Luscious fresh water pearls, the sparkle of Swarovski crystals and the beauty of semi-precious stones and colourful beads all combine in the making of my designs.
Jilli Blackwood, originator of the Slash and Show style, is an internationally known textile designer and artist. She is represented in many prestigious museums, corporate, and private collections, worldwide. Her fibre work is wide ranging; from clothing and accessories through bespoke home furnishings to fine art wall hangings.
Cushions and wall-hangings made using a combination of dye-painting, machine quilting, embroidery and construction for pieces which range in size from tiny cushions to panels covering whole walls. While my work is strongly influenced by landscape and the environment, I am now moving increasingly towards the abstract. I work mostly in cotton and silk using a range of weights and textures, from heavy velvets to fine organzas, to create exciting contrasts, and to exploit the way in which different fabrics will reflect colour and light.
Tin Shed Textiles is a small, family run, contemporary weaving business based in Hoswick, Shetland. Our aim is to offer a unique range of quality fine artworks, installation pieces and a small range of craft items. All my works are inspired by Shetland and the sea that surrounds us. We offer original art work framed or unframed, our own range of contemporary textiles, woven sculptures, limited edition cards and gift wear.
Joan Baxter makes woven tapestry wall hangings, inspired by the landscapes and history of Sutherland. She exhibits and sells her work worldwide as well as working to commission for both corporate and private clients. She also teaches from her studio.
I design and make handmade cards and wedding stationery. I base much of my design on nature. This includes using photography but also using seeds, tiny sticks, bark, anything that I find in the outdoors which might create an unusual design.
My work consists of woven tapestry, textiles and paperworks, mainly on the theme of my diverse ancestry. I enjoy rich colours and textures and the creation of beautiful surfaces. The work can be tiny or huge, but it is always carefully made and has won numerous awards and grants.
Johanna Basford creates bespoke wallpapers and fabrics from her Aberdeenshire studio. Each hand drawn design is inspired by nature then translated into print using traditional silk screen printing.
Contemporary, modern-styled furniture using clean, sweeping lines.
Materials are solid timber (Ash, Elm, Yew, Sycamore) and high quality Birch Ply, with inlays of exotic materials such as ivory and shell (artificial substitutes).
From his workshop near Dunbar in East Lothian, John works mainly to commission on a wide range of bespoke furniture and related timber projects. These objects mostly involve Scottish hardwoods as the main material, and sometimes incorporate small metal, slate or reclaimed materials for detail.
John's furniture can be described as clean lined, simple and highly functional. And also has a sense of robustness where the natural beauty of the timber enhances the over all design.