‎Weaveknitit

Artists and Makers

We are proud to sell the work of around 50 local and national artists and makers at Weaveknitit. Press on them to find out more!

We are proud to sell the work of around 50 local and national artists and makers at Weaveknitit. Read below for more information about them.

A.G.S Hand Felts

I have always been interested in yarns, textiles and creating plus I enjoy being outdoors. Playing golf abroad some years ago, I met Textile Artist - Nicola Brown. Having attended several courses both with Nicola and others, I began "playing" and experimenting with felting, eco printing and dyeing. I now have what my granddaughter calls my "outside house" where I felt and use natural fabrics to create lengths, scarves, pods, 3d sculptures, recycle and up-cycle clothing... Once items go into the dyeing pot it is always like opening a present when they come out! Although, I know which vegetation is likely to give a certain colour, the results are always a surprise!

Collage of different handmade products

Bizzybeecraft4you

I hand crochet eco friendly products to reduce your single use items from going into landfill or our beautiful oceans and seas. From my scrubbies, my soap bags, as well as my Try Me Sets so you can have a go first. The business has been running for 4 years. It all started as I was a carer for my Mum who had vascular dementia, and when she passed away in February 2018 I was lost and needed to keep myself busy. My son who is nearly 13, always tests all of my products, any new yarns, helps me at craft fayres and gives me ideas to keep my business fresh. I love that he gets involved and it's a team effort from us both. Remember every little change you make all adds up to a BIG difference.

Collage of an assortment of stained glass

Chantal Kelly Stained Glass

I design and make freestanding stained glass panels and decorative accessories using traditional leading and copper foiling techniques. I am inspired by the colours, textures and vibrancy of glass and the traditional feel of the craft. In addition to larger figurative and abstract panels in oak frames, I enjoy making smaller items from my own designs inspired by nature. I create robins, butterflies, dragonflies, flowers and various seasonal decorations all of which make perfect gifts.

Small angel made out of clay

Little Fairy Art

I love to create things. I make small models by hand using porcelain clay. I love stories and myths. A lot of my work is inspired by them, heavily influenced by medieval art.
My art is quirky and fun and I hope to bring a smile to peoples' faces. I love to make things as small as possible.
I have a cat and a cheeky rabbit, who are often inspiration for my models.

 

Painting of a boy and a girl holding hands on the beach

Kirstie Adamson

For over twenty years Kirstie Adamson has specialised in using reclaimed materials creatively, leading her to focus on magazine collage from 2007. The artworks have an environmental core message, the fragility of life, emotion and perception being key subjects explored and interpreted in intricate layers of paper, often mistaken for oil paintings. She draws attention to her medium of magazine collage with rough edges, negative space and hidden clues as the paper it’s self echos fragility. 

Man leaning over next to some text

Sombrero Printmaking

Dave is a printmaker who lives in Chesterfield, having moved there from Sheffield at the start of 2020. In his teens he attended art college in his native Portsmouth but after a couple of decades of living in Sheffield and not doing much with his art, he attended a drawing and painting night school class at Hillsborough college. This was followed by a printmaking course at the same place, where he quickly fell in love with making lino prints and he ended up doing the same course three times. Dave's work is sold in shops, cafes and studios in the Sheffield and Chesterfield areas. He sells handmade cards, prints and also has his designs printed onto wood and slate. He also sells his items through Etsy and teaches lino printing. He's recognised for his imagery of running, cats, tattoos and mermaids in particular, however he's best known for his "Do Not Lick Pigeons" prints and beer mats, which appear in pubs and cafes from time to time. There's a definite abstract element to his work (and his brain).

A market stall set up with products

Cherish Crafts

Multiple winter sheep standing in a field

Duncote Farm

DE6 3FN

Natural (undyed) cream, brown and grey wool from a small flock of Jacob sheep who graze in the Derbyshire Dales.
Worsted spun to 8.5 ysw and plied 3 times. 100g (approx. 142m/155 yards).
No organo-phosphates or synthetic pyrethroids are used on the sheep.

BeadyA logo

BeadyA Jewellery

 I am thirteen years old and started making jewellery over a year ago. I have a range of jewellery styles and I put love into everything I make!

A collage of hand felt animals

R C Lafferty Designs & Creations

I am a fibre artist based on the Derbyshire borders where I live with my husband and dog. I create 3d needle felted sculptures and wreaths inspired by nature.My main material used in these sculptures is British sheep wool and I always try and source my materials locally where possible. I also enjoy photography and card making and other craft projects. I love spending time walking in Derbyshire and North Wales. I also enjoy playing musical instruments, of which I play a few; including piano, guitar, mandolin & Celtic harp

A man marking a line on a slab of wood

Brindley Timberworks

My name is Ben Brindley and I am the owner and founder of Brindley Timberworks. I started my joinery business back in 2004 making a few bird tables, planters, log stores and other landscape products. Over the years as the workshop grew and my skill set developed, I have expanded into creating a variety of larger builds, timber buildings, exterior joinery, restoration work, interior joinery and furniture. Commissions have become a very welcome part of the business and with the freedom to interpret a customers’ style and vision, it is an extremely rewarding part of what I do.

Man using machine to create something

The Smallprint Co.

Photo credit: Barry Ainsworth https://www.barryainsworth.gallery/artisans

The Smallprint Co. is a letterpress studio specialising in wedding & business stationery, one-off commissions, workshops, bookbinding supplies, cards & gifts.

Abigail Rose Creative

I am an embroidery artist and maker based in Derbyshire. My work is always inspired by classic literature (because I LOVE a good book) and nature with elements of the whimsical and romantic. I often work with paper as well as thread, as the two textures and a delight to work with! I’ve been making bespoke art and crafts for years, having always loved doing so. When friends and family ever received a gift I had made, they would always say that others would love what I made too. So eventually I listened to them and set up shop! Making anything with my hands has kept my mind clear, and my hands busy. It’s been a saving grace for me! Creating new ideas, making them come to life, and seeing others smile at something I made brings me joy, and hopefully you too. Being creative is part of me and love that. I want to share what I make with the hope that others can have the same feeling I get when creating too!

Abigail Rose Creative

I am an embroidery artist and maker based in Derbyshire. My work is always inspired by classic literature (because I LOVE a good book) and nature with elements of the whimsical and romantic. I often work with paper as well as thread, as the two textures and a delight to work with! I’ve been making bespoke art and crafts for years, having always loved doing so. When friends and family ever received a gift I had made, they would always say that others would love what I made too. So eventually I listened to them and set up shop! Making anything with my hands has kept my mind clear, and my hands busy. It’s been a saving grace for me! Creating new ideas, making them come to life, and seeing others smile at something I made brings me joy, and hopefully you too. Being creative is part of me and love that. I want to share what I make with the hope that others can have the same feeling I get when creating too!

A.G.S Hand Felts

I have always been interested in yarns, textiles and creating plus I enjoy being outdoors. Playing golf abroad some years ago, I met Textile Artist - Nicola Brown. Having attended several courses both with Nicola and others, I began "playing" and experimenting with felting, eco printing and dyeing. I now have what my granddaughter calls my "outside house" where I felt and use natural fabrics to create lengths, scarves, pods, 3d sculptures, recycle and up-cycle clothing... Once items go into the dyeing pot it is always like opening a present when they come out! Although, I know which vegetation is likely to give a certain colour, the results are always a surprise!

BeadyA logo

BeadyA Jewellery

I am thirteen years old and started making jewellery over a year ago. I have a range of jewellery styles and I put love into everything I make!

Collage of different handmade products

Bizzybeecraft4you

I hand crochet eco friendly products to help you reduce your single use items and plastics from going into landfill or our beautiful oceans and seas.
From my scrubbies, my soap bags replace your plastic shower gel bottles as well as my Try Me Sets, so you can have a go first.
The business has been running for 4 years and is forever growing.
It all started as I was a carer for my Mum who had vascular dementia, and when she passed away in February 2018 I was lost and needed to keep myself busy. My son, who is nearly 13 is my 'business partner' and always tests all of my products, any new yarns, does a lot of my photography, helps me at craft fayres, changes my displays in the shop and gives me ideas to keep my business fresh. I love that he gets involved and it's a team effort from us both.
Remember every little change you make all adds up to a BIG difference.

A man marking a line on a slab of wood

Brindley Timberworks

My name is Ben Brindley and I am the owner and founder of Brindley Timberworks. I started my joinery business back in 2004 making a few bird tables, planters, log stores and other landscape products. Over the years as the workshop grew and my skill set developed, I have expanded into creating a variety of larger builds, timber buildings, exterior joinery, restoration work, interior joinery and furniture. Commissions have become a very welcome part of the business and with the freedom to interpret a customers’ style and vision, it is an extremely rewarding part of what I do.

Collage of an assortment of stained glass

Chantal Kelly Stained Glass

Chantal designs and makes freestanding stained glass panels and decorative accessories using traditional leading and copper foiling techniques. She is inspired by the colours, textures and vibrancy of glass and the traditional feel of the craft. In addition to larger figurative and abstract panels in oak frames she enjoys making smaller items from her own designs; inspired by nature she creates robins, butterflies, dragonflies, flowers and various seasonal decorations all of which make perfect gifts.

A market stall set up with products

Cherish Crafts

Multiple winter sheep standing in a field

Duncote Farm

Natural (undyed) cream, brown and grey wool from a small flock of Jacob sheep who graze in the Derbyshire Dales. Worsted spun to 8.5 ysw and plied 3 times. 100g (approx. 142m/155 yards). No organo-phosphates or synthetic pyrethroids are used on the sheep.

Painting of a boy and a girl holding hands on the beach

Kirstie Adamson

For over twenty years Kirstie Adamson has specialised in using reclaimed materials creatively, leading her to focus on magazine collage from 2007. The artworks have an environmental core message, the fragility of life, emotion and perception being key subjects explored and interpreted in intricate layers of paper, often mistaken for oil paintings. She draws attention to her medium of magazine collage with rough edges, negative space and hidden clues as the paper it’s self echos fragility.

Small angel made out of clay

Little Fairy Art

I love to create things. I make small models by hand using porcelain clay. I love stories and myths. A lot of my work is inspired by them, heavily influenced by medieval art. My art is quirky and fun and I hope to bring a smile to peoples' faces. I love to make things as small as possible. I have a cat and a cheeky rabbit, who are often inspiration for my models.

A collage of different hand felt animals

R C Lafferty Design and Creations

I am a fibre artist based on the Derbyshire borders where I live with my husband and dog. I create 3d needle felted sculptures and wreaths inspired by nature. My main material used in these sculptures is British sheep wool and I always try and source my materials locally where possible. I also enjoy photography and card making and other craft projects.  I love spending time walking in Derbyshire and North Wales. I also enjoy playing musical instruments, of which I play a few; including piano, guitar, mandolin & Celtic harp

Man leaning over next to some text

Sombrero Printmaking

Dave is a printmaker who lives in Chesterfield, having moved there from Sheffield at the start of 2020. In his teens he attended art college in his native Portsmouth but after a couple of decades of living in Sheffield and not doing much with his art, he attended a drawing and painting night school class at Hillsborough college. This was followed by a printmaking course at the same place, where he quickly fell in love with making lino prints and he ended up doing the same course three times. Dave's work is sold in shops, cafes and studios in the Sheffield and Chesterfield areas. He sells handmade cards, prints and also has his designs printed onto wood and slate. He also sells his items through Etsy and teaches lino printing. He's recognised for his imagery of running, cats, tattoos and mermaids in particular, however he's best known for his "Do Not Lick Pigeons" prints and beer mats, which appear in pubs and cafes from time to time. There's a definite abstract element to his work (and his brain).

Tamsin Jade Handmade

Hi My name's Tamsin and I make one of a kind artist bears, other, less common stuffed animals and lots more besides. I’ve been drawing, sewing and creating things for as long as I can remember but from the moment I made my very first bear, I fell in love with creating these sweet little characters. Each one has a distinct personality and takes on a life of their own. It’s almost like bringing into being something that was always there, hidden away in the fabric.
I also have a range of DIY kits and patterns so you can make your own friends at home!
Please check out my socials and website for more info. 

Man using machine to create something

The Smallprint Co.

The Smallprint Co. is a letterpress studio specialising in wedding & business stationery, one-off commissions, workshops, bookbinding supplies, cards & gifts. Check us out at http://www.smallprintcompany.com or follow us on facebook or instagram.

Photo credit: Barry Ainsworth https://www.barryainsworth.gallery/artisans