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 …

She is researching the role of field margins and waste land, studying the flora within and around these ruderal spaces and their impact on biodiversity.

Meet Artist Maxine Greer

Working out in the countryside, Maxine draws the changes in nature throughout the year. Maxine studied at Loughborough University gaining a first class BA Hons in fine art textiles and has lectured in drawing at Edinburgh, Winchester and Birmingham. She managed a mental health service for children and adolescents using arts based activities to engage vulnerable young people, providing outreach …

Christmas at Heart

3 days of blissful Christmas shopping all under one roof

Just a wee post my friends with some suggestions for those of you who are possibly not as organised as some with Christmas just the other side of this weekend … have to admit I wasn’t really up to speed myself this year! I ended up with my run around Hebden Bridge this week instead of the first week in …

Meet designer/maker Helen Chatterton

Helen is a designer/maker drawing on the traditions of the craft community. She makes scarves and smaller items such as lavender bags. The scarves are made using velvets, tweeds, silks and Liberty Tana Lawn. Skinny scarves made from Tweed and Tana lawn or Tweed and Silk were launched in 2010. They won Highly Commended in the Best Product category at …

Christmas at Heart

CHRISTMAS AT HEART

Well we can’t ignore it any longer can we my friends? Christmas will soon be upon us … in fact Christmas Eve is 6 weeks today to be precise about it! We hope you are making those lists and checking them twice of course but to help you with some decisions we are opening late this coming Friday, 17th November …

Emerge

Last few days of EMERGE

Well, what a lovely exhibition EMERGE with the DESIGN FACTORY has been; we are all really sad it will be coming to an end this Sunday, 8th October. We featured all 15 designer/makers here on the blog (little reminder below for you) and half of them were with us on Sunday 20th August to chat to our customers about their …

Nicola Cliffe Madder Cutch & Co

Meet designer/maker behind Madder Cutch & Co, Nicola Cliffe

A chemistry teacher with a lifelong love of textiles Nicola left the classroom to follow a childhood dream of going to Art College. Triggered by a strong desire to redress the careless use of synthetic dyes worldwide, she completed an MA with distinction in sustainable textile design at Chelsea College of Art and Design. Nicola has continued to pursue a desire …

Sunday Best

Sunday Best – 30th July 2017

Morning folks! Here is today’s Sunday best for you featuring 6 new designer/makers taking part in our Summer exhibition with Design Factory, EMERGE. EMERGE runs until 8th October with our fabulous MEET THE MAKER event on Sunday 20th August where most of the 15 designer/makers taking part will be with us from 12 – 5pm. Amy Leigh – Jewellery Diane …

Emerge

EMERGE – Fifteen designer/makers in one beautiful space

We are delighted to be chosen by The Design Factory as the venue for EMERGE 2017. Heart Gallery is a member of this great creative development agency so working with its Emerge members means we can support them and help them develop best practices in the early stages of establishing their new creative businesses.   This is the latest in …