Wychbury Designs

We’re pleased to announce that  Paula Perrins of Wychbury Designs will be at Design@HEART again next week.  Here she is talking a little bit about what makes her tick: I’m a textile artist based in Bingley and I make jewellery, accessories and artwork inspired by my love of sewing. I use hand stitched embroidery, patchworkContinue reading “Wychbury Designs”

Lucy Tomlinson Art

Like all our artists and designers,  Lucy Tomlinson is locally based, and takes her inspiration from our beautiful countryside. I am a self-taught artist, living in Rawdon, and surrounded by the beautiful Yorkshire Countryside, which is where I get most of my inspiration. I predominantly work in watercolour, most commonly wildlife, hares, bees and flowers.Continue reading “Lucy Tomlinson Art”

Silver Moon Glass

A new artist for Design@HEART, Lucinda Dransfield works in fused and stained glass:   I am a Leeds based designer maker working in fused, leaded and copper foiled stained glass from my local studio. My background in 3D Design (BA Hons) and Fine Jewellery (City & Guilds) compliments my studies and work in the variousContinue reading “Silver Moon Glass”

Amy Jade Prints

Amy Jade Prints is Amy Thompson.  She’s a first-timer at Design@HEART and we’re really looking forward to welcoming her and her lovely prints. I use traditional printing methods to create fine art prints and products. These are often inspired by folklore, mythology and natural history. After graduating with a degree in Illustration and Animation fromContinue reading “Amy Jade Prints”

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”

For the love of wood

Gavin Edwards is another newcomer to Design@HEART, bringing his interesting and original wood work.  He has had many careers, and his current one draws on all the others, as he tells us in this latest blog.   Working with wood is my latest career choice, having previously worked as a Cartographer, Field Archaeologist, Archaeological Curator andContinue reading “For the love of wood”

Mei Tai, Bei Dai or Mei Dai? However you spell it, Tag Togs is the place to get them!

Amanda Green of Tag Togs is taking over the blog today to talk about her business making babywear and accessories.   From a young age I have always sewn things, when I was very young I use to get any scraps of fabric from my mums sewing projects and cut and hand sew them into clothesContinue reading “Mei Tai, Bei Dai or Mei Dai? However you spell it, Tag Togs is the place to get them!”

For the love of amigurumis

Gilda Gigi Perez Madrid takes over the blog today to talk about her love of creativity and the Japanese art of amigurumi.  Hello! I’m Gigi and I believe in the power of creativity and enjoyment as a way to create our own reality.  I studied Literature, art therapy, tarot, mandala meditation and many other creative and inspiring technics. Continue reading “For the love of amigurumis”

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!”

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”