Leah Halliday designs handmade gifts and homewares that combines her life long love of craft and all things vintage from her studio on the Solway Coast. Leah and other invited makers host sociable sewing & crafty workshops from her studio “So Sew Pretty” in the grounds of the Crichton,Dumfries. She is also event organiser for Lady Magpie & Me that showcases a curated mix of craft, design alongside vintage & artisan foods from Scotland & beyond.
My studio is a treasure trove of assorted fabrics, lace and braiding, some of which are found or recycled. These I use to create wall hangings, cushions, patchwork quilts or bags.
Lisa Hooper lives on the coast of Dumfries and Galloway. She is an artist printmaker who also makes artists books. Her books are all hand printed and hand coloured and edition sizes are small. Her work is inspired by her adoptive home. She is developing an interest in using found objects and she has recently perfected a technique for producing batik images on paper, which increasingly features in her work.
Lisa's work is characterised by colour and texture, often subtle but accentuated with gemstones.
A good proportion of Lisa's work is the design and making of unique wedding, engagement and commitment rings.
I make contemporary sculptural baskets inspired by the shapes and forms in nature.
I mainly use willow, most of which I grow myself. Some of the work is functional; bowls and vases created using a random interlacing technique.
Gorgeous handbags and shoulder bags for every occassion. Handmade made in Dumfries, Scotland, from rich and sumptious fabrics and trimmings.
Choose from the ranges:
'Vintage', 'Ooh-la-la', 'McBagsy' and
'Rag-Bags' or have an evening or wedding bag made, (own fabric if preferred).
I produce lampwork beads, stained glass structures and 3 dimensional copper and glass sculptures. I view my glass work as an evolving art form and employ a variety of techniques to achieve the finished pieces. These techniques include kiln formed glass, stained glass techniques and lampworking. Lampworking is also known as flameworking, it is a type of glasswork that uses a gas fuelled torch to melt glass rods and tubes.
Maggie Ayres creates unique artwork and wall hangings, using a variety of materials, including hand painted silks, applied fibres, photographic images, dyed velvets, stitching and found objects such as driftwood and sea-glass.
Having worked as a stained glass glass artist for six years, I now design and make a range of kiln fired dichroic glass jewellery. Using my background skills in stained glass, I produce many unique "constructed" pieces. Some pendants consist of as many as fifteen cuts of glass, arranged in multiple layers before firing. My aim is to combine the various colours and patterns of glass to make both "hot" and "cool" pieces to suit every mood.
I specialize in trunks – a range of clamsh kists, named after Scottish hills or mountains – Bennachie, Traprain are examples.