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”

Silver and Sparkle

Diana Lambert has been a stalwart of Design@HEART for many years and we’re thrilled she’ll be joining us again next month, on 9th November. I set up Silver and Sparkle in 2006. I work from my small studio in West Yorkshire, designing and making my own range of jewellery and other objects primarily, but notContinue reading “Silver and Sparkle”

Rogers Ink

Carolyn Hird-Rogers, the artist and designer behind Rogers Ink is inspired by the dramatic landscape of the Yorkshire countryside and a love of mid 20th century Scandinavian surface pattern design. The moods of the Dales and Moors are expressed in the mono-print technique used to create hand inked papers. These unique papers are cut andContinue reading “Rogers Ink”

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!”

When you give up a successful career

Julie Ashworth is our latest designer-maker to take over the blog.  Like many of us, it’s not her first career.  Read how she gave up a successful career as an author and created  award-winning greetings card company, Yoojoo. Designing and making greeting cards isn’t my first career, I originally trained as a teacher of ArtContinue reading “When you give up a successful career”

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!”