A Parallel Universe is an Interior Textile design project by Sarah Stewart, hoping to launch as a business at the beginning of January 2013.
Aamos Designs are a unique and talented textile design company, who specialise in contemporary textiles hand woven in Shetland.
My collection of jewellery is inspired by a personal love for historical repeat pattern design, particularly floral. I reference floral architectural carvings to provide a link between two and three dimensional ornamentation. I explore aspects of the drawn line, the past and 'vintage' in my work.
My jewellery is made from carved and stained faux ivory, silver gilt, 18ct gold, antique cut semi-precious stones, beads and pearls. Prices range from £30 -£1200
I work in steel and create unique sculptures of animals and abstract pieces. Inspiration is drawn from nature, and a fascination for movement, fluidity, lightness and texture. Humour also plays an important part in the creation process, which hopefully is revealed in my work. For me, metal has still an element of surprise and adaptability is crucial. Scale can vary from small items to life-size artwork.
Aileen Lochhead is a contemporary fibre artist working primarily in crochet.
She designs and creates a variety of articles that are wearable and useful in the home. She strives to work with a recycled theme, particularly with rag rugs.
Aileen is keen to promote the art and craft of crochet, and publishes a multitude of free patterns for crochet and knitted items. She tries to incorporate 'vintage' into her work, either by inspiration or use of recycled materials.
workwool offers those who work with wool an exciting new collection of handspun organic and biodynamic knitting and tapestry yarns – a contemporary take on an indigenous craft
Alex Feechan specialises in creating beautiful handcrafted knitted products for fashion and the home. The fabrics are inspired by the rich and rugged landscapes of Scotland, using the texture and colour to form the inspiration and starting point for each Alex Feechan collection.
The product range includes scarves, bags cushions and throws. Alex also collaborates with Architects and Interior designers to create one-off commission pieces for Public and private spaces.
Trevor Leat and Alex Rigg create and build furniture using natural materials. Our combination of willow-weaving techniques and construction using Scottish hard-wood give a sense of scale and solidity. The sculptural qualities of the materials are used in combination with bold, figurative design to give a strong presence to each individual piece.
Alex has a very different view of the world, informed by many years creating theatrical devices intended to deceive.
There is a dramatic element to his work enhanced by the use of a wide variety of media, frequently combining a diversity of materials. Leather may be allied with gold leaf, ink with aluminium, flotsam and architectural salvage with acrylic colours.
Combining skills in metalwork with a variety of textile techniques, Alexandra creates contemporary jewellery pieces inspired by structures in nature.