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.
Model Milliner Donna Morrow creates couture headwear suitable for any occasion. Handcrafted from straws, felt and silk she produces bespoke hats and headpieces.
Jaggy Bunnets can be found in West Kilbride Main Street.
Tuition available in millinery for those wishing to explore this creative craft.
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.
Jo works with mixed media, combining dyed and painted fabrics with fleece and felt, embellished by hand and machine embroidery, couching, quilting and beading.
Workshop and gallery. Specialists in both woodfired and salt glazed handmade functional pottery. Open all year.
My inspiration comes from nature, so my pieces have an organic feel. The debris on any forest floor is a gallery of natural sculptures. I just have to bring it out. The piece evolves in a process of sheer serendipity and humour. Simple, stylised, explicit.
Emma McDermott's work is inspired by birds and their habitats. The damage caused by the jewellery industry to their environments, encouraged her to use all recycled or natural materials in her work.
Using organic materials wool, silk, linen and pure cotton Esther Ward combines traditional textile techniques with contemporary design to create both functional and decorative textiles.
Jennifer is the Snìomhadair aig Ceann-cinnidh Clann Urchardainn (Spinner to the Chief of the Clan Urquhart) and works in experimental archaeology and education. Preserving this ancient craft is a passion and you can find her spinning and teaching at many historic locations throughout the UK