Maker’s Award – Angie Parker

Maker’s Award – Angie Parker The Guild was delighted to give an award to textile artist Angie Parker at the Digital Craft Festival (https://www.digitalcraftfestival.co.uk/) We were initially drawn to the…

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Commonplace Books

Commonplace Books: A Bookbinding Project in 2021by Ursula Jeakins   Guild member Ursula Jeakins has produced a series of beautiful Commonplace Books. Here she tells her inspiration behind them. “On…

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Don White

It is with great sadness that we must share the news that Guild member Don White has passed away. Don was a master woodturner, creating beauty in wood from small…

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Emily-Kriste Wilcox – 2020 Award

Emily-Kriste Wilcox won an award!  She is so excited that she has been awarded “Best Ceramics and Painting Studio 2020”.  This is in the West Midlands category of the UK…

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Maker in Focus – Rhian Wyman

Rhian Wyman is a hand woven textile designer based in the Royal Forest of Dean. All her products are designed, hand woven, darned, washed and and tentered by herself, using…

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Maker in Focus – Liz Valenti

I studied Fashion at the Royal College of Art and was a fashion designer in industry in New York and London for 15 years. In London – principally for Mary…

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Maker in Focus – Celestino Valenti

Celestino Valenti became fascinated by period decorative wirework having bought an original hanging basket from an antiques shop. In the early 90s, he started working in three dimensions, exploring the…

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Maker in Focus – Helen Foot

With a strong sense of colour and a passion for keeping traditional skills alive, textile designer Helen Foot’s work is all about juxtaposing nostalgic handicrafts with rebellious contemporary aesthetics. When…

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Maker in Focus – Jan Knibbs

Jan Knibbs specialises in embroidered bridal wear, and won the Embroidery category in the British Bridal Awards in 2001. Jan continued to improve her couture embroidery skills by studying for…

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Maker in Focus – Jenny Bicat

I have been designing and making textiles since doing a Masters in Fashion/Textiles in 1993. I create individual garments, accessories and décor pieces using non-digital screen printing techniques. My background…

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James Campbell 1942 – 2019

I was very saddened to hear of the recent death of James Campbell. He was a true example of a polymath. His interests ranged from jazz to poetry and his…

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