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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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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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Hedge and Hog: Designs and Prints

category: Printmaking   

region: North West   

I am a printmaker, working primarily with linocuts and collagraph techniques. I am a trained Architect and completed my PhD in 2004. My handmade, limited edition prints are all made from my original sketches that are inspired by my life around me, and by seeing the beauty in the mundane. You will also see a layered colour palette, often bright but muted, and subtle. I aim to create prints that can inspire a smile, a memory, and a piece of art that you can form your own personal associations with.
Having studied Architectural Conservation, mark-making is of specific interest and how different surfaces and cutting methods can give individuality to a piece. With price range mostly between £15-£65, they are an affordable means to collect original, handmade and unique art.

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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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category: Jewellery and Silverware   

region: South West   

Helen has been designing award winning jewellery since she created ‘Helen Brice Designs’ in 2000. Bridging the gap between classical and contemporary jewellery, warm precious metals in unusual finishes are combined with the beautiful tones of natural gemstones. Drawing inspiration from architectural and organic forms with naturally occurring textures & patterns such as crystal structures, […]

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Helen Burgess Jewellery

category: Jewellery and Silverware   

region: South East   

I am a self taught silversmith, working with traditional techniques in sterling silver and the occasional hint of gold, along with pieces made from Precious Metal Clay. I love to create hammered effects on sterling silver. With the precious metal clay I enjoy discovering new textures and contrasting bright silver with oxidized silver. The precious metals are often combined with precious and semi precious stones to create contrasts of colour and texture. My designs have been inspired by nature, art and love of colour and texture.

address: Colchester, Essex


category: Ceramics   

region: South West   

Helen studied Art and Design at Loughborough College of Art, specialising in ceramics and gaining a B.A. Honours. Then culminated her studies by attaining a place at the Royal College of Art and graduating with a Degree of Master of Arts. In 1996 Helen formed a ceramic workshop designing and making functional tableware, widely exhibiting […]

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category: Jewellery and Silverware   

region: South West   

Salisbury based jeweller Helen Noakes is widely recognised in the jewellery community for her beautifully executed work in resin and silver. Following a chance discovery of a single set of miniatures and a book on resin, Helen quickly developed an obsession with combining the two into her varied and stunning collection. Now selling across the country […]

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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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Helena Rudkin Handmade Jewellery

category: Jewellery and Silverware   

region: Midlands   

Helena Rudkin Handmade Jewellery is handcrafted by Helena who individually makes each piece in her Derbyshire Dales workshop.
Helena is intrigued by the narratives conveyed through the making process and draws inspiration from the construction, forming and manipulation of reticulated and fused silver. She has always needed to handle and play with her materials to understand their unique qualities and potential. She takes pleasure in the surprise of discovering a new form or texture or a new way of handling a material which changes its appearance and gives it a new identity.
Helena completed her fine art and education degree in Lincoln with first class honours and has used her artistic talents to educate the younger generation and develop her own creative journey.

telephone: 07821156951

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category: Furniture & Wood   

region: London   

Christopher Burley of Heliconia Furniture designs and makes contemporary re-imaginings of 20th century classics from the Edwardian decorative to the simple lines of the mid-century modern. His inspiration varies from the extremes of post war architecture to the soft nostalgia of the Arts & Crafts movement. Whether you are considering adapting an existing Heliconia piece […]

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Hello Greens

category: 3D Sculptural Work   Paper   Toys and Automata   

region: London   

It was during the November 2020 pandemic that my dolls first came to life. Home-schooling was included in our daily routine despite my five year old’s turned up nose. In a creative attempt to encourage reading I had the extravagant idea of crafting the characters in a story we were reading to visually bring the story to life – a story I had written about two paper dolls and their paper adventures. Penelope and Presley were the first two puppets I created. Over the following year the demand for my dolls increased tenfold. What initiated as making dolls for our own play has very quickly turned into my dream job: in January 2021 my dolls were accepted by The British Toy Makers Guild and over the next 18 months my dolls with be featured in publications such as the Dollshouse and Miniature Scene Magazine which also features more about my foraging around the Thames in Greenhithe.

address: London

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Henrietta Fernandez

category: Jewellery and Silverware   

region: South East   

I design and make understated, contemporary silver jewellery. Size ranges from tiny ear studs to bold necklaces and bangles.
I studied Jewellery at Middlesex Polytechnic and apprenticed with Wendy Ramshaw in the 80’s. Ideas for my work currently come from my love of 60’s graphic design, floral patterns and repeat pattern in textile design.

I’m meticulous about detail and finish and pieces I make are extremely precise. Everything is handmade and finished by me at my workbench. I hand pierce one-offs and use small batch production techniques, like casting, for some elements of my work – all made originally from my own handmade masters. Oxidised silver, 18 ct yellow gold, resins and beautiful stones accent my jewellery, adding depth and luxury. I apply a fine-papered finished by hand giving my work an elegant satin finish.

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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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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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High View – Bernard Harrison

category: Bookbinding   

region: South West   

I trained in bookbinding at Westminster College Oxford and have been enjoying making books for sixty years. I retired from teaching twenty years ago and earned income from a design and print business. More recently I enjoyed giving free tuition in bookcrafts, but circumstances now lead me to concentrate on preparing books for sale and bookcraft kits and instructions for distant home learning.
I have developed several styles of binding such that young or old beginners to the craft can quickly produce excellent results with minimal tools. Finished books are available for sale, or can be made to order. I still have digital printing equipment capable of producing greetings cards and such like. My ethos and choice of materials strongly supports handmade, recycled, and quality products. In common with many craftspeople I work in a timely fashion but will not be rushed. Traditional bookcraft methods can require a great deal of drying and resting time (weeks rather than days). Further details on this and related topics are available at http://bookcraft.me

address: High View, Moorland Way, Gunnislake, Cornwall, PL18 9EX

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email: mail@highview.co.uk


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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Holly Homewares

category: Ceramics   

region: East Midlands   

I am a designer maker working in porcelain and bone china, and am fascinated by the process and opportunities that slip casting ceramics offers. I enjoy designing highly functional decorative ware for the home, and have particular interest in creating moulds using a lathe. I rely on process and trend forecasting to influence my own style, creating unique and imaginative collections of ceramics that can be styled into the home complementing the environment around it. Function, such as whether a beautifully designed spout of a teapot or lip of a cup pours correctly, is an important factor that is also involved in my design process.

address: Leicester

telephone: 07504823037

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Holly Suzanna Clifford

category: Jewellery and Silverware   Mixed Media and Recycled   

region: Midlands   

Holly describes herself as an Art Jeweller, crafting pieces of delicate and detailed wearable art, celebrating the curious attraction we have to plants, places and the natural world. Encompassing ideas from outside the realm of jewellery, her work draws from illustration, great painters such as Monet and Klimt, and also from old dioramic books. Working in a mixture of copper, silver & resins, Holly combines traditional skills with modern making techniques, to develop innovative and unusual collections of work. Drawing and painting are integral parts of her creative process, so much so that she has developed exciting ways to incorporate them into some of her final collections. Holly studied in the heart of Birmingham’s Jewellery Quarter at the School of Jewellery, and produces beautiful works from her little garden workshop in the Cotswolds.

address: Warwickshire, England

telephone: 078967 40107 / 01608 682521

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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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