Artists Profiles

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Exploring Wabi Sabi with Louise O’Hara

Kate Stuart is an artist, craftswoman and writer based in the North east of England. She interviewed Louise O’Hara for the Winter Edition of No Serial Number Magazine. The full article can be found at www.noserialnumber.org, and via digital download here. When I first started following Louise O’Hara on Facebook, she still called her page Drawn to Stitch, and I would marvel at the tactile landscapes that took me away to my heart’s home in the Highlands of Scotland. Marrying [...]

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Sarah Cross: Hand Spinner, Weaver and Knitter

Hi, I’m Sarah a hand spinner, weaver and knitter based in wild and windy Mid Wales, UK. I’m passionate about reducing textile and fashion industry waste. As a result, I use waste fibres and leftover stock from textile mills and re-process it so that I can spin it into unique yarns. These are then sold as individual yarn skeins or are used by me to create one of a kind woven or knitted garments and accessories. Sarah’s work is featured in the [...]

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Eve Studd: Natural Dyer, Eco Printer, Tutor, Horticulturalist, Textile Artist

I am a natural dyer and eco printer, growing almost all the plants I use in my wildlife friendly garden on the border between England and Scotland.  The colours of the local landscape are my inspiration – rock, sea and sky – I have a lot of those up here!  The local geology is very varied, influencing the soils and plants and some of the different characteristics can be easily seen on the coastline.  Ancient and traditional dyeplants grow [...]

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Louise O’Hara: Mixed Media Artist

I am a professional mixed media artist based in the heart of Cheshire and I create work from my studio at home, within my work I use a combination of layered surfaces from paint, ink, stitch, fabric and ephemera to create one off intricate mixed media pieces. My work has been described as quintessentially English, romantic and nostalgic. My work explores the richness of light and the colour and texture which I see around me, often focussing on rugged [...]

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Debbie Lyddon: Artist and Maker

Debbie Lyddon is an artist and maker based in Surrey and Norfolk, UK. Her creative practice explores landscape and place and her inspiration comes from experiencing and paying attention to her surroundings. Debbie’s interest lies in the perception of natural phenomena that occur in her immediate surroundings and her current practice explores the processes of change that occur in a coastal environment. Air, wind, water, light and sound are forever shifting with continuous and infinitesimal change; Debbie’s work explores these visible [...]

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Deborah Gray: Spinner, Knitter, Natural Dyer, Teacher.

Working with traceable British wools and other natural fibres. Creating unique yarns. Knitting (a lot!) and designing. Inspired by landscape and nature. Dyeing with plants, many of which are home-grown. Experimenting and playing to make new discoveries about fibre, texture and colour. Tuition for beginners and improvers in small friendly workshop groups or for individuals. Classes tailored to each learner’s requirements. Come and learn with me in my Oban studio with a lovely sea view. I am also able to [...]

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Project: From an Old Pair of Jeans…

Old fashion magazines and old, unusable pairs of jeans were what inspired this project. I also added some small scraps of fabric which were bought in a sale at Liberty in London. They were one of those irresistible purchases that you make, even when you’re not sure what you’d use them for. They are too small to use for a garment, but perfect for a project! There are so many interesting ideas to be found in old magazines. I can use almost all the [...]

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Little Hand Design: Education Through Fashion, Fashion Through Education

Little Hands Design is a non-profit, quirky company offering hands-on fun with fashion and design for everyone from young to old. They teach great creative skills from sewing, clothes and accessory making, fashion design and illustration, pattern cutting, crafts, etc. Whether you are a budding fashionista or craft mad, Little Hand Design has a great variety of classes running during term time and holidays as well as parties and private tuition. In the last issue of No Serial Number magazine, [...]

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Nick Neddo: Organic Art, Organic Artist

“As I learned that the human world was not always to be trusted, my love for “the natural world” became more central to my life.” Nick Neddo has been making art since he could bresrst pick up a crayon. He grew up exploring the wilderness around him, in Vermont: wetlands, forests, and fields of his bioregion to which he developed a profound sense of curiosity, respect, and love. As a youngster, Nick already found an interest that would become his [...]

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Risonanze Lab: Loving Ancient Textile Traditions

After growing her fabric printing skills for over a decade within a social cooperative in Riccione, Italy, Simona Campagna decided it was time to express herself in a renewed way. A way that would allow her own sense of beauty and style to emerge, a path inspired by oriental patterns. Following this personal desire, Risonanze Lab was born, gathering Simona two passions: textile printing tradition of Romagna and woodworking. Simona mostly produces furnishing fabrics and accessories, objects to be used, touched and lived [...]

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