Artists Profiles

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Freeweaver Saori Studio

Freeweaver Saori Studio provides hand weaving classes on Japanese floor looms that are easy to use and support an intuitive way of weaving, aiming to allow each weaver to utilise the loom as a vehicle of self expression. The art of Saori weaving was developed in Japan in the late Sixties by Misao Jo (1913-2018). As well as weaving classes, we also have a range of ethical yarns as well as Saori equipment. Freeweaver Saori Studio is a registered Saori studio. We [...]

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Eloïse Sentito: A Nomadic Handweaver Touring the Celtic Lands in a Retro Motorhome

Hailing from Dartmoor, England, I am a nomadic handweaver touring the Celtic lands in a retro motorhome. A designer-maker and sole-trader, I founded These Isles in 2014. I make, to your spec or my whim, fine and rugged scarves, snugs, cowls, shawls, blankets and rugs for low-impact, woollen, landscape medicine. I sell on Etsy. I write. I resist race-to-the-bottom economics and plug eco-socialist principles. I barter. I sometimes teach. I convene The Green Cloth Collective. I also sell pretty [...]

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STHfromNTH: Upcycled and Customised Products

STHfromNTH makes upcycled and customised products from what we call ‘rubbish’ and throw away everyday. Our aim is to reduce reliance on our throw away culture by showing that these items can be turned into functional and valuable objects, impressive works of art, toys or presents and be great fun to make! You can find ready to purchase products in our online shop or order a custom one. Recently we started working on upcycling workshops for children and adults [...]

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Emma Bevan: Combining Traditional Techniques With Contemporary Designs

My name is Emma, I live in the Brecon Beacons. I am a mum, artist, tutor and events organiser. The wool I use is sourced locally, from smallholders and suppliers in Britain, and mainly hand-dyed. Using local wool creates another link between myself and the landscape, and felt-making allows me to explore my relationship with nature and the environment, to create art whilst being hands-on and immerse myself in its tactile and soothing processes. I combine traditional techniques with contemporary [...]

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HatsOff BootsOn: Milliner and Shoemaker

Hi, I am Rositta Priestley. My creative business is HatsOff BootsOn. I am an innovative designer-maker milliner and shoemaker in London SE25. I have been an avid upcycler all of my life. When I look at anything, rather than seeing what it is, I visualise how I could use it to shape a hat or boot. My inspiration comes from 1920s to 1950s and beyond, with my own unique and effervescent style coming through. My millinery and shoemaking skills are combined with [...]

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Mrs Leather Creates: Handmade Homewares and Textile Art Created from Natural Fibres

Hand made homewares and textile art created from natural fibres printed with handmade natural dyes, botanical prints and cyanotype photograms. The maker: Helen Lunn. Born, raised and continue to live in Sale, a residential suburb south of Manchester UK. Making has been a constant in my life along with an interest in the environment. Looking at the everyday with a fresh eye, sometimes to the surprise of others. My dining table for a while was a “ Black and Decker” work [...]

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Bryn Pratt-Boyden: Textile and Costume Designer

Bryn Pratt-Boyden is starting out as a freelance Fashion, textile and costume designer/maker living in London. His work is very experimental but sustainable and ethical at the same time. Using a vast array of fabrics, from vintage Japanese denim scraps, to fish skin leather, he sustainably produces his work on his narrowboat in London, making interesting yet wearable and durable clothing. ​His textiles are all eco friendly, such as patchwork from old scraps of fabric, knitting with sustainable and fair [...]

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Hushwing Watercolors: Producing Watercolour Paint by Returning to a Rich History of Paint Making

As an artist, materials are what allow you to bring your vision to life; the medium acts as a language for your art. Your ideas deserve to be communicated with care and elegance. Here at Hushwing watercolors, we strive to offer you a tool which will breathe life into your unique concepts. Our handcrafted watercolor paints are made with the same precision and artistry you put into your work. Hushwing offers a unique approach to the production of watercolor paint by [...]

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Why Mending Matters with Katrina Rodabaugh

When I was 17, I went to an interview for a place on a Foundation Studies Art course at my local college. It was my first proper interview and I was terrified. Friends who were being interviewed for other courses at colleges and universities around the country were donning suits and posh frocks and I considered doing the same but somehow, just couldn’t. It wasn’t really “me”. In the end, I wore my old jeans, with the patched and [...]

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Joumana Medlej a.k.a. Majnouna – Calligraphy Artist

‘I am a calligraphy artist with an unexpected output: I create symbols, or mandalas, out of words in the Kufic script. I learned this ancient Arabic style from a master calligrapher in my native Lebanon; since relocating to London, I have dedicated myself to bringing it back to life in a form that would speak to our times. My subject matter is infused with Sufi philosophy and informed by my explorations of the inner world. The concentric geometry of [...]

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