Basketmaker and Teacher Basketry made with willow, rush and other natural materials. Willow workshops, commissions, and repairs.
Gemma Textiles create simple, sculptural garments individually hand made using reclaimed and naturally dyed textiles.
Hastings Arts Forum
Hastings Arts Forum aims to promote the work of artist members and support the visual arts for the benefit of the local community. The Forum provides a professional gallery space to support these aims.
Julie uses traditional and contemporary techniques to make functional and sculptural forms. Willow is her main materials but other found materials like rushes, grasses, seaweed or wire and rope are often used too. She teaches regular classes. See website for details
Knitted Seaweed Studios
Textile and Upholstery studio based in St Leonards. Upholstery, Footstools, Pouffs, Beanbags, Window seats, Box cushions, Soft furnishings, Headboards, Sewing, Knitting, Crochet, Darning Visible mending / Invisible mending And anything else textile related!!
After many years of making sumptuously crafted felt textiles to wear, my large-scale works draw on the aesthetic and symbolic potential of the laborious process of felting. The hand-felted re-interpretations of photographic images often explore the politics of the representation and tensions and contradictions of a Black British or Black European identity.
Bags, Cushions, Aprons, Tableware, Tea Towels. All pieces are painstakingly hand printed or hand painted. Block printed / “printed paintings” / hand cut screen prints. Some are limited editions (and even then they are not all exactly the same). Many are unique. No cookie cutter here. Designs feature dogs and animals as well as abstracts.
WhelansWeaving is a colourful handwoven brand, encompassing interior home products (throws, blankets, cushions & rugs) and scarves. Each piece is woven in the finest natural materials by Claire’s own hand in her home studio. Commissions welcome.