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Alice Fox

category: Paper   Printmaking   

region: Yorkshire   

My work combines techniques from textiles and printmaking traditions, the two often combining to make abstract contemplative pieces that celebrate and carry an essence of what I experience in the natural world. I aim to draw the viewer in, invite them to look closer and perhaps notice things they might otherwise have over-looked. I work with paper and cloth as well as making use of materials gathered from the places I walk.

My work ranges from large-scale installations for specific spaces to intimate framed artworks and artists’ books. Each piece develops by layering up marks and textures, building up subtle surfaces and exploring materials through the making process. I use found metal objects with tea to make marks on paper, silk and linen, making use of natural dye techniques. I set things up and watch them develop, responding to the marks that appear with further layers of print and the contoured lines of hand stitch.

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category: Glass   

region: North West   

Alice Heaton – Glass artist of AAH Design. I am a Cheshire based designer working primarily with hot glass. Taking inspiration from nature, I produce richly colourful and dynamic individual blown sculptural pieces. I gained a First Class Hons in Design Crafts in 2016 at De Montfort University. Inspiration is taken from organic forms in […]

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category: Textiles & Stitch - Interiors   

region: Wales   

My work as an artist has evolved from my experiences as a child, within the South Wales valleys. I have explored traditional stitch and print within my work, reflecting on the working class values of community life with its humour and warmth. My work also reflects on the women who were in my life as […]

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Alison Whateley Design

category: Textiles & Stitch - Interiors   

region: South West   

I am a self taught textile artist living and working in Mid Devon. I have always been creative, and when I was younger I enjoyed both watercolour painting and sewing, so I have now combined the two to create beautiful individual pieces of textile art inspired by the natural world around me.

Colour and texture play a big part in my work, and I am always experimenting with new combinations. I use appliqué, free motion machine embroidery and some hand stitching to produce my pieces that each  evolve as I go along, therefore no two pieces are exactly the same.

I source all sorts of new and vintage fabrics, lace, buttons and beads to use in my work, and particularly love using vintage lace in my pieces.

address: Bradninch, Devon

telephone: 07816 172292

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category: Paper   

region: Midlands   

Described as a textile artist, fine art bookmaker, sometimes a designer maker, I choose ‘paper artist’ to emphasise my love of paper, print and graphics. Everything is made by me.  I cut, sew and assemble by hand.  I have a computer, digital camera and four old typewriters and my home is a treasure trove of […]

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Amanda Barnes Textile Artist

category: Textiles & Stitch - Interiors   

region: Scotland   

I make small creatures using lots of different fabrics and try to give each one it’s own character using small accessories, props or clothes. They are purely for decorative purposes.

Each piece I make is totally unique. Even if I’m using the same fabric or accessories, each small creation is absolutely unique. My latest mice ‘The Inquisitives’ are all paired with a preloved, vintage or antique item such as a wooden cotton reel, antique thimbles or piece of antique lace.

I love to use Harris Tweed, Velvet and Liberty Fabrics for my small creatures and it’s especially important for me to use either British fabrics or recycled and vintage pieces to give them that extra special touch.

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Amy Stringer

category: Jewellery and Silverware   

region: Yorkshire   

Architecture meets nature. Amy Stringer brings together both common and precious materials to create bold, contemporary jewellery.

Amy studied a BA (Hons) Degree in Jewellery and Metalwork at Sheffield Hallam University, England, Where she became inspired by the city’s combination of modern, industrial architecture and large green spaces.

Amy’s unique designs combine cement with striking silver work. Cement is found in almost every building throughout the world’s cities, but the material is often under-appreciated and its beauty can be overlooked. Within her designs, Amy sets elements of nature such as moss and lichen in the cement, forging a connection between architecture and agriculture. For her silver work, Amy takes inspiration from the steel framework and Brutalist architecture creating bold, blocked designs and contrasting these inspirations with set organic elements and soft ‘settings’ from silver sheet that appear to have naturally folded into place.

Each piece of jewellery is carefully handmade in Yorkshire, and each is entirely unique. Due to the nature of Amy’s designs and the unusual and natural materials she uses, no two pieces are alike.

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Andrew Spilsbury Shaker Boxes

category: Furniture & Wood   

region: South West   

I have had a love of working with wood for over 40 years, mostly furniture making but also some turning and now box making.  I love the smell of wood when it is worked, exposing and presenting the grain for others to appreciate.  I have made furniture inspired by pieces made by the Shaker craftsmen and now make Shaker boxes to their traditional patterns, using Cherry and Maple woods steam bent and fastened with copper tacks and rivets. My boxes, trays and carriers with handles make thoughtful and useful presents. I continue to develop my range of creations in order to offer useful and decorative objects to treasure and enjoy.  Sizes are from 9cm x 6cm x 3cm to 36cm x 25cm x 15cm. Prices from £20 to £140 approx.

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Angelstores

category: Textiles & Stitch - Interiors   

region: Yorkshire   

Angel Linens of Angelstores uses beautiful vintage fabrics and trimmings to create accessories for the home, to wear and to give, inspired by childhood memories of British seaside holidays and fireside teas.

Each piece of vintage material and every antique mother of pearl button used in is individually sourced, selected and re-made into something beautiful that can be cherished all over again.

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Anita Nemkyova

category: Leather   

region: Wales   

Accessories label Anita Nemkyova was set up as a project to create beautifully crafted pieces. Every product is skilfully designed and made by hand in my workshop, ensuring high quality throughout the entire manufacturing process. With an emphasis on ethically and environmentally conscious production, I collaborate with sustainable British and Italian tanneries, using primarily vegetable-tanned leathers. This is an old artisan process where only natural extracts and dyes are used in order to be environmentally friendly. Leathers treated this way keep their natural look and unique character. With my passion for sustainability, materials such as cork or pinatex will be added to our seasonal collections, along with recycled materials such as canvas or recycled leather with the aim to reduce / reuse / recycle. My seasonal collections include accessories from bracelets to belts and body pieces, lifestyle products such as bags, backpacks, wallets and other leather goods.

address: Cardiff, Wales

telephone: 07875075922

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