A collector by nature, I am constantly gathering and storing relics of the past. From vintage lace to chocolate boxes, I enjoy transforming old materials by recycling and feel that their use in the creation of new objects allows faded memories to live on in a different form. My range of work includes jewellery in mixed materials, decorative felt cakes and boxes of felt chocolates.
Contemporary wallhangings/panels, cushions, scarves, bags, brooches, keyrings, fridge magnets, pots and bowls; handcrafted in Scotland from handmade felt in vibrant and exciting colours. Accessories are available as ‘one offs’ or multiples. The felt wallhangings/panels can be 2D or 3D and are especially good for areas where sound absorption is required.
My focus is felt making, I make bags, hats (includes using millinery techniques), garments, scarves, jewellery and pictures / hangings.
I frequently combine fine fibres especially silk and vintage fabrics, creating lightweight, wearable items, often embellished with embroidery, beading or silver.
We are a family run business which has been established for over 50 years now. As the tastes, desires and needs of customers have changed so have we! Happily things have swung in the direction we have always favoured. One in which well crafted, Scottish produced and artistically inspired goods are what is wanted.
The Decca has space for exhibitions, workshops, training and offers creative residencies in two 3-bedroom cottages. Total accommodation up to 22 B&B or self-catering.
The Hare sculptures are made from 100% natural fibres.
They are unusual sculptures with their own wit and charm.
Annette makes textile soft sculptures of hares and squirrels, each one accompanied by a witty and amusing original short story, enhancing its personality.
We are a contemporary art gallery and sculpture garden with a dedicated craft gallery, all set in a beautifully restored stone steading near Duns.
The Tayberry Gallery has established itself well within the Perthshire gallery scene over the past couple of years. In March 2011 jeweller Sarah Spalding took over the running. The gallery works under the remit to exhibit original handmade art and craft pieces by established makers and emerging talent from around the UK.
The gallery houses a jewellers bench where visitors can see work being made and also commission their own bespoke jewellery.
The Wee Boorachie, The Milton of Crathes Cater for a wide range of tastes and pockets, is an intriguing experience. The perfect place to treat yourself/find gift. The Wee Boorachie provides something unique as it offers all British and mostly Scottish crafts, it provides an outlet for people who want to sell their work at a reasonable price.