I design and make hand woven fabric in my studio in central Edinburgh on a 32 shaft computerised Louet Megado 130 Loom.
My wearable fabrics are exploring the rich Scottish landscape through repetitive pattern and texture employing treble cloth structures, which also look at the shrink qualities of the yarn types used to further enhance textured surface through the finishing processes.
janmilne supplies custom printed textiles, laminates and acrylics to the contract market. Among many projects Jan has been commissioned to supply to architects and interior designers throughout the world with the majority of completed projects in the USA.
The Scottish landscape influences Janet’s constantly evolving range of unusual textiles, jewellery and cards. Colour and texture are key elements of her work. She weaves and hand-paints chenille scarves and “tartan” with a difference, hand-knits scarves from exotic yarn and sews diaphanous feather wraps.
Her jewellery range includes necklaces and earrings of beach pebbles, silver and sea-glass and she also produces a selection of handmade photographic cards.
Jennifer Gray (MA RCA) is a Designer/Maker of jewellery and objects. Her work is sold through London based Galleries and Design shops, she also works to commission.
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.
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
Joanna runs Edinburgh Mosaic Studio and specialises in the creation of contemporary, mosaic artworks for domestic and public spaces and for exhibition.
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.
I would describe my work as being very narrative.
I love creating work which has a story behind it or meaning.