Who’s who at Design@HEART 2019

Just two days to go! 10am-4pm at Headingley HEART Centre, Bennett Road, Headingley, Leeds LS6 3HN Here’s a round up of our artists and craftspeople.  We have some old favourites but plenty of new stalls too.  We hope to see you there!   Inkylinky by Liz Samways I’m a Leeds-based jeweller and printmaker, working primarilyContinue reading “Who’s who at Design@HEART 2019”

TM Vintage Leeds

Brand new to Design@HEART, Tom Mitchell brings his eclectic mix of vintage upcycled lamps.  We think you’ll like them! I started TMVintageLeeds back in 2016 from a love of old cameras, I am really a huge photography fan and it seems that a lot of old cameras become neglected and unused. I took this thoughtContinue reading “TM Vintage Leeds”

Inkylinky by Liz Samways

After several years away, Liz Samways is back at Design@HEART this year, and we can’t wait to see her new jewellery and prints. I’m a Leeds-based jeweller and printmaker, working primarily in silver and copper which is etched & engraved using techniques commonly found in printmaking. My work is inspired by the landscape, as viewedContinue reading “Inkylinky by Liz Samways”

Be Dispensable: the first rule of fair management

By Becky Moore As some of you know, I’m not just a fair organiser, I’m also a designer-maker myself.  I think that gives me an insight into what our stallholders need and expect from fairs.  They’re looking for a well publicised, well organised, well attended platform from which to sell their products.  It sounds likeContinue reading “Be Dispensable: the first rule of fair management”

A slightly less cool way of nailing your life long ambition

This week, Paula Perrins of Wychbury Designs takes over the blog to tell us about her textiles business and her passion for stitching. When I was young I desperately wanted to be like the fashion designer Jean Muir, with red hair, black clothes and designing things for a living, I suppose I sort of nailedContinue reading “A slightly less cool way of nailing your life long ambition”

Old Linen and Cups of Tea Round at Emma’s!

In our latest blog-takeover, Emma Mears explains how she swapped a teaching job for a full time career in textile art. I began making and creating eight years ago, when I left my career in teaching. I enrolled on several short courses, in felting, drawing and painting, embroidery and textiles and ceramics and basically, neverContinue reading “Old Linen and Cups of Tea Round at Emma’s!”

I started the business to justify how many tools I’d bought!

Our next fair is only 9 weeks away, and there’s so much lovely stuff from very talented artists and craftspeople.  So for the next few weeks, we’ll be handing over the blog to some of them, to tell us about themselves and their work.  Today, Helen Drye of Silver and Stone Jewellery Design talks aboutContinue reading “I started the business to justify how many tools I’d bought!”

Summer is Coming – yes it is!

Design@HEART Summer Fair 9th June HEART Centre, Headingley OK, so it still feels like winter, and we’ve been threatened with another dumping of snow this week, but there’s some signs of spring, and here at Design@HEART we’ve got our sights set on the summer. For the first time in a few years, we’re having aContinue reading “Summer is Coming – yes it is!”

Craft Recycle

Well, we sure managed to recycle some volume of craft materials on Saturday.  The De-stash sale was an enormous success, with queues at the door come open time, and lots of eager shoppers looking for bargains and inspiration.  Thankyou to all our stall holders who brought with them such fantastic stuff.  We’d love to knowContinue reading “Craft Recycle”