Ali works with textiles & mixed media commercially, for exhibition and to commission. She is a community tutor in the Lothians and runs workshops & classes in design & mixed media techniques from her studio “The Purple Thread Shed” near Edinburgh.
Based on the shore of Loch Broom in the north west Highlands of Scotland, I design and make a range of framed collages and greetings cards which are also suitable for framing. I like to use my own handmade papers, Harris Tweed and other materials. I think of them as small mementos of the bigger picture.
Individual, intricate and vibrant handcrafted bead
and wirework accessories.
Crikey Aphrodite - bespoke corsetry for every shape
I weave cloth, by hand, from wool (spun and unspun pedigree organic Shetland fleece), fine linen, naturally dyed silk and organically grown cotton.
As a Design Graduate of The Glasgow School of Art, I specialise in designing and making fascinators, cocktail hats and bridal headdresses.
Bell's practice has transitioned from hand painted silk accessories to textile installations which respond the natural environment and our place within it.
Tweed Delights came about after I discovered some forgotten remnants of Harris Tweed in the back of a cupboard. Inspired by my children's toys, I began to design a range of gift ideas to suit the whole family. I use Gaelic where I can in my range, which also includes handmade cards, bookmarks, applique pictures etc.
Tiger Textiles offers a range of textile artworks and designs as well as the popular hand painted wall blocks which are ideal for gifts.
Alison is currently working on digital prints and embroidered tweed, which is being used in collaboration with fashion designers. Her designs are mainly inspired by the Hebrides-the changing culture, the beautiful surroundings and the Gaelic language.
Hand woven bags and other products. Strong individually designed bags.
Historical Consultancy and Historical Interpretation. Historical clothing, leather and metal work.