Helen Newman – Tales from the Guild

By Uschi | May 25, 2020

Helen Newman – Tales from the Guild  In 1969 I became interested in the idea of making very large scale fashion accessories from sheet metal and with a sculptural quality…

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News – Nigel Williams’ Arkington’s Steam Pico-Brewery

By Uschi | May 20, 2020

‘Arkington’s Steam Pico-Brewery’ This device roundly trumps another batch of untrustworthy tradesmen in the continuing campaign to improve the lot of the wealthy Edwardian middle-class: this time it’s the turn…

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Maker in Focus – Alison Dupernex

By Uschi | May 10, 2020

Alison Dupernex designs and makes knitted textiles.  She says her aim is to make a work of art to wear, with the choice of colour and yarn texture being vital…

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Maker in Focus – Rhian Wyman

By Uschi | Apr 27, 2020

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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News – Videos of Gloucestershire Guild Members

By Uschi | Apr 13, 2020

These delightful videos of Gloucestershire Guild members at their practice have been rediscovered. They were made by Guild Member Matthew Tradgett. It is a pleasure to list them here.

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Maker in Focus – Liz Valenti

By Uschi | Mar 27, 2020

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

By Uschi | Mar 17, 2020

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

By Uschi | Feb 24, 2020

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

By Uschi | Feb 10, 2020

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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