Esther creates textiles using organic materials. Influenced by her highland environment she continues to explore the dimension of fragility and strength: presence and erosion.
Isabelle is a Masterbookbinder based at the OWL & LION, her specialty is eighteenth Century Leather Binding and marbling and printing traditional decorative papers.
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.
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.
Jeanette Sendler is a milliner and textile designer. She designs, teaches and exhibits. Big Cat Textiles invites internationally renowned designer/makers to deliver masterclasses in Fife.
Jenny Smith's work investigates drawing in its broadest sense. She works with paper, artist books and film, exploring the relationship between traditional methodologies and the new technology of laser cutting.
I studied at Oregon State University for the 3rd year of my Hons Degree from Grays School of art. It was at O.S.U. I first experienced fibre art and textiles as a fine art discipline rather than design.
I have continued to experiment with fibre arts, particularly papermaking, and have been self-employed since graduating with an MA from Manchester Metropolitan University in 1992. I have completed many residencies including 5 months in Taiwan at the Chayoyang University and the Su-Ho Paper Museum.
Julia Douglas is a textile and mixed media, visual artist based in East Lothian, Scotland. A constant inspiration for her work is the home and the relationship people have with the objects they put in their homes. Douglas makes art by exploring seemingly trivial household objects, and remake these by playfully transforming them, often using them as surrogates for the owner’s body, and, consequently drawing attention to their significance in helping to tell a story about the inhabitants’ life and the culture in which they lived.
Hand-blown 24% lead crystal bowl and platters in jewel colours. Each piece is unique, with a hand-drawn design sandblasted into the coloured surface.
Commissions from the highly personal to the highly practical.Wood craft and art, custom furniture, artist books.