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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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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 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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Home Front Vintage

category: Fashion Accessories   Textiles & Stitch - Interiors   

region: Yorkshire   

Home Front Vintage specialises in rescuing genuine ‘escape and evasion’ silk maps that pilots and Special Forces hid inside their uniforms in case they needed to escape from enemy territory during WW2 and the Cold War. We remake the damaged pieces of map into fabulous gifts and accessories; perfect for people who value British history and provenance. We are often asked how we print the maps onto silk; We don’t! All our products are made from the genuine maps printed by the military during the 1940s and 1950s. We produce a wide range of items, from greetings cards with pin badge and piece of genuine map, to limited edition cushions, and can make bespoke items using parts of maps that mean something to the recipient. All our products come gift boxed in recycled packaging with information about the history and provenance of the maps included.

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Hook and Teasel by Claire Stonier

category: Fashion Accessories   Jewellery and Silverware   

region: Scotland   

I am a contemporary maker creating freeform crochet and fibre art wearable necklace and collar pieces using fine textiles with silk, merino, steel fibres and yarns. Inspired by natural forms, botanics, nature, wild flowers and anything colourful and architectural.

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Imagine North

category: Mixed Media and Recycled   

region: Scotland   

I am an Artist and maker. I use my sewing machine the way a painter uses a brush. Each line is guided by my hand. I create small 2 and 3 dimensional pieces in thread. Each piece is unique. They are poetic moments, a visual form of Haiku. Dream like images, contemplative, quiet, devoid of detail, suggestive of a narrative. I studied sculpture and Fine Art at Grays School of Art in Aberdeen and have a BA (Hons) and a MA Fine Art. My subject is the idea of North. My work is influenced by the wilder places, by poetry and prose. I work from my small studio within the beautiful Cairngorm National Park in the Scottish Highlands. Unique embroidered artworks from £25.

address: Aboyne, Aberdeenshire

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Ingterior

category: Fashion Accessories   Jewellery and Silverware   Mixed Media and Recycled   

region: South West   

I work full time handcrafting statement jewellery from my makeshift studio in Devon. Obsessed with fashion, music and art, my work is fundamentally inspired by street culture, graffiti and skateboarding.
Graduating with a Fashion & Textiles degree from University in Bristol in the 90’s, I started out designing streetwear and became connected to the cities reinventing underground music and art scenes.
My addiction to street culture is at the heart of everything I do, so I choose to work with traditional graffiti techniques, spray paint, paint markers and acrylics, while using materials more commonly associated with skateboarding such as plywood and grip tape. I love taking these raw elements to craft beautifully designed one of a kind statement pieces.

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Iron Vein

category: 3D Sculptural Work   Blacksmithing   Metalwork   

region: Wales   

Iron Vein steel sculpture is the work resulting from the collaboration between artists Victoria Govan and Richard Warner.
Drawing inspiration from the natural world, they produce beautiful organiform sculptures which can withstand the weather outdoors but look equally magical in interior settings. Furniture also available, and commissions accepted for either.

address: Llynwel, Maesmawr, Welshpool, Powys, Mid Wales SY21 9DD

telephone: 01938 850380


Isabel K-J Denyer

category: Ceramics   

region: North East   

My thrown stoneware pots are reduction fired in a gas kiln. Form and function are integral to the work and my objective is to make pots to be used, cherished and cooked in and to enhance the presentation of food.
The ripples of water as it eddies and swirls around objects fascinate me as do marks on pebbles, lichen and stonemason’s chisel marks on Yorkshire barns. These are represented by imprints and sgraffitto and with the three dot ‘Cintamani’ motif are on-going inspirations.

address: Wighill House, Wighill, nr Tadcaster, North Yorkshire LS24 8BG

telephone: 01937 835632

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