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 …

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 …

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 …