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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 a child, who loved and nurtured me and influenced who I am as an artist today.
The aim of my work is to bring these discarded often worn vintage textiles back to life with humour … read more
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
I use 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 my designs is individually sourced, selected and re-made into something beautiful that can be cherished all over again.
I am a surface pattern designer, specialising in the creation of unique print designs, which I apply to home textiles/accessories.
I have a First Class Honours degree in Textiles and completed a Masters in Design in 2012. Following this, I developed my own brand and launched my first collection.
I create designs using a combination of hand drawn imagery and CAD. They are then digitally printed onto 100% heavy weight cotton in the UK. This printed fabric is sold by the metre or used to create hand-made home accessories, including cushions and limited edition, re-upholstered chairs.
Buildings, maps and destinations inspire me. I love the aesthetic appearance of architecture. My enthusiasm about mid century design, geometrics and vintage products also influences my design process.
Myfanwy Griffiths of Annon has recently opened a coffee house/craftshop located in the old harbour area of Porthmadog. Annon’s studio continues to draw inspiration from the surrounding landscape of Snowdonia.
This ancient and historic scene influences the nostalgic style of Annon’s products. Each unique design is created with vintage, recycled or organic materials.
From an early age interest in textiles and design culminated in a BA Hons. 1st class in 2008. Annon is dedicated to sourcing fabrics as locally and ethically as possible and no scrap of fabric is left unused. This means each item is an individual creation. Beautiful, unusual and quirky homeware products and fashion accessories are created using a combination of stitch, print and heat transfer.
We make and sell handmade luxury gifts for children and for the home, including beautiful bunting, hair accessories and cushions.
Textiles, colour and pattern are my passions. I design and make a range of cushions and home accessories inspired by a childhood spent rock pooling, collecting shells on the sandy beaches of West Wales, walking through enchanted woods of bluebells and growing flowers and veg in the garden alongside my parents. As such, nature in its infinite variety features heavily in my work.
Over the years I’ve amassed a fine collection of buttons, ribbons and vintage fabrics that have found a home in my craftwork alongside liberty prints and more recent fabric finds. I use various techniques including appliqué, machine and hand embroidery to conjure up magic and character in my colourful creations.
Bumblebee Cottage make and sell cushion covers, table linens and throws using quality designer fabrics. Our style is shabby chic, in the country look. Everything is handmade in the English countryside. We love gingham, pretty florals, spots and dots, and patchwork quilts. Laura Ashley and Cath Kidston inspired style.
My craft is textiles. I design colourful playful images, which are usually digitally printed onto cotton fabric. Then using the printed fabric I make cushions, bags and tea cosies.
Sometimes I combine my modern printed fabrics with vintage textiles creating a mix of the old and new.
I also use some of my images to create a cheerful card collection.
Coln Valley Cushions is a small rural business based in the heart of the Cotswolds producing beautifully hand knitted cushions. Veronica Dean and Wendy Farnsworth design and produce bespoke, high quality items using only the very best British yarns in 100% wool and cotton. Our Cotswold range, inspired by our surroundings, combines soft neutral shades with the traditional knitting styles of Aran and Fairisle. Our cushions enhance any cottage or traditional house as unique pieces of beauty and texture.
I am a fairy tale maker. Storytelling plays an integral part in my work. My ‘Time Flies’ collection uses luxurious silks and free machine embroidery to create a series of magical clocks, both wall and free-standing. Each one is cheerful and fun, completely handmade and unique, and has an original watercolour painting on linen as a shop-front window.
I work using machine and hand embroidery, and vintage and recycled materials. I am inspired by many things ranging from flowers, plants and insects, historical artefacts and most recently architecture! I have a BA (Hons) from Bradford College in Textile Design.
Helen Ashton from Country Garden Samplers designs and makes hand embroidered textiles for the home, including hanging birds and hearts and pictures relating to the countryside and gardens.
The textile art I create is inspired by nature and abstract interpretations of the world around me. I work with handmade felt, needle felt, machine and hand embroidery to produce highly embellished surfaces and colourful eye-catching artwork. I love to draw with stitch, pattern, texture and colour.