Jeweller combining Shetland textile heritage techniques with new materials to produce a range of designs.
Journeyman Leather is a small skill-based business from Shetland.
Working exclusively with top quality leather and solid brass fittings, combined with traditional hand tools and craftsmanship, we make saddlery and tack, bags and belts of unsurpassed quality.
Ingrid is from Shetland and trained in tapestry weaving at Edinburgh College of Art. Her work uses traditional techniques but with a contemporary edge.
Most of the books that I sell are Medieval Bound, which use no glue but are very robust.
They are entirely handcrafted here in Shetland, employing traditional bookbinding methods. folding, cutting, gluing and pressing. Using - acid free papers, silk headbands and linen threads, where needed.
My baskets are woven from locally grown grasses and leaves gathered on the Island of Yell where I live. Having been an avid collector of beach treasure all my life, I incorporate herring net floats that have washed up on Yell shores, into my baskets as bases. Each basket is unique and seems to evolve by itself as I weave. My affinity with the sea is at the heart of each basket and my favourite material is maram grass which grows by the shore.
The prices are low not because of poor quality but because I don't put a massive profit margin on as I'm doing this not as a business but as a recreational and artistic outlet as I am unable to work due to disability.
As a consequence a creation might take me an hour but can also take me a month.
I'm still learning and my love is gemstones, wirework, clay work, enamelling, metalwork and of the jewellery I make my kilt pins and Angels I love making the most. When I first started in 2007 no one made kilt pins made into brooches now many do so I copyrighted my designs in January 2014
I use mixed media and I like to pride myself it's not just putting charms on as anyone can do that but I do my own drilling, soldering, enamelling, gluing, cold fusion as well as wirework and metalwork.
I can attempt any design you wish to have made or discuss with me a design I could make
Designer/Maker Living and Working in Shetland, graduated 2011. Building on business creating digital and screen printed fabrics.
writer, designer, publisher
Kirsty is an advanced and dedicated weaver specialising in contemporary tweeds. She is currently Global Yell's designer and studio technician, undertaking commissions and running workshops.
I work in many different mediums, from textiles to painting. I incorporate feltmaking and found objects into a lot of my work, particularly knitwear. Everything is completely handmade and original. I am greatly inspired by the Shetland landscape. I graduated from Duncan of Jordanstone College in 1999. I paint and work in textiles mostly and I am also the co-ordinater of the Veer North Group on Shetland.