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 …

Rachael Singleton

Meet Yorkshire Artist Rachael Singleton

Rachael is an experimental textile and mixed media artist. She has explored many fields such as ceramics, art journaling, landscape watercolours and the more traditional areas of embroidery and textiles which inform her current work. She finds a deep satisfaction in the synthesis of materials and ideas where her work brings together creative thought and practical engagement with materials. Her …

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 …

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 …

Louise Vaessen-Walker

New jewellery collection from Louise Vaessen-Walker

We first introduced you to Louise Vaessen-Walker back in the summer. Her Allora collection was with us for those gloriously sunny months and our customers loved it. We hope that this Autumn/Winter her Medina collection is just as popular … it’s perfect for party season! Her Medina collection is inspired by the rich beauty of Morocco, combining Islamic, Moorish and …

Small Business Saturday

SMALL BUSINESS SATURDAY 1ST DECEMBER 2018

Now I know you support us all year round, which we are delighted about, but this non-commercial campaign just wants to highlight this every year on the first Saturday of December. All you need to do is stay local and shop local and support all the wonderful independent businesses in your town and on your doorstep, simple. Each year, AMERICAN …