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Stitching for the Soul

category: Textiles & Stitch - Interiors   

region: Yorkshire   

My name is Beverley Holmes-Wright and I have been stitching and creating for over 20 years, but started up a part-time business a few years ago, after completing an honours degree in Creative Practice from Leeds Met University, for which I received First Class.

Why Stitching for the Soul? Stitching makes me happy and is an integral part of my life, it keeps me busy and enables me to meet people who are like-minded, making and buying well crafted hand-made items. I am partial to a bit of soul music too!

I produce carefully made, physical pieces which please the eye and brighten up the homes which take them in: using only the highest quality fabrics and threads, each piece is made using a variety of free machine embroidery, appliqué and delicate stitched patterns. But perhaps the largest part of my work involves planning aesthetic colour schemes and composition so that each creation is harmonious and balanced.

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Studio Milena

category: Fashion Accessories   Textiles & Stitch - Interiors   Textiles - Clothing   

region: Yorkshire   

Helen Milen is a designer specialising in contemporary handwoven textiles combining modern design with traditional techniques.
Helen brings her carefully crafted textiles to life with her love for off-beat colours and her captivating mix of contemporary and traditional weave patterns. Her hand-woven collections evolve slowly to offer limited-edition accessories, home textiles and woven art panels with sustainability at the heart of each piece.
Often taking an organic approach to weaving, Helen designs on the loom introducing unexpected yarn and colour combinations as she weaves. Plump wool fibres are woven through fine yarns, soft lambswool sits alongside lustrous cotton and delicate printed silk fabric is entwined with rug yarn to create a wonderful play on scale and pattern. Helen designs and hand-weaves her textile collections in her studio in North Yorkshire.

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Studio Shards

category: Glass   

region: South East   

I am a fused glass artist. I produce artwork, gifts and homeware. My work is inspired by nature and captures the power and fragility, the movement and textures of an ever changing landscape.

I also make bespoke pieces to mark special occasions in life. My artwork prices range from between £10-£300. I run workshops from my studio and have vouchers exchangeable for gifts or for sessions. I was Art and Pe trained and until recently was an assistant head-teacher, but I have taken the plunge and set up my business doing something I am passionate about and living my dream.

telephone: 07976405278

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category: Jewellery and Silverware   

region: South West   

Su Trindle is an independent jewellery designer and silversmith living in Bath, in the west of England. Su works predominantly in silver and resin. Her jewellery designs are bold, colourful and geometric with strong linear elements. A recurring source of inspiration for her are the abstract works of mid-century artists.

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category: Jewellery and Silverware   Textiles & Stitch - Interiors   

region: South West   

Since 2005 I have been making acrylic contemporary jewellery with wild flower designs. My work is not mass produced. Each piece is individually handmade using real  flowers and leaves to create the designs. The wild plants and weeds that grow in front gardens and wastelands, in hedges and along paths are a rich source of […]

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Sue Lane Jewellery

category: Jewellery and Silverware   

region: Herefordshire   

Sue Lane graduated from Middlesex University in 2000 with BA(Hons) in Jewellery. Since then her business has grown and she is a respected contemporary jewellery designer and maker selling work to clients worldwide.

Sue’s unique collection of bespoke rings often include one, two or three bands and are looped together permanently and adorned with precious stones and diamonds. Sue also makes a beautiful range of earrings, necklaces and bracelets to complement her rings. Commissioning and remodelling is a speciality.

Sue designs and makes every piece by hand from her rural Herefordshire studio, selecting the very best quality precious stones and diamonds, all of which are ethically sourced. Prices range from £60 to £12,000.

telephone: 01885 488836

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email: info@suelanejewellery.co.uk


Susa Jewellery

category: Jewellery and Silverware   

region: Midlands   

Susa Jewellery was founded by Mahroz Hekmati in 2017, after 7 years’ experience working and studying in the industry. Her designs are inspired by organic and geometric forms within the art and architecture of ancient civilizations.

She uses the latest technology, as well as traditional methods, to bring her designs to life in an elegantly unique style, tailored specifically for her customers. She is passionate about enamel work, especially “plique a jour” and Cloisonne techniques, therefore enamel is the main feature of her pieces, invoking the simple yet detailed work of the artisans of antiquity and translating it into contemporary jewellery in her own style.

telephone: +44 (0)7475384996

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category: Fashion Accessories   Textiles - Clothing   

region: South East   

My knitwear is beautiful and infinitely wearable. Each piece is crafted with meticulous attention to design detail and quality of finish, so garments fit and fabrics drape beautifully, and each piece is designed to suit, fit and flatter women of all ages, shapes and sizes. To create a piece, I work with a domestic knitting […]

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Susan Swales Ceramics

category: 3D Sculptural Work   Ceramics   

region: London   

I handbuild with porcelain and stoneware. I generally make small, sculptural elephants, who are often seen in unlikely situations. Most of the time they are acting out a phrase or sentence, and I play with ideas of scale and gravity to add a comical air to the pieces.

I also make elephants with fabric-inspired patterns, and the occasional figure or vessel.

I studied Ceramic Design and Central Saint Martin’s, London, graduating in 2007. My current price range is £27 to £370.

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category: 3D Sculptural Work   Paper   

region: South East   

I make sculptural pieces constructed from wire, pages from books, paper mache and cotton rag papers. The inspiration for my work comes from my fascination and absolute love of the natural world and all its glorious flora and fauna. I use various self-taught techniques to describe and build character to my chosen subjects. I hand […]

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category: Jewellery and Silverware   

region: North West   

Suzanne Claire is a designer / maker of contemporary jewellery based in Manchester. Influenced by the world around, Suzanne Claire’s diverse collections are beautifully handcrafted in silver. By changing the original surface texture, each piece is individually enlivened. Her latest collection concentrates on designs influenced by textile paraphernalia, combining textured silver, crocheted and French knitted […]

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category: Textiles & Stitch - Interiors   Textiles - Clothing   

region: South West   

I am a self taught hand weaver and textile designer living in North Cornwall. It is here in this rugged and often windswept landscape that I create colourful, hand woven cloth which is transformed into scarves and cushions. My studio overlooks the cliffs and sea and this is a constant reminder of the inspiration that […]

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category: Fashion Accessories   Printmaking   Textiles & Stitch - Interiors   Textiles - Clothing   

region: South West   

Teresa Green Design presents a unique range of printed textiles designed and hand printed by Teresa Cole in Devon. I set up Teresa Green in 2000 after graduating in printed textiles from Loughborough University school of art and design, and have exhibited my work nationally and internationally over the past 10 years. The integrity of […]

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Teresa Samson

category: Jewellery and Silverware   

region: South East   

After living in France for several years, Teresa Samson set up her workshop in Kent in 1995. She trained as a goldsmith and uses her skills to produce fine quality, stylish, silver jewellery for the discerning woman.

The touch of gold that she often uses will allow the wearer to mix and match with other more formal pieces. Her designs are contemporary with a timeless quality and her work is often bought as a gift for a special occasion.

All Teresa Samson jewellery is handmade in Whitstable.

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The Accidental Stitcher

category: Textiles & Stitch - Interiors   

region: South East   

Liz Padgham-Major specialises in the art of modern hand embroidery creating wearable hand stitched art and colourful wall décor. Based near Hastings in East Sussex, she works in the sunniest room in her home where she designs and stitches one off pieces combining hand stitching with beadwork.

With a background in teaching creative workshops, Liz has worked with The National Trust Education programme, The V & A in London, school residencies across the country and freelance workshops at museums and schools.

Her work is highly colourful and textured and includes many types of beads and threads. Each piece is often hand stitched using single strands creating highly detailed work.

address: Hastings, East Sussex

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The Copper Collection

category: Metalwork   

region: London   

With a focus on elemental materials and natural forces, The Copper Collection assembles objects for the home and desk that invite interaction and contemplation.

Marrying traditional techniques and modern technologies, each item is designed and handcrafted in England from materials of exquisite purity and quality. The result is a unique, contemporary collection of items that will only become more beautiful with age.

address: Harrow, Middlesex

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The Cotton Potter

category: Textiles & Stitch - Interiors   

Emma Verner-Webb makes beautiful, characterful birds, handmade to order from a range of colourful cotton fabrics.

Each one is filled with pure wool and little details are hand painted, bringing them to life.

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The Goldsmithy Ltd

category: Jewellery and Silverware   

region: South East   

We specialize in bespoke, handmade jewellery. Glenn Chapman did his apprenticeship with Cartier as a small worker specialising in handmade watch cases before moving onto learning mounting skills. Having the opportunity of being trained by some of the best craftsmen in the business has given him the passion to improve upon each last piece made.

Our aim is to produce original thought provoking pieces that stand out. We sit down with our customers to create a design that is unique to their personal tastes. With over 40 years experience in the trade Glenn can turn his head to most projects and thrives on the challenge. Latest interesting projects have included a phoenix pendant, a 3d acorn pendant contain precious stones, an enamelled poppy pendant brooch, a dual bichon bracelet and various others.

Alongside Glenn is his son and apprentice Bodhi who is bringing his own designs to the trade with a series of forest fairies. We work in all precious metals with the mindset of ‘no challenge is too great’.

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The Jewellery Boutique

category: Jewellery and Silverware   

region: East Midlands   

The Jewellery Boutique was established by Goldsmith Laura Durrant in January 2013. The Jewellery Boutique crafts handmade jewellery in our workshop based in Norwich, Norfolk. All of our pieces are designed and handmade in Norwich. We use the London Assay Office to hallmark all of our Jewellery. It is our vision to create simple, timeless and modern pieces using solid precious metals that will suit all ages and occasions. When it comes to our designs, we believe less is more.

address: 2 Bridge Court, Fishergate, Norwich, NR3 1UE

telephone: 07900 994879

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The Little Toy Dog Company

category: Toys and Automata   

region: London   

Little Toy Dogs are hand made collectable toys, designed and stitched by Alice Wood in her south London studio. Using traditional toy-making processes Alice creates unique characterful toy dogs from beautiful mohair fur fabrics, which have been used to make the best Teddy Bears and toys for over 100 years.

Alice is a member of the British Toymakers Guild. She trained in pattern cutting before studying BA Illustration at Camberwell School of Arts & Crafts and MA Children’s Book Illustration at Cambridge School of Art.

Prices from £25 for brooches and pocket toys, £165 for main collection toy dogs and custom work/commissions from £195.

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