On the outskirts of Inverness, a rare opportunity in the Highlands to view representational to abstract 2D and 3D works by some of the areas best artists and makers.
Esther creates textiles using organic materials. Influenced by her highland environment she continues to explore the dimension of fragility and strength: presence and erosion.
I am a textile artist specialising in abstract collages created from a combination of natural and recycled elements, including silk fibres, layered and manipulated by heat processes, then embellished with free machine embroidery. Pieces are framed or mounted and can be of any size.
Jan Kilpatrick is a well-known teacher of mosaic, embroidered textiles and creative book-making. From her studio in Elphin, 20 minutes drive north of Ullapool, she also produces one-off pieces of mosaic; short runs of hand-printed, embroidered textile goods such as cushions and bags; hand-printed cards; hand-made paper and blank books. Most of her work uses recycled and natural materials and she draws her imagery from the natural environment, increasingly incorporating lyrical text from her own poetry.
Hand crafted quilts and commissions lovingly undertaken with personal service. Everything created in the northeast of Scotland in and around where Jay grew up, each commission is personally undertaken.
Currently working with rescued leather.
Creating tactile hand-cut jewellery.
- now also working with laser-cut acrylic & wood incorporating textiles.
Jean Bowker trained in History of Art and took the Year Prize at Basingstoke College for her year. Trained as an aquatint printer, or etcher, she also produces distinctive hand-made paper and paper products, including albums and decorative boxes, which combine with her etchings to produce unique gifts. She makes her paper from natural plants including grasses and rushes.
Deschenes is a textile designer specialising in hand screen printing and embroidery. Her collections involve reworking vintage fabrics, clothes and ephemera. Deschenes' work always has a narrative at its core and she notes drawing as very important as a means of expressing this.
Jennifer Boulton Designs is a young vibrant textile design and manufacturing business based in the beautiful Scottish highlands. Our designs are unique, quirky and can be made by commission to ensure that the product is bespoke.
Designed and handmade in Scotland, sporran-nation produces a range of limited edition and one-off contemporary unisex sporrans and bags. Sporran-nation is the design practice of Jennifer Cantwell, who's background in painting and textiles is reflected in an emphasis on surface texture, colour and detail.