Tag Archives: textiles

Meet Jeweller Suzanne Claire

Suzanne Claire Jewellery

Suzanne Claire is a designer/maker of contemporary jewellery based in Cheshire. Influenced by her picturesque, semi-rural, mill town home surroundings and travels further afield – from the decorative tiles of Spain and North Africa, to the lines and patterns in everyday settings hidden in plain sight. There’s always one common theme at the heart of […]

Letitia Thompson AKA Mrs Bertimus arrives at Heart Gallery

Mrs Bertimus

Well this is great news! We have long admired the work of Mrs Bertimus so we are delighted to let you know her work is now with us (squeals of joy can be heard up at Stoodly Pike I’m sure!). Letitia lives in a tiny North Lincolnshire village, a place of flat open fields and […]

Bluebells at Beverley End

Bluebells at Beverley End

Bluebells at Beverley End – Vanessa 10.05.2020 The Weather Elves have been working overtime ensuring we have some sunshine in our lives during these strange times. We have had lovely weather for such a long time now it’s been like summer in spring. The world is in turmoil, our lives are upside down and new […]

Don’t Panic Mr Mannering!

Don't Panic Mr Mannering!

Don’t Panic Mr Mannering! As  2020 began who knew that our own personal normality was about to change so drastically to the point that life felt  like we were living in a scary movie! I’m a lover of  the simple things and have always been quite good at recognising the basics of what I need […]

Meet textile artist Liz Cooksey

Liz Cooksey in her studio

Liz Cooksey’s inspiration comes from natural habitats; hedgerows, garden boarders, meadows. Her works combine wire and thread to create intricate and delicate two dimensional and three-dimensional pieces reflecting observations of nature. The inspiration stems from the love natural forms in which Liz look for shapes, textures, colours, within what might be a hedge row or […]

Valérie Wartelle – a contemporary fibre artist

Valérie Wartelle

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 […]

Meet self taught artist Lucy Brasher

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 […]

Meet Fine Artist Marna Lunt

Marna Lunt artist

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 […]

Corinne Young – Textile artist

Corrine Young

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 […]

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 […]

Meet Artist Maxine Greer

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.

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 […]

3 days of blissful Christmas shopping all under one roof

Christmas at Heart

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 […]

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 […]


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 […]

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 […]

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

Nicola Cliffe Madder Cutch & Co

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 […]

Sunday Best – 30th July 2017

Sunday Best

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. […]

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.   […]

Meet jeweller Maike Browning

Maike Browning

Maike makes tactile, delicate jewellery, inspired by natural forms, textiles and her travels – from the wildflowers of the hills of Scotland to the sparkling textiles and temples of India. Maike adds sparks of colour to her work using a variety of ethically sourced precious stones, adding another element to catch the eye. She works […]

Sunday Best 18th June 2017

Sunday Best

Here’s your Sunday Best for 18th June. Happy Father’s Day folks! We all love our Dad’s so here’s a little snippet of what you could be giving him today. Kirsti Hannah Brown – ceramic planters Gemma Colson – functional cutlery Picto watch Andy Poplar – etched glass Jane Revitt – Ordnance Survey Map products Ernest […]

Sunday Best

Well good morning all, 2 weeks and it’s Christmas Day … where has this year gone? It is a bit bonkers in Heart Gallery at the moment, we elves are busy keeping the shelves, walls and cabinets stocked up with goodies for you so if you haven’t yet been in do come and see how […]

Meet The Maker – Sally Weatherill

As long as she can remember Sally has always loved colour and pattern. Her early years were spent in a modern house with floor to ceiling windows that brought the outside in – all the colours of the garden and lots of light. These same windows also provided interest at night when they were hidden […]