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Heather Everitt

My family history is entwined with textiles; weavers, sheep farmers and textile engineers I have fibres in my bloodstream.
After graduating in 1988 with a Hons. Degree in fine art and embroidery I completed a teaching qualification and combined my stitching with a career in Primary Education. I exhibited my work in the New Designers exhibition at the Islington Design Centre, London and at shows at the Royal Exchange, Manchester.

My embroideries are in silk appliqué embellished with machine stitching and hand beading and all begin as a drawing or a painting. My sketchbooks are an invaluable part of my creative process. The beautiful landscapes of North Devon are a constant inspiration as are all aspects of the natural world.

I currently combine creating my own work with making masonic and ecclesiastical banners.
I also work as a tutor and lecturer in embroidery for the Embroiderer’s Guild and other textile groups. 

www.heatheremb.co.uk

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Emily Notman

I create bespoke textile instillations mixing media and building up tactile delicate surfaces. I work and rework my pieces with paint, dyes, bleach and ink, burning and layering until finishing it with hand stitch. I find beauty in flaky walls, overgrown buildings and encrusted surfaces; this is something I recreate in my work.

I studied at Leeds College of Art and Design between 2006 and 2008, which resulted in a passion for Photography, Textiles and Fashion. I then attended the University of Cumbria, graduating in 2011, with a 1st Class BA Honours Degree in Contemporary Applied Arts - specialising in Ceramics, Embroidery and Printed Textiles. 

www.emilynotman.co.uk

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Sarah J Penny

My name is Sarah Perry, I have been sewing all my life and very few days go by without me doing some stitching (or threaders, as my Grandson calls it) I have a passion for birds and fabric, especially vintage fabric. Having lived in the West Country for most of my life I am drawn to our beautiful British garden birds. I now live on the edge of Bodmin Moor in Cornwall but originally from Clyst St George in Devon and am delighted to be coming back to my roots at the wonderful Make at Monteray. 

www.sarahjperrydesigns.com

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My name is Tracey Benton and I love a bit of fluff. I spent many years studying and exploring ceramics, but the moment I started to experiment with wool, I was hooked.I start the process with a ball of pure wool roving. This is shaped using a special barbed needle that binds the fibres together. After much jabbing and stabbing a beautiful sculpture emerges. A single piece can take several hours to make.The sculptures are displayed on hand made ceramic bases to show each piece off to its best advantage. 

www.bentonsmenagerie.co.uk

Kate Toms

Kate Toms

I love to create characters. Describing myself as a textile and mixed media designer maker, I tap into childhood memory, a love of animals and everyday observation for inspiration - aiming to engage and amuse the observer. Over the past fifteen years I have supplied various galleries with my work as well as selling directly at retail shows. I am a published author/illustrator of many books for the very young.

 

Natasha Smart

Natasha Smart


Felt has been my 'thing' ever since I made felt clothes for peg dolls with my nan as a child. It took me until my 30s on a textile foundation course to learn how to make felt itself, wet-felted from wool fleece, after which I was completely hooked! I've been felting and creating textile art, jewellery and accessories now for nearly 10 years. I love working with felt, wet-felting fleece by hand and incorporating other fibres and yarns to create totally unique designs, often inspired by the sea and patterns found in shells and fossils. As well as creating work to sell, I develop one-off designs for magazine project articles and regularly demonstrate and teach felt making workshops. I moved to Devon in 2015 and am enjoying even greater inspiration from coastal living. www.facebook.com/NatashaSmartTextiles

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Linda Miller

Linda Miller BA Hons. Has been a professional embroiderer since she graduated from Winchester school of art in 1988.
Her work is successfully exhibited throughout the UK Europe and the USA.
She has pieces held in public and private collections such as those of the Victoria and Albert Museum and the Arts Council South East.
Her book entitled “Creative Machine Embroidery” was published in 2010 by A&C Black and she has appeared on Kirsty Allsop’s television program “Kirsty’s Handmade Britain” which was aired in autumn of 2011.

Linda regularly holds workshops and gives slide talks and lectures for Adults, Children and Community groups; she enjoys sharing her enthusiasm for textiles and her love for Machine Embroidery.

www.lindamillerembroideries.co.uk

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Anna Bowen

 

I create wire and paper mobiles featuring mostly boats/galleons, fish and birds, using hand made papers, glass beads, shells and other beach found objects.

I also work with fine silver, producing contemporary jewellery. Again boats, birds and shells feature frequently along with words and lettering. Having trained initially as a sign writer, I have always been drawn to the shapes and forms of letters and the part they can play within the design of a piece.

I have recently opened a shop in Topsham where I produce and sell my work.

www.birdie-num-num.co.uk

Louise Nichols


Louise Nichols

My name is Louise and I’m a textile artist lucky enough to be living in lovely Cornwall. I’m inspired by everything! People, scenery, walks in the mist, colours and textures….all the beautiful things that surround me.

I’m originally from Nottingham and after graduating with a B.A.Hons.

Degree in fashion and textiles, have worked freelance designing upholstery fabric, wallpaper, cards and wrapping paper. My real passion though has always been textiles.

I create original pieces of work in my studio, sometimes using just fabric and stitch and sometimes using lino prints that I’ve designed and printed onto linen. I then layer on other fabrics and add all of the detail by hand and occasionally machine, to create a truly unique piece of work.

http://louisenichols.com/

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Liz Cooksey

Liz Cooksey is a textile artist living and working in Manchester her inspiration comes from natural habitats; hedgerows, garden boarders, meadows. She creates shapes and structure with wire and copper in which she combines delicate fine crochet in a varied palette of subtle colours. In her more recent work there has been a development from mainly framed relief pieces to free standing three-dimensional work, where simple wooden plinths become fertile ground from which springs an exuberance of natural forms.

http://lizcooksey.com

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