Lucy Pendrick at lavender farm

Meet gentle soul and artist Lucy Pendrick

Lucy Pendrick was a child that dreamt amongst the leaves and ached to feed her bare warm toes in cool mud. Nature was her ever-generous treasure chest, gifting her sweet finds of nibbled nuts and pearlescent shells. She would store them for quiet admiration in used matchboxes and discarded camera film cases. Her struggles through her young life were always …

Claire Louise Mather work in progress

Claire Louise Mather – Contemporary Artist

Claire Louise Mather is a Yorkshire based contemporary artist who creates stitched drawings and threaded paintings. Claire’s work focuses on exploring the transformative nature of exhausted materials through ascribing them a new status. Old maps and vintage book pages are regenerated into a fabric canvas and then, using the needle as a pen, these sometimes minimalistic yet effective sketches are …

Faye Hall BCTF

Meet our BCTF Best Newcomer winner – Faye Hall

It was fabulous to see the usual high standard of work at BCTF; this is our favourite Trade Show and pretty much on our doorstep. There was a nice mix of newcomer and established maker at BCTF this year. The calibre of stand display made the event a visual delight, as always. There seemed to be a renewed buzz at …

Corrine Young

Corinne Young – Textile artist

Corinne is a textile artist who creates embroidered 3D artwork using handmade linen paper and vintage fabrics. Corinne’s work is inspired by the flowers and insects she studies in her garden, antique botanical books and the artefacts to be found in historic houses. The floral aspect gives her work its colour, texture and form, and the methods she uses, the …

Angie Hughes Textile Artist

Angie Hughes – textile artist

Angie Hughes is an artist and tutor from Ledbury in the beautiful county of Herefordshire. Her work is largely influenced by the natural world particularly plant forms. Studying City & Guilds Embroidery in the 90s taught her to experiment with different materials and techniques and this would be the way that she would always start projects in future years. She …

FIBRE at Heart Gallery

FIBRE – Textile Exhibition at Heart Gallery

Hebden Bridge has a Fustian Cutters Knife in St George’s Square that is a tribute to the history of our local trade. The fast flowing, soft water Pennine streams were ideal for the production of Fustian, a heavy duty material. As late as 1970, the town boasted 4 weaving sheds, 3 dye houses and over 25 separate manufactures.  Today there is …

Rachel Thornton

Meet Artist and Printmaker Rachel Thornton

Rachel Thornton lives and works in the rural North Yorkshire town of High Bentham. She graduated from a Fine Arts Degree in 2013 where she was awarded with a First. During her studies she exhibited world wide and had work accepted into exhibitions such as the Wrexham International Print Exhibition which toured the UK. She was awarded with the ArtLab …

Ruth holly

Meet Artist and Designer Ruth Holly

Ruth Holly is an artist, designer and creator of Ruth Holly, an independent brand offering a unique collection of lifestyle products.   Ruth specialises in sourcing, and developing unique photographic finds into beautiful designs for everyday living.  She combines natural elements, urban influences and contemporary trends. Each collection includes; cushions, lampshades, art prints, placemats, notebooks and more. Nestled in the …