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Dorothy Stewart Handwovens

category: Fashion Accessories   Textiles - Clothing   

region: Scotland   

Dorothy is a handweaver producing small numbers of exclusive scarves and shawls for ladies and men.

Her yarn of preference is hand dyed fine silk or merino silk and the inspiration for her collections comes from nature or the local landscape.

The loom she uses is a twelve shaft Louet Spring.

telephone: 01387 810021

Dove St Pottery

category: Ceramics   

region: Yorkshire   

I am a potter making wheel-thrown ceramic tableware. I am striving to create simple, special pots of formal beauty that with daily use enhance and enrich people’s lives. My pots are at the functional end of ceramics, thinly thrown with clean lines and elegant forms.

My aim is to marry beauty with function to create a pot that is a pleasure to use. The pots are made by hand and wear that quality openly – the decoration comes directly out of the process of the making. The pots are thrown using a white stoneware clay with each colour ‘breaking’ across the surface of the pots to give a richness and depth. I am influenced by potters who look to the east for inspiration – I love the quietness and simplicity of this type of pottery. I have an MA in sculpture from the Royal College of Art.

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Down To Earth

category: Metalwork   

region: Midlands   

I create contemporary garden art metalwork. All of my work is individually handcrafted at my workshop situated on the Shropshire/Clwyd border.
Eye-catching and tactile, my sculptures have integrity and individuality – the combination of colour, texture and form produce unique individual pieces and bold statements.
My garden art can be used in any space in the garden, to create a backdrop for planting or as a focal point.
Much of my work is collaborative as I come into contact and exchange ideas with other craftspeople and artists. Inspiration also comes from the landscape: living in the country, shape and texture are around you all the time. I have flashes of inspiration and translate ideas from my sketchbook into metal.

telephone: 01948780377

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Dr Bean’s Bags

category: Fashion Accessories   

region: South East   

Dr Bean’s Bags are designed and made on the Isle of Wight. The Island is a creative environment and the seaside location was the inspiration for the initial concept; a simple yet strong bag that reflected a nautical situation. Use of natural fabrics, such as canvas and ticking, jute rope for handles epitomise the Classic Yachting heritage of Cowes. An eyelet and shackle add a pleasing finishing touch and each bag is individually numbered, much like a sail.

Our bags incorporate recognised phrases, poems and text, with stitched detail and appliqué. We like to celebrate the eccentricities of English life, which probably explains that the most popular style of bag features an extract from the daily ‘Shipping Forecast’.

In the world of Dr Bean, the forecast is always sunny – and can be made especially for the area you request.

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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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Elena Hall Jewellery

category: Jewellery and Silverware   

region: London   

Colourful handmade and hand knitted jewellery in recycled silver, copper and semi-precious stones. Elena Hall Jewellery combines age-old techniques with bright and modern hues, to create contemporary, structured and original jewellery drawing inspiration from embroidery.

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Elephtheria Couture

category: Textiles - Clothing   

region: Midlands   

Midlands based Elephtheria Couture Fashion Clothing offer you the freedom to customise their dresses, tops and skirts. You can add sleeves, lengthen dresses and change necklines. You can make your own dress to your style. You can also choose the fabric it will be made from out of in trend coloured jersey and vintage inspired prints. Your choices are endless in designing and making!

address: Elephtheria Couture Fashion Clothing, Head Office, Tamworth B79 0LD

Elf Designs

category: Fashion Accessories   

region: North East   

We make handmade felt using the finest merino wool. We make tea-cosies, egg-cosies, brooches and bags. We also use vintage and recycled fabrics to make cushions and fashion accessories.

telephone: 07917624806

Elin Isaksson Glass

category: Glass   

region: Scotland   

Elin makes contemporary hand blown glass for gifts, decoration and lighting. All glass is made by Elin in her glass blowing studio in Alloa, Central Scotland. Clients are individuals and businesses looking for modern bespoke sculpture, panels, awards and corporate gifts. Elin sells her glass in galleries and online.

address: Unit 1 Alloa Maker's Village, Ludgate, Alloa, Fife FK10 2DE

telephone: 07968 871439

Elizabeth Designs

category: Jewellery and Silverware   

region: South East   

I take a fresh approach to the design and making of silver jewellery, using inspirations such as flight in nature. I aim to design pieces that embody different perspectives, so each piece can be worn in several different ways. I have built a collection of high quality and detailed work over a number of years – my main technique is piercing, and I have used lace to emboss silver, making each piece original.

address: Hove, BN3 5DD

telephone: 07760 406051

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