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Angela is a feltmaker and fibre artist. She makes unique and individualistic felted wool & silk wraps, clothing, jewellery, bags and homewares using the finest materials and utmost care. She creates exciting textural pieces, all one of a kind. Her chunky jewellery is striking; her shawls are stunning, and her felted vessels & cushions add an unusual touch to your home. She frequently does commissions – so you can build up a design together from scratch – perhaps a shawl to match an outfit for a special occasion, or a unique gift for a loved one.
My inspiration for my creative practice is fueled by a passion and a desire to explore the environment around us, looking for the fleeting ephemeral traces of our footprints in society. Influences derive from time and memory, objects silently disappearing into their surroundings, revealing the beauty of surface decay.
I use old and discarded objects and obscure and decayed architecture as a starting point. I then combine and assemble the found objects along with distressed … read more
Annie Lamb makes beautiful bespoke hair accessories, hats and fascinators perfect for a bride, her bridesmaids and guests. Every one of her pieces is completely hand made on a silk covered base and silk bound comb, with every feather sewn in place for strength and security. They can be fixed on a hair band or with hat elastic, whichever is more comfortable for you. Each long feather/quill is different from the next, thus creating a degree of exclusivity in each piece.
I play with wool and Harris Tweed. With our wool we follow our family tradition of knitting by hand, and with Harris Tweed we make one of a kind Unique Harris Tweed Bags & Purses.
I’m a handbag and accessories designer mostly working with Harris Tweed and linens with leather. I also work with recycled garments and vintage kimono silks.
Alison Davies produces hand knitted socks, bed socks and baby bootees, using locally grown luxury wools, such as merino, alpaca, local breeds and organic.
All items can be made to measure if required.
Crowns & Coronets is a luxury British knitwear brand for babies and children from 0-6 years. Created by English designer Helena Hubbard, who learnt to knit from her mother as a child, each sumptuously soft garment is hand knitted and hand stitched in England by master artisans from a blend of the purest Himalayan yak down and sustainable bamboo. Our Yak Collection is imbued with influences from yesteryear such as sailor collars, waistcoats and pinafore dresses. We create timeless and classic pieces to be treasured as heirlooms fit for little princes and princesses. Meticulous craftsmanship coupled with the use of rare and noble natural fibres make our garments heirlooms to treasure. Crowns & Coronets ethically sources yak down from Tibetan herders, thereby improving the wellbeing of the nomads while preserving cultural skills and maintaining sustainable rural lifestyles.
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.
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!
Eloise Grey founded her reputation on her exquisitely tailored coats, jackets and skirts from organic and ethical tweeds woven by the Isle of Mull Weavers in the Scotland. She has recently introduced separates in other sustainably-sourced textiles. Her work is inspired by writers of the mid 20th century such as Virginia Woolf and Simone de Beauvoir.
Eloise Grey seeks a more considered quality that embodies respect for the makers, the land, the art of weaving, tailoring and the process of trying and buying. Her collection is a product whose time is in tune with the cycle of growth in the land and is treasured rather than lusted after guiltily.
The inspiration behind Grufflebags came from a television program on the fate of day-old billy goat kids which started a train of thought and research. I discovered that whilst meat and milk products have a market, the skins are largely wasted. Goatskins are a durable material with a softness and silkiness aching to be used.
I make phone bags, purses, messenger bags and more using beautiful, organically produced skins.
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.
I make handwoven and mixed media textiles. My work includes throws, scarves and small gift items such as knitted or woven cafetiere covers. All items are either one of a kind or small runs.
Julie Bowyer is a weaver of scarves, shawls and home textiles. She often hand dyes yarns before weaving and uses luxury yarns such as fine silks and wools.
I design and makes leather purses, bags and accessories. Based in Bristol I work from my studio and shop, BLAZE. My full range includes corsages, hair accessories, small coin purses, large purses, clutch bags and handbags.
Every piece created is cut and assembled by hand ensuring it’s uniqueness. I enjoy experimenting with floral shapes, which are all individually hand cut to create dense areas of interesting texture, maximising the sculptural qualities of the soft nappa leather. The purses are lined with quirky coordinating patterned linings. All fabrics are carefully sourced so combinations keep changing in order to keep items individual. All items are hand-crafted with every detail carefully considered ensuring each item is both functional, beautiful and tactile.
I enjoy creating beautiful containers such as purses and bags for people to carry around their treasured possessions, which are as beautiful on the inside as they are outside.