

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Dianne Randle

category: Textiles & Stitch - Interiors   

region: South East   

The textile art I create is inspired by nature and abstract interpretations of the world around me. I work with handmade felt, needle felt, machine and hand embroidery to produce highly embellished surfaces and colourful eye-catching artwork. I love to draw with stitch, pattern, texture and colour.

telephone: 07899993792


category: Paper   Printmaking   Textiles & Stitch - Interiors   

I studied Textiles at Goldsmiths college and progressed to receive a Masters in Textiles from Birmingham University. These days, I work from a lovely studio at the bottom of our garden; from here the expansive view across the Holme Valley is breathtaking and provides constant inspiration to my textile work. I love to draw, print […]

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DrawntoStitch By Louise O’Hara

category: Mixed Media and Recycled   Paper   Textiles & Stitch - Interiors   

region: North West   

I am a mixed media artist based in a small village in the heart of Cheshire; I work from my studio which is filled to the rafters with ephemera, vintage fabrics, typewriters, sewing machines, threads, hand painted papers and books, I am sure you can picture the scene!
During My Masters Degree in Fashion and Textiles I discovered ‘wabi Sabi’ and the ethos of ‘beauty in imperfection’; this really captures my inspirations and the work which I produce, I am influenced by tactile aged surfaces like peeling paint on walls and fabrics which are threadbare but laden with memories and stories to tell.
I use a combination of layered surfaces, collage, drawing, machine and hand stitch to create original pieces and I like to incorporate vintage and discarded items into my work to convey messages off nostalgia.

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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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Ellie Pearce Cushion Designs

category: Textiles & Stitch - Interiors   

region: South West   

I paint my vibrant designs in acrylic from photographs I take in and around the beautiful Devon countryside where I live, and also from my colourful garden. My inspirations include flowers, sea life, wildlife, my imagination, and ideas given to me by friends. I make my cushions in natural luxury cotton with my hand painted design printed on the front panel of the cover and either a plain natural luxury cotton luxurious polyester velvet using a complimenting colour for the back panel, which has a concealed zip fastening. My range includes something to complement any home, and I am excited to be developing a new outdoor cushion range for 2020.

address: Nr Winkleigh, Devon

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Eloise Scotland

category: Textiles & Stitch - Interiors   

region: South West   

Eloise uses hand and machine embroidery techniques to produce a range of figurative and text-based wall pieces (suitable for framing behind glass). She also makes personalised pieces to order, such as family trees, or to mark a special occasion.

address: Bath

telephone: 07968 438345


category: Jewellery and Silverware   Textiles & Stitch - Interiors   

region: Midlands   

I create bespoke textile installations and accessories, mixing media and building up tactile delicate surfaces. I work and rework my pieces with paint, dyes, bleach and ink, burning and layering until finishing it with hand stitch. I find beauty in flaky walls, overgrown buildings and encrusted surfaces; this is something I recreate in my work. […]

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Emily Scott – Hillside Weaver

category: Textiles & Stitch - Interiors   

region: Wales   

I trained in Textile design at Derby college of art in the mid 70’s, specializing in weave and knit.I weave rugs, throws, cushions, scarves, heavy and fine work on my 8 shaft Harris loom.

My inspiration comes from the material I have to work with and the job it has to do.  I am enjoying the colours and forms of the Bauhaus movement at the moment. I use alpaca, wool, cotton, recycled rags, in fact anything if it is right for the project.  I dye my yarn where necessary using natural, chemical and indigo dyes.

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Felting For England

category: Textiles & Stitch - Interiors   

region: South East   

Felting For England are a beautiful collection of needle felt collectibles, handmade in Jo’s studio in Berkshire. Why not collect the flock or commission me to make something just for you?

To buy online, stockists, exhibitions and workshops please visit my website or email me.

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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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category: Paper   Textiles & Stitch - Interiors   

region: South West   

Grace & Favour Home is the work of Designer/Maker Rachael Rowe who works from her studio on Dartmoor to create unique gifts and homewares from beautiful fabrics, reclaimed vintage maps and sheet music. With a background Fashion Design, Rachael uses her extensive knowledge of sewing, craft and design to make every item to the highest […]

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category: Textiles & Stitch - Interiors   

region: South West   

I come from a family of sheep farmers and weavers, with a court dress maker in the mix too so I feel I have fibres in my blood stream. Mum and Dad met in a textile mill, so there you go it was inevitable!  My wonderful Granny Mary taught me to stitch at an early […]

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category: Textiles & Stitch - Interiors   

region: South West   

With a background in fine art textiles and printmaking, Helen works from her studios perched at the top of her Cornish garden, amidst plants and flowers bursting with colour. From here she has fabulous views across fields and down to the water. This view provides endless inspiration and inspires sketches and drawing for her collections. These Cornish-inspired designs […]

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category: Textiles & Stitch - Interiors   

region: Midlands   

My practice comes from a lifelong and deep need to make, draw, stitch and paint. I have worked specifically with vintage textiles, paper and haberdashery over the last 15 years, under the name of ‘Hen’s Teeth Art’ by Viv Sliwka. I work spontaneously, reacting to the inspiration provoked from folk art, dogs, hares, flowers and […]

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