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”

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”

Now Then Sunshine!

Jules Birkby brings her original stationery and prints to Design@HEART for the first time next month.  We’re sure you’ll like her style! I’m a hand-lettering artist who creates cards and wall art from original watercolour paintings. I use hand-drawn fonts to bring quotes, phrases and slogans to life: sometimes with a Yorkshire theme, often withContinue reading “Now Then Sunshine!”

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”

“Probably the thing I enjoy most is playing” Liz Samways talks jewellery and printmaking

Liz Samways’ work will be familiar to those of you who’ve been coming to craft fairs at HEART for a while. A jeweller and print maker, her work reflects her love of landscape and the natural world.   We caught up with her to find out how she got started and her practice. I’ve always wantedContinue reading ““Probably the thing I enjoy most is playing” Liz Samways talks jewellery and printmaking”

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!”

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!”