Jude Gove is a designer/maker who creates handcrafted leather and pure wool felt accessories from her home studio, just outside Dundee. She established her business in 2015 after years of exploring different crafts, following her graduation from DJCAD in 1999.
Using the landscape from both home and her travels as her colour palette, she sources genuine soft leather hides and pure wool felt in contrasting colours. Each purse, clutch bag and wallet is cut and stitched by hand, with an emphasis on simple practical shapes, exquisite colour combinations and high-quality materials.
Each stage of Jude’s making process is done entirely by hand, from making patterns, to cutting the leather and stitching her pieces together. This is a slow, but satisfying process that allows Jude complete control over the materials she uses.
Jude currently stocks her work in a number of shops and galleries around Scotland as well as working on private commissions. She’s hoping 2017 will see her creative practice expand with a new collection of work, some collaborations and the opportunity to take part in more pop-up shops and markets.
Year Established: 2015
Being approached by stockists to sell my work in shops, galleries and online
Taking part in events such as DesignMarket at the Fruitmarket Gallery, Edinburgh and Wild Gorse Pop Up shop, Inverness alongside other established makers
Building up an audience of almost 400 on Instagram - people who are keen to see my work and follow my creative practice and inspiration