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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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Jane Lindsey

category: Textiles & Stitch - Interiors   

region: Scotland   

In 2000 Jane Lindsey left her office job as Curator of British Art at the University of Glasgow, moved to a small holding near Loch Lomond and began to create textiles based on life around her. Her studio is a 1970s silver airstream caravan, parked in the middle of her cut flower garden.
Jane uses freehand machine embroidery, along with recycled fabrics and Yorkshire wool, to make quirky and contemporary badges, mirrors, notebooks and cushions. Each item is individually embroidered by Jane and no two are ever exactly alike. Her use of line is influenced by her study of prints, particularly of the early to mid C20th, her subject matter by the animals, plants and vintage vehicles that surround her.
When she is not sewing or gardening she spends time getting away to the west coast of Scotland with her family in Dougal the bright orange VW campervan.

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category: Textiles & Stitch - Interiors   

region: Midlands   

I am a textile artist based in a South Northamptonshire village where I work from my home studio drawing, designing and stitching. My work is about imagination, memories and childhood narratives and is greatly influenced by the visual experience of observing life when I am in Denmark, Norfolk and the South West of England. I […]

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category: Paper   Textiles & Stitch - Interiors   

region: Midlands   

Paper pioneer Jennifer Collier creates exquisite sculptures from vintage recycled materials in conjunction with stitch; a contemporary twist on traditional textiles. The papers serve as both the inspiration and the media for the work, with the narrative suggesting the forms. Through this marriage of unlikely materials old papers are transformed into something truly unique, delicate and […]

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category: Mixed Media and Recycled   Textiles & Stitch - Interiors   

region: North East   

Jessica is a contemporary embroidery artist who works from her home studio just outside of Leeds, West Yorkshire.  Her colourful and contemporary work has been exhibited in various galleries across the UK and Europe and she is a a member of the Crafts Council’s Makers directory and renowned textiles group – Art Textiles Made in […]

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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


Jo Hill Textiles

category: Textiles & Stitch - Interiors   

region: Midlands   North West   

I am a textile artist and designer based in the Staffordshire countryside, making textile wall hangings, cushions, lampshades, chairs, and many other original fabric creations. I use sumptuous fabrics and intricate stitching to create contemporary textile treats for your home, business or as a gift.

Sewing is my absolute passion, and having won several design awards at University and gone on to sell my woven creations to Habitat, amongst others, I have spent the last few years developing the Jo Hill range of embroidered designs. My textile designs are inspired by the beautiful British countryside, in particular its diverse range of wildlife that is so often hiding in amongst the grasses and the trees.

I am proud to say that all of my original textiles are handmade by me in Great Britain with love, joy and lots of passion!

address: Stone, Staffordshire

telephone: 01785 247754

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

region: Midlands   

My illustrative practice explores the importance of storytelling and imagination. I draw with wire, pencil and stitch; intricately working dense areas of traditional embroidery and needlepoint stitches into metal gauzes and figuratively manipulated wire lines. I combine my hand embroidered wire work with observational drawing and screen printing techniques onto fabric and paper grounds to […]

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Kate Sproston Design

category: Textiles & Stitch - Interiors   

region: Midlands   

Founded in 2012, Kate Sproston Design creates embroidered gifts and products for the home. Based in the Midlands, UK, we strive for quality and craftsmanship in every piece. Having grown up in a household full of handmade toys and gifts, Kate has always understood the value of a beautifully made product, and the pride taken in creating the piece. This is why each of our products has been made with care from the highest quality materials available.

Incorporating this mantra with strong designs and a love for both traditional and contemporary embroidery, Kate Sproston Design offers fresh embroidered pieces for the modern home, some of which can be personalised for an extra special touch. All products are handmade in the UK, with care and attention to detail.

address: Whitestone, Nuneaton, Warwickshire

telephone: 07765675624

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Kate Whitehead Textiles

category: Textiles & Stitch - Interiors   

I am a textile artist and designer specialising in weave and embroidery. I enjoy working with paper and poor materials such as Calico, muslin, scrim and salvaged fabrics. My work often involves patching and mending; it has a feel of materials found and restored to produce desirable and treasured pieces. I produce unconventional artefacts that can be worn, hung or framed. The work explores the possibilities in the forgotten, overlooked and abandoned.

address: Chorlton, Manchester M21

telephone: 07875578006

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Katie Essam, Contemporary Applied Art

category: Mixed Media and Recycled   Textiles & Stitch - Interiors   

region: South East   

I’m a mixed media textile artist. I use fabrics, threads, paper, paint, crochet, tatting, couching, free hand machine embroidery and appliqué combined sometimes with found items in my pieces. I love all things vintage, and the hidden beauty in the everyday thoroughly inspires me. I tend to frame or mount all my pieces.
I have a BA (Hons) in Contemporary Applied Art from the University of Hertfordshire, and graduated in 2011. I love to do commission work, working from a photo or an image, and am also very happy to customise any of my designs, changing fabrics and colours etc.

address: Watford, Herts.

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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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Kirsty Freeman Design

category: Textiles & Stitch - Interiors   

region: East Midlands   

I have a passion for drawing, embellishment and colour, and love to translate the beautiful things that I see in this world into unique and special works of art. My work is mainly embroidery & print based, making everything from stitched cushions & bags, to printed cards & coasters. I am inspired by work that has a strong sense of imagery, and aim to create an essence of beauty in my designs through the use of drawing and pattern making.

I graduated from De Montfort University, Leicester, in 2017 with a 1st Class (Hons) Degree in Textile Design. Throughout my work, I aim to push techniques to the limit: for example, translating my research into designs through embellishment, print, or fabric construction. To create my stitch based products, I combine the use of digital embroidery technology with traditional hand embroidery and beading techniques.

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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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category: 3D Sculptural Work   Textiles & Stitch - Interiors   

region: Wales   

Laura Thomas is an award-winning woven textile artist and designer producing striking artworks for the contemporary interior. Educated at Birmingham City University, The Royal College of Art and ASF-Weave, Laura established her studio practice in 2003 when she moved back to Wales. Laura divides her time between public and private art projects, design consultancy, curation, […]

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Little Mill House

category: Mixed Media and Recycled   Textiles & Stitch - Interiors   

region: Yorkshire   

I upcycle vintage materials such as tea towels,scarves and glasses into beautiful cushions and gifts. The idea for Little Mill House came from my obsession with hunting vintage items and needing a creative way to free them from storage. It then became an excuse to continue hunting lovely items and share them with other people. I was taught by my auntie to sew as I was growing up and have had professional tuition by a private tutor to perfect my techniques. Everything is made at home by myself and quality is a priority.

telephone: 01535 273899

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category: Textiles & Stitch - Interiors   

region: North West   

I am a textile artist living and working in Manchester where I studied embroidery at university. In my studio based work I explore a range of hand and machine embroidery techniques, I also teach textiles at Salford City College. My current work involves an eclectic mix of found and made treasures brought together in small […]

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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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