Traditional ropework and knotting is what got me started in my craftwork. With nautical knots as a starting point and celtic knots as inspiration. Using only natural ropes is a great way of bringing the symbology and beauty of Celtic art to life.
The same principles in leather thong makes for great celtic jewellery such as brooches. We also make celtic art and pictish imagery come to life on specially selected stones and slates. All are carefully hand-painted with a variety of classic celtic or pictish images. A perfect way of keeping classic celtic art alive in the modern world.
Divas Design is a textile based studio run by Dawn Cawthra-Hewitt, Christine Wallace and Kirsty Wallace, with skills including spinning, weaving, book binding, sewing, embroidery felt and paper making. The 'Three Divas' create innovative, contemporary fashion accessories and soft furnishings, the range includes scarves, hats, corsages, jewellery, cushions and bags.
I work with heavy vegetable tan leathers and pig suedes, creating designs, forms and colours from dreams, making Celties and Funkyz – traditional and contemporary ranges of handbags and purses.
Devlin Jones Firebellows create unique hand crafted traditional firebellows and fireside accessories in a range of styles to suit modern and traditional taste.
My passion is making books – journals and notebooks constructed with simple, non-adhesive bindings using leathers and handmade papers.
Mother and daughter team Christine and Kirsty produce hand-made felted creations as well as mixed media textile art. They also enjoy sharing their enthusiasm through running workshops and meeting people in their open studio.
Dona ferentes makes fragrant pomander beads based on recipes from the 16th century, which are then incorporated into her pieces of handcrafted silver jewellery.
Doon Valley Crafters is a Community Interest Company and specialises in heritage crafts, such as spinning and weaving our own materials for clothing and other uses.
We aim to promote and highlight the areas creative and cultural heritage.
Jo works with mixed media, combining dyed and painted fabrics with fleece and felt, embellished by hand and machine embroidery, couching, quilting and beading.