Textravaganza 2019 – Exhibitors

Textravaganza 2019 – Exhibitors


2 Shades of Grey
Husband and wife team, Carol and Ian, form an artisan craft company making a range of textile products. Inspired by Cumbrian landscapes, flora, fauna and buildings they love to walk in the Lakes capturing images to transform in their home based studio in Carlisle.

BearTonBorough www.beartonborough.com
BearTonBorough creates handmade mohair teddy bears, rabbits and elephants. Each animal is individually made and hand finished with love.

Catherine Slater www.catherineslater.co.uk
Catherine Slater combine traditional craft with contemporary designs to create beautiful and lasting fabrics from luxury fibres.

Chameleon www.cumbriacrafts.co.uk
Julia Neubauer produces a range of pure wool accessories under the named Chameleon. Each item is hand framed, using an intricate, labour intensive and skilled process. Made from British spun pure wool, a natural fibre renowned for its warmth and resilience.

Chrissie Day Designs www.chrissiedaydesigns.co.uk
Chrissie Day is a fibre artist working with knitting and felting.

Creative Style www.toneredgar.com
Maggi Toner-Edgar of Creative Style will be bringing a large wool exhibit from a Textile stand in Germany, which she designed for the Fibre Co. She also makes hats and sells the patterns online. She runs workshops in Cumbria on pattern-cutting, millinery and drawing with stitch.

Creative Textiles www.creative-textiles.co.uk
From an early interest in fabric, threads and construction Dianne has focused in the last few decades on developing new techniques to upcycle textiles and create innovative and interesting work. Recently she has been inspired to create a permanent outdoor collection of textile sculptures in the woodland at Rydal.

Deb Cooper Textile Art www.debcoopertextileart.com
Deb Cooper is an enthusiastic Mix Media Textile Artist with a passion for stitch. Producing bespoke pieces of art, as well as cards, cushions, handcrafted books and boxes. She also sells hand dyed scarfs, fabrics and papers.

Delicate Stitches www.delicatestitches.co.uk
Artist Helen Walsh is inspired by the natural world and our connection to it. Working predominantly with natural materials and techniques such as natural dyeing, hand and machine embroidery and felt making Helen creates work exploring our relationship with nature.

Eden Valley Guild of Spinners, Weavers & Dyers www.edenvalleyguild.co.uk
The Eden Valley Guild of Spinners, Weavers and Dyers are planning to bring a wheel to demonstrate spinning and show some of the fantastic varied work our members produce.

Fabricate www.beartonborough.com
BearTonBorough creates handmade mohair teddy bears, rabbits and elephants. Each animal is individually made and hand finished with love.

Farfield Mill www.farfieldmill.org
The Mill is home to artists’ studios, heritage display, a changing programme of art and contemporary craft exhibitions, art and craft workshops, and working heritage looms.

Glimpses of Heaven
Contemporary embroiderer, work predominantly texture based, conveying a heart response to ‘life’s rich tapestry.’

Jane Mallinson
Colour is vital to Jane, and she spends a lot of time, dyeing and blending colour to achieve a harmonious combination so the finished scarves, shawls, book covers, bags & mittens are as pleasing in colour as well as form.

Ju-Ma www.ju-ma.co.uk
Ju-ma is a collaboration between Julia Neubauer and Marion Woolcott, incorporating our skills with handframed knitting and weaving. Every garment is hand made by us in our home workshops and has its own unique personality. ‘Each piece is a wearable work of art’.

Kate’s Kloths www.kateskloths.co.uk
Kate’s work is inspired by flowers that she photographs in Northumberland and Cumbria. Fabric scraps and mixed media create the foundations for her embroidery; hand dyed fabrics are used to create the textures and hand dyed threads are embroidered into her work to add definition using both machine and hand embroidery.

Kay Leech www.kayleech.co.uk
Kay’s passions are colour and texture. Working in mixed media textiles enables her to create highly textured works using paint, print and collage coupled with hand and machine embroidery

Maddy Wright Textile Artist
Maddy Wright explores textile techniques such as felting, machine and hand embroidery, deconstructing fabrics and yarns to capture a moment enjoyed in our wonderful Cumbrian Landscape in textile form.

Nancy Gray www.nancygray.portfoliobox.net
Nancy is a textile artist from Cumbria focusing on machine embroidery. Her pieces are landscape based and inspiration is gained from walking and wild swimming both in the UK and abroad.

Project Linus UK
Project Linus UK is a national network of volunteers who make beautiful ‘Linus’ quilts and knitted blankets which are given as a gift to sick, disabled, distressed or traumatised children living in the volunteers local areas.

The Quilter’s Guild of the British Isles – Cumbria
The Quilters’ Guild of the British Isles is “all things patchwork and quilting”. We run workshops, talks, demonstrations, “try it ” events, “sew it days” etc and “all things patchwork and quilting” in all corners of Cumbria.

This new art quilt group is exhibiting their first project. Members of the group have a broad range of experience and their research has ranged from child mortality in Victorian times, lichens and plants, imagery and the two world wars to a sensational local murder in the 1800’s.

Sarah Colgate www.coursesforadults.co.uk
Sarah is currently looking at old age, memory loss and family and will exhibit some of the resulting pieces at the show. She generally paints or prints the fabric first and then adds colour and texture with stitch and appliqué. She also offers textile workshops and courses that aim to develop students’ confidence and skills in drawing so that they are able to create their own designs.

A mixture of hand painted silks and hand made felt gifts and home ware, including jewellery, scarves, pictures, books, lamps and table decorations.

Ullswater Felt Art
Jane Firth is a needlefelter specialising in sheep portraits. She started with local Cumbrian sheep but now felts a wide variety and have even branched out into other species. She wet felts the basic shapes and needlefelt the detail and the background using a barbed needle that entangles the wool fibres in a similar way to wet felting. Where possible, she uses the correct wool for each sheep.

The Wool Clip www.woolclip.com
The Wool Clip is an award winning co-operative made up of local wool workers. They sell a wide range of textile products made by members, with a particular emphasis on British and local wool. Their work focuses on colour and creativity to make beautiful products from hand spinning , dying and felting. They knit,crochet, rug tuft and weave a diverse range of finished products.

The Woolly Yow
Caroline is a self taught needle felter, and her passion of farming animals shows in her work. She creates life size art pieces of local bulls and sheep, using local wool sourced from farmers and auctions. She visits the farms to meet the animals face to face and get to know the characters, taking lots of photos to study the animal.