Valérie Wartelle

Valérie Wartelle – a contemporary fibre artist

Valérie Wartelle is a contemporary fibre artist whose main fascination lies within the manipulation of fibres and textiles as an expressive art form. Taking the rural environment as her inspiration, she explores long-term interests of texture, colour, layering and process to create contemplative and ethereal wall hung artworks. Valérie’s primary practice is wet felting; a traditional craft technique using wool …

Jayne Middlebrook

Meet designer/maker Jayne Middlebrook

Jayne Middlebrook designs and makes contemporary lace anchored in a long tradition of Nottingham Lace-making. Jayne responds to changing demands of the interiors and fashion world, as lace-makers always have. Her original work includes wearable lace jewellery, gifts and homewares. In 2016, the DH Lawrence Birthplace Museum approached Jayne to supply their gift shop with some lace items. Lawrence’s mother, …

Lucy Brasher

Meet self taught artist Lucy Brasher

‘The cat in the shoe’ is the creation of Lucy Brasher a self taught textile artist. Working from her studio in Dorset, Lucy’s work focuses on the animal form incorporating the human element. Her work has a touch of whimsy with a darker undertone, much like the fables and folklore that have influenced them. All of Lucy’s work is created …

Marna Lunt artist

Meet Fine Artist Marna Lunt

Marna Lunt is a fine artist that has changed mediums from oil paint to thread, inspired by the landscape from her childhood home on the North Yorkshire Moors.   She uses thread in thick layers as though it was paint, building texture and colour with wool, linen, cotton and both old and new hand-dyed and modern synthetic colours. She has …

Barbara Shaw

Meet Textile Artist Barbara Shaw

Barbara Shaw creates art in textiles by ‘painting’ with fabric.   Being self-taught, Barbara’s work has developed a unique, distinctive, Impressionist style. Her pictures are built up with many layers of carefully selected scraps of material, which are hand-stitched together. From a distance the artwork looks painterly but close up all the texture of the threads can be seen. Barbara’s …

Jemima Fisher

Meet Artist Jemima Fisher

Jemima Fisher has been a practicing artist since graduating from Falmouth Art College in 1995. She studied a degree in Fine Art Sculpture where she learned a large range of skills and techniques. From there Jemima went into community arts in the North East of England, working in schools, running workshops and working collaboratively on large scale temporary sculptures in …

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 …