A Passion for Pattern

Preeti Gupta is bringing Pattern Passion back to Design@HEART next week and we can’t wait to see what new designs she’s got in store.  She’s taken over the blog this week to tell us more about her company and work. Pattern Passion is the home of hand painted and hand drawn patterns inspired by natureContinue reading “A Passion for Pattern”

“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!”

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!”