Homewares:

Jenny Findlay
Edinburgh, Scotland
Texture and pattern have always held a lifelong fascination for me. Studying Textiles at Ravensbourne and then Camberwell College of Arts gave me a further opportunity for research and insight into surface design and construction of cloth. I Began to develop a wide interest in applied arts and design. However, print has been my enduring passion since graduating. Etching, Collagraph, monoprint and relief techniques and more recently a return to screen printing. I have worked in Contemporary Galleries; CCA Galleries, Cambridge. Edinburgh Printmakers, Dovecot Studios, all of which contributed to my interest and development in working with contemporary artists either through installation of exhibitions or organising events & educational programmes. This has in turn brought me full circle to return to teaching and making and designing Art Textiles.
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Sandra Brown
Edinburgh
Sandra draws influences from nature and architecture. With a vast spectrum to work from, this allows Sandra to produce various bodies of work. Sandra's work comprises of black free-hand intricately decorated vessels, earthy oxide striped vessels, colourful dishes and platters, all of which will be on showing at Winter Glow. To date Sandra's practice is also varied - collaborations with a local interior designer, collaborations with two local sculptors, skills-swapping with a local textile designer/printer, teaching in adult education settings, facilitating sessions in her studio for all ages and abilities, undertakes commissioned work and exhibits her own work. 
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Emily Mary Woven Textiles
Loughborough, Midlands, England
Weaving tradition with contemporary design, I create high-quality, handwoven fabrics with a modern, vibrant twist. Traditional patterning combined with my love of design and passion for colour gives my woven fabrics a contemporary feel. Using a variety of natural materials and technical yarns on my Leclerc Weavebird 16 shaft floor loom enables me to create luxurious collections for home wares, gifts and accessories. Inspiration for my fabrics can come from anywhere; nature, architecture and everyday life. Luskentyre beach on the Isle of Harris to the 4 colour printing process CMYK have been the starting points for some of my collections.
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Stag & Bruce
Edinburgh, Scotland
Based in Edinburgh, we are an independent business with a focus on unique design and sustainable manufacturing. We produce small batches of pure new wool blankets, using surplus yarn - high quality excess yarn sourced within the UK textile industry, which might have otherwise been discarded.This process enables us to minimise our impact on the environment, while producing high quality, limited edition blankets.All our products are made in the UK, supporting local industry and talented craftspeople friends and colleagues we have come to know well throughout our collective 80 years in the industry.
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Clarabunda
Edinburgh
Clarabunda is an illustration artist of places creating art work to spark conversation and connect people to familiar places in Scotland, primarily Edinburgh where she grew up. Her prints and products are designed thoughtfully using a unique colour palette to share the city and country under a different light. 90% of Clarabunda's products are made from organic, recycled materials and support slow and sustainable fashion giving a little back to the planet. You can find her work across coasters, tea towels, cushion covers and other products too, for both locals and visitors from afar.
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Dylan Bier Photography
Edinburgh
I sell mounted and unmounted photographic prints, aluminium prints and handmade greetings cards of my work. I am an Edinburgh based photographer and I sell images which I have taken from all across Scotland – from landscapes and seascapes to animals, architecture, castles and street photography. Long exposure photography is one of my favourite techniques and I love the way a camera can see the world in a different way to our own eyes. I only sell products with images which I have personally taken and we are blessed that Scotland is such a gorgeous country to photograph and capture.
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Moira Third - Imagine north
Glenmuick Aberdeenshire
A Fine Art graduate using thread as my medium, I create embroidered artworks. Working in Glenmuick, a beautiful, wild highland Glen I am influenced by the landscape, songs and folktales of the North. I begin by painting onto Artist’s canvas using Acrylic paints, then layer with millions of tiny stitches, using just the needle, guided by hand on my domestic sewing machine. Each finished piece hiding its secret painting, bathed in moonlight, quiet and contemplative, their stillness reminds us to stop and reconnect with where and who we are, a sense of simplicity is at the heart of my work.
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Wee Collective
Edinburgh and Glasgow
Wee Collective is a partnership of makers, Laura McEwan and Urszula Jochim, based between Edinburgh and Glasgow. We support and inspire each other and collaborate on projects which focus on locally sourced and ethical materials and the highest standards of handmade craftsmanship.
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Susie Redman
Burntisland
I weave homewares and wearables in my Burntisland studio, situated in a heritage railway building overlooking the Forth and across to Edinburgh. I weave on a beautiful traditional Swedish floor loom that is ideal for making my wool rugs, cushions, blankets, linen towels, runners and also scarves and wraps. Traditional weaves are given a contemporary aesthetic and are woven in natural fibres including luxurious lambswool, linen, cotton and paper, organic where possible. Sustainability is important to me and I aim to source my yarns as locally as possible and to achieve zero waste in my studio.
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The Potter of Leith
Edinburgh
I produce reduction fired stoneware ceramics, mainly tableware. Much of the work uses wood-ash based glazes and features those elusive copper reds found only in high temperature, reduction firing. Work produced ranges from small bowls and dishes through to large serving bowls, platters, vases and urns. We also supply several Edinburgh restaurants with table ware and offer a variety of courses and workshops. As a Social Enterprise, our profits go towards offering free and subsidised access to courses and workshops to those living with poor mental health.
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Blessed Unrest
Edinburgh
My textile prints are often inspired by walks in nature, patterns in the urban environment around me and Japanese textiles. My first love is hand screen printing onto natural cloth but I also design digitally for large scale projects, delicate silks and licencing artworks. I work with photographic and hand drawn imagery, layering the motifs and patterns using opaque and transparent inks in vibrant colour palettes. My distinctive patterns work beautifully across a wide range of homeware products including cushions and lampshades and fashion accessories including scarves and tote bags. Remnant cloth is repurposed as wearable art brooch badges.
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WOVEN MEMORIES
Manchester
WOVEN MEMORIES is a textile studio based in Manchester and presents two collections made of luxurious natural fibers. Design by gina collection showcases homeware and fashion accessories with innovative patterns designed and hand-woven by Gina Nadal. Made by you collection has a range of personalised fashion accessories and homeware that reflect your story in terms of a unique design to create a truly individual product. You share a story or memory. We take your words. We then create a unique design using digital coding. You choose the colours. You choose the material. We then hand weave to your specifications.
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Cushie Doo Textiles
North Queensferry, Fife.
Inga is a Printed Textile Designer based in North Queensferry, Fife. Using a Vintage colour palette, her design inspiration comes from pattern, colour, texture, nature, and the Arts & Crafts movement. She carves her unique designs from Lino blocks and then, using Eco-Friendly water-based inks, prints onto Scottish Linen fabric woven locally in Fife, which she then creates into her range of sustainable Homewares and Accessories. Inga is passionate about doing what she can to help protect the Environment. Her creative process aims to be sustainable, minimising wastage, and she uses recycled and recyclable plastic free packaging.
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Hollie Ward
London, England
Cultivated by an intrigue into what it is to “feel”, I create what I refer to as artefacts. Artefacts to live in and with. Each product is woven and sewn by one pair of hands after thorough exploration surrounding each material. Questioning the way in which we form relationships and attachments to objects in which we as humans cannot always understand. An interest in DIY culture from a young age guided my process, an act of rebellion through making. Exploring how we can rebel against what is expected, what is assumed and what we are told we should be.
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Jo Walker
Dunfermline
I make mainly wheel thrown domestic and decorative ceramics including mugs, jugs and vases. I decorate each piece using the technique of sgrafitto: when the work is partially dry it’s dipped into a contrasting coloured slip. I then scratch the design through the colo u red layer to reveal the contrasting colour below . I have two different ranges of work; Botanical, inspired by weeds and wild flowers as well as seaweed, shells and pebbles and Geometric, where ideas come from mid - century pattern and modernist architecture.
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Susan McGill Designs
Fife
Susan McGill is a ceramic artist and designer who works from her home in Fife. Her hand painted black and white designs are influenced by family life, tradition, nostalgia and her love of the Scots language. Susan’s work is both functional and decorative and ranges from large hand built items to mugs and cups. Her non-ceramic pieces include pressed birchwood trays, Perspex Luckenbooth brooches and beautiful limited edition handmade prints
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Morag Macpherson Textiles
Kirkcudbrightshire
I'm a surface pattern designer with a background in graphic design and I love working on textiles. I create patterns inspired by art history, anthropology and nature. I digitally print my designs onto various natural fabrics and patchwork with repurposed, individually sourced and naturally dyed and eco-printed textiles to create unique upcycled garments such as kimono-style robes, jackets, coats and wraparound skirts. I also have a range of limited edition linen/cotton cushions and silk scarves.
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PickOne
Leith, Edinburgh, Scotland
I am a hand weaver based in Leith, Edinburgh. I predominately weave using merino lambswool, enjoying the colour variations one gets from this colourful and versatile yarn. I am enjoying examining how many ways I can interpret differing stitched marks and patterns through the medium of weave on a 32 shaft Megado loom; my pride and joy! As well as stitched marks I am currently obsessed by all things denim, sampling is continually evolving as to how I can weave these two trains of thoughts together. I will presenting another mini collection of new woven works at Winter GLOW.
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Woolly Originals
Edinburgh
Based in Edinburgh, Woolly Originals uses domestic knitting machines to create bags for crafters and artists to use for their projects and for their tools. The bag designs are based on a range of ideas and inspiration: Scottish wildflowers & trees; organic fruit orchards; Scandinavian & Shetland star motifs; the volcanic landscapes of Iceland; the Scott Monument on Princes Street in Edinburgh; or the trainee women astronauts of the Mercury 13 program!
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Jenni Douglas Design Studio
Pathhead
Hi, Im Jenni and I create a wide range of modern, distinctive home gifts and accessories from my design studio and workshop in rural Midlothian. I love printmaking and illustration and my designs start out as hand pressed linocuts and drawings which I turn into prints, patterns and products. My products are made using as many locally sourced, sustainable and recyclable materials as possible, and she works mainly with local suppliers and manufacturers.
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Ruth Harries Textiles
Cardiff Wales
My work encompasses many themes and mediums; often inspired by my identity and observations from my surroundings. The recent lockdown period has encouraged a body of work with an appreciation and development of rich studies on the theme of the garden and flora. It looks at the diverse qualities of mark making produced by drawing and painting considered through stitch and fabric. It is an appreciation of the quality of thread and the medium. Often working directly; letting it grow and develop intuitively and spontaneously, I use hand and free machine stitch, as well as fabric collage, where dense layers are built up, achieving subtle variations in tone in a free and expressive way.
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Migs Textiles
Edinburgh, Scotland
I make small collections of simple women’s clothing from my home studio in Edinburgh. I often work with acid dyes and silk noil, a combination I love as it produces rich vibrant colours and soft warm textures. I start my designs in a sketchbook, using paint to figure out colour combination and ratio. I then dye my fabrics using a dip-dye technique to create gradients of colour. The shape of my tops is influenced by the simple elegant cut of a Japanese kimono, this pattern enables me to use the whole width of the fabric thus creating very little waste. For fabrication I work with small batch manufacturer Kalopsia Collective.
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Jay Frazer Ceramics
Edinburgh
Edinburgh based ceramicist Jay Frazer produces wheel thrown designs to be enjoyed in the home, and a collection of contemporary ceramic jewellery. With inspiration deriving from Scottish Sea and landscapes, the works are fluid forms that achieve a balance between natural and contemporary. Jay allows for serendipity and experimentation to guide her work, often resulting in unique one off pieces. Each design is made with tactility in mind, celebrating the variety of surfaces that can be found through the process of making ceramics.
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Jan Beadle
Village on the outskirts of Carlisle, Cumbria
Jan moved to Cumbria in the mid 80’s after completing her BA Hons in Textiles. She has over 30 years experience in the textile field working in Higher Education running a Constructed Textile Resource at University of Cumbria, formally Cumbria Institute of the Arts until 2010, when she decided to concentrating full time making and exhibiting her own work. Jan is a member of the award winning Wool Clip, a co-operative of local craftspeople based at Caldbeck in North Cumbria and organisers of Woolfest in Cockermouth. Jan designs and makes contemporary woven textiles for fashion, interiors and accessories. Much of her work involves experimenting with different weave structures to see how they distort when manipulated and felted to create individual handcrafted
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Ailsa Lishman
West Yorkshire, England.
I’m a printed textile designer who specialises in the traditional method of screen print to create a range of contemporary prints for a range of products. Intrigued by the shapes and patterns that surround us in the everyday, I draw my inspiration from these to create graphic and abstract surface pattern prints. I enjoy experimenting with a whole variety of colour combinations, from sophisticated and subtle palettes, to bold and bright. Each one of my products is unique as they are all hand made from start to finish and no two prints are ever exactly the same.
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Chantal Warped Textiles
Glasgow
Chantal is a woven designer based in Glasgow, who draws visual reference for her work from geometric & structural forms whether manmade or natural. ‘The reason I create fabrics & products is primarily because I love the challenge, processes & patience required. Being able to mix different colours & textures together in a way that lets me translate visual research into a woven piece gives me great personal satisfaction. I really just like to make beautiful cloth, the touch, smell & texture of it, & the feeling of being wrapped in something created by hand from a craft steeped in history.’
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Clare Simpson Textiles
Glasgow
Clare Simpson is an embroiderer and surface designer combining a love of traditional textile techniques with the joy of colour, pattern and texture. Particularly inspired by the often-overlooked skills of domestic needlecraft, she revisits old techniques and reimagines them in new contexts, often exploring the interaction between embroidery and print. At Cloth#22 she will be selling her recently launched limited-edition range of bags, pouches and cases featuring designs from her ‘Print x Stitch’ collection. Each combines an embroidery-inspired digital print with hand or machine embroidered panels, in the vibrant colour combinations that are the signature of her work.
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Tablet+HAAR
Crail, Fife, Scotland
Tablet+HAAR is the print studio run by surface pattern designer Katie Ebben Smith. She specializes in hand screen printed products - printing mostly on natural linen, felt and paper- using environmentally friendly water-based inks. She is influenced by the coastal landscape of the beautiful East Neuk and has a passion for vibrant colour. Her most recent work has been inspired by her cut flower garden and the fields surrounding Crail. Her work includes wall hangings, soft furnishings and accessories as well as well as fine art prints. She named her studio after two of her great loves: the haar – which rolls in land creating a mysterious atmosphere that she finds inspiring and Scottish tablet, which makes her teeth ache but just one square inch keeps her happily pulling screens for hours.
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Zitozza
Leven, East Fife
Hungarian-born designer Zita Katona founded interior textile design business Zitozza in 2020 by after a decade-long career zig-zagging between graphic and textile design. During the pandemic lockdown, she decided to unite the two skillsets in the form of surface pattern designs for interiors - the result is a modular block printing system of with combinable, uniform printing blocks organised in two collections with an immense variety of designs on the coarse natural jute fabric. The elements combine Zita's Eastern European heritage of modernist, or brutalist architecture and the influence of Scotland’s textile industry with more traditional, botanical motifs. 
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The Unraveling
Leith, Edinburgh
The Unraveling is a Bohemian Homeware Brand, specialising in crochet and macrame wall planters. All designed and handmade by creator, Dominique, with care and consideration for the environment. Transform your home into a bohemian retreat with these beautiful space saving plant hangers. Designed to be easily integrated into your environment, these hanging wall planters provide beautiful vertical accents, enabling greenery to fill you home. Perfect for smaller spaces, or those plant lovers who are running out of floor space.
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Garvald Textiles
Edinburgh
Garvald Textiles (Garvald Edinburgh)provide creative opportunities for adults with learning disabilites. Using high quality natural materials we produce a range of beautiful textiles, both apparel and interiors.
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Mud Station Pottery
Edinburgh
We make one-off small-batch ceramic vessels, which are both unique and intended for everyday use around the home. We work with interesting and unusual clay bodies, either simply glazing the areas that will be in contact with food or drink, or layering decals, silkscreens and transfers. This makes our pots both a visual and a tactile pleasure. We are selling mugs, Japanese-style tea bowls and beakers.
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Paper Houses Design
Aberdeenshire, Scotland
Paper Houses Design is a textiles lifestyle brand, creating bold patterns on everyday products by Mhairi Allan. It starts with a wander, looking for inspiration often from man-made structures in the landscape. These overlooked structures are explored through media and developed into patterns. The new collection FORM looked at brutalist elements, these are often thought of as harsh and ugly but perceptions can change when forms swap textures or alter colour. All collections are made consciously, honing craft knowledge and modern technology to be sustainable. Patterns are designed to transcend seasons and products are created to be practical.
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Balgarvie Weaving
Cupar, Fife, Scotland
Balgarvie Weaving is the work of Textile designer Janet Hughes, who works from her home town of Cupar Fife. Educated at the Scottish college of textiles. Janet draws on her industrial textile design and manufacturing experience to offer limited edition fabric and accessories blending contemporary woven structures and traditional weaving practises. Janet enjoys the process and makes her work by hand in her studio on traditional wooden hand looms utilising industrial surplus/ waste yarn.Janet finds weaving to be a methodical and at times mindful craft and through repetition finds creativity. With the setup of her own design studio Janet enjoys the freedom of designing bold yet lightweight fabrics in her signature deflected double cloth structure, playing with colours, patterns and the natural properties of the yarns differential shrinkage to give tactile as well as visual textures to her fabrics that are accentuated whilst being worn.
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Rugaura
Kirkcudbright, Galloway
I make lasting quality, artful, hand tufted wool pile textile. Recently I’ve been experimenting with hand dyeing finished pieces for fluidity of design effect. I like the idea of my work inviting connection with true nature in a deeper way by inviting people to relax, reflect, rejuvenate through use of mindfulness/ meditation mats, stools and wall art rugs. Sharing appreciation of our world is the object of my work and long standing interest in health/mental health, consciousness, archetype. One of my influences is the work of Friedensreich Hundertwasser, painter, architect, ecological activist and philosopher. 
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Newburgh Handloom Weavers
Newburgh Fife
Newburgh Handloom Weavers are specialist producers of high quality, hand-woven tweed and cloth. Situated by the River Tay, in the North-East of Fife, our cloth is handwoven on traditional wooden handlooms built by Thomas Kennedy of Galashiels, a loom maker established in 1870. We produce a wide range of traditional tweeds, blankets, including bespoke tweeds designed and made to order for both individual and commercial clients. We weave our cloth using pure new wool from around the British Isles. This produces a warm and fine, yet hard-wearing cloth perfect for tailoring, dress-making, upholstery and furnishings.
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Marianne Hazlewood
Carlops, Penicuk
Marianne Hazlewood is an RHS Gold award-winning botanical artist, represented by the Open Eye Gallery in Edinburgh. She loves colour, detail, pattern and structure, and likes to work with unusual plants. She creates original botanical watercolour paintings and pen & ink drawings and then creates limited (& non ltd) Giclee prints of these in a range of sizes from small to large. She has a range of associated greetings cards and also creates screen-prints in small limited runs. Marianne aims to “Green the Grey” and highlight the beauty and fascinating structures found in the plant world.
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Katie Charleson
Edinburgh, Scotland
Katie Charleson is a screen printed homewares designer committed to creating sumptuous, unique textiles. In 2020, Katie introduced quilting, stitching and appliqué to her work, it becoming a key component of her practice. Combining print and stitch, Charleson makes work by collaging with fabric; using shapes and colour in an instinctual way. Katie works exclusively with natural fibres from ethical sources and many works embrace upcycling, making use of remnants and archival fabrics. She only uses water based inks in production, and is consciously introducing natural dyes while educating herself on the most environmentally positive way to continue creating textiles.
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Janis Embleton - Flight Weaving
Swinton, Scottish Borders, Scotland
Janis Embleton is the designer and hand weaver behind Flight Weaving, based in the Scottish Borders. Janis specialises in small batch and one-off woven items which guarantees a truly individual and unique piece for every customer. She particularly likes to explore the combinations of structure and colour, working with luxury fibres such as linen, silk, cashmere and alpaca and, often, bespoke dyeing to achieve the perfect colour combinations. This aspect of her work is incredibly important and it is the area where she has the most creative freedom, allowing her to develop ideas and research her materials to their best use.
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Eve Campbell
Tighnabruaich, Argyll, Scotland
With an interest in creating surface pattern inspired by Scottish nature and architecture Eve Campbell creates printed wallhangings and ceramic tiles. Through paper stencilling and screen printing her prints capture the colours, shapes and patterns of nature on Scotland's West Coast. Eve graduated in Textile Design from The Glasgow School of Art in 2018 before setting up a small print studio in Tighnabruaich on the West Coast of Scotland. From there she create my textiles and ceramics, interpreting nature in abstract form for homes and spaces.
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Susie Redman Handwoven
Burntisland, Fife, Scotland
I weave homewares and wearables in my Burntisland studio, situated in a heritage railway building overlooking The Forth and across to Edinburgh. I weave on a beautiful wooden traditional Swedish floorloom. My inspiration comes from the local marine and built environment and also Scandinavian textile design and colour palette. Traditional weaves are given a contemporary aesthetic and are woven with high quality luxurious lambswools, cotton and linen, organic where possible.
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Clarabella Christie
Dunfermline
Clarabella Christie is a Fife based awarded design studio specialising in luxury colourful design-led homewares and accessories. Established in 2007 the brand is an ever growing collection of playful printed pieces which draws inspiration from the studio’s surrounding architecture. In the summer of 2021 Claire launched her first ever clothing line Claire launched her first ever clothing line, this handmade small collection of Made-to-Order garments focus’s on craftmanship, sustainability and simple versatile silhouettes.
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By Lisa Watson
Manchester
By Lisa Watson is an authentically British collection of quilts, cushions & more for your home . A passion for celebrating British textile heritage has led to new additions of quality textile home decor from one of a kind, handmade Harris Tweed patchwork cushions to sumptuous blankets woven from British wool and all are perfect for adding extra warmth to the bedroom or draped on a sofa to bring eye catching interest all year round. By Lisa Watson (that’s me!) collections, are handmade in Britain, will compliment any interior scheme and are a real colour tonic to counteract dreary days
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Babs Pease
Perthshire
As an artist/printmaker based in Perthshire, it is the beautiful flora and fauna of the surrounding countryside that are the main inspirations for my work. I use a variety of printmaking techniques but mainly the relief print method, hand carving and hand printing linoleum to create delicate single or multi-coloured limited edition prints. Along with my linocut prints there will also be a selection of greeting cards and gifts all based on my original designs and artwork.
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Taffled Threads
Alloa
I am a handwoven textile designer passionate about telling a story through cloth. Using natural fibres, my work consists of contemporary tartan designs and limited edition fabrics that are woven into scarves, blankets or turned into decorative and functional items. I am currently exploring the possibilities of the twill structure to create a variety of designs from the textured to the geometric block twills using a variety of wool, silk and cotton yarn
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Lynn Hanley
Edinburgh
My niave style paintings are cheerful and full of colour and detail. My background in textile design means that colour, pattern and detail is a constant inspiration in my paintings of Edinburgh and Leith. I produce prints and greetings cards from them and have recently branched out into developing a select range of up market giftware including textiles and tableware.
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Jenny Martin
Portobello, Edinburgh
Jenny Martin is an artist who makes screen prints and lino cut prints. Using vibrant colour and pattern, Jenny is inspired by the places and things that surround her; from her house, cat, and collection of patterned ceramics to the coastal landscape close to where she lives. Her prints are richly layered and combine her love of drawing and colour. For Glow, she will be showing a selection of small framed works and unframed pieces in browsers.
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Olla Nua – Handwoven by Nicola Gates
Belfast, Northern Ireland
The name Olla Nua comes from the Irish words for ‘new wool’, reflecting my aim to use this traditional material in a modern and imaginative way. I weave my cloth on wooden floor looms, powered entirely by hand and foot, using a range of yarns spun in Ireland and the UK. I’m fascinated by the natural properties of wool – its tactility, ability to insulate and how the fibre can change subtly or drastically depending on how it is manipulated by the maker. Just as I love working with wool, I hope these textiles bring comfort and a sense of home to the user wherever they travel.
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Ailidh Lennon
Isle of Iona, Scotland
Ailidh Lennon is a weaver and plant dyer who uses traditional techniques to interpret the abstract shapes and shifting shades from the landscape into her handwoven, sustainable textiles that are bound to the landscape of her home, the Isle of Iona. Using single-origin yarn from local sheep, Ailidh works with the natural fleece colour and hand dyes the yarn with plants and lichen gathered on the island. The colours depend on the changing environmental factors of the season, allowing the natural elements to influence the design process and enabling her to be an active participant in the more-than-human habitat.
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Al Bates
Glasgow
Al Bates is a textile designer based in Glasgow. She completed her degree in 2021 at the Edinburgh College of Art, achieving a BA Honour’s in Textiles. Her work aims to utilise various fabrics as a space for comfort and growth, in the context of the home. Her practice is rooted in an awareness and consideration of the ethical impacts of the industry, and she thrives to work sustainably to produce pieces that are zero-waste. Combining various techniques, her unique approach juxtaposes textures creates modern and distinctive pieces that are innovative, hand crafted and made with care to last.
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Mairi Brown
Edinburgh, Scotland
I am a textile artist working with free-machine embroidery to decorate the clothing and soft furnishings that I make, mainly on a commission basis. Inspired by flora and fauna I study the details of each animal or flower to recreate it in stitch. The rich colours and way that light catches on say a bird’s wing or lilies petal is recreated with my process of drawing and painting with thread. Each piece becomes a little treasure reminding the wearer or owner of how precious our wildlife is and how surprising colours can be found in everyday creatures and plants.
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Gallus Glass
Kirriemuir
Having graduated from GSA, Fine Art, Maureen Crosbie found herself drawn to the medium of glass. She make pieces for both public and private commissions, trading under the name Gallus Glass. "Commissioned pieces are expensive and often place specific", it was this fact that drove Maureen on to make smaller more affordable pieces to suit all budgets. Maureen can be inspired by landscapes, flora and fauna, a person, a period of history and even the possibilities of recycling. She finds inspiration from poetry, the Scots language and local places. Sometimes influenced by the glass alone with its huge range of colour, intensity and texture. Maureen doesn't like to be limited by the materials that she works with but loves to explore new techniques and stretch the tradition.
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