Artists Profiles

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Christiana Vardakou and the Philosophy of ‘Slow Design’

Christiana Vardakou is a recent graduate from UAL: Chelsea College of Art and Design. She specialised in digital printing, however her work now focuses on natural dyeing and printing. She believes in the philosophy of ‘Slow Design’ and tries to express the beauty of process in creating. She recently travelled around South East Asia, taking traditional textile classes and learning more about traditional techniques, every week she writes a blog post about what she’s learnt while travelling. She has [...]

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Helen Frost: Art from Found Materials

I am a mixed media artist from Chichester in West Sussex. I work largely with found and recycled materials using paper, fabric, rubber, metal, wood or whatever I might find on my daily walks around Chichester Harbour.   I always take a camera to record my finds, finding absorption in recording objects in situ – digitally in the first instance.  These walks started as a form of mindfulness – they have become walks attempting to help cure our coastline.  The [...]

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Kate Cullen: Created by Hand, Curated by Heart

Botanically dyed silk ribbons & handmade paper in the UK. Kate hand dyes natural fibres using plants to create beautiful ribbons for use in floristry and events. She also makes table runners and napkins, all from her home in the beautiful Cotswolds. Kate also offers artistic direction & styling for wedding & lifestyle brands based on her 8 years working with dozens of talented creatives to create meaningful and beautiful imagery that echoes her clients work to perfection, bringing them [...]

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Katrina Rodabaugh: Artist, Writer, and Crafter Working Across Disciplines to Explore Environmental and Social Issues Through Traditional Craft Techniques

Katrina Rodabaugh is an artist, writer, and crafter working across disciplines to explore environmental and social issues through traditional craft techniques. Mostly, she rethinks the relationship between fiber art, sustainability, and slow fashion. Since August 2013 she’s been on a fashion fast, Make Thrift Mend, to focus on mending, plant dyes, and prioritizing handmade or secondhand garments instead of buying new clothing. She also grows, forages, and harvests dye plants near her farmhouse in the Hudson Valley. Her work [...]

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Pathcarvers: An Organisation that Promotes the Beneficial Aspects of Craft and the Creative Arts

Pathcarvers is an organisation that promotes the beneficial aspects of craft and the creative arts, particularly to those who find access difficult. We also support artisans who would like to make a career from their craft. We are based in Birmingham, but we are a burgeoning international movement, with a loose collective that is working hard to make the world a better, more beautiful, and more creative place. Pathcarvers is feature in the Winter Issue 2018. The latest issue of the [...]

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Mouse in the House: Created From Fragments of Stuff and Memories

Mouse in the House is the product of my noisy brain and an overactive imagination. The ever-growing mischief of mice reside behind the house walls and are collectors of treasure, eaters of cheese, painstakingly created from fragments of stuff and memories, scraps of fabric, pieces of broken things, lost buttons and forgotten moments… I’ve always had a fascination with stories, histories, early stop-frame animations and I collect profusely. I work with salvaged fragments of fabric, paper, wood and metal, with [...]

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Botanical Being: Connecting Your Self With the Energy From Plants and the Earth

Botanical Being is a new way to live your life – connecting your self with the energy from plants and the earth. Using natural resources and mindfully sourced ingredients, the products are created in the studio and added to the gallery. Maria is the being at the centre of this concept, a teacher, consultant and textile artist who is passionate about the work she creates and wants to enhance your being by bringing these elements into your life. Whether [...]

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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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