Artists and Makers
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!
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!
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.
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.
Chantal Kelly Stained Glass
Chantal produces freestanding stained glass panels and decorative accessories using traditional leading and copper foiling techniques. She is inspired by the local scenery, the colours and vibrancy of glass and a love for the traditional feel of the craft. In addition to larger recognisable landscapes and abstract panels presented in oak frames she enjoys designing and making smaller items such as robins, butterflies, dragonflies and bees……not forgetting Christmas angels and decorations….. all of which make perfect gifts.
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.
Hi, my name is Julie Stanley and I am the founder of Forget-Me-Not Crafts. I design and make items using textiles, mostly Harris Tweed but also leather, linen, denim, cottons and more, items such as handbags, rucksacks, purses, cushions and accessories. I make items for you, your home, your family and friends and I also take commissions.www.facebook.com/forgetmenotcrafts114 www.etsy.com/shop/forgetmenotcrafts114 Twitter: @FMNCrafts Instagram: @forgetmenotcrafts114
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.
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 mod
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
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.
The Smallprint Co.
Photo credit: Barry Ainsworth https://www.barryainsworth.gallery/artisansThe Smallprint Co. is a letterpress studio specialising in wedding & business stationery, one-off commissions, workshops, bookbinding supplies, cards & gifts.