We are showcasing a variety of makers who work with textiles, fashion accessories and embroidery this week! They will be exhibiting their unique pieces available for purchase this October at
Early Bird Tickets are now available for only £5
Hikaru Noguchi has been leading knitted fabric designer since the early 1990s, her work being influenced by traditional knit patterns and craft techniques. She works with small knit workshops where attention to detail and quality are still valued, seeking a look that is sophisticated and quirky, achieved through unusual juxtapositions of colour and texture.
Jane Hopkinson Bags
Jane’s designs concentrate on function, texture, shape and colour. Sculptural shapes and clean lines with striking colours, mixing textured leathers to enhance the shape of the bag. Attention to detail in the closing of the bag using decorative toggles and fastenings are key elements in the design process. Her designs cross a varied spectrum from sculptured evenings bag to soft day bags.
Jennie Jackson Design
Jennie Jackson is a designer and maker of hand dyed and hand printed textiles. Jennie employs multiple processes and layering techniques to create striking pieces with a mid-century feel.
Paper pioneer Jennifer Collier creates exquisite sculptures from vintage materials in conjunction with stitch; a contemporary twist on traditional textiles. The papers serve as inspiration and media for the work, with the narrative suggesting the forms. This marriage of unlikely materials transforms old papers into something unique, delicate and complex.
Karen Henriksen brings a milliner’s aesthetic and craftsmanship to everyday headwear, combining a singular approach to design and pattern-cutting with a passion for beautiful, practical, mostly British fabrics. Her hats, for both men and women, are instantly recognisable, striking a balance between elegance, innovation and functionality.
Kate Jenkins Studio
Kate Jenkins is a knitting genius and one of the most original and innovative UK artists. Famous for her unique crocheted food, Kate takes a nostalgic look at everyday items and recreates them in wool, wit and sequins.
Katie makes hand crafted knitted hats, scarves gloves cushions and throws, each item is made with particular attention to quality and detail. Her work is based on simple lines, juxtaposing unusual colours and textures, her work is unique and eye catching and she has a large international following.
Linda Miller makes framed and unframed machine embroideries which she exhibits in the UK, Europe and the USA and has pieces held in permanent collections. She also teaches the art of machine embroidery to guilds, and groups and regularly takes commissions.