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  • Wendy Shorter (Wood, Other)

    • Craft Description:Wendy Shorter Interiors is a multi-award winning upholstery and soft furnishings training centre based in Hertfordshire. Our qualification coursers are accredited by the Association of Master Upholsterers & Soft Furnishers (AMUSF). We also offer a range of courses from two-day short beginner courses as well as day and evening leisure classes. The professional qualification courses have been developed to industry requirements and may lead to employment within the industry or for those wishing to start their own small business. Open 9am to 5.30pm.

    Coursers Road, St Albans, Hertfordshire, UK
  • Rachel Evans (Basketry)

    • Craft Description:Rachel is a basketmaker who specialises in traditional English and French-style willow basketmaking. She also makes frame baskets. She makes to commission as well as selling from her website and workshop and at shows throughout the year. She also makes contemporary work and smaller sculptures including living willow. Rachel trained with Adrian Charlton and was recently awarded a training bursary from the Worshipful Company of Basketmakers to train with Eddie Glew. She teaches beginners and intermediates throughout the year in her workshop and at the Gardeners Bothy, The Black Country Living Museum and the Greenwood Trust.    

    4 New Cottages, Foxt, Stoke-on-Trent ST10 2HL, UK
  • Lindsay Roberts (Textiles)

    • Craft Description:I’ve noticed and appreciated textiles all my life. I worked as a weaver for some years, incorporating my hand spun yarns. I still enjoy spinning but following a working trip to India, I started to explore dyeing with indigo. I dye and sell indigo dyed and acid dyed yarns, as well as designing and making stitch kits, often featuring handwoven and block printed Indian fabrics. A focus on handwork runs through all of my products, and I strive to encourage everyone to explore with just the simplest of stitches.

    25 The Green, Swinton, Duns TD11 3JQ, UK
  • Kate Jones (Glass)

    • Craft Description:Stephen Gillies and Kate Jones have been making exceptional contemporary blown glass together since 1995. Known for their skilfully blown and engraved sculptural vessels and their finely crafted Beautiful Bowls, their work is collected and exhibited in numerous museum collections including the V&A. “Our current work in cameo glass is an exploration, a ‘Portrait’ of the landscape in which we live and work. We observe the current land management practices which leave specific marks within the North York Moors. We apply and engrave layers of coloured glass, making marks which mirror the layers of human endeavour in the landscape.Marks made by people pre and post-industrial, etched into the land, overlaid and often reclaimed by natures hand. “  

  • Steve Roche (Stone)

    • Craft Description:Hello there, My name is Steve Roche, I am a Letter Carver and Stonemason specialising in handmade inscriptions and traditional masonry techniques. My work ranges from formal hand-cut memorials, to restoration of old buildings to public art projects. My main passion is designing inscriptions and cutting letters in stone. I have just completed the three year calligraphy course the Advanced Training Scheme run by the Society of Scribes and Illuminators. The ATS has given my creative development as a Letter Carver a real boost, I now have a number of new strings to my bow and a feeling of genuine creative flourishing. It has led me to produce large contemporary calligraphy pieces in scripts I have developed myself. Over the last few years I have been commissioned to do a number of public art projects: - a 12 ton Yorkstone boulder with a stags head pattern motif. - turning local peoples thumbprints into geometric labyrinths cut in stone. - a fossil-limestone boulder with a sycamore seed carved in the top and a poem spiralling round in the motion of the seed. I set up The Stone & Letter Workshop in 2013 at Stag Works nr Bramall Lane in Sheffield. Pop in if you're passing by!

    The Stone and Letter Workshop, Stag Works, 84 John St, Sheffield S2 4QU, United Kingdom

    • Craft Description:Artisan print the old fashioned way   We are a traditional artisan letterpress studio situated a very short walk from the Cathedral Quarter in Derby. We have combined our love of typography and design with our commercial experience to explore the craft of letterpress print using antique presses, original type, beautiful papers and hand mixed inks. Letterpress requires a great deal of patience and dedication to the task and the results speak for themselves, with a luxurious, tactile finish. We love nothing more than to collaborate with people on a letterpress project; we hand print wedding and business stationery and paper goods on our vintage presses combining traditional metal type and modern techniques. We offer regular workshops both at our studio and off-site for beginners as well as more experienced printers. We also have an exhibition space, a little print-dedicated shop, offer room hire for creative activities and meetings, attend events. We love letterpress!

    2 Friary St, Derby DE1 1JF, UK
  • Siân Evans (Metal)

    • Craft Description:Marrying knowledge from a traditional apprenticeship in a forge with a love of natural history, Siân produces exquisite oxidised pieces of copperwork. Her mirrors, bowls, boxes and vases are narrated by fine metal appliqué and punctuated by set gemstones and rivets. Here contemporary elegance meets traditional values and craftsmanship.  Siân is proud to be both a QEST Scholar and a Churchill Fellow.

    Saint Leonards, East Sussex, UK
  • Sarah Welsh (Textiles)

    • Craft Description:Crochet cabin lace and porthole cover patterns for narrowboat and home interiors. Crochet lace is traditionally used as edging strips to decorate the area of a canal narrowboat cabin between ceiling and wall, and along shelf edges. Strips of filet crochet lace can also be used to create curtains across windows, cafe net curtain stye, and crochet lace circles, rather like doilies, are used to cover portholes. Sarah Senior Journeyman in Cabin Crochet of the former Waterways Craft Guild

    Hemsby, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk NR29, UK

    • Craft Description:Home of Fine Carved Artifacts and Unusual Jewellery. Hand Carved in Wood. Green Men, Celtic Knotwork Plaques, Mirrors, Carved Panels, Jewellery Chests and much more! Specialising in Celtic and Dark Age northern European designs. Also Knotted and Tatted Hand Made jewellery including Earrings, Bangles, Necklaces, Rings and Bracelets, made by my partner Viv. Available individually or in sets. All of our products are hand made so each one is unique. All products hand made to order.

    8 Tower Rd, Paignton TQ3 3EP, UK
  • Robin Tuppen (Basketry)

    • Craft Description:My company is the original maker of the famous Sussex Trug Basket, first invented by our founder, Thomas Smith in the village of Herstmonceux in Sussex in 1829. My craftsmen and I still make the Royal Sussex Traditional Trug, using locally coppiced Sweet Chestnut and Cricket Bat Willow, which is the by-product of the English Cricket Bat Industry. The honorific "Royal"" comes from the fact that Thomas Smith was awarded Queen Victoria's Royal Warrant after having sold some of his Trugs to her on the first day of The Great Exhibition in Hyde Park

    Lion Hill, Stone Cross, Pevensey BN24 5EG, UK
  • Stephanie Gaston (Textiles)

    • Craft Description:I enjoy the challenge of looking through old reference books and trying different rag rug making techniques using recycled textiles and wool.

    Telford, UK
  • Robin Wood (Wood)

    • Craft Description:If you are looking for wooden bowls or plates to use every day you are in the right place. I have been making them and using them for 20 years on a simple foot powered lathe. I studied medieval bowls and viking bowls, made bowls for the Tower of London and for Ridley Scott but most important I test drive them every day in my own kitchen. These are designs that work and they are made like things used to be made so that they last and age beautifully. I make them for people who love good food and want to serve it on wholesome tableware.

    Edale, Hope Valley, Derbyshire S33 7ZA, UK

    • Craft Description:A small rural workshop trying to keep traditional joinery alive. A lot of work involving listed buildings. Constantly studying the history of 18th and 19th century joinery practices and use them wherever we can in a modern working environment.

    Farndon Rd, Market Harborough LE16 9NP, UK

    • Craft Description:Having trained at Swansea Glass Department in the early 1990s I now run a small independent stained glass studio in rural Northamptonshire. Using traditional techniques I design, make and restore leaded lights and stained glass, both ecclesiastical and domestic. New commissions always welcome. Techniques range from traditional kiln fired painting and staining to sandblasting. Please visit my website or social media sites for more information.

    • Craft Description:I am a traditional time served Master wheelwright, making all aspects of wooden wheels, vehicles, metalwork and tools/equipment for re-enactment societies, craftsmen and tradesmen. I am a fourth generation wheelwright and only wheelwright in the UK to have leaned my trade from the previous three generations of my family, thus ensuring the traditional skills and knowledge have survived. My work has featured in displays and exhibitions all over the UK including roles in television, royal and county shows and museums. I have conducted research in the USA and Canada as a Churchill fellow I have recently trained one official apprentice as well as mentoring many others in the trade, I hope to train more people in the near future. I am soon to open a working museum and craft training centre at my Wheelwright's Shop in Lancashire offering courses in a broad range of crafts taught by experts in their fields. Please visit Or our Facebook page View our latest documentary covering our family history, Wheelwrighting and working with horses... The Wheelwright | documentary from Sam Birch on Vimeo.  

    Bolton's Cop, Banks, Southport PR9 8EL, UK
  • Peter Wood (Wood)

    • Craft Description:The 2014/15 'World Champion' Pole Lathe Turner! I am a Greenwood Chair-maker and teacher using traditional tools to hand craft my chairs. I set up Greenwood Days (a centre for teaching traditional crafts) 20 years ago in the heart of the National Forest. I run a variety of courses taught by experts in their fields with courses including, Chair-making, basketry, willow sculpture, coracle making, longbow making and more. I demonstrate many aspects of greenwood crafts at crafts fairs, country shows and run workshops in schools and colleges including, steam bending, pole lathe turning, seat adzing, draw-knife work and more.

    Leicester Rd, Ashby-de-la-Zouch LE65, UK
  • Joe Pattison (Other)

    • Craft Description:As of 2018 Joe has retired from Pargeting and is now concentrating on sculpture. Joe Pattison has been sculpting and modelling ever since he could pick up a lump of plasticine. He has worked in clay, wax, plaster, and almost all other materials, producing everything from Discworld figurines to character fridge magnets, and from scented plaster room fresheners to comical face mugs and village signs. These days he concentrates on pargeting. Pargeting is the art of decorative lime plasterwork on the outside walls and the insides of houses. It probably started to appear with the Romans but became widespread in England during the reign of Henry VIII. It stayed popular for a couple of centuries or more  with another peak in the Jacobean era before beginning to decline. It is now mainly, but not exclusively, confined to East Anglia where a handful of craftsmen and women still practise this art. In the last few years there has been another upsurge in the popularity of this old craft. As well as applying the decoration directly to the wall in the traditional way, Joe also produces bespoke pargeted panels using traditional materials and techniques, framed in new or reclaimed oak. His inspiration ranges from Medieval woodwork through Jacobean design to the works of William Morris and the Arts and Crafts movement. Examples of Joe's work can be seen on his website.

    10 Nethergate Street, Hopton, Diss, Suffolk IP22 2QZ, UK
  • Owen Thomas (Wood)

    • Craft Description:Having discovered the world of green woodworking, I have become fully immersed in the possibilities that these traditional techniques can offer. Using axes, knives and a foot powered lathe create items that have their own unique, warm character. I strive to make usable and beautiful woodenware, taking inspiration from historical work and also contemporary design. I feel that working with hand tools is an important aspect to the design process, making me work in more efficient ways. By physically handling the work piece, I find that I am constantly feeling for pleasing ergonomics and tactile surfaces. I work on a foot-powered pole lathe to turn bowls from fresh wood, creating beautiful items for everyday use. The tool marks become almost like the fingerprint of the maker, where every clean cut is an example of the years of practice. The subtle facets of a bowl can become like a familiar friend at meal times. Using wooden bowls and spoons for your food is a marvellous way to eat. There is something special about feeling the subtle facets of a wooden spoon in your hand and eating your food from a warm, charming wooden bowl.

    Saint Ethelbert Close, Hereford, Herefordshire HR1 3BF, UK

    • Craft Description:Oak swill baskets

    • Craft Description:Sievewright - Sieve & Riddle maker. I revived the craft from extinct in 2018 after learing about it on the first Red List of Endagered Crafts published in 2017. From there I went into business in 2019 and have steadily progressed to being able to do it as a full time way of life in 2020. I make for gardeners, bakers both home & professional, shell fisherman, potters & ceramicists, foundries, textile workers, fruits pressers, pasta makers, artisan dairies, coffee makers & archaeologist's. I have sent them all over the world.

  • Anna Crutchley (Textiles)

    • Craft Description:Anna Crutchley designs and makes bespoke passementerie - tassels, cords, braids and fringes - for interior decorators, upholsterers and furniture restorers, the antiques trade, heritage organisations and private customers who are decorating their own houses. She also designs and makes original pieces for fashion designers, and contemporary interiors. She specialises in historical research into design and techniques of production. Commissions include work for the National Trust at Powys Castle, Ham House, Petworth House, Polesden Lacey and the Vyne, the Hyundai Classic Car Museum, Seoul, Korea, the Worshipful Company of Weavers, Sir John Soanes Museum, St Paul's Cathedral and houses in the UK, Ireland and Greece.

    8 Canterbury St, Cambridge CB4 3QF, UK

    • Craft Description:Profile will be updated soon - please come back.

    • Craft Description:Handmade silver Jewellery and silver work, mainly inspired by nature. Green woodwork, mainly chairs, furniture, bowls and spoons. A selection of my work is available at Rum's Eg Gallery, Romsey - see my website for further information.

    Romsey SO51, UK

    • Craft Description:Not a business, make clogs for pleasure, less than a dozen pairs a year demonstrate at craft events, give talks.

    • Craft Description:Maker and dyer of naturally dyed clothing and accessories. The clothing can be made to measure if required. Trained at Norwich City College and Norwich Art School (now Norwich University of the Arts).

    1 High Green, Norwich NR1 4AP, UK

    • Craft Description:I work in glass producing windows using the traditional lead method with stained glass. I also work in willow and produce traditional willow baskets throught to sculputral pieces. I produce commission pieces and teach all levels/abilities in both crafts. I run courses periodically throughout the year.

  • Fenner Benedict (Leather)

    • Craft Description:Founder, designer and artisan behind the self-named luxury British brand, Fenner's design background merges with his self-taught skills in working leather and metal to create individualistic work with an emphasis on functionality, durability and aesthetics; the essential characteristics of any product that will be enjoyed for a long time.   Launching his artisan business in 2012 Fenner has sold his handcrafted goods around the globe and established a reputation for producing the highest quality of products that celebrate the natural beauty of the materials and the intricate qualities of the accomplished craftsmanship.

    Norwich, UK

    • Craft Description:Specialists in the re-caning and restoration of all traditional rattan cane furniture. The Cane Workshop is based in the beautiful market town of Alston. I provide a comprehensive re-caning service where I use traditional methods and natural materials. From the town centre shop you can buy restored furniture, fine art prints and locally made craftwork. Please ring to avoid disappointment.

    Market Place, Alston CA9 3HS, UK
  • Keith Thomas (Metal)

    • Craft Description:I am a traditional hand engraver and embellisher of guns and rifles. This includes gold inlay, carving, pictures of game, all forms of lettering and silver inlay into the woodwork. I engrave for the leading London and Birmingham gunmakers as well as some abroad. I engrave traditional scroll work and also design my own patterns.

    Oakridge, Middle Aston Ln, Middle Aston, Bicester OX25 5RH, UK
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    Hermon, Glogue SA36 0DT, UK
  • Josie Walter (Ceramic)

    • Craft Description:Tableware and cooking pots in earthenware clay, decorated with slips and coloured glazes. Most are thrown on a traditional momentum wheel, even though many of the finished shapes are oval or rectangular.

    22 Nan Gell's Hill, Matlock DE4 4GN, UK
  • Jon Lewington (Leather)

    • Craft Description:One of my greatest pleasures is reproducing old and unusual leather items; discovering by practical experimentation how the item was produced, the problems the maker encountered, how they overcame them and the materials and techniques used. All my items are completely hand crafted using traditional hand tools, hand stitched and finished.

    Sengana Cl, Botley, Southampton SO30 2NU, UK

    • Craft Description:Maker of tools and treen.

    United Kingdom

    • Craft Description:Using traditional techniques, Jenni recycles textiles into rag rugs, wall hangings and other projects. Exhibiting and working to commission Jenni offers workshops across the UK. Her book 'Rag Rug Making' published in 2003 had five reprints. 'More Rag Rugs and Recycled Textile Projects' was published in 2011 and 'Introduction to RAG RUGS - creative recycling' was published in 2021 and includes additional techniques.

    Middleton on the Hill, Leominster HR6 0HN, UK
  • Jane Cowan (Stone)

    • Craft Description:My aim is to make beautiful, enduring and sometimes functional objects for inside and out. I carve words, birds and plants in pebbles, bowls, candlepieces in natural and worked stones. I start with walking or talking, seeing and sketching, and make objects I want to see in the world by hand from British stones and slates.  

    Wickenby, Lincoln, Lincolnshire LN3, UK
  • Jacqueline James (Textiles)

    • Craft Description: I specialise in making individually designed handwoven rugs and wall panels for commission and exhibition. I use a variety of traditional rug weaving and custom dyeing techniques to create a product which is decorative and functional.  Each rug / wall hanging is made with a linen warp (threads running vertically) and wool or cotton weft (threads running horizontally).  I employ a variety of traditional rug weaving techniques including plain weave, twill, and 3 end block weave with shaft-switching, (a technique invented by Peter Collingwood).  Many of the designs are reversible, effectively giving two different surface designs. My work is in public and private collections in the UK and USA.  Major public commissions include weaving for Westminster Abbey, York Minster and Blackburn Cathedral.  I undertake commissioned work from interior designers, architects, design consultants, churches, commercial and private clients.

    Rosslyn St, York YO30 6LG, UK
  • James Virgo (Metal)

    • Craft Description:Founder. Bronze and aluminium artist and inventor.

    Wells Way, Camberwell, London SE5 7SZ, UK
  • Mark Marsh (Wood)

    • Craft Description:I am part of the team at the Upholstery Skills Centre, an AMUSF Approved Training Centre. You can come and train with us for an industry recognised Qualification or learn as a hobby. We run qualification and leisure upholstery classes suitable for all levels of experience from complete beginner to advanced. Between us we have over 100 years of experience with a vast amount of knowledge and experience, ensuring you are in expert hands.

    Romford, Essex RM4 1JU, UK

    • Craft Description:The Old Kennels offers short courses in a variety of heritage crafts, arts and skills tutored by local, national and international artisans. Subjects include; silver smithing, hot and cold glass, lampworking, textiles, wood, metal work, basketry and stone carving.

  • John Waller (Basketry, Wood)

    • Craft Description:Green Wood Workshop - basketry, hurdles and continuous weave fencing (split- or whole-rod hazel or bunched willow), pole lathing, hedgelaying, living willow, garden benches, rustic furniture - all made to order to your specifications. We also run courses on an organic dairy farm in the heart of rural Kent.

    • Craft Description:Based in Oxfordshire, Fergus is one of the UK's leading letter cutters and memorial artists. He specialises in hand-carved memorials, headstones, opening plaques and architectural lettering. He has clients all over the UK with work in St Paul's Cathedral, the Royal Albert Hall, and many Oxford Colleges. His unique headstones are all individually commissioned.  He has recently written a book Headstones: advice and inspiration which is being sold to raise money for Maggie's cancer care charity. Visit to buy a copy.

    Spring Cottage, Green Ln, Milton-under-Wychwood, Chipping Norton OX7 6JY, UK

    • Craft Description:The South Pennine Walling Company is based around the traditional craft of Dry Stone Walling with a strong emphasis on dry stone masonry techniques as applied to garden, landscape and architecture. DSWA Master craftsman Richard Meller works with a small highly skilled team and can be contacted directly.

    Barnsley S75, UK

    • Craft Description:Phoenix Forge produce beautifully handcrafted metalwork for the home and garden as well as restoring historical metal work to help keep our history safe for future generations.

    Mile End Farm, Trevaughan, Carmarthen SA31 3QL, UK

    • Craft Description:Sean is a green wood worker. He is the only craftsman professionally making fan birds in the UK. He also makes spoons, shrink pots and other green wood crafts. Sean runs workshops in green wood work throughout the year.

    Dartmoor National Park, Ashburn Gardens, Ashburton, Newton Abbot, Devon TQ13 7UN, UK
  • Mark Prouse (Metal)

    • Craft Description:Mark Prouse Elements is an artist blacksmith business based in Germany, mainly specialising in hot forged iron, bronze, copper and brass - although we also occasionally work in stainless steel and other more exotic metals. We still practice traditional methods of fabrication but also use more contemporary technology when this enhances the quality of an object, both aesthetically and the process of manufacture. Being a small business, we are able to work closely with our customers to create a unique, customized piece of metal work. Aside from the more practical side of art metal work are the sculptures we have designed and created.

    Kalenborner Str. 86, 53560 Vettelschoß, Germany

    • Craft Description:The MCA is the only association for professional wood and stone carvers . Established in 1897, our members have worked on all the major carving projects for over a century. Members are elected by peer review ensuring that quality and professional conduct is assured . Whatever your project, if it entails decoration in wood or stone you will find high quality craftspeople through the Master Carvers’ Association. A list of Members with examples of their work can be found at

    15b Vandyke Rd, Leighton Buzzard LU7 3HH, UK

    • Craft Description:Nicola is a Master Saddler with 20 years experience. A Queen Elizabeth Scholarship Trust (QEST) scholarship enabled her to specialise in side saddle manufacture and refurbishment. Nicola's work also includes bridlework, repairs, leather restoration and bespoke leather commissions. All work is hand-stitched and hand-crafted using traditional saddlery techniques and best quality saddlery leather. Nicola uses her saddlery skills to make a variety of items including classic handbags, moulded bicycle bags, a range of dog collars and leads, and leather filofaxes. She was also commissioned to make a range of watch straps for Casio.

    United Kingdom

    • Craft Description:Geoffrey Preston is one of the UK’s leading architectural sculptors, specialising in decorative plasterwork and in particular the art of stucco. After studying sculpture at Hornsey College of Art he trained as a stonemason and a carver. He was a founding director of two of the country's most respected conservation companies, at the helm of many significant projects including the pioneering restoration of the 18th century hand modelled plasterwork at Uppark House. His workshop is in Devon, where he and his team produce some of the finest new decorative plasterwork in the country.

    Ide, Exeter, Devon EX2 9TQ, UK

    • Craft Description:From his workshop in the village of Knebworth Mark makes traditional satchels and bags from high quality leather and solid brass fittings. From the cutting to the stitching and finishing each stage is done completely by hand. He makes the bags to customer specifications, ensuring each bag is unique. His bags and cases are designed and made to last. The leather will age beautifully and take on a rich deep colour, and with a little care should provide many years of service. He is also very proud to be a Queen Elizabeth Scholarship Trust Craft Scholar.

    Knebworth, Knebworth, Hertfordshire SG3 6BT, UK

    • Craft Description:Trained in the High Wycombe furniture industry, I started making furniture on my own account in 1976. Since then I have developed a passion for both design and craft and have followed a path in to teaching woodwork, from basic carpentry and joinery to fine woodworking in various colleges and academies across the country. Since settling in Norfolk I have developed a strong interest in Green Woodworking and now make traditional wooden rakes to augment my growing range of chairs and other fine furniture. I am in the process of developing short courses for beginners in green woodworking and already run one day courses in rake making at Bradfield Woods in Suffolk.

    East Harling, Norwich NR16 2SQ, UK
  • Janis Embleton (Textiles)

    • Craft Description:Using a traditional Swedish wooden floor loom, Janis's work ranges from stunning silk and linen scarves, wraps and fabric lengths to interior textiles such as cushions, throws and curtain lengths. She also produces one-off abstract wall-hangings which are suitable for both the home and public spaces. Janis also teaches beginner and intermediate classes in one-to-one sessions or group workshops.

    2 The Green, Swinton, Duns TD11 3JQ, UK
  • Debbie Siniska (Textiles)

    • Craft Description:I am a rag rug maker,  felt maker, artist, teacher and author. I work with  traditional hand tools, and reclaimed textiles, and create mats, cushions and banners. I make felt clothing, hats and bags. I combine making with teaching in schools and colleges, and my book 'Rag Rugs Old into New' was published to coincide with my appearance on Channel 4 with Kirstie Allsopp on her 'Homemade Home' series 2.  My work was commissioned by the Tate Gallery to accompany a Bloomsbury art exhibition, celebrating the milennium  and I was commissioned by the Charleston Trust to recreate an original Bloomsbury rag rug, that now lies in Charleston Farmhouse. My work has been sold in National Trust properties. I am a member of the Sussex Arts Collective and the Heritage Crafts Association my work  on Instagram and Pinterest

    St Mary's Ln, Ticehurst, Wadhurst TN5 7AX, UK
  • Emily Chilvers (Basketry)

    • Craft Description:Emily works with clay and willow, combining them to explore their playful partnership through form, pattern and colour. She has a range of sculptural and functional work, showing off the traditional skill of weaving through the forms of the pieces and vibrant glazes of the ceramic. Emily has a passionate interest and appreciation for traditional crafts and, as well as making her own work, she also teaches craft workshops for wellbeing in various settings including care homes and hopsitals in and around London.

    Wallington, UK
  • Susan Green (Leather)

    • Craft Description:Susan Green is an artisan bookbinder who enjoys working with fine leathers, hand marbled papers and letting the beauty of materials speak for themselves. Mostly working to commission (although with a Ready To Ship Collection that's a popular gift destination at Christmas time), she makes personalised Wedding Guest Books, Memory Books, Artist's Sketchbooks and Journals. Most often she uses the 15th century Longstitch with Linkstitch binding style, for its flexibility, strength and paired down beauty. Susan also designs & produces dummies for graphic design studios, print companies, etc. Susan teaches short course bookbinding courses in Dorset.

    Wimborne Minster, Wimborne BH21, UK
  • Sarah Goss (Wood)

    • Craft Description:Sarah is a woodcarver based in North East Somerset. She produces new and replica carvings covering a wide variety of subject matter from lettering and relief to architectural details. She also offers gilding (oil and water). BA Hons Restoration & Decorative Studies, INTBAU Young practitioner, Prince's Foundation Building Craft Apprenticeship alumna

    Morley Terrace, Radstock BA3 3HU, UK
  • Geoff Travers (Basketry)

    • Craft Description:Geoff is a traditional basket maker, using Somerset willow and locally sourced hedgerow materials.

    7 Orchard Dr, Southwick, Trowbridge BA14 9NT, UK

    • Craft Description:Green woodworking and spoon carving courses in The Woodland Workshop.

    Woodland Workshop / Crafty Camping, Dorset AONB, Woodland Workshop, Holditch, Chard TA20 4NL, UK

    • Craft Description:Established in 1964, the business is a family concern, passed from father to son. We have a lineage in wheelmaking traced to 1331. In 2005 we had the honour of gaining the Royal Warrant of Appointment in the position of wheelwrights and coachbuilders to Her Majesty the Queen. We produce on average 150 wheels per year along with many vehicles and cannon. We currently have two master wheelwrights and a journeyman wheelwright.

    1 Wheelers Yd, Colyton EX24 6DT, UK

    • Craft Description:Grace designs and makes individual traditional and modern folding knives by hand. She specialises in the quirky and unusual, creating pieces out of non-traditional and exotic materials. All her work is designed to re-establish knives as useful, everyday tools

    • Craft Description:I am lucky to have a diverse range of interests, skills and business opportunities. I am involved with property renovation, preferably reinstating original features, I also make Windsor chairs, wooden pens and decorative boxes and I restore old racing cars and motorcycles. I undertake woodworking tool and machinery evaluation for a high-end woodworking magazine and also write articles on safety and ergonomics in the workshop, woodworking techniques and practical workshop improvements.

    Crimplesham, King's Lynn PE33 9DX, UK

    • Craft Description:Ceramics.  Thrown pieces.

  • Nancy Shafee (Textiles)

    • Craft Description:Nancy is primarily a feltmaker, using nature as an influence. She also makes coiled fabric baskets using upcycled/vintage fabrics and produces bas relief casts of wildflowers in fine plaster. Nancy is current chairman of The Surrey Guild of Craftsmen. She is happy to work on commissions.  

    Surrey, UK

    • Craft Description:Eric creates his pieces from wood sourced in Scotland: beech, spalted beech, oak , brown oak, sycamore. His turned items have many practical applications for use around the home or office and as gifts. They range from salt and pepper pots, bowls, candlesticks, pot pourris, clocks, calendars, pens, letter openers, speciality gifts such as curling stones, fruit shaped jewellery boxes, wooden mirrors, foot stools and table lamps. He has also started to specialise in hand painted and carved house signs.

    Shore Rd, Sandbank, Dunoon PA23 8QD, UK
  • Debbie Bamford (Textiles)

    • Craft Description:Debbie is an Associate of the Society of Dyers and Colourists*  Her business The Mulberry Dyer was established in the early 1990s following the completion of the City and Guilds Art and Design – Embroidery course, with a view to producing naturally dyed embroidery silks, which at that time were unavailable. Meticulous research into the dyes and methods used in the 17th century meant that the silks produced were as accurate as possible. This research was then expanded into different periods of history and different fibres. Examples of work are on show in the V & A Museum, Hampton Court Palace, the Globe Theatre and many other museums and historic houses around the UK. As a specialist in the dyestuff madder Debbie runs courses and masterclasses and was the first dyer for many decades to successfully reproduce the Turkey Red process. Research and experimentation continues from both an historical perspective and also looking to the future for industrial use. Environmental impacts of natural dyes and mordants, fastness of the colours (light, wash and rub) are key to current research for which a “Green Achiever” was awarded. For several years she has been a consultant to industrial organisations who wish to add naturally dyed products to their range. A contributor to the Encyclopaedia of Medieval Dress and Textiles c450 – 1450** and with several articles published in The Journal (for Weavers, Spinners and Dyers) a book is the next step. *Equivalent to an Honours degree in Natural Dyes. ** Owen – Crocker G,  Coatsworth Elizabeth, Hayward Maria, (eds) Encyclopaedia of Medieval Dress and Textiles c450 – 1450 2012 Brill Leiden

    112 Norman Rd, Wrexham LL13 7BE, UK
  • James Adair (Leather)

    • Craft Description:James is a qualified Master Saddler and saddle fitter, and a leatherworker. He has worked with leather for over 30 years and enjoys the variety of work and the versatility of the craft. From making and creating to repairing and restoring, leathergoods have a functionality and longevity which has been appreciated for centuries. At the workshop in Newry, we can make or repair any manner of leather item which can range from equestrian items such as saddles and bridles, to briefcases, gun cases, ladies handbags and dog collars. James also specialises in side saddles and their repair and restoration. We also run leathercraft courses at our workshop, which have been very well received.

    WIN Business Park, Canal Quay, Newry BT35 6PH, UK
  • Kevin Gauld (Wood)

    • Craft Description:Kevin left school in 1996 at the age of 16 to launch his much desired career as an apprentice with a well known local furniture maker who had the reputation of high quality craftsmanship. Here, he continued to work and expand his skills and techniques for 9 years which eventually lead to him establishing himself as The Orkney Furniture Maker in April of 2007 with the aim of producing traditional furniture as well as his very own new designs. Working with wood is something that has always been of great interest to him. Kevin's great-grandfather was also a furniture maker in Kirkwall and his grandfather was a boat builder on the island of Westray; working with wood is most certainly in his blood.   Every piece from Kevin's collection is individually created by him and is therefore unique to his clients. As The Orkney Furniture Maker is a one-man workshop, clients are guaranteed a one-to-one basis with Kevin, allowing him to create the ideal piece. Kevin has a strong eye for good design and is passionate about sourcing the right materials for his work. A keen interest is experimenting with new materials and processes to create a unique and new piece of furniture. He has an individual approach to making his furniture, using a mix or traditional skills and modern machinery; this has led to Kevin exhibiting his work both locally and nationally and he has a world-wide customer base. He enjoys reinterpreting traditional designs in his own style. With the help of his uncle, who is a fourth generation farmer on their family farm, Kevin grows his own Oats to create the straw backs on his Orkney Chairs, offering a real personal touch.

    Craigiefield House, Craigiefield Rd, Kirkwall KW15 1UJ, UK
  • Debbie Hall (Basketry)

    • Craft Description:Debbie makes a range of products using her own locally grown, organic willow in a range of beautiful natural colours. This includes tiny baskets to giant living willow structures. She offers workshops in willow weaving and basketmaking, large and small living willow structures for gardens, festivals and events.

    Shudy Camps, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire CB21 4RH, UK
  • Roslyn Whiting (Leather)

    • Craft Description:Roslyn Whiting Leathercraft was launched in 2011 with the aim of using traditional methods to produce quality leathergoods with a creative twist.  Leather is seen as a useful, which it is but I also see it as a material to be creative with. Care is taken to use quality materials and where possible from Britain.  My Eildon Collection is made from leather sourced directly from British tanneries.  My buckles are made from solid brass from one of the last foundries in Britain. All leathergoods are made with vegetable tanned leather which is the traditional way of preserving the leather using tree bark.  It takes longer to tan but it uses less chemicals than the chrome tanned process – so gentler on the environment.  Vegetable tanned leather is more tactile and each hide displays a unique natural grain and character.  As you use your product, over time it will develop a beautiful patina. Everything is handmade by myself in my workshop in Melrose, in the Scottish Borders.

    Melrose, Melrose, Scottish Borders TD6, UK
  • Claire Gaudion (Basketry)

    • Craft Description:Claire Gaudion weaves traditional Guernsey willow baskets, Pannier a cous.

    Station Rd, Stockbridge SO20, UK

    • Craft Description:Clive Lyttle and Elaine Burke are basketmakers and traditional skills practitioners, working in both traditional and contemporary designs. They use materials produced from their smallholding where they grow willow and hazel coppice for basketry and a range of other hard woods for green wood turning and chair making. Clive and Elaine also drystone wall, hedgelay, install living willow structures and reseat chairs in rush and Danish cord. They have produced a number of works for the film industry, and been part of a Chelsea Flower Show medal winning garden. Elaine has also received a special award from the Crafts Council of Ireland for a sculptural willow vessel at the Royal Dublin Show Crafts Competition.

    63 Cloughey Rd, Portaferry, Newtownards, Ards BT22 1NH, UK

    • Craft Description:Woodworker

    • Craft Description:I am fascinated by how things used to be made and am convinced that we need to return to a less energy hungry way of life, so twenty years ago I built my first pole lathe from instructions I read in a book. I did not believe it would work but now after a lot of practice I make my living from it, making traditional turned pieces and teaching my craft to others. The pole lathe has a history going back over two thousand years and was originally designed to make bowls and cups for the people of northern Europe. The pieces I make would have been instantly recognised by Saxons and Vikings and of course can still be used today. Wood is a sustainable, clean, light, well-insulated and relatively unbreakable alternative to pottery.

    Appleby Ln, Aldbrough St John, Richmond DL11 7TT, UK
  • Chrissie Freeth (Textiles)

    • Craft Description:As an archaeologist I’ve been interested in historical textiles for twenty years and first learned to weave on a warp-weighted loom as an undergraduate. I now work on a vintage four-shaft counterbalanced floor loom and enjoy the technical demands of weaving as well as the creative process and am fascinated by its legacy. I am heavily influenced by the muted colours and strong textures of the Yorkshire landscape, its industrial heritage, archaeological and historical textiles, and the work of the early twentieth-century weavers who pioneered the resurgence of handloom weaving. I use natural fibres, mostly wool and silk. Tapestry weaving has become an increasingly important part of my practice. Whilst I love the act of weaving cloth and exploring things through form, texture, pattern and colour, I also value the ability to tell a story which tapestry provides. I work on an 8ft loom constructed from builders' scaffolding and on a vintage treadle-operated upright loom. I work with around 8 warps per inch, producing a fine woven tapestry. I use a cotton yarn for my warp and a woollen yarn for my weft, all of which is hand-dyed. I generally work to a large scale, and each project takes months to complete. I am inspired by the mythological, local stories, landscapes and my family's history and archive. I am also a hand dyer and hand spinner and I am committed to the promotion and preservation of traditional textile crafts and exploring them as a contemporary art form. For four months during 2014 I was Artist in Residence for the National Trust, based at East Riddlesden Hall, weaving a tapestry inspired by the house. I am also a features writer for UK Handmade and I am the weaving Features Editor for the Journal for Weavers, Spinners and Dyers. I am a member of the British Tapestry Group and previously sat on the advisory board for Stroud International Textiles. I'm also one of a team of admins for Craft Soup, a large and lively Facebook group which seeks to support and connect Yorkshire based designer/makers. I am also a trustee of the Heritage Crafts Association and help look after the monthly newsletter. I live and work in Saltaire in Yorkshire, once a model village to house the workers of a colossal textile mill and now a thriving creative community and World Heritage Site.

    Shipley BD18, UK
  • Catherine Davies (Basketry)

    • Craft Description:My husband, Pascal Carr, and I live and work on our croft on the Isle of Eigg. We produce handmade baskets of traditional and contemporary design from willow that we grow organically on our croft.  We leave the bark on and do not strip or process our willow in any way which allows the natural colours of the different species to be used in our baskets. Growing the willow is an integral part of our making process; cutting by hand and drying and grading the harvest gives such an intimate connection with our raw material that it truly inspires us. The versatility and uniqueness of each individual willow rod becomes the dictating factor and driving force in the design and form of our work. We sell direct at national and international events and craft fairs, we exhibit at galleries and specialist outlets and offer demonstrations and courses for all levels of experience, we have taught throughout the UK as well as in France and Spain. We undertake individual commissions for new work and repairs and we can also service large orders to any part of the world. We are the basket makers for the American television series based in 18th century Highland Scotland called Outlander.

    Isle of Eigg PH42, UK
  • Cathy Unwin (Textiles)

    • Craft Description:Cathy uses traditional wet feltmaking techniques with a contemporary twist to create colourful fashion accessories. These include scarves, wraps, gloves, bags and jewellery. No two items are the same - to buy a unique piece contact her to buy direct from the maker or to find which markets she will be selling at. She also teaches - from nursery children to WI groups. Based in East London but will travel.

    76 Richmond Road, London E11 4BU, UK
  • Catriona R MacKenzie (Metal, Wood, Glass)

    • Craft Description:Catriona is an Award-winning Glassblower and Glasscutter based in the South West of England. Cat also uses her twin passions, silversmithing and lamp-worked glass to create contemporary jewellery. In 2005, she graduated from Edinburgh College of Art with a 2:1 honours degree, specialising in glass blowing and casting. While studying her degree she was chosen on merit to attend Alfred University, NY state to study Glassblowing and Molten Casting for six months. She then attended the International Glass Centre, in the West Midlands, where she earned five distinctions in blown and carved glass. She has also wan funding towards 2 separate masterclasses at Northland run by Simon Moore, Janusz Pozniak and Tobias Mohl. Her work has been exhibited in the Saatchi Gallery in London as part of the prestigious COLLECT exhibition, at London Glassblowing and in galleries throughout the UK and abroad. In 2013 she won the Craft & Design Magazine's Silver Award for Glass, and was a finalist in 2014 and 2016. In 2015, Catriona was chosen to receive business mentoring by the Crafts Council's Hothouse programme (hothouse 5). In 2016 R&A Collaborations made two films about Catriona's work. These can be viewed on vimeo - "Dance of Glass"and "Sparks" Catriona moved into her current studio space at Centrespace in October 2016, moving into a large space there in 2017. She creates her contemporary jewellery and teach beginners lampworking from her studio. She also teaching bigger groups at various institutions.

    6 Leonard Ln, Bristol BS1 1EA, UK

    • Craft Description:Les is experienced in hedgelaying, cutting coppice, and making associated products using hazel and sweet chestnut. He is a member of the Hampshire Coppice Craftsmen's Group and the National Hedgelaying Society.

    • Craft Description:Ruth has been making baskets for many years using mainly willow, hedgerow materials and rush. She has been teaching and running workshops in basketmaking techniques for eight years.

  • Richard Bingham (Basketry)

    • Craft Description:Richard makes Sussex Trug Baskets, primarily by hand. The rims and handles are steam-bent around formers using sweet chestnut, and he uses cricket bat willow for the boards. Trugs have been made traditionally in the Parish of Herstmonceux for the last 160 years, but are now becoming scarce.

    Hailsham Rd, Herstmonceux, Hailsham BN27, UK
  • Susan Pettman (Basketry)

    • Craft Description:Part-time willow grower and basket maker in Cumbria. I grow a range of heritage willow varieties from which I make baskets for home, garden and living history inspired by traditional English, Scottish, Irish and French techniques. Demonstrations, exhibitions, living history, historical re-enactment. (Photo by Steve Tomlin.)

    Grange-over-Sands, UK

    • Craft Description:Brian has more than 40 years' experience of chair caning and is the second generation in his family to work as a chair caner. He has successfully tackled most chair designs and has new commissions using various chair caning techniques. His workshop can handle any size of furniture and he carries a full range of cane widths. He has re-caned period and contemporary chairs, using a range of patterns and techniques including the standard six way pattern, spider's web, and rising sun, blind caning, loom cane. Brian also runs two-day workshops for small groups in Chester.

    Tattenhall, Chester CH3, UK

    • Craft Description:Andrew designs and produces traditional hand-painted and gilded signs. He also etches and gilds glass, illuminates manuscripts and pinstripes old vehicles. One of his major clients is St Austell Brewery and he supplies many of their traditional signs.

    Trevanson St, Wadebridge PL27 7AW, UK
  • Ann Bates (Ceramic)

    • Craft Description:I make hand built, contemporary ceramic vessels that are sculptural as well as being functional.  My work is either coiled or slab built, made from stoneware clay and often decorated with leaves, seed pods or tree bark.   Living in the countryside has had a great influence on my work; pieces evolving from emotional responses and associations with the landscape. Natural and man-made geological formations have also been a fascinating area for study, the latter eventually leading to ancient burial mounds and standing stones with their carved decoration and symbols.  The spiral, the natural form of growth and symbol of everlasting life has captivated my imagination and I have adopted this symbol as my maker’s mark.  

    Oak Rd, Matlock DE4 3FJ, UK
  • Anna Kettle (Other)

    • Craft Description:Pargeting (also known as stucco) is freehand modelling in lime plaster. It was highly fashionable on the outside of houses in England from 1630 to 1780 and is also used to create ornamental ceilings, overmantels, panels .... Your personally designed parget is modelled with a creative eye, fingers and a spatula. It could be a simple combed pattern or a highly ornamental design in high relief. I am also a qualified and experienced plaster conservator

    St Neots, Saint Neots PE19, UK
  • Annet Stirling (Metal, Stone)

    • Craft Description:Annet, one half of ˜Incisive Letterwork, trained as a graphic designer in the Netherlands before studying lettering at the City and Guilds of London Art School with Berthold Wolpe. Incisive Letterwork was formed in 1988 and focuses on large scale architectural inscriptions and word sculpture. Exploring the boundaries of legibility and abstraction in letterform has resulted in two solo exhibitions and a book, Heavens Above. Personal pieces are made in the studio alongside commercial commissions, which have included inscriptions for the National Gallery, the National Portrait Gallery, the Royal Opera House and the Royal Festival Hall.

    3 The Drive, Amersham, Buckinghamshire HP7 9AD, UK
  • Adrian Lloyd (Basketry, Wood)

    • Craft Description:Adrian is a green wood craftsman specialising in creating beautiful, functional, traditional hand crafted items from green wood for everyday use.

    Dundraw, Wigton CA7 0DP, UK
  • Mia Sabel (Leather)

    • Craft Description:After a successful career in theatre, brand, marketing and design, Mia Sabel left the City and trained to become a saddler. A Queen Elizabeth Scholarship Trust (QEST) Scholarship enabled her to expand on this training and augment her range of skills, products and services, and a Walpole Crafted Mentorship programme helped establish her watch strap offering. Mia's services includes bespoke leather design, bespoke watch straps, consultancy, restoration, branded corporate products, accessories and training. Inspired by English saddlery techniques, materials and aesthetics, Mia hand cuts and prepares vegetable tanned leather and hand-stitches with hand-waxed linen thread and a double-handed saddler's stitch for both strength and appearance. Exposed leather raw edges are sealed by hand-burnishing with a cow bone and elbow grease. Mia can also wet-form leather. Whether off-the-shelf, personalised, customised or bespoke, Mia is passionate about creating works of excellence that will last a lifetime. Her work has been exhibited at Fortnum & Mason, Goodwood Festival of Speed and at Buckingham Palace amongst others.

    • Craft Description:I'm a Book and Archive Conservator with over 30 years in the Profession. I am an Accredited Conservator through ARA and ICON since 2000. Recent clients include Neemarc (Sunderland University), The National Trust  & The Wordsworth Trust as well as many private individuals. In addition to Conservation work I undertake general bookbinding and recycle books into art. I often run short courses and am available to give talks and demonstrations to promote bookbinding and conservation.

  • Ian McDowall (Basketry)

    • Craft Description:Willow sculpture and basketry

    Llan-non, Llanon SY23, UK
  • Philip Brown (Metal)

    • Craft Description:I am a traditional Blacksmith and owner of Mountain King Forge, a working forge museum based in Ashbourne, Derbyshire. I forge Swords, knives,  arms & armour, hammers and tools by hand.

    40 Church St, Ashbourne DE6 1AJ, UK

    • Craft Description:Member of the Register of Professional Turners. Maker of handcrafted wooden bowls, platters and hollow forms from locally sourced native timber on the Isle of Wight. Provider of beginner and intermediate woodturning courses. Retailer of tools, equipment, finishing products and timber. Bespoke services. Small-run production turning.

    Newtown, Newport PO30 4QB, UK

    • Craft Description:I make furniture by combining green woodworking techniques with contemporary methods of construction, and by using unseasoned wood alongside other materials. I teach both contemporary and traditional furniture making using green wood, and run projects using green wood to help communities design and build their own furniture.

    Newton Ferrers, Plymouth PL8 1HG, UK
  • Sarah Madsen (Metal, Other)

    • Craft Description:Sarah Madsen is a Jewellery Artist, Designer that produces handmade work from her studio in Cambridgeshire. Ranging from bespoke Earrings, Brooches, Wedding Rings to Tiaras. Sarah also teaches Jewellery Classes from her studio throughout the year. Her strengths are producing one off pieces that are of a sculptural nature in precious materials.

    Cambridgeshire, UK

    • Craft Description:Carver, bowl maker, spoon whittler, traditional puppet crafter, green woodworker, animator and furniture maker. Professional Enthuser. Get in touch to look, buy or learn.

    14-18 Freckingham Street, Units 42 & 43, Nottingham NG1 1DQ, United Kingdom
  • Jennie Parry (Textiles)

    • Craft Description:Jennie Parry, well known as an embroiderer for many years, is an enthusiastic braid maker, founder member of the Braid Society of which she is currently President. She enjoys sharing her collection of ethnic textiles as a study resource and as inspiration. Much as she enjoys ply split structures, inkle weaving and Chinese minority braids, her real passion is for Kumihimo made on Marudai, Kakudai, Ayatakedai, Karakumidai, and Takadai of which she has four. Its versatility and potential for innovative oblique interlaced structures continues to stimulate her 3D sculptural work. 'Today my relationship with the most sophisticated type of Japanese braiding equipment, the takadai, and now the three level ‘Tri Takadai’ is deeply rooted, total and passionate. Having spent some years learning the essential traditional techniques, I now feel able to experiment, explore and develop the vast potential of these most versatile tools. I use Japanese paper, monofilament, silk, linen, lycra, shrinking silks, silk and stainless steel, and even dissolving threads that create spaces. The experience gained through a vast amount of time spent sampling and experimenting with different combinations of yarns has lead to pioneering innovative work which has gained much international respect. The rhythmic movement of my hands as I braid has parallels with the rhythmic phrasing of musical ideas. One braid is not enough to express my emotional responses to natural rhythms, shadows and patterns, so each piece consists of several braids, sometimes just repeating, sometimes mirroring the order of the bobbins and often manipulated once off the takadai.'

    Leicester, Leicester, UK
  • Lone Helliwell (Textiles)

    • Craft Description:Tutoring, demonstration and workshops in felt making, knitting, patchwork, embroidery. I also produce textile craft items for sale at craft shows and through various shops and galleries.

    Forcett, Richmond, North Yorkshire DL11 7RY, UK
  • Theo Wright (Textiles)

    • Craft Description:Theo Wright is a textile designer and handweaver. Theo studied Computer Science at York University in the early 1980s and has spent many years working in technology research. A longstanding interest in textiles gradually turned into a change of career when he established his handwoven textiles business in 2011 following completion of a Textile Design BA at University College Falmouth. Theo was selected by the Crafts Council for their 2014 Hothouse business training and professional development programme. Since then he has been working  woven artworks inspired by mathematics including Permutations and When Waves Collide, projects with funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England. Theo sells scarves via his website and regularly exhibits at craft fairs around the UK.

    Coventry, Coventry, West Midlands CV5 6PU, UK
  • Suzanne Kerwood (Basketry)

    • Craft Description:Basket maker.

    Sidmouth Rd, Clyst St Mary, Exeter EX5 1DR, UK

    • Craft Description:I am a designer maker of solid wooden furniture, principally making bespoke pieces.

  • Cowan (Basketry)

    • Craft Description:John Cowan's baskets are all handmade by John in his small workshop in Lanark using UK-grown willows, hazel, and occasionally rattan when he is reproducing a few traditional basket styles. Most of the willow John uses is unstripped so the natural and varied colours of willow bark, as well as its ephemeral fragrance are features of his baskets. John reproduces traditional basket designs that were once commonplace in agriculture and the fishing industry, but are now used domestically as sturdy log baskets or attractive storage baskets.

    51 Wellgatehead, Lanark ML11 9AA, UK

    • Craft Description:Traditional bookbinding skills are utilised in the making of fine craft designed books. I use vegetable tanned leather and pure gold leaf to create one-off beautifully bound books. Silk threads make up the headbands on the top and bottom of the book. For the front board and inside endpapers, I often use traditionally hand marbled decorative papers. Tuition workshops are held at the bindery on a regular basis. Please refer to the website for full details of the services my business has to offer.

    Ashfield Rd, Midhurst GU29 9JS, UK
  • Emma Whitehead (Textiles)

    • Craft Description:I am a textile artist, designer & facilitator from County Down, Northern Ireland. For as long as I can remember the story of the objects and material we surround ourselves with has fascinated me. My background is in surface embroidery; I stitch paper, recycled beads and found objects onto Irish linen using my own studio-dyed yarns and threads.

    Main St, Saintfield, Ballynahinch BT24 7AB, UK
  • Gil Dye (Textiles)

    • Craft Description:Lace maker, teacher and author covering a wide range of bobbin lace - with a special interest in linen and metallic laces of the 16th and 17th centuries - also needle lace and craft laces such as tatting crochet, knitting and Carrickmacross. Regular classes in Newcastle and Corbridge. Welcomes invitation to tutor workshops on all aspects of early bobbin lace.

    Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear, UK

    • Craft Description:I first began coppicing at the age of 14. I make both traditional and contemporary products, many of which are custom made and designed for use in the garden. I have revived a long forgotten product called the Sussex Pimp which is made of birch and used as kindling. I produce charcoal in ring kilns and for the last 30 years in August I have made a traditional earth kiln to celebrate St Alexander, our patron saint. I am currently training an apprentice who will hopefully continue in much the same way.

  • Eddie Glew (Basketry)

    • Craft Description:I specialise in 'made to measure' basketry, large sculpture installations & traditional willow fencing. I work with lots of different clients from interior designers, restaurant chains, the National Trust to private commissions.  

    Newton Farm Cottage, Manor lane, Rugeley WS15 3PD, United Kingdom
  • June Croll (Textiles)

    • Craft Description:I am a weaver/textile artist. Weaving by hand on traditional-style handlooms I produce contemporary woven textiles in my Norwich studio. I work to commission, exhibit regularly, and have work in private and public collections, including Norwich Castle Museum. Woven with delicate dyed and painted threads, especially silk, work ranges from gossamer-fine silk scarves to woven transparencies. Large scale hangings and 3D pieces may also incorporate materials such as copper wire and found objects as I love exploring the possibilities of unlikely combinations. I like to work with sustainable natural yarns, which I often colour with plant dyes, some of which I grow. Recurring influences are the fleeting changes in nature: of skies, ripples of wind and water. I also enjoy investigating the effects of season weather and tide; and the  weaving traditions of Norwich. My studio can be visited by arrangement; I enjoy working to commission, provide bespoke weaving tuition and run workshops on a variety of textile skills.

    7-15 Fye Bridge St, Norwich NR3 1LJ, UK
  • Rachael South (Basketry)

    • Craft Description:I am a third generation chair caner and seat weaver. I was taught by my father who learned from his father. I now work in my studio in East London on fine antique and modern restoration and contemporary experimental seat weaving. I use traditional materials for chair caning, hand twisted rush seating, seagrass and Danish paper cord. I also make woven seats on new and restored frames from non traditional materials such as leather and wire. I have worked on commissions and collaborations with designers and larger companies and am a member of The Basket Makers Association. As well as commission work I teach classes in London.

    London E8, UK
  • Lorna Singleton (Basketry)

    • Craft Description:I coppice an ancient oak woodland in South Cumbria to make traditional Cumbrian oak spelk baskets. Using the same material, skills and techniques I make other styles of basket, backpacks, shoulder bags, lighting and other woven wooden products in oak. I also make and teach split wood baskets in hazel, in groups or 1-2-1. Basketry details in oak bark tanned leather. I occasionally make other coppice products such as fencing, gates, besoms & treen and sell beanpoles, peasticks and peeled oak lengths. I have a workshop and shop at Grizedale Forest Visitor Centre and often open to the public while I'm open. See my website events page for upcoming open days or contact me to make an appointment.

  • Laura Rosenzweig (Textiles)

    • Craft Description:I design and create woven fabrics using predominantly British wools which I source directly from local farms in the Yorkshire Dales and Cumbria.  I work closely with British weaving mills to produce a range of scarves and throws designed by me and woven from my yarn.  The yarn is also suitable for tweed and has been successfully used by knitters and tapestry weavers.  I also weave bespoke and commission pieces in a variety of yarns on my handlooms.  My studio is based at Farfield Mill in Sedbergh, open seven days a week, year-round.

    Studio 2A, Farfield Mill Arts & Heritage, Centre Garsdale Rd, Sedbergh LA10 5LW, UK
  • Daniel Burke (Glass)

    • Craft Description:From their studio at the heart of the beautiful Ribble Valley in Lancashire, Lightworks Stained Glass offer a professional service of the very finest quality covering all aspects of the craft of stained glass including bespoke design, production, restoration, conservation, installation and protection. Founded in 1998 by Daniel Burke and his sister Deborah Burke, with together a combined total of over 35 years experience in the field, Lightworks Stained Glass has completed a vast range of projects from the smallest to the largest. This has seen new stained glass window commissions and restoration/conservation works undertaken nationwide on behalf of private residences, churches, public buildings, listed and historical properties (Grades I & II), architects, interior designers, specialist contractors and English Heritage. Daniel and Deborah are always on hand to offer advice and guidance to prospective clients and welcome enquiries via any of the contact methods opposite.

    122 Lowergate, Clitheroe, Lancashire BB7 1AG, UK

    • Craft Description:Although I am an expert maker in many types of straw work, my specialism and passion is the Straw Hat Industry. For more than forty years I have researched the industry and learned the traditional straw plaiting techniques. My research has taken me as far as the USA and to many countries in Europe where as well as undertaking research, I have taught and lectured. From 2007 until my retirement in 2015, I was a curator in charge of the Hat Industry and Headwear collection at Culture Trust Luton. Over the years I have appeared on TV, radio and film either as a specialist contributor, as a maker or by providing props. Hat Plaiting has now been recognised as a Critically Endangered Craft on the HCA Red List. The need for me to pass on my wealth of knowledge has now become vitally important. For this reason I have started the process of developing an educational website: and Instagram @hat.plait  My publications include, Swiss Straw Work, Techniques of a Fashion Industry which is a comprehensive instruction book covering techniques used in the Swiss hat materials manufacturing industry. I am also co-author of an instructional book for making Corn Dollies and have written several research papers. I am very proud to be a Queen Elizabeth Scholarship holder (QEST) and Founder Member of the British Hat Guild.

    Hazlemere, High Wycombe, UK
  • Karen Slade (Ceramic)

    • Craft Description:Inlaid, traditional honey glazed Medieval Tile designs created in earthenware and slip clays. Decorative patterns researched and carved into wooden pattern blocks which I use to stamp into clay and fill with white clay slip. After careful drying, I carve away the extra slip to reveal the detailed design. Fired and glazed with a deep yellow glaze, the tiles are then ready to decorate homes and interpret historic settings and museums.  

    Saxby Rd, Melton Mowbray LE13 1BP, UK
  • Mary Crabb (Basketry)

    • Craft Description:I make small woven non-functional decorative objects. Originally learning to make traditional willow baskets, an introduction to textile basketry and the suggestion to try some different materials took my making in a new direction. Working with fine flexible materials, I weave using adapted traditional basketry techniques. My favourite technique is twining. It requires the weaving of an active element around a passive warp. The weaving gives a smooth, slightly undulating surface. Although repetitive and time consuming, the placing of each weaver informs the final piece.

    Storrington, UK

    • Craft Description:Tom has been making English longbows for over 50 years and specializes in making self yew longbows based on those raised from the Tudor Warship Mary Rose.  shooting a yew bow is one of life's great pleasures, a yew bow will become a part of you if you give it the chance and together you will have many rewarding hours shooting.  Tom is also a skilled blacksmith specializing in historical pieces such as arrow heads.

    Maldon Rd, Tolleshunt D'Arcy, Maldon CM9 8TT, UK
  • Julie Livesey (Basketry)

    • Craft Description:I have developed a passion for willow weaving including Traditional English Heritage Basket making, Willow Sculpture and Living Willow Structures. I sell basketry products from my studio at Haworth Art Gallery in Lancashire, and at various Fairs and Events as well as undertaking Commissions and offering Workshop opportunities to individuals, schools, community groups and organisations. I am currently researching Heritage Basket making in Lancashire and trialling the varieties that were traditionally grown here.

    Accrington, UK

    • Craft Description:Manufacture of fixed blade and folding knives in a variety of metals and natural materials.

  • Emma Bevan (Textiles)

    • Craft Description:Emma is a qualified artist and tutor. The wool she uses is sourced locally, or from native breeds , and mainly hand-dyed. Using local wool provides provenance between the fleece, and the farmers who provide it, the landscape and her creations. Emma loves the versatility of wool and how such a simple substance transforms, with a labour of love, into so many different forms. Emma uses traditional techniques such as wet felting, and more modern methods of needle felting, often combining the two. All her work is designed and made in her studio. A variety of designs are created for shows and events, and Emma receives many commissions for bespoke pieces. Due to the handmade nature of the work, each piece will be unique. Emma lives in the Brecon Beacons and Black Mountains of Wales, from where she draw much of her inspiration; Emma is also inspired and intrigued by folklore, and tales or our ancestors, finding that a little touch of magic sparks life into a new project. Emma is passionate about sustainability and aims to promote the many versatile uses of wool wherever she travels. As a qualified Tutor and artist, Emma loves to teach her art to others, as passing on traditional skills is very important to her - classes ranging from 1-2-1 to large groups. In addition, she also curates exhibitions and arts and crafts events, as well as her gallery, The Makers, in Crickhowell.  

    Crickhowell NP8
  • Louise West (Textiles)

    • Craft Description:Designer, maker and teacher of handmade traditional and contemporary bobbin lace. Lace has traditionally been a symbol of wealth and worn to make the wearer feel beautiful. It was created by poorly paid workers for the rich. Today this has shifted and now the engagement and participation is more important than the finished product, so lace still enriches lives and enthralls all practitioners.

    Ford St, Derby DE1, UK
  • Charlie Trevor (Leather)

    • Craft Description:Here at Equus Leather we make the finest quality handmade leather beltswalletswatch straps and accessories, as well as our traditional range of collars, leads and canine accessories. We have been making products that combine beauty, exclusivity, utility, longevity and above all craftsmanship for discerning customers since 1995. We ship our work around the world and currently have happy customers in more than 70 countries and every continent, including Antarctica.

    Mullen Rd, Wallsend NE28 9HL, UK
  • Katie Russell (Textiles)

    • Craft Description:Although trained in Jewellery and Metalwork, I studied Constructed Textiles as a support study to my main degree. That is when I fell in love with tapestry weaving. I design, create and weave tapestry weavings on an upright loom in a contemporary style, but still using traditional techniques. The themes I explore are maritime ones, especially war and conditions in the Arctic.  I also have a keen interest in maritime architecture, especially derelict buildings. I use a lot of natural fibres in my work, such as cotton, linen, wool and jute. I am available for individual workshops or talks. Please contact me for any commission work.

    Castle Douglas DG7, UK
  • Ruth Davey (Leather)

    • Craft Description:I make hand crafted shoes designed around the natural shape of the foot. I trained for 5 years with Shoemaker Alan James Raddon and now have a shop in the small town of Machynlleth, ancient capital of Wales. I make my shoes using European leathers and an English tanned leather for the soles. My shoes are designed to last and made to be repairable. I am proud to be a QEST scholar and most recently have completed my Fellowship with the Winston Churchill Memorial Trust to study the importance of handing down Traditonal Craft Skills to future generations.

    Heol Maengwyn, Machynlleth SY20 8DT, UK

    • Craft Description:I specialise in traditional stained glass and traditional glass painting. I design, make and restore stained glass for churches, domestic properties, schools and community projects. I also teach the craft to individuals, groups and schools. Alongside the traditional skills I also do glass fusing and triple glazing.

    Derby Rd, Loughborough LE11, UK
  • Tina Francis (Textiles)

    • Craft Description:Tapestry kits and patterns with a design led edge. Unique stitching is also used in our range of homewares and stationary. Bespoke Kits for Heritage venues, currently at Brighton Royal Pavilion, Birmingham Museums and Art Gallerys

  • Carreducker (Leather)

    • Craft Description:
      Carréducker make handsewn shoes that combine the tradition of a centuries-old craft with a modern aesthetic. They're known for their use of colour, attention to detail and customer service, designing to each individual customer's taste, style and of course, fit. The company was founded by master shoemakers Deborah Carré and James Ducker in December 2004. The business partners met whilst completing their traditional shoemaking apprenticeships. Keen to pass on their skills, they started teaching the handsewn craft in 2006 and continue to lead the way in teaching, sharing their skills and techniques online through their blog and a year-round programme of courses, classes and workshops at their Shoe & Leather School in Shoreditch. Here they run evening classes, shoemaking masterclasses, train apprentices and teach courses in shoemaking, pattern making and closing. Keen to explore the interdisciplinary nature of leather and leather crafts, they also teach introductory leather workshops and incorporate techniques and materials from other leather crafts in their work. Carreducker's distinctive approach - their unique combination of modern styling and ancient craft - is celebrated in the Design Museum's permanent exhibition, Designer Maker User in London. They bring this aesthetic to bear in the limited runs of unisex, shoes and boots that they make with artisanal manufacturers across Britain: desert boots made in Suffolk, leather work boots made in Derbyshire and slippers and loafers made in Norfolk.

    • Craft Description:I am a self-taught handweaver using traditional rigid heddle looms

  • Kate Holland (Leather)

    • Craft Description:Fine bookbinding for the 21st century. Using centuries old techniques and materials but with a modern aesthetic, I create bindings which reflect the content and feel of the text and illustrations. I also work with clients on creating very limited editions, whether there own text or a family archive. I can advise on creating the whole book from editing, typesetting and layout, to printing, binding and boxmaking. And I teach - at West Dean, Shepherds, The Craftsmans Cottage and from my workshop in beautiful countryside just outside the vibrant, artisan market town of Frome.

    Malthouse Farm, Court Lane, Corsley, Lane End, Warminster BA12 7PA, UK
  • Toni Watts (Other)

    • Craft Description:Toni is the manuscript illuminator at Lincoln Cathedral and is one of the few professional illuminators in the UK. She specialises in the creation of illuminated pages and letters using 24 carat gold and pigments. Natural pigments are painstakingly ground by hand to colour traditional manuscripts whilst modern watercolours add vibrancy to contemporary work. Commissions welcomed.

    Ivy House, 5 Dycote Ln, Welbourn, Lincoln LN5 0NL, UK
  • Angharad Thomas (Textiles)

    • Craft Description:I am a designer and maker who specialises in knitting gloves. I primarily design and hand knit, but also explore ideas through machine knitting gloves. I am happy to give talks and lectures about knitted gloves and their history and I also enjoy teaching workshops.

    Huddersfield, UK
  • Helen Hickman (Textiles)

    • Craft Description:Plant dyeing and hand spinning yarns using British wool is a joy & passion. Helen Hickman makes all her products by hand at her garden studio & they reflect her love of a natural, homespun lifestyle and the love of living on a mountain in West Wales,UK. She runs regular workshops in dyeing, spinning, knitting and crochet and you can find her at various events and festivals throughout the year demonstrating her crafts. (‘Nellie and Eve’ is named after her grandmothers)

    Carmarthenshire, UK
  • Hamish Lamley (Leather)

    • Craft Description:Pictavia Leather creates bespoke custom leather goods. I make just about everything, from outdoor bushcraft equipment such as backpacks, belt pouches, knife sheaths, living history and archaeological pieces, to contemporary products such as satchels, wallets, purses, and phone/tablet cases. I run various courses in leatherwork from basic starter days to intensive 3/4 day courses for those who want to learn the ins and outs of traditional leatherworking.

    Tibbermore, Perth PH1 1QJ, UK

    • Craft Description:Maker of bespoke marquetry, including keepsake boxes, game boards, pet portraits and much more.  Also supplier of marquetry kits for beginners and tutor of marquetry techniques.

    15 Newport Rd, Eccleshall, Stafford ST21 6BE, UK
  • Susan Dye (Textiles)

    • Craft Description:Susan is a plant dyer with over ten years experience growing three of the Medieval Grand Teint: madder, weld and woad. She uses systematic experiments to explore and refine dye recipes for use on fibre, yarn and cloth. Susan has a City and Guilds Certificate in craft and design and uses plant dyed materials in contemporary stitched textiles. She is a member of the North Herts and London Guilds of Weavers Spinners and Dyers.

    55 Walsworth Rd, Hitchin SG4 9SX, UK
  • Paul Floyd (Glass)

    • Craft Description:Paul Floyd BA(hons) is a designer and maker based at the Ruskin Glass Centre in Stourbridge, producing traditional & contemporary glasswork work for interior and architectural commissions. The Studio which was established in 2003 mainly works in glass, designing and making for both residential and commercial commissions.  A range of contemporary and traditional techniques are used including stained glass, mosaic, kiln-forming, casting and fusing.  Paul uses these techniques with a foundation of good craftsmanship and works in combination with different materials including wood, metal and ceramics to create the works. Paul has worked on varied commissions, ranging from stained glass for private clients to bespoke artworks for public art projects.  In the past he has designed and made glassworks for the Eden Project in Cornwall and more recently has designed and made a series of stained glass windows for a ‘Faith Centre’, as part of the public art vision of ‘Project Dandelion’ in Wolverhampton.  Through these and similar projects within the creative practice, Paul has gained and built on his experience with working alongside architects, interior designers, arts organisations, public, corporate and private clients. The studio also works with the wider community, local schools and colleges providing glass workshops, courses and creative projects.

    Wollaston Rd, Stourbridge DY8 4HE, UK
  • Emma Bruni Boast (Textiles)

    • Craft Description:Nidavellnir is the UK's leading Historical Nalbinding Specialist. Now with nalbound items and Nalbinding for Beginners resources available on Etsy. Nidavellnir specialises in the Single Danish stitch called 'languette' as well as the York Stitch; which creates a fine and durable textile. Teaching this heritage craft from the archaeological examples is Nidavellnir's main focus. Nidavellnir handcrafts all nalbound items you see in the online shop and sources wool from local farmers to make your Historical hats, socks and gloves. All items are hand crafted out of pure wool; from Icelandic, Shetland and British Rare breed wool. Custom orders welcome. Run by Viking-Age Archaeologist Emma 'Bruni' Boast MA, Nidavellnir can now provide virtual workshops and digital resources to learn this ancient craft. Nidavellnir is a member of the HCA-UK as well as Exarc, an international body for the protection of heritage reconstruction and interpretation. Nidavellnir has made nalbound items for museum displays, educational resources, re-enactment communities and the TV/Film Industry. From the British Museum to Roskilda Ship Museum. Nidavellnir launched the first Nalbinding for Beginners Book and Starter Kit in February 2018, to promote, teach and safeguard this heritage craft. In March 2019, Nidavellnir was instrumental in getting Nalbinding listed as an Endangered Heritage Craft, as there are very few skilled professionals teaching this craft professional as a full-time job. Nidavellnir's aim is to safeguard this craft by developing teaching materials to bring awareness of this craft to more people. As well as attending any wool craft and heritage shows, teaching, demonstrating and encouraging people to start learning this ancient craft for Historical or Modern purposes. Nidavellnir is owned by Viking-Age Archaeologist and Heritage Specialist Emma 'Bruni' Boast MA. A Published author and active heritage professional, with over 15+years experience in Viking heritage/archaeological education and engagement. In March 2020, Nidavellnir joined the UK Guild of Master Craftsmen UK. Nidavellnir is also a member and supporter of the Rarebreed Survival Trust UK. Feel free to contact for questions , queries or collaborative projects.

    • Craft Description:Farah Qureshi designs and makes jewellery in London in ethical materials.

    London, UK
  • Alison Hastie (Leather)

    • Craft Description:Shoemaker and one of the founders of Green Shoes.

    Cross St, Moretonhampstead, Newton Abbot TQ13 8NL, UK
  • Clare Revera (Basketry)

    5 Brig-Y-Don Hill, Ogmore-by-Sea, Bridgend CF32 0PS, UK
  • Julian Jefferson (Textiles)

    • Craft Description:I created 'MaGorsson' to promote and celebrate classic constructed textiles techniques: bobbin lace, whole cloth hand quilting. Humanity has sought to adorn its environment and person using textiles since time immemorial. We have a well established  tradition of bobbin lace, hand quilting in the British Isles, influenced and cross pollinated by European textile traditions.

  • Mel Bastier (Basketry)

    • Craft Description:Willow artist and basket maker of traditional and contemporary baskets and willow sculpture. Providing fun and creative willow weaving workshops; basket making, sculpture, living willow and more at Out to Learn Willow.  

    14 Main Rd, Ogmore-by-Sea, Bridgend CF32 0PD, UK
  • Julia Desch (Textiles)

    • Craft Description:Multi-faceted Artist working with own Wensleydale Rare Breed Fibre:Fibre Artist, Designs and creates Handknits, Felted Wallhangings. Director of  Lottery Funded Heritage Skills Project 2009 - 2010 - "Sheep to Shawl". Member of International Feltmakers Assoc., British Wool Artisan (by invitation only), Member of Society of Designer Craftsmen, member PURE Arts Group.   Facebook Page: Julia Desch Artist and Poet. Instagram: JuliaDesch1121;  Linked In; Linktr-ee.

    • Craft Description:Designing and making beautiful cutlery from sterling silver and locally sourced English Holly, Charlotte creates functional pieces of art for the kitchen. Her ethos revolves around simple, elegant designs that are ergonomic and tactile. With the intention of provoking people to appreciate their food and take time over their daily routines and rituals in the kitchen. Her work has fine details and is finished to a high standard. Hallmarked in accordance to the Assay Office's rules and regulations. Hallmarked in London.

    Old Market News, 34 Old Market St, Bristol BS2 0EZ, UK

    • Craft Description:  I started my career in ceramics making domestic ware, cups teapots, plates and bowls to enhance the daily experience of food sharing. My main inspiration is the landscape of my home of origin in Northern Italy, which informs my choice of materials  

    London, UK

    • Craft Description:I am a feltmaker, weaver, spinner and knitter. I love working with textiles

    • Craft Description:I was first introduced to the world of green woodworking and heritage crafts back in 2010 by Lee Southall, a talented craftsman and willow weaver. My practical skills as a conservationist (10+ years) were put into good use and I found myself making spoons and experimenting with different designs. I’m in love with the process, not just the end product and passionate about teaching others heritage crafts. When I am not turning bowls or forging tools, I work part-time supporting adults with autism and learning disabilities. This is my other passion and another area of teaching I specialise in. Through this experience, I am now offering unique day sessions for adults with additional needs who want to learn a variety of heritage crafts. This is hosted in a safe, secure woodland space at the centre of Stratford upon Avon. Sessions will include polelathe turning, bowl turning, spoon carving, stool making, willow weaving, tool maintenance and group projects.  ​ ​ If you are interested in attending, please email me at:  Website:  

    Redditch, UK

    • Craft Description:Hand Crafted Studio Pottery

  • Maire Curtis (Textiles)

    • Craft Description:Bespoke embroidery and Irish Lace.  Embroidery workshops and tuition. Maire is a master hand embroiderer with over 25 years experience, embroidering bridal gowns, veils and stage costume among others.  She lectures for her own workshops and as guest tutor for experience groups. She also hand crafts silk flowers using Japanese Somebana and french Millinery techniques.  These are used by coture bridal and evening gown designers around the world.

    5 High Buildings, Warwick Bridge, Carlisle CA4 8RP, UK

    • Craft Description:Silhouettes, landscapes, keepsakes and other artworks. No lasers, CNC, 3D printing or plywood here! I am compelled to work with wood and I am at my most content when at my saw.  In a world full of the mediocre and mass production  masquerading as art and craft, I am determined to at least try to skilfully make something that’s beautiful and one of a kind. So, I create art pieces suggested by the wood I find, the landscapes I love, their inhabitants, and their stories. Working in solid, native or rescued timbers,  I create  intricate images that emerge over many hours of cutting by hand with a scrollsaw. Skill and attention to the material is required, nothing is perfect, nor is it able to be reproduced endlessly at the push of a button. I love to explore the imagery the timber offers up in its  grain pattern, the contrasts within the wood itself, or simply weave the beauty of the wood into my designs.  Its a joy to work a material that’s so giving and I am determined to do justice to the trees that gave it.

    59 Kettering Rd, Rothwell, Kettering NN14 6JR, UK
  • Melissa Cole (Metal)

    • Craft Description:Melissa Cole is a blacksmith with over 25 years experience of working to commission, designing and making bespoke traditional and contemporary forged metal pieces for the home and garden. Her forge, with examples of her elegant flowing forge work, is open by appointment through the year. Melissa also regularly teaches introductory blacksmithing and metal sculpture courses privately from her Wiltshire forge and was a short course tutor in Blacksmithing and creative metalwork  at West Dean College.

    Pewsey SN9 6LU, UK
  • Diana Springall (Textiles)

    • Craft Description:Diana Springall is a designer/maker of wall panels, hangings, pictures, screens, carpets, altar frontals and greeting cards. Work is mainly to commission and produced in all types of cloth and yarn and stitch techniques. Individuality of design stems from a fine art training in drawing and painting. Versatility of subject spans the figurative, descriptive and representational to the abstract and conceptual, thus always reflecting donor/client source and site. Author of five books. Available for talks and workshops. Contemporary collection of embroidery can be viewed at

    Park Ln, Kemsing, Sevenoaks TN15 6NU, UK

    • Craft Description:Imogen Bright Moon is a British-Romani craftswoman and weaver, creating contemporary textile works through her studio practice, alongside commissioned charitable arts projects (Romani Cultural & Arts Company), exhibition (ONCA Brighton), and publication (Woven & Worn, Canopy Press 2019 & The Selkie, Magpie Publishing, 2018). Imogen’s sustainable studio practice includes educational mentorship through apprenticeship (recipient, Rose Riedel O’Brien, 2019) and as a freelance visiting lecturer and workshop leader on international arts courses at BA and MA levels since 2006. Bright Moon Weaving Studio practices an ethos of ethical, circular textile design, taking a integrated, holistic position on what it means to be a heritage ‘slow-craft’ maker at a time of growing ecological awareness, and a shift in global perspectives around mental health, physical wellbeing and the role of the creative arts to include historic and cultural ways of working in balance.


    • Craft Description:I am a felter and author by trade. I wet felt, needle felt, use stumpwork, embroidery, ribbon embroidery, shibori methods, beading and more, as well as processing and hand dyeing fleece with natural materials. I teach courses in felting, writing and more at Space Six in Newcastle, at Gibside National Trust Property, and at Newcastle Castle, in The Black Gate. I am a member of the International Feltmakers Association.

    Commercial Union House, 39 Pilgrim St, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 6QE, UK

    • Craft Description:Tapestry

    Edinburgh, UK

    • Craft Description:My path to the forge started by becoming a farrier in La Mancha, Central Spain, just outside the city of Toledo. Eventually I found myself working in Newmarket (Suffolk). After my knees called it quits for shoeing horses, what once was a hobby is now a fulltime occupation and my transformation from Shoeing Smith to Bladesmith is complete! I forge my knife blades in High Carbon Steel, either as monosteel (one single piece of steel) or as Pattern Welded (multi-layered ) also known as 'Damascus' steel. Wood is my preferred material for handles and I source them locally, in general, from pruning.      

    Wetherden, Stowmarket IP14, UK
  • Brian Turner (Textiles)

    • Craft Description:Bespoke hand made trimmings (passementerie) including Cords, Ropes, Braids, Tassels, Rosettes etc. We offer courses for individuals and small groups in Tassel making, Cord spinning, Rope spinning and Gimp spinning: all the traditional passementerie skills for hand making historically correct trimmings.  

    116 Lawrence Moorings, Sheering Mill Ln, Sawbridgeworth CM21 9PF, UK

    • Craft Description:I am a self taught metalsmith and I make Copper Things. It started as a hobby in 2008, making wire jewellery. As I progressed on my creative journey I learnt to appreciate sheet metal, especially copper. So it is only natural that my work is now taking a new path in coppersmithing. In recent years I have been working mainly with sheet copper, crafting a decorative and functional range of copper jewellery, home-ware and sculptures.  I love working with sheet metal and creating interesting 3D forms and shapes, often using nothing more than a simple hammer to create textures. Recently I have also started enamelling, which has proven very popular with jewellery customers

    Stamford PE9, UK
  • Mike Cherry (Wood)

    • Craft Description:Starting off as timber merchants and sawmillers with our own sawmill converting Hardwoods we have a long history dating back to 1897, the year of Queen Victoria’s Golden Jubilee, and we remain family owned - now with the 5th generation joining us in the business. Our woodturning side of the business was started around 1918 after the Great War, primarily involved in supplying the Traditional Ale Brewers across the UK and this remains the core of our activities alongside our specialist and more modern skills for laser engraving and finishing. We strongly support sustainable timber production whilst recognising that amenity woodlands in today’s world also have a place to play. Our range of products remains as exemplars of the woodworkers’ art and we are proud to offer these to new and existing customers alike.We are members of Woodland Heritage, as well as members of the Federation of Small Businesses.

  • Clare Hegdes (Textiles)

    • Craft Description:Clare Hedges designs and hand makes bespoke passementerie from her studio in Norfolk.  Working with a wide range of customers including interior designers, private clients, furniture makers and restorers and heritage groups she specialises in colour matching and reproducing antique pieces. Heritage commissions include the V&A Museum, Raynham Hall, Cressingham and Ickworth churches, braid for Coronation chairs and horse drawn carriages. National Trust commissions include Felbrigg Hall, Oxburgh Hall, Clumber Park, Lyme Park and Knole House. Clare works extensively with Candia Lutyens producing tassels for light fittings made to Edwin Lutyens designs, most recently at The Ned Hotel in London. Private houses in the UK, Canada, Australia, Spain and Ireland.

    Dereham NR20 4HN, UK

    • Craft Description:Traditional English hand stitched leather work

  • Katy Bevan (Textiles)

    • Craft Description:Katy Bevan is an independent curator, writer and educator with a specialism in craft.  She works as a freelance consultant  within formal and informal learning situations with a particular interest in the connective nature of craft in communities and the relationship between craft and wellbeing. She writes for textile and craft magazines such as Selvedge, The Knitter and  Rowan Knitting and Crochet Magazine, is a practical craft editor, designer and art-director, blogs at The Crafter and is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts.

    Chalford, Stroud GL6 8QD
  • David Tootill (Ceramic, Other)

    • Craft Description:We are an independent art school that teaches mosaic art to people from primary and secondary school age through to adults. We deliver specialist short courses, bespoke workshops and a Diploma and BA in Mosaic Studies, the first of its kind in the UK.

    Mansfield Rd, London NW3, UK
  • Michael May (Metal)

    • Craft Description:Traditional Sheffield cutler. Maker of pen and pocket knives, hand made in my workshop in Portland Works, Sheffield.

    Portland Works, Randall St, Sheffield S2 4SJ, UK

    • Craft Description:At Bodden Cross Studio I offer one day wood turning experience days for complete beginners. I am also very busy letter carving in wood. I have made signs for Cathedrals shops, homes and memorials.

    Bodden Cross Farm, Bodden BA4 4PU, United Kingdom
  • Jim Barrett (Leather)

    • Craft Description:I am a traditional country saddler producing hand made leather goods from my workshop in Rothwell, Northamptonshire.  I repair and manufacture a range of leather items using predominantly English bridle leathers.  For the majority of my work I use a variety of hand stitching techniques.

    39 Crispin St, Rothwell, Kettering NN14 6DA, UK

    • Craft Description:The Lettering Arts Trust champions the UK's rich heritage of hand drawn and carved lettering on stone, wood and metal.

    Snape Maltings, Snape, Saxmundham IP17 1SP, United Kingdom
  • Steve Brayshaw (Leather)

    • Craft Description:Welcome to Bagbybags Leathersmith Formed upon the ethos of reuse and repair Bagbybags is an established traditional leather workshop that offers insured and guaranteed repair, renovation, customization and manufacture to a vast range of leather items. As dedicated leather craftsmen we offer our skills to a wide ranging customer base and have accomplished many stunning transformations and creations, items ranging from high end designer bags, film set commissions, museum piece restoration, work to an 11th century church, items for the military and the designer boutiques of Chelsea. Equestrian items Saddle and tack repair and renovation, Girth Strap Replacement, Knee Rolls, Tack, Heavy horse items, Professional racing items, Custom made hard to find items, Alterations and repairs, Ridding boot repair and resizing. Motorcycle Items Jackets, Trousers, gloves and full suit repair, alteration and resizing, zip replacement specialist, Panniers repair and manufacture. Shooting and Country Wear Shotgun cases repaired, restoration of antique items, custom made items to order. Cartridge bags repaired, zip replacements to bags and cases and antique museum piece renovations. Everyday Leather Items High end items repaired and restored, handbags, bags, cases, jackets, belts. Specialist in boot and shoe repairs, zip replacements to a vast array of items, stretching and resizing, relining, dyeing, replacement of broken or missing metal hardware.

    A167, Thirsk YO7 3SE, UK
  • Hilary Burns (Basketry)

    • Craft Description:Willow baskets handwoven in Devon from home grown materials

    Paignton TQ4 7PE

    • Craft Description:We are a father and son team of engineers that design and hand make scientifically accurate representations of our Solar System. These instruments known commonly as 'Orrery' have been historically significant in teaching the heliocentric model of our Solar System for over 300 years.

    United Kingdom
  • Liz Baker (Textiles)

    • Craft Description:In conversation it came up that my lace pillow is really a reflection of my life in making lace.I started making lace in 1988 which means I've been doing this for over half my life. Every bobbin tells a place or a gift, every bead tells a story. There are the beads that I bought each month when I started. There are the bobbins bought to celebrate events in my life.   In 2000 I start my journey into Japanese Braiding, kumihimo, when I discovered that using a Marudai was like making lace in three dimensions.   As a professional business trainer, teaching lace and kumihimo was a natural step. I also supply equipment and supplies for kumihimo at craft fairs to promote the skills.

    The Manse, Fox St, Rothwell, Kettering NN14 6AN, UK
  • Penny Dixon (Textiles)

    • Craft Description:Inspired by nature I use handmade felt to produce contemplative textile homewares and accessories to make the wearer feel cherished. I produce a variety of  brooches, scarves, accessories and wall hangings using wool fibres  in mixtures of bright hues and gentle naturals. Handmade felt takes time to produce – Come join the slow revolution.

    Birmingham B14, UK

    • Craft Description:I am a stone carver and letter-cutter working to commission using hand tools in local sand stone or slate. I specialise in making sundials for specific situations and occasions as well as garden sculptures and memorials. I exhibit regularly and am passionate about my work. I also run courses in beginners lettering which usually take place over a weekend at a nearby courtyard garden. These are for a maximum of four people and are great fun as well as being rather therapeutic.

    Ancrum, Jedburgh TD8 6UY, UK

    • Craft Description:Mark Griffin (Griff) is a green woodworking chair maker based in Oxfordshire who specialises in designing and creating unique Gentleman's chairs and other traditional and contemporary styles of side chairs, carvers and rocking chairs from green ash wood. Using only traditional techniques and hand tools, chair components are made from 'log to chair' using a shaving horse, drawknife and spokeshave then the chairs are assembled using wet-dry jointing techniques. Once assembled, seats are woven in Danish cord or paper rush. Rustic Ash Chairs was established in 2015

    Oxfordshire, UK
  • Shirley Elwell (Textiles)

    • Craft Description:Handspun, handwoven rugs using fleece from rare breed sheep blended with coloured silk fibres. Craft retreats.

    5 Cwmygerwen, Bleddfa, Knighton LD7 1PB, UK
  • Rita Taylor (Textiles)

    • Craft Description:Knitting, crochet

  • Alice Hinton (Textiles)

    • Craft Description:We specialise in buying in fleece from local farms.  We then wash, dry, card and spin the fleece before knitting the wool into garments.

    5 Portheyl Pl, Hayle TR27 4JJ, UK

    • Craft Description:Evancliffe Leathercraft was set up and is run by Clive & Wendy Elsdon. We first developed an interest in leatherwork as an offshoot of Green Woodworking. The first leatherwork we undertook was the design and manufacture of leather tool guards and cases for many varied green woodworking tools, such as draw knives, spoke shaves, froes, carving knives etc. This lead to an interest in leatherwork in general and then enrolment on the first QCF Level 2 Creative Craft Leathercraft course at Northumberland College’s Hexham Centre. We both successfully completed the course. Our diverse range of hand crafted leatherwork includes Belts, Bags, Purses, Leather Hand Bound Journals and much much more.  Many of the items have developed from a customer saying, “Can you…” and us saying “Yes!”  Training We offer a wide range of Leatherwork Training Workshops to suite everyone. For example students can learn to make a Leather Belt, a Hand Bound Leather Journal, a Tool Cover or a Water Bottle amongst other things.  As a part of the learning process the student will often come away with an additional small leather item as well. We are constantly developing new workshops. We are also available to demonstrate Leatherwork as well as other traditional crafts like Green Woodworking & Willow Weaving at events including running hands-on activities such as leather stamping and stitching. We are fully insured and have the Craft Courses Gold Students Choice Award.

    19 Holywood, Wolsingham, Bishop Auckland DL13 3HE
  • Chris Baxter (Basketry)

    • Craft Description:Working with Willow I make baskets in the English Tradition (underfoot bases) as well as frame baskets. I also sculpt using willow and make garden products, obelisks, plant supports and hurdles (fencing). I like working with community groups and have undertaken some living willow structures both planting and maintenance. I teach some adult classes using willow in the garden, making willow creatures and making hoop and rib baskets.  

  • John Deller (Wood)

    • Craft Description:Maker of early and old time banjos based in SE London.

    Shooters Hill, London SE18

    • Craft Description:Robert is a traditional woodcarver & artificer, carving by hand and eye alone. Robert can and does replicate all traditional styles and fashions for architectural restoration or reproduction. But, he also produces bang up to date contemporary, climate crisis appropriate, arty and fully sculpted house signs, garden sculpture and cutting edge sociopolitical art. Robert exclusively uses 100% legal and sustainable British grown wood. Fully certified 'Grown in Britain' and 'Scottish Working Woods'. Supplying private individuals, charities, community groups, councils and .org(s). Private collections and Public Art installations.

    • Craft Description:Husband-and-wife partnership, Craig and Rebecca Struthers, are bespoke watchmakers working in the Jewellery Quarter, Birmingham. The couple first trained in vintage and antique restoration before applying their skills to the design and creation of worldwide unique timepieces using heritage techniques. They founded their studio in 2013 and have won multiple wards for their design, craftsmanship and research.

    Birmingham, UK
  • Julie Hastings (Textiles)

    • Craft Description:Scotland’s premier manufacturer of products for re-enactment, buhurt, LARP, HEMA, museums and film/TV productions. Providing an extensive range of historical archery, quilted armour and arming products, historical clothing, maille and accessories across a range of periods and disciplines. We also offer a range of custom screen printed, embroidered, sublimation printed and vinyl decorated garments and lifestyle accessories created for you by our in-house team. We are specialists in reproduction of heraldic designs in embroidery for use in today’s world. We ship worldwide.

    • Craft Description:Contemporary pewter for your home and table handcrafted by Ella from her studio at Manchester Craft and Design Centre. Ella enjoys pushing the boundaries of modern pewter, a lead free metal which doesn't tarnish. Her work combines traditional pewtersmithing with her contemporary designs to create functional items often combining different textures within her pieces. Having initially trained as a Silversmith Ella has specialised in Pewter for the past seven years. She is passionate about Pewter, it's history on our tables and the heritage skills she uses everyday to create contemporary pewterware. Her work has been awarded by the Worshipful Company of Pewterers  in 2006 and 2016 through their annual Pewter Live competition and she was delighted to recently by awarded a Creative and Cultural Skills Award recognising her programme of pewtersmithing workshops. For a full list of workshop dates please see Ella welcomes bespoke design enquiries. Visit her open studio at Manchester Craft and Design Centre six days a week. For more info please see

    17 Oak St, Manchester M4 5JD, UK
  • Allan Brown (Textiles)

    • Craft Description:Sustainable, local textile production: fibre growing, foraging and processing. (nettles, flax and wool)

    Brighton, UK

    • Craft Description:Artist Blacksmith

  • Steph Rubbo (Leather)

    • Craft Description:I accept commissions for one-off pieces and repairs to most leather items. I also welcome appointments to visit my London studio where every piece is designed and made. I trained as a saddler at Capel Manor college, and I am accredited as a qualified saddler by the Society of Master Saddlers.

    7BU, 40 Cumberland Rd, Wood Green, London N22 7SG, UK

    • Craft Description:Gill works with abstract conceptual forms that are hugely influenced by the sea as well as nature in all it's forms. She interprets the rough and smooth textures of rock pools, riverbeds and the movement of water which is of constant fascination to her. Gill's sculptural pieces represent a suggestion of a captured movement, a flowing form stretching or curling. She works with pewter in it's molten state that is worked quickly then it is further worked extensively once cool to achieve it's final appearance. Her more sculptural pieces are made using pewter sheet, silver or copper to capture the movement of water which is achieved using traditional silversmithing tools and techniques as well as the relatively new technique known as fold-forming.

    Station Rd, Tenterden TN30 6HN, UK
  • Rachel Murrell (Textiles)

    • Craft Description:Handmade heirloom cloth dolls. Traditionally jointed and suitable from birth.  

    Talbot Rd, Hawkhurst, Cranbrook TN18, UK
  • john richards (Leather)

    • Craft Description:John Richards trained at the London College of Printing under the late Arthur Johnson, one of Britain’s finest craft bookbinders. Since establishing his business in 1980 John Richards has become a highly regarded bookbinder with commissions from The Royal Academy, The National Trust, The Asiatic Society and many private collectors and antiquarian booksellers. Although specialising in the conservation of old books, John Richards provides a full range of bookbinding services including new bindings, box making and paper repair. All work is carried out by John Richards personally, using only high quality leather and materials, including genuine gold leaf. Winner of Society of Bookbinders International Competition 2007. Winner of Society of Bookbinders International Competition 2015 Winner of Society of Bookbinders International Competition 2019

    8 Gloucester St, Leamington Spa CV31 1EE, UK
  • Janet Timms (Textiles)

    • Craft Description:This type of beading and embroidery is also known as Broderie Chainette and Broderie de Luneville, named after Luneville in France where during the 19th century the tambour hook, which had been used exclusively for surface thread embroidery was first used for the application of beads and sequins.

    23 Queen's Gardens, Dover CT17 9AH, UK
  • michael edmondson (Textiles)

    • Craft Description:Keeping alive Nålebinding ancient wool craft. Also the creation of quality wool clothing, hand stitched and created with an eye for detail. Artist and Dark age re-enactor passionate about ancient sheep breeds and the techniques of Nålebinding. With a single bone needle you can travel back in time to a ancient craft creating warm clothing items. Alternatively you can create modem fun funky items giving life to creative art with a magical bone needle. A famous piece of nålbinding is the 'Coppergate sock' found during an excavation of the Coppergate area of York. A clear Viking influence in the textiles was found in the finds in this area. This was a wool sock that had been created using a technique never before recorded in England. The sock was slipper-like in style and would have covered the whole foot. Nålbinding was used in some regions of Northern Europe until the 1950s, when it most likely declined because of the changes in the textile industry and almost disappeared. It later gained renewed interest among many textile historians, archaeologists, craftsmen and re-enactors, so that it is today an exciting handicraft born again tradition

  • Anna Turnbull (Basketry)

    • Craft Description:Willow artist and basket maker of traditional and contemporary baskets and willow sculpture. Felt maker using traditional wet felting techniques to create scarves, wraps, bags, vessels and pictures. Commissions welcome. Experienced teacher delivering fun and creative workshops in basket making, willow sculpture and felt making, both for groups and individuals at my studio and other locations.

    Biteabout Farm, Lowick, Berwick-upon-Tweed TD15 2QE, UK

    • Craft Description:I handcraft simple wooden spoons, bowls and pots for everyday use using age-old traditional tools and techniques. I sell my wooden ware at artisan crafts markets and I teach to small groups or on a one to one basis.

    North Bovey, Newton Abbot TQ13 8RE
  • Phil Irons (Wood)

    • Craft Description:Born in Australia, Phil was brought up with wood in the family, his father was a woodworker and together with his mother they were antique restorers. Phil’s introduction to woodturning came at the age of 13 when his father acquired a cast iron child’s treadle lathe, made in the USA in the 1870s. He took it up as a serious hobby in his late 20s and after a six year spell in the travel industry he took the decision in 1994 to make it his profession. His knowledge and appreciation of English timbers was initially gained from working as a tree surgeon/forester for several years. He has won numerous awards in national competitions and is regularly invited to teach and demonstrate his techniques nationally and at an international level, including, France, Belgium, Spain, Germany, Finland, Ireland, Italy, Norway, South Africa, New Zealand and the USA. Phil is the author of several magazine articles and a best selling project book “Woodturning, Two in One” that has been translated into nine languages. He is best known for his coloured vessels and hollow forms with their clear, beautiful shapes and flowing lines, always striving for the perfect form. He uses wood salvaged from tree surgeons and firewood merchants. This wood often has no other commercial value other than as firewood. His reason for colouring wood is to enhance the hidden figure in white woods usually crotch wood or ripple, Sycamore, Silver birch, Ash, Maple, and the like. Taking something very bland and using bright contemporary colours to make the figure “pop” so that the beautiful "hidden" figure can be seen from a distance rather than just close up. He is a member of the AAW and the AWGB and a Registered Professional Turner.

    • Craft Description:Besom making, seasoned and green hardwood products. Scything making and teaching the use of Austrian scythes.

  • Ruth Thompson (Basketry)

    • Craft Description:We make sculptures, and structures using locally coppiced willow and hazel. Our work is mostly with schools, community organisations and larger organisations, helping people to be creative and find satisfaction in enhancing their outdoor spaces. We are in demand more than ever as people focus on craft activities to combat problems brought on by Covid restrictions, teaching on zoom and also with existing 'bubbles' and larger groups as lockdown eases.

    13 Oak St, West Mickley, Stocksfield NE43 7AY, UK
  • Alison Dupernex (Textiles)

    • Craft Description:Designer and maker of hand framed knitted scarves, jackets and coats, worked in cashmere, silk and Donegal wool which is lightly felted. Also available is an interiors range of throws, blankets and pots.

    England, UK
  • Adam Marriott (Metal, Wood, Other)

    • Craft Description:Traditional millwrights & engineers. All wind, water, steam & oil engine driven machinery made, rebuilt, repaired and maintained, from timber frame work, to castings and patterns.

    Worcester WR6 6XQ, UK

    • Craft Description:Mandy Brannan is a London based book artist, papermaker, and workshop leader. My practice combines relevant book formats with a range of different mediums that are adapted for each project: photographic images, hand drawn pencil lines and shading, informational text and handmade papers. I invite the viewer to examine interesting informative details regarding my continuing research into architectural structures, their visual elements and the patterns created by their construction. Instagram- Mandy Brannan

    Blackhorse Rd, Walthamstow, London E17

    • Craft Description: Michael, a born and bred Orcadian, who has been practicing the craft of wood turning for over 25 years, is self-taught. Michael has honed his skills using a combination of practice, experimentation and his desire to produce fine attractive pieces. He was accepted onto the Register of Professional Turners in 2017

    Grimeston Rd, Orkney KW17 2JT, UK
  • Sam Glass (Wood)

    • Craft Description:Sam Glass has been making rocking horses since 1988 He makes bespoke rocking horses with love and care using the patterns designed by him. His horses are things of true beauty yet are built for children (and adults) to play with. Sam crafts his work on the best of the past, continuing the traditions from the great makers. Sam is the only maker at Sam Glass Rocking Horses, all horses are crafted by him, he is an artisan maker and not a factory. Sam is semi retired now but continues to make rocking horses in the traditional way. All horses are painted by hand using brushes and sponges. No modern spray painting or stencils are used. Sometimes the lacquer is sprayed on and the products used are all to modern safety standards.  Sarah, his wife, assists with lifting and the painting, she is an artist, designer and crafts-woman in her own right. Sam has been restoring rocking horses for over 32 years. Many have been over loved, some have been neglected. He brings them back to glory ready to be part of your loving family. Like with a fine painting, the rocking horse will be restored sympathetically. You wouldn't use paint stripper on a work of art. Originality is very important. All his horses, be they created new or restored from old, take many hours as each one is hand crafted in the traditional way; the making of such beautiful objects cannot be rushed. Visits are welcome but by appointment only. Orders taken for advanced dates only as Sam carries no stock, he is an artisan maker and not a factory. It takes many months to create a rocking horse, his horses are all hand carved with traditional handheld tools. All leatherwork is bespoke and made by a British artisan maker of rocking horse tack. Every rocking horse is individually made to your requirements.

    Binchestre Croft, School Aycliffe, Newton Aycliffe DL5 6TG, UK
  • Ruth Gilbert (Textiles)

    • Craft Description:I am a weaver.  I make cloth and smaller items and also research and make replicas of archaeological finds.

    31 Grange Cottages, Marsden, Huddersfield HD7 6AJ, UK
  • Brian Fulton (Other)

    • Craft Description:Bespoke jewellery maker specialising in handmade jewellery.

    Main St, Keswick CA12, UK

    • Craft Description:The Cambridge Woodwind Makers workshop was created to provide a space for experts in the crafts of musical instrument-making to hand on their skills to others. We have an impressive list of tutors who teach around 35 students a year. The skills taught include tool making, design, measuring, wood turning, key making, instrument tuning and playing techniques.

  • Lucy McGrath (Other)

    18-22 Creekside, London SE8 3DZ, UK
  • James McCormack (Leather)

    • Craft Description:James McCormack has been making bespoke shoes since 1974. Trained in London's West End, he specialises in classic men's shoes made from the finest materials using oak bark tanned leather and fine calf skins.  

    Green Ln, St Albans AL3 6EX, UK
  • Karl Schmidt (Metal)

    • Craft Description:Karl-Josef Schmidt is an historical tinsmith, specializing in 19th century reproductions.  He trained with tinsmith Loren Miller at the Stuhr Museum of the Prairie Pioneer in Grand Island, Nebraska, and with master tinsmith William McMillen at Historic Eastfield Village in rural East Nassau, New York.  He uses primarily antique, 19th century tinsmith's tools in his workshop, drawing on historical tinware examples for inspiration.

    46554 SD-28, Estelline, SD 57234, USA
  • Kate Barlow (Textiles)

    • Craft Description:Kate grew up in North Wales and originally studied costume at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama in Cardiff before graduating in 2001 with a BA Hons in Theatre Design. Following this she worked as a freelance costume maker at Glyndebourne Festival Opera and then as part of the Touring Wardrobe department at the Welsh National Opera. Kate has always loved hand embroidery, and got the stitching bug from her Nan at an early age, so in 2013 she decided to take the plunge and re-train as an embroidery tutor at the Royal School of Needlework at Hampton Court Palace. Kate graduated from the Future Tutors Programme at the RSN with distinction in 2016. During the course she studied many traditional hand embroidery techniques including goldwork, jacobean crewel work, blackwork, stumpwork and silk shading. In 2015 Kates Advanced Silk Shaded budgie “Smuggler” was accepted by the Royal Academy of Arts for their annual Summer Exhibition. The piece was also made into a greetings card. Kate loves to design her own embroidery kits, using traditional techniques in a contemporary way. She also likes to combine her embroidery with her love of historical dress, creating kits based on original pieces. Her classes can cover all levels of ability, from absolute beginners to more advanced stitchers.When she's not involved in freelance projects Kate works as a stitcher for the RSN in their commercial studio, working on conservation, restoration and private commissions. ​ Kate has taught for the Royal School of Needlework at Hampton Court Palace,RSN Bristol,Bath Fashion Museum, at the Williamsburg School of Needlework in the U.S and the RSN 2018 Summer School in Lexington Kentucky.She also teaches for The Craft Sanctuary, Needlework Tours and Cruises, The Alpine Experience and the Crewelwork Company. She has worked on historical costume reconstructions for St Fagans National Museum of History and The School of Historical Dress. ​ In 2018 Kate filmed the RSN online learning course in silk shading and was runner up in The National Needlecraft Awards 2019 Embroidery Designer of the Year category.

    Voel Terrace, Rhosesmor, Mold CH7 6PS, UK
  • Tina Warren (Other)

    • Craft Description:Calligraphy, Lettering Art and Illumination for any occasion from traditional to the contemporary. I specialise in formal addresses and documents on manuscript calf skin vellum from William Cowley and am an ambassador for St. Cuthberts Mill. I use the finest materials including Chinese stick ink, artist's Designer gouache, leaf and shell gold. Commissions include : formal addresses, celebratory documents, Freedom Scrolls, wedding certificates, poems, words of special meaning, family trees, weddings (invitations, place cards, table plan), event calligraphy (place names and escort cards, merchandise personalisation).

  • Sarah Hatton (Basketry)

    • Craft Description:Sarah has been willow weaving in her hometown of Caerphilly since 2008. In 2009 she started planting her own willow beds and now grows 26 varieties a short walk from her home. Sarah has continued expanding her willow beds with plans to machine cut the acre of willow she will be planting over the coming years. She sells willow cuttings but also hopes to sell a small number of willow bundles in the future. In 2014 she was commissioned to create 70 gift hamper baskets for the NATO Summit being held in Newport. Along with some fellow basketmakers the commission was completed and they were presented to the World leaders and delegates attending the Summit filled with beautiful Welsh produce. She attained her City and Guilds level 2 with Eddie Glew as the main tutor in 2018. Along with Melanie Bastier she was commissioned by The Living Levels project on the Gwent Levels to weave a brinker sculpture which was featured in the BBCs Countryfile program. She was also absolutely delighted to be chosen as the basketry expert to be featured on the BBCs The Repair Shop. As well as continuing to develop her skills in basketmaking Sarah has also started replacing chair seating using rush, cane and seagrass. Sarah also teaches courses in basketmaking at the lovely Nantgarw China Works Museum.

    27 Pembroke Ct, Caerphilly CF83 2TN, UK
  • James Dilley (Stone)

    • Craft Description:Flintknapping (production of replica prehistoric stone tools using authentic techniques and materials) Bronze & copper casting (production of replica Bronze Age tools and weapons using authentic techniques and materials) Prehistoric crafts (including cordage, fire making, pottery, art, mastics/glues, clothing James Dilley of Ancient Craft has been producing replica prehistoric tools since a young age. Now a PhD candidate at the University of Southampton, James has examples of his work on display at the British Museum, Stonehenge and many other UK museums. He also appears frequently in TV and media such as BBC's Coast, Invasion!, Great British Countryside; Channel 4's Time Team and in childrens books from Dorling Kindersley. James is one of a very limited number of crafts people in his field who are very experienced with prehistoric crafts and the archaeological record from an academic perspective. James setup Ancient Craft to show off his skills while still learning, it has now become a fully fledged business engaging with museums and events across the UK. Please visit for more information about products, services in prehistoric living history and craft workshops.

    • Craft Description:I teach principally spinning, dyeing and knitting though I also use other disciplines in my own work, ranging from lace techniques, braiding, macrame, crochet, sewing, embroidery and drawing.  I have 30 years experience as a tutor, and have taught extensively to spinners and weavers guilds in the UK and abroad.  I teach day and residential workshops from my home/B&B in Southwest Scotland. I am an assessor for the Certificate of Achievement and have held 2 world records for "The Longest Thread"  I have numerous spinning tutorial videos available to view from my website and am a member of Ravelry (chicksinrubber)  I am also one of a very few women qualified to teach Fly fishing to advanced level.

    Arden Rd, Twynholm, Kirkcudbright DG6 4PB, UK

    • Craft Description:Pyrites Living & Learning with Nature Consultant & Tutor for Experiential Education, Teacher Training & Personal Development Bernard Graves, founder of Pyrites - Living & Learning with Nature - an educational initiative that promotes and facilitates Practical Skills Education in Schools & Practical Skills Teacher Training Courses throughout the UK and worldwide. Bernard is an experienced traditional craft practitioner and tutor, both with children and adults, facilitating workshops in a variety practical skills and activities combining ancient and contemporary technologies as a means to access vital areas of experience and learning. Currently engaged in writing a craft book: Crafting - Practice, Experience & learning.   

    11 Bisley Rd, Stroud GL5 1HE, UK
  • Deborah Wilding (Textiles)

    • Craft Description:Hand embroidery work, traditional style with the quality of the finished piece being my guiding standard. Trained to a high standard in historically accurate techniques which include Goldwork, Silk Shading, Whitework, Canvas techniques, Stumpwork, Appliqué, Blackwork, Crewelwork as well as others. Experience includes working on large studio projects and on small scale items for customers. As well as working on embroidery projects myself I also teach my skills on behalf of the Royal School of Needlework and in private settings.

    Copse Rd, Clevedon BS21 7QL
  • Katie Morgan (Other)

    • Craft Description:I am a self employed decorative painter, est 1985,  specialising in all sorts of paint finishes. My work is very varied,  from  fairground rides to Gypsy wagons, narrowboats to clock dial restoration, furniture to interiors.   I also  illustrate town maps and produce my own illustrated books on the meaning of words.

    Stanway, Cheltenham GL54 5PQ, UK

    • Craft Description:C.F. Kingston and Sons are highly skilled, traditional stonemasons, with over 20 years experience specializing in an extensive range of stonework services. Based on Exmoor within the national park C.F. Kingston and Sons are able to accept projects throughout North Devon, West Somerset and further afield. A large part of our work centres around the heritage craft of dry stone walling - a method of building walls with nothing but interlocking stone. Dry stone walls are an important feature of our landscape and as such we believe that it is a traditional craft that should be carried on for future generations.

    • Craft Description:The business at Pitt Mill is dedicated to maintaining the English tradition of making the finest hand-made watercolour paper for artists.   All the papers are produced to archival standards using pure Exmoor water from the mill’s own well and speciality fibres. These are principally cotton and linen flax but other materials such as hemp, esparto, seeds, flower petals and recycled rag are used to impart special characteristics. These fibres are then beaten in water for up to four hours to develop the strength of the fibre, and are internally sized using pH neutral ‘Aquapel’. For coloured paper, light, fast and permanent pigments are added at this stage. The sheets are formed individually by craftsmen using traditional English hand moulds and deckles giving each sheet characteristic ragged edges and a strength that is a hallmark of European hand-made paper. Each sheet is laid onto cloth felts unique to the mill and pressed four times to impart the gorgeous knot texture for which the mill is noted. Surface sizing with gelatine and slow air-drying high in the rafters of the mill loft complete the process.          

    Pitt Mill Watchet, Roadwater, Watchet TA23 0QS, United Kingdom

    • Craft Description:Parchment and vellum maker

    • Craft Description:Rebecca’s exquisite hand-embroidered and hand-block printed home accessories use a mix of antique and vintage textiles combined with traditionally woven, dyed and printed West African fabrics. Rebecca’s years of experience as a textile designer enhances her creation of beautifully embroidered and embellished cushions, bed throws, accessories and commissioned textiles. Working closely with clients and interior designers, Rebecca personally creates finely crafted pieces of functional textile art for the interior and is delighted to work on bespoke commissions.

    London, UK
  • Cathy Corbishley Michel (Textiles, Other)

    • Craft Description:Cyanotype (Blueprinting) on Textiles and Paper using John Herschel's 1842 technique together with modern digital photographic negatives. Cathy began her interest in Cyanotype printing (Blueprint) on Fabric after seeing work by the quilter Dorothy Stapleton. After attending a course with Ruth Brown of Stone Creek Silks, she extended her technique to include photographic printing with digital negatives. From 2009 - 2016 she worked on a series of large quilted wallhangings based on the Hurley Endurance Photographs, taken in 1914-16 during Sir Ernest Shackleton's near disastrous voyage to the Weddell sea, and his escape from the Antarctic ice after his ship sank. The Endurance Quilts won Best Large Wallhanging, Best Art Quilt and Runner up Best in Show at the National Quilt Championships at Sandown in 2012. She has undertaken Endurance and Shackleton quilt commissions for the South Georgia Museum in the South Atlantic and the Scott Polar Research Institute in Cambridge, and for the second and third 'Yorkshire Ones in Antarctica' exhibitions at the Hull Maritime Museum in 2015 and at the Bridlington Spa in 2016. In 2014 she completed a series of quilts based on the Terra Nova expedition of Robert Falcon Scott to the South Pole using photographs by Herbert Ponting, which were exhibited at Sandown 2014 and then travelled to America with the World Quilt Competition as part of the UK entry. The third quilt in the series 'Uncle Bill' featuring Dr Edward Wilson, was exhibited at the National Quilt Championships in Sandown in June 2015. She has also recently completed an Edward Wilson themed work for the Wilson Museum and Art Gallery in Cheltenham and in February 2019 she presented a Captain Cook/Exploration piece to the Quilters' Guild Collection.She exhibited a new series of quilts and wallhangings for the fourth Yorkshire Ones exhibition at Hull Maritime museum in March and April 2017 on the themes of Three Ships from Hull, Captain Cook, South Georgia, Whaling and Exploration. These quilts were also exhibited at the Ferens Art gallery, Hull as part of the Ferens Open Art Exhibition 2018. Her most recent project is based on the human and animal locomotion images of Eadweard Muybridge. The first textile in this series is now in the Kingston on Thames Museum Mybridge Art Collection and is periodically exhibited in the foyer. She was also an invited artist for the recent My Muybridge exhibition at the museum.In 2019 she will be undertaking a new project for the sixth Yorkshire Ones exhibition, Threads of Green, at the Yorkshire Museum of Farming, Murton Park with themes including the Green Man. Cathy is based in London and lectures regularly to Quilters, Textile and Embroidery groups as well as Photography associations, U3As and the WI. Her talks include both the history of the Cyanotype/Blueprint technique, which dates back to the mid 19th century, and the inspiration behind the Antarctic quilt series. Proceeds from her lectures are donated to the South Georgia Heritage Trust and/or the RNLI. Her work has been featured in a number of magazines including Fabrications, Popular Patchwork. The books, 'Cyanotypes on Textiles' and 'Digital Imagery on Fabric', both by Ruth Brown, and Linda Seward's book‚ The Ultimate Guide to Art Quilting‚ also uses illustrations of her work. She presented a paper on the 'History of Blueprinting and Cyanotype on Textiles' at the British Quilt Study Group Seminar in Manchester in October 2015 which was published in Quilt Studies in May 2016.Although she is now retired from the medical profession she is still active in cancer research and is a volunteer in the St George's Medical School Archives.

    Merton Park, London SW19 3NT, UK
  • Nicki Rowling (Basketry)

    • Craft Description:I am a contemporary willow weaver  combining wood, willow, cane, metal and textiles to create interesting and functional pieces from a little woodland studio in the beautiful Surrey Hills .  I love working with willow and the endless possibilities for it's uses in a traditional and contemporary way.

    Lakeview Cottages, Balchins Ln, Westcott, Dorking RH4 3LN, UK

    • Craft Description:I am primarily a chair caner but will also undertake work in rush and Danish cord. In most instances I can provide a firm quotation based upon photographs. As part of the process I can also undertake basic repair work to chair frames or organise for specialist repairs, as required.

  • Helen Groeger (Textiles)

    • Craft Description:Independent yarn dyer, weaver, spinner and knitter. I’m trying to keep history and cottage industry alive. I dye yarns and materials with botanical dyes, acid dyes, batik techniques, indigo dye and tie dye. I weave in traditional weave styles and also trained in Saori weaving in Japan. I blend fibres, card fibres and make art yarns. I am also a reenactor from the Viking period onwards, making historical clothing and trading at historical events.  

    2 Springville Ave, Hessle HU13 9JR

    • Craft Description:Yorkshire's Best Beeswax Candle Company 2021 (British Made Awards)                   Historical & Sustainable Beekeeping, Historical Candle Making and Re-creation of Historical Beekeeping Skills and Methods, as well as Living History Displays in a variety of Historical Periods. Traditional Bee Skep Making, 100% Pure Raw Artisan Honey and other Handmade Beeswax Products at Market Stalls and Events. Web Shop is available via the Green Man Honey webpage.   Bookings for Events and Markets, Historical & Modern, are more than welcome!

    Waxholme Trading Park, Waxholme Rd, Waxholme, Withernsea HU19 2BJ, UK

    • Craft Description:Lettercarver and Stonecarver

    41 Green End Ave, Earby, Barnoldswick BB18, UK

    • Craft Description:Chair seating

  • Carl Hardman (Stone)

    • Craft Description:We are dry stone wallers with a passion for our heritage craft but it doesn't stop there. Landmark Walling Ltd have a wide range of skills covering all aspects of the heritage craft of dry stone walling. Working to the highest standards, we undertake a variety of projects including garden walls for private clients, large scale commercial schemes, sculptural and artistic commissions and show pieces at exhibitions and horticultural shows. As well as our fun and informal dry stone walling courses, we deliver bespoke training and team building to diverse groups providing quality instruction and encouragement from highly qualified tutors. When undertaking a project we provide specialist consultation enabling us to exceed our clients' expectations. We are professional members of the Dry Stone Walling Association of Great Britain, The Guild of Master Craftsmen and The Heritage Crafts Association.  

  • Liz Tapper (Textiles)

    • Craft Description:Liz is a Graduate Apprentice of the Royal School of Needlework, and as such, received training in traditional technical hand embroidery, as well as the conservation and restoration of antique textiles. Since that time, she has worked on commissions for Harrods, Lulu Guinness, Monsoon, London Fashion Week, for private individuals and for television. Liz teaches at venues around the country, to all skill levels, both for the RSN and privately. She also designs and sells embroidery kits and embroidered art in a range of hand embroidery techniques, as well as Appletons’ wool, fabrics and goldwork threads through her company, Lenham Needlecraft. A range of classes are also listed on the website. Liz is an accepted Member of the Somerset Guild of Craftsmen and The Society for Embroidered Work. Please contact her to discuss a commission or to book tuition.

    Holcombe Ln, Shepton Mallet BA4 4RD, UK

    • Craft Description:Specialist Heritage Locksmith. Keys made and locks made or restored. Traditional "one off" Light Engineering for mechanical objects.    

    54 New Rd, Willenhall WV13 2DA, UK

    • Craft Description:Lantra/Dswa Certified Advanced Craftsman

    • Craft Description:My pots are carefully handcrafted on my potter's wheel and each is unique. Some might come as a 'family', but they are not factory-made, so the sizes and shapes, though similar, will vary slightly. I create my pieces with white stoneware and dark stoneware clays to achieve some beautifully contrasting pieces. All of my glazes are of my own creation and are composed in large part from natural materials found in the Yorkshire Dales. I forage for plants such as nettles, thistles, reed canary grass, common hogweed, docks and rushes, and then burn and process the ashes for ash glazes. Wood is sourced from Ribblehead Forest. I collect iron ochre around the skirts of Whernside and source greywacke gritstone dust from Dry Rigg Quarry at Horton-in-Ribblesdale. All of these are used in various combinations to produce the glazes that I use.

    7 Northfields Cres, Settle BD24 9JP, UK
  • Sara Dennis (Textiles)

    • Craft Description:Sara enjoys creating beautiful embroidery with character that goes beyond excellence in technique. She is influenced by the Arts and Crafts Movement ideology that design and making are integral to each other. Sara’s designs come from a life long interest in colours, textiles and art; her deep knowledge of craft coupled with a zest to communicate form the foundation of her teaching and making. When not teaching at the Royal School of Needlework, Sara works as a freelance tutor, curator and maker in and around North West England. She is the Textile Expert on BBC One's The Repair Shop.

    Castle Grove, Lancaster LA1 1YJ, UK

    • Craft Description:Traditional and modern calligraphy

    2 Hazelwell, Brooklands Rd, Sale M33 3QH, UK

    • Craft Description:I am a silversmith and designer. I work with many different silversmithing techniques including raising, spinning, engraving, box making, inlay work, forging and fabricating. The designs I make are represented in churches, Oxford colleges and military regiments alongside private collections across Europe. My work has been exhibited internationally and widely in the UK, notably at the V&A Museum, London. I am available to commission in addition to keeping a small stock of items for immediate purchase.

    57 Botyl Rd, Buckingham MK18, UK
  • John Wills (Metal)

    • Craft Description:John is a brazier -maker of domestic copper and brassware items- and a blacksmith making historic reproductions for museums, educators, reenactors and anyone with a love of hand made traditional metalwork.

    Glendon Lodge Farm, Kettering NN14 1QF, UK
  • Paul Hayler (Ceramic)

    • Craft Description:Family studio based on the Isle of Wight.

    Main Rd, Ryde PO33, UK
  • Ben Wilde (Metal, Wood, Other)

    • Craft Description:Archipelago Folkschool connects people with craft. We are a Community Interest Company and a collaborative social enterprise. We run short residential craft courses in beautiful places, events that teach skills but also encourage participation in communities and connection with the environment. Our approach is interdisciplinary as much as possible - our lives are not lived as neat sections so our making shouldn't be either. We work at the boundary between expression and engineering; art and science; the human built and the naturally occurring. We are inspired by folkschools around Scandinavia and America as well as the pioneering work of the GalGael Trust in Glasgow.

  • Mark Tallowin (Leather)

    • Craft Description:I'm a leatherworker by trade and a designer by inclination.

  • Robert Wade (Metal)

    • Craft Description:We have over 35 years of experience in building bespoke bicycles and tandems and have won many awards for our designs and craftsmanship. Peter originally trained as a goldsmith in London's Hatton Garden and his skills can be seen in the silver head badges and number plates of our frames. A lot of our modern work is using stainless steel tubing, while the combined experiences and wealth of accumulated knowledge we have is used in our teaching and also in the repair and renovation of classic frames.

    John Rose Building, High St, Coalport, Telford TF8 7HT, UK
  • Jo James (Textiles)

    • Craft Description:I practise the discipline of hand winding, a process discovered whilst exploring weaving.  I create original bespoke wall hangings for the Interior.  I have found ‘Process’ motivates ‘Making’ and I am able to obtain strength and a sense of purpose from handcrafted work, enhancing wellbeing.  I find inspiration from nature and in particular the coast surrounding the Isle of Wight.  Capturing colours, textures and tactility are my main motivation.

    Morton Old Rd, Brading Isle of Wight, Brading, Sandown PO36 0PH, UK
  • Sarah Page (Wood)

    The Truggery, Hailsham BN27 1QL, UK
  • Nathan Goss (Wood)

    • Craft Description:Nathan has over twenty years’ practical experience in the restoration of historic buildings which started with his five year carpentry and joinery apprenticeship in 1987. He was initially trained in the art of stair construction, church joinery, cabinet and coffin making. Even though Nathan is extremely passionate about restoring, conserving old buildings, he still runs his own bespoke joinery & furniture design company, where he also restores individual pieces for private clients.

    Yr Hen Ysgol, Aberarth, Aberaeron SA46 0LP, UK

    • Craft Description:Paula Barratt  specialises in traditional woodcarving, working predominantly in woods which are native to the UK. She is based in north London and is available for commissions of new works as well as reproductions and restoration of historic works.

    30A Borwick Ave, Walthamstow, London E17 6RA, UK

  • Hammerpond Road Tetherstones Stables 4, Horsham RH13 6PE, United Kingdom
  • Stephen Wessel (Metal, Wood)

    • Craft Description:I make modern concert flutes using silver, stainless steel and black acrylic inlay. These are bespoke instruments of very high quality made entirely by hand.

    Shepton Mallet, UK
  • Dave Atkin (Wood)

    • Craft Description:Using traditional techniques I carve functional spoons and other wooden ware. Influenced by the natural world, folklore and history I experiment with form and design to create unique and individual pieces. I also teach spoon carving from my workshop.

    46 Galtres Rd, York YO31 1JR, UK
  • Georgie Tym (Leather)

    • Craft Description:Hands of Tym - Luxury Leather Accessories & Bag Making Courses All our products are lovingly handmade and personalised in our workshop on the edge of the Cotswolds in Oxfordshire, UK by leathersmith Georgie Tym. In addition to our core range of luxury handmade products, we also offer the following products and services: Bag making courses at the Hands of Tym Academy in Banbury, Oxfordshire. We offer a range of courses from our popular Bag in a Day handbag making courses to our 5-day Pattern Cutting course. We also offer 1-1 sessions either in the workshop or over Zoom. Please see our Covid-19 Courses Guarantee. DIY Bag Kits - a selection of craft it yourself leather bag making kits to make at home. We have a range of kits for you to enjoy crafting from purses to backpacks. Each kit is hand cut and prepared at our workshop in Oxfordshire. Leather Craft Tools & Supplies - we offer a range of tools and supplies for all your leather crafting needs Leather Repairs & Restoration - Here at the Hands of Tym workshop we have a huge array of tools and expertise to craft beautiful handmade leather products. As a result, we're also well equipped to work on all your leather repairs. Consultancy, Bespoke & Sampling - we work with other brands to help you make your ideas a reality. Additionally, as we manufacture all our products by hand here at the workshop, we can accommodate bespoke requests as well as undertaking sampling work for external clients. Please get in touch if you have any questions Leathersmith, bag designer & maker Hands of Tym is a luxury leather goods operation focusing on ‘one by one’ humanised manufacture of leather handbags and accessories. Every piece is unique and handmade in Banbury, Oxfordshire. Using only the finest materials sourced as locally as our surviving supply chains will allow, our artistry is based on combining the traditional techniques of leather craft with a modern handbag design aesthetic where functionality is key. Bringing ownership of craft back to the individual, reversing the division of labour and ensuring every piece holds a unique bond to the maker. Dreamt up in 2010 and realised in 2016 following a varied career in Accessories design and development. Founding Leathersmith is designer Georgie Tym, a Cordwainers graduate on a private endeavour to keep British craft and industry alive. Georgie works as Leather Accessories Technical lecturer at the London College of Fashion and continues to work on private bespoke work and consultancy work. Available for design, development, sampling, consultation and training.Please contact us for a quotation. We’re always happy to hear from you.

    • Craft Description:The British Society of Scientific Glassblowers was founded in 1960 for the benefit of those engaged in scientific glassblowing and its associated professions, and to uphold and further the status of scientific glassblowers .Scientific glassblowers are charged with manufacturing laboratory equipment in glass, using glass rods, tubes and prefabricated components. Although the Society is primarily for scientific glassblowers, we encourage anyone with an interest in glass working to join – glass as a material holds an interest for many, and glassworkers provide a huge range of products, from glass beads and jewellery, to paperweights, decorative and practical vessels of every shape, size and colour, and sculpture intended for purely aesthetic effect. Were it not for these artists and craftsmen throughout history, scientific glassblowing would not exist as a craft. The Society holds a quite sizeable library, to which members have free access.

    Scottish Enterprise Technology Park, E Kilbride Rd, East Kilbride, Glasgow G75 0QU, UK
  • Dave Evers (Wood)

    • Craft Description:Pole lathe bowl turning, plates, cups and other wooden items.  

    Goldsmiths Row, London E2 8QA, UK
  • Jonathan Hill (Wood, Other)

    • Craft Description:Maker of Stringed Musical Instruments, based at Cockpit Arts in Deptford. Specialist in the Viola d'amore with a comprehensive knowledge of historical instruments and making techniques. Maker of instruments with sympathetic strings and knowledge of the construction of the Turkish and Arabic Oud.

    18-22 Creekside, Deptford, London SE8 3DZ, UK
  • Nigel Armitage (Leather)

    • Craft Description:With 30 years’ experience in the industry, Nigel has built a strong reputation as a maker of quality bespoke goods whilst maintaining the ethos, Quality Matters. The items he makes are done so using traditional and timeless techniques and are all completely handmade. In recent years, Nigel has turned his extensive knowledge and skill towards teaching. He now runs courses for absolute beginners to adept and advanced leatherworkers including many other teachers. His willingness to share his knowledge is driven by the desire to ensure the old skills are not lost and the craft is kept alive. Whilst Nigel continues to make goods to order in his workshop, he spends much of his time teaching students from across the globe and can often be found in America teaching his skills to other talented leatherworkers. Nigel is a published author of two leather working books, 'Leathercraft' and 'Belts' he has produced a large number of instructional online videos to help budding leatherworkers that can be found on his website and on YouTube.

    Burton upon Trent, Burton-on-Trent, UK

    • Craft Description:Ceramic beads. The beads are fashioned from earthenware clay and biscuit fired, they are then hand painted and glazed. This may be a pattern using natural mineral colours or a complete landscape painted on an individual bead. These are then fired again. A third firing is needed to add real gold or platinum or a lustre glaze detail. The toggle clasps are fashioned from sterling silver.

    Fotheringhay Rd, Peterborough PE8, UK
  • Eunju Lee (Wood)

    • Craft Description:Eunju completed first her training in violin making & restoration at Merton College under excellent tutor Keith Grave. Later, she started studying at West Dean College of Art and Conservation under excellent tutor Shem Mackey for strengthening her abilities related to historic musical instrument making, particularly specializing on viola da gamba making. During her first year at West Dean College, she has been awarded the Queen Elizabeth Scholarship which proved her skills, passion and potentialities in high standard of craftsmanship. She also trained at Royal College of Music Museum in London for acquiring skills for analysing musical instrument condition and studying historic objects in details. In addition, she worked at Chamberlain Music shop in Haslemere, where she trained and acquired knowledge of setting and repairing violins, violas and cellos. Whilst studying at West Dean College, she learnt many historical crafting methods - including carving, historical gilding, marquetery, blacksmithing, clock making method, wood engraving, wood block printing - to combine and apply this knowledge into historical musical instrument making. Eunju is interested in early musical instruments making, and particularly the methods which were applied during baroque or renaissance period for making particular instruments such as viola da gamba. She has passion and enthusiasm in early music scene, and it is her motivation to work on the reproduction of historical musical instruments. ​

    Billingshurst Rd, Coolham, Horsham RH13 8QN, UK
  • Sarah Manly (Glass)

    • Craft Description:I am a glass coldworker. I shape and decorate glass by grinding it when it is cold. My coldworking area is a bit like a museum but I use my lovely old machines to produce contemporary work. I also have a warm glass area for shaping and decorating glass in a kiln.

    Grotto Hill, Margate CT9 2BU, UK
  • Sue Kirk (Basketry)

    • Craft Description:Sue Kirk has been growing willow and weaving baskets for 20 years in King's Cliffe, East Northamptonshire. Sue makes traditional and contemporary baskets using several varieties of home grown willow. Working to commission and creating her own designs for galleries and interior spaces. 'Slice', Sue's large scale outdoor sculpture was recently woven for Burghley House Sculpture park in Stamford, Lincolnshire. Woven with home grown willows the piece slices through a stone wall, piercing the stone, playfully passing through the space with movement and speed. Sue also teaches basketry, garden structures and willow sculpture throughout the year at King's Cliffe and at a variety of venues around the country including the City Lit in London. Sue is a member of The Basketmakers' Association and last year was made a Yeoman member of The Worshipful Company of Basketmakers.  

    70 Wood Rd, King's Cliffe, Peterborough PE8, UK
  • Craig Palmer (Metal)

    • Craft Description:Bespoke handmade/hand spun lighting & decorative items from bespoke one-off commissions to multiple batch orders. Hand spinning metal is an extremely old trade which most people have never heard of yet many items in and around their homes and businesses are hand spun, or used to be before mass production of cheap pressed or machine-made goods took over. Hand spinning takes years to master and is fascinating to watch if never seen before. I have been a precision metal spinner for over 16 years, hand spinning for the aerospace and nuclear industries working to extremely tight tolerances (as tight as 0.1mm) as well as all kinds of commercial spinning and one-off pieces in standard and exotic metals. My love of metal spinning has led me to making decorative and statement lighting, flower pots, candle holders and bowls etc., from my small workshop in Portsmouth, Hampshire. Everything I sell is handmade to order, British-made with passion and a high level of workmanship. All the tools I use to spin metal are also handmade by myself, from the mandrels to the tools I use to manipulate the metal. As well as my own work I also take commissions and multiple batch orders of parts or components.

    Portsmouth, UK

    • Craft Description:Our Rocking Horses are individually hand carved and finished in Yorkshire, England, in our own workshops. They are available direct from us, the makers, so we are able to keep our prices  affordable whilst maintaining the highest standards of quality. We use only the best quality materials including hardwoods from sustainable sources and because we have our own wood, leather, hair, paint and metal workshops, we give a very personal service plus there are lots of choices!

    Fangfoss, Nr York YO41 5JH, United Kingdom
  • Pip White (Textiles)

    • Craft Description:Pip White started Pippaluk Crafts some five years ago.  She now specialises in needle felt landscape and coastal scenes felted mainly from Merino fleece but also using more exotic fibres such as yak and silk mixes.  Her pictures depict well known and loved scenes, particularly of the Jurassic Coast in Dorset.  Working from home she sells her work on Etsy.  Pippaluk Crafts also retail tools and colour palettes of fleece particularly designed for landscapes.  Workshops held regularly with discounts for larger groups.  All enquiries welcome.

    West Grimstead, Salisbury SP5 3RJ, UK

    • Craft Description:Simon Haywood designs and creates quality decorative ornament, sculptures and architectural carving in a variety of woods. Using traditional wood carving methods, Simon creates unique products that will enhance your home or work environment. Working independently or in collaboration, Simon can bring distinction, style and authenticity to your home or commercial space with specialist architectural wood carvings.  Simon is a member of The Guild of Master Craftsmen.

    207 Slad Rd, Stroud GL5 1RJ, UK

    • Craft Description:I make chairs using traditional green woodworking techniques. Starting with fresh felled ash or oak the wood is split and then carved with a drawknife. The finished components have bold facets and follow the natural curves in the wood. I make Welsh stick chairs, following the tradition of country chairs made simply with a minimal set of hand tools. I also make desk chairs and dining chairs using a method know as post and rung in styles similar to those made by Ernest Gimson and the Arts & Crafts Movement. I carve household utensils, mostly spoons but also bowls and cups. I'm know for my painted ware, scoops and spoons that have a think milk paint finish that has an almost ceramic appearance. I regularly teach spoon carving courses and details can be found on my website.

    18 Bisley Rd, Stroud GL5 1HE, UK
  • Alice Wood (Textiles)

    • Craft Description:Little Toy Dogs are hand made collectable toys, designed and sewn by Alice Wood in her south London studio. Using traditional toy-making processes Alice creates unique characterful toy dogs from beautiful mohair fur fabrics, which have been used to make the best Teddy Bears and toys for over 100 years. Alice is also a member of the British Toymakers Guild and the Crafts Council Directory of Makers. She trained in pattern cutting before studying BA Illustration at Camberwell School of Arts & Crafts and MA Children's Book Illustration at Cambridge School of Art.

    1, 118 Stanstead Rd, Forest Hill, London SE23 1BX, UK
  • Sarah Steele (Stone)

    • Craft Description:First appearing in the Early Neolithic, Whitby Jet manufacture along with flint knapping is arguably Britains oldest craft and oldest natural resourse. The manufacture itself requires little in the way of material specific tools, so the industry is difficult to detect in the archaeological record. The prevalence of jet finds however suggest that it was an important socio-economic resource during the Bronze Age, Roman, early medieval and medieval periods, returning to favour in the Victorian Era. Whitby Jet is, therefore, a culturally historic craft product.

    138 Church St, Whitby YO26 6NF, UK

  • 29 Flint Way, St Albans AL3 6DU, UK

    • Craft Description:An eclectic variety of baskets, mainly willow

    • Craft Description:Bookbinder and pyrographer

    6 Edward St, Leeds LS2 7NT, UK
  • David Connor (Basketry)

    • Craft Description:Willowcraft Renovations have been replacing cane seating, rush seating, Dutch cord seating, skeining, and leather top desks for over 30 years.

    3 Staindrop Cres, Darlington DL3 9AQ, UK
  • Tony Fulton (Leather)

    • Craft Description:From my workshop in Godmanchester I make handcrafted and handtooled leather goods and accessories ranging from wallets and belts to motorcycle luggage and saddles generally made using veg tanned leather with bespoke handtooled designs and solid brass fittings, as such each piece created is unique to the customers own requirements. Every part of my process is hand done right from the design and cutting of the leather, then hand tooling the piece, dying and painting and then finally hand saddle stitching, finishing the piece with the hardware and treating the leather to protect it.

    Roman Way, Godmanchester, Huntingdon PE29 2RW, UK
  • Connie Flynn (Textiles, Glass)

    • Craft Description:My multi skilled textile practice has evolved through experimenting and combining traditional techniques and modern practices, using a variety of materials to work with both my hands and machines. These are often drawn from a number of skills - hand felting, weaving, knitting, textile sculpture, and surface effects including hand stitching. The chosen processes often represent social and cultural concepts in a textile history framework, crossing cultural and contextual boundaries between traditional craft and contemporary art. I have exhibited widely since 1992 in a variety of gallery and museum contexts, both nationally and internationally. I began working in stained glass in 1992, from small glass hangings to unique Tiffany style lampshades, and to large stained glass panels for installation in windows. I have had a number of commissions in the UK and abroad. I also assisted Hana Osmancikova in a large stained glass church window commission in the Czech Republic. My experience of working on a commission with a school resulted in the outcome of two stained glass windows designed by the children for a new children’s centre in Harrow. Highlights of selected exhibitions include the Palace of Westminster, with a reception hosted by Betty Boothroyd. I also participated in a group exhibition in the Centre Culturel H Matisse, France, staying in the house once occupied by Henri Matisse.  

    Norfolk, UK
  • Lucy Cushley (Leather)

    • Craft Description:An apprentice bridle, saddle and harness maker. Currently focusing on becoming a horse collar maker. Currently under the mentorship of Master Saddler James Adair.

    35 Holly Park Rd, Killinchy, Newtownards BT23 6SN, UK

    • Craft Description:Traditional hand forged blacksmithing techniques are used to create contemporary and innovative metalwork, bespoke items such as curtain poles, hooks, fireside sets, gates, railings, sculptures, balcony rails, furniture and lighting, to name but a few, are some of the many commissions we have undertaken. All of the designs are beautifully hand drawn with delicate attention given to the smallest of details, the result is fine craftsmanship, superb detailing and a substantial build quality that reflects a belief in a lasting beauty and quality.

    Hornby, Northallerton DL6 2JE, UK

    • Craft Description:Silversmith

  • Simon Brock (Wood, Leather)

    • Craft Description:I make clogs using a combination of hand and machine tools, principally for clog step dancers and morris dancers in England and Wales, as well as some for everyday wear. I attend a number of clog dancing events and folk festivals throughout the year, please see the website for more details. You can visit the workshop for fittings but please get in touch first to arrange an appointment. I also make bespoke leather items, primarily for folk and medieval musicians.

    218 Walkley Cres Rd, Sheffield S6 5BB, UK
  • Rachel Bower (Basketry)

    • Craft Description:A professional basketmaker specialising in stake and strand willow baskets with a particular interest in exploring traditional techniques, combining different varieties of willows to produce baskets with a contemporary design. Teaching level - Beginners and Improvers. Commissions welcomed.

    The Shieling, 75 Suttieside Rd, Forfar DD8 3NH, UK
  • Alison Ellen (Textiles)

    • Craft Description:Hand knitting and dyeing, producing garments and accessories.  

    Dockenfield, Farnham GU10 4HS, UK
  • Dr Hellion (Wood)

    • Craft Description:Based in the Forst of Bowland, Helliontoys design and craft super eco-friendly toys.  Run by Dr Hellion (Dr Selina Ellis-Gray), we are a small family business who specialise in open-ended designs inspired by child-led approaches such as RIE, Montessori, Waldorf schools of learning. We primarily focus on crafting for preschool children and use a hybrid of innovative and traditional woodworking methods. This blend enables us to customise each toy made and ensure it will last for many generations to come. Our exceptional pieces are independently CE tested and crafted using sustainable local materials wherever possible. This enables us to support a network of other small independents or community interest companies,  all within a small radius of our own rural workshop. Of note, many of our design registered toys are top three free: No plastics. No BPA's. No VOC's

    Sawley Rd, Grindleton, Clitheroe BB7 4QS, UK
  • Lydia Stonely (Textiles)

    • Craft Description:Polly had a Dolly seeks to spark children’s imaginations and encourage creativity. Using pure natural materials, heritage craft skills and simple designs my dolls appeal to all the senses and inspire open-ended play. I love to design and make treasured,high quality dolls which will last for a lifetime of play. My dolls draw on Steiner philosophy which is used in Waldorf eduction. They have deliberately simple facial expressions to stimulate the creativity within your child, helping them to portray their feelings and emotions on to their doll and allowing them to engage in a deeper lever of play. My open eyed dolls are ideal for a daytime play companion and sleepy eyed dolls are perfect for bedtime as (according to sleep experts) they are more relaxing for your child. Of all the natural materials I use in my doll making, the British lambswool stuffing is the most important. It is the best filling for dolls as it absorbs your child’s body heat making it super comforting; it has a density and weight which is reassuring; and, pratically it is naturally antibacterial, eco friendly and fire-retardant. I provide full washing and care instructions with all my dolls. I care passionately about our the environment so I try to use natural materials and make dolls that will last. Each dolly comes with a dolly hospital pass where I will repair your dolly for its lifetime. All my dolls are CE marked and safe for children.

    2 Bathurst Cl, Staplehurst, Tonbridge TN12 0NA, UK
  • Amin Saleem (Wood)

    • Craft Description:I specialise in woodworking, abstract art oil painting and glass projects. From wooden furniture to artworks, from lighting to decking for your garden.

    105 Heathwood Gardens, London SE7 8ET, UK
  • Magnus Sigurdsson (Metal, Leather)

    • Craft Description:Armourer, with some forty years experience, including training in Japan.  I work largely in a Victorian forge, using techniques which have not changed since the Middle Ages.  I make my own steel, including crucible steel and damascus, and pattern-welded blades. I make blades and armour, designing for the film industry and collectors. I lecture on medieval warfare and the development of arms and armour from ancient times to the present.

    England, UK

    • Craft Description:I am a full time professional wood turner,  specialising in using sustainably sourced woods and other materials. Whilst I use electric lathes, my work is traditionally based and covers a wide range of work from treen to crafting tools, decorative / artistic work to goblets made for use. I like to incorporate other materials in my work and this can range from metals to glass, bone, leather and fabric.

    The Common, Bromham, Chippenham SN15 2JJ, UK
  • Nadine Anderson (Basketry)

    • Craft Description:A full-time basketmaker with 23 years experience Nadine Anderson weaves in willow and rush, the latter she harvests in the Cambridgeshire Fens. There are a core number of designs that are always in stock such as Rush Totes and Willow Pumpkin Log Baskets but she is constantly pushing the boundaries of her materials and developing new work, often for commissions. The traditional vernacular baskets of the 2oth Century have been an important area of research including Welney Eel Traps and Cambridgeshire Potato Cobs. She has made baskets for film production companies and two full size Rush Green Man costumes for The Lord Mayors Show in 2018. She is a Yeoman Basketmaker to the Worshipful Company of Basketmakers and is currently an active member of the Basketmakers' Association, organising their Spring and Autumn courses. She teaches both schools and adult basketry classes and participates in Cambridge Open Studios each July.

    8 Main St, Ely CB6 2DF, UK

  • 23, Lombard Business Park, 8 Lombard Rd, London SW19 3TZ, UK
  • John White (Wood)

    • Craft Description:John is an experienced woodcarver taught by master craftsmen. He has over thirty years experience in a diverse range of woodcarving projects. Like many wood carvers through the ages he has learned to be flexible in his approach and will carve just about anything! John is a qualified teacher, holds City and Guilds in Woodcarving and teaches for The International Chippendale School of Furniture. He runs evening and weekend courses for all levels of ability and offers sharpening tuition. He is passionate about keeping these skills alive for future generations.

    Metropolitan Borough of Wirral, UK
  • Paul Jacobs (Metal)

    • Craft Description:The history of Ernest Wright reflects everything Sheffield Steel has become famous for. Highly skilled craftsmen making supreme quality scissors and shears. A lot has changed since the heydays of manufacturing, but we’re proud to be here and able to pass on the heritage of the ancient craft of making scissors and shears.

    58 Broad Ln, Sheffield S1 4BT, UK

  • Bird Hall Ln, Stockport SK3 0XA, UK
  • Hanny Newton (Textiles)

    • Craft Description:Contemporary Goldwork Embroidery. My hand stitched artworks use endangered British made metal threads.

    Rhydycroesau, Oswestry SY10 7PS
  • Virginia Ingr (Basketry)

    • Craft Description:Chair caning: Having many years experience in caning chairs, I now hold one day courses for beginners, in Bury St Edmunds. Students work on a wooden frame which they can take home, and will learn the traditional six-way pattern. Please email for details.

    Bury St Edmunds, Bury Saint Edmunds, UK

    • Craft Description:I make sketchbooks, notebooks and bespoke books using handmade, watercolour and pattern papers, leather, vellum and linen. Each book is bound by hand in my studio in West Somerset, using traditional bookbinding techniques and archival materials, with a contemporary feel. As well as making books for sale and to commission, I run workshops at arts centres and book festivals, and for art and design students at colleges and universities. I repair books, and work with a team of book conservators at All Souls College, Oxford.

    Wiveliscombe, Taunton TA4, UK

    • Craft Description:Family business working from a small workshop in the East of England. Specialising in making traditional hand tools for woodworkers.

    Peterborough, UK

    • Craft Description:Bespoke clock maker using traditional techniques and hand skills to produce the finest clocks. Antiquarian horologist restoring, maintaining and conserving the finest clocks to exacting standards. Stately home and museum collection care and maintenance.

    Victoria St, Ellesmere SY12 0AA, UK
  • Jakki Weaden (Basketry)

    • Craft Description:Basket maker

    River Avon, United Kingdom
  • Tom Boulton (Other)

    • Craft Description:Tom Boulton – Letterpress printer & typographic designer. With over 10 years’ experience in Letterpress printing & designing for both trade & personal clients I have worked with a wide variety of people and organisations including Tate Modern, Southbank Centre, V&A, Fortnum & Mason, Design Museum to name a few.

    1DQ, 4-6 Glamis St, Bognor Regis PO21 1DQ, UK
  • Sarah Le Breton (Basketry)

    • Craft Description:Sarah Le Breton combines her passion for traditional craftsmanship with her sculpting background. Living in South West England and only using locally sourced Somerset willow, Sarah is evolving her work through designing and creating both baskets and sculptural lighting that often marry traditional English basket making techniques with a modern twist. Aware of our need to save highly endangered aspects of this heritage craft form, Sarah's love of antique furniture has led to her making and showcasing whole willow seated original Arts & Crafts chairs.  Recently, Sarah has begun harvesting her own rush material from the Somerset Levels and is learning how to rush seat chairs.  To further her knowledge and basketmaking skills, Sarah undertakes training with a 4th generation Somerset willow basketmaker.   An accomplished teacher, Sarah leads bespoke courses for a wide variety of clientele including River Cottage, the RHS, Somerset Rural Life Museum and the Soho House group.  Sarah also offers her own Willow Days, basketmaking courses that are held at Coates English Willow on the Somerset Levels.   Commissioning: I am particularly keen on commissions involving whole willow chair seating and architectural lighting.  Basketmaking wise, I am especially interested in commissions for hampers and handbags in which I can involve the use of English techniques and square work.  I very much enjoy recreating heritage baskets and working with museums.   Teaching: I’m known for teaching Willow Days on the Somerset Levels and throughout South West England. I’m also available to teach other willow courses. These can either be 1 to 1 tuition or bespoke courses for 5 to 8 people (depending on the type of basket making course required). Please contact me to discuss your requirements.   Research: I’m interested in being involved with research projects and education initiatives both in the UK and Europe that seek to champion our craft heritage, explore the impact of willow weaving in creative and therapeutical wellbeing services and address creating a sustainable future.

    31 Ellerhayes, Hele, Silverton, Exeter EX5 4PU, UK
  • Ruby Taylor (Basketry)


    • Craft Description:The craft of corn dolly making is becoming a dying art: the straw needed for dolly making is becoming harder to find and only grown by a few specialist farmers and, as a result, there are relatively few people making traditional corn dollies on a regular basis - all the more reason to try to ensure that this folk craft survives. Having stumbled into corn dolly making by chance some years ago I am now researching and making traditional designs associated with different areas of the British Isles as well as looking further afield to similar customs in other countries; my work also includes more modern versions using traditional techniques. I have also collaborated with several artists in creating static and ‘live’ installations.

    Collingwood Rd, St Margaret's at Cliffe, Dover CT15, UK

    • Craft Description:Artisan willow weaver, also using chair cane, garden twine and cotton twines within the weaves to provide variances in texture and form

    United Kingdom
  • Kate Hasted (Textiles)

    • Craft Description:Kate Hasted is a textile artist, designer and maker who specialises in marbling techniques. Her work investigates the balance of pattern, using placement of colour and controlled development of shapes as they emerge on the water's surface. Finished fabrics and artworks result in abstract organic curved patterns or designs that seem to explode with colour, movement and fluidity.

    Royal Tunbridge Wells, Tunbridge Wells
  • Julia Cooper (Other)

    • Craft Description:I am a multidisciplinary designer based in South London, UK. I studied BA Surface Design at London College of Communication, formerly London College of Printing, which gave me access to some of the best printing facilities in the capital. As part of my final degree project I taught myself how to marble on paper and fabric. Since then, I have developed my craft and have been commissioned to employ marbling techniques for various projects, from documentary-making to packaging to brand identity. I have led paper marbling workshops since 2016 around London and am always keen to meet and teach new groups.

    London, UK
  • Sam Cooper (Wood)

    • Craft Description:Rush Seated Ladder back Chair Maker and Green woodworker, based in the Scottish Borders

    The Marchmont Workshop, Marchmont, Duns TD10 6YL, UK
  • Claire Mooney (Metal, Textiles)

    • Craft Description:Based in Northern Ireland, my work aims to celebrate local heritage and traditional craft techniques. Graduating from Silversmithing & Jewellery I continued with study completing an MA in Cultural Heritage and Museum Studies in 2019 which informs my contemporary practice.

    17 Stewarts Rd, Annalong, Newry BT34 4UE, UK

    • Craft Description:We are an award-winning carving company, led by William Barsley, that specialises in custom woodcarving. Since graduating from the City and Guilds of London Art School, William has worked for the likes of the Royal College of Arms and the Palace of Westminster. Whatever the project, William and his team strive for the highest quality in everything they do.

  • John Williamson (Basketry)

    • Craft Description:Devon based Devon stave basket maker.  I have lived and worked in the Teign valley, Devon, all my life. The Devon stave basket is a design honed over generations. A beautiful and useful tool that will last for a very long time.  These baskets are close to my heart and as a woodland owner/manager, I feel lucky to be able to see the whole process through from tree to basket. After several years of research I now make the full range of nine sizes. My baskets were recently exhibited in the Ruthin gallery at “Basketry. Rhythm, renewal and reinvention” BA Hons. 3D design(designer/maker) Much more can be found by clicking this link-

    • Craft Description:Hand papermaker, paper and book artist. Small paper production runs, bespoke orders and commissions. Working with abaca, kozo, gampi, cotton, flax, linen, hemp, local plant and recycled fibres. Papermaking tutor at West Dean College and Morley College. Individual classes and project help for artists who wish to work with handmade paper.

  • Paivi Suomi (Textiles)

    • Craft Description:I am a hand weaver, spinner and dyer. I use natural materials, wools, cottons, linen and natural plant dyes in my work.  I specialise in making traditional Sami crafts, such as band weaving, reindeer leather, pewter thread. I like to work with some of the almost forgotten crafts such as nalbinding, and fish tanning. I provide instruction on a one-to-one basis from my home studio in weaving, hand spinning and dyeing.

    Ferry Drive, Chichester PO19, UK
  • Leilah Vyner (Basketry)

    • Craft Description:I specialise in willow work, from sculpture to basketry and fencing, I predominantly work by commission. I run workshops for the public at different Venues around Yorkshire. I make light shades for Restaurants, sculptures for different organisations from the RHS to the National Trust and make many different items including Willow Pod Chairs and basketry for film studios.

    B1223, Tadcaster LS24 9DE, UK
  • Ian Smith (Wood)

    • Craft Description: My name is Ian Smith, based in Manchester, UK, and I create bespoke marquetry pictures from photographs, art work, or your or my own designs. Every picture is unique, taking advantage of the wonderful tones and contrasts that can only be achieved through natural wood veneers. All my work is produced using traditional hand cutting methods (the "window" method). I do not use a laser as the work I do specialises in hand production.  I have a vast stock of veneers and I see the art of marquetry as using the natural grain of wood and the tones it can create. I am responsible for the whole artistic process from design, choice of veneers and cutting. I then hand over to professional layers and finishers to complete the process, allowing me more time for the creative work, in common with marquetarians throughout history. I exhibit and sell regularly in the UK and the USA and take on commissions from around the world. Most of my work is based on my own photographs but I am happy to consider customers’ themes or photographs. I will let you know whether they will work in wood - quotations and preliminary discussions are free! What makes my work unique is my artistic approach, which uses representational art as a medium for delivery of a range of contemporary subjects, usually based on my own photographs. In fact Piyush Suri, founder of Handmade in Britain, describes it as "heritage skills with a contemporary twist", and my aim is to enhance the profile of marquetry, which is a dying art, by making it relevant to modern life.

    18 Beal Cl, Stockport SK4 3RQ, UK
  • Shane Taylor (Other)

    • Craft Description:Historical Ropemaker, Cordage Spinner, Nets, Knots & Historical Interpreter   Using natural fibres and manual equipment, Thomas recreates the process for making cordage, rope and nets, useful commodities throughout history. Great effort and dedication has been put into the research and the making of the tools and equipment that are needed to produce the rope, as other rope making demonstrations are by machine, not hand, enabling participants to take an active part in the demonstration.

    2 Castle St, Bolsover, Chesterfield S44 6PP, UK

  • Derby House, Lytham Rd, Fulwood, Preston PR2 8JE, UK

    • Craft Description: I am a full time ‘jobbing woodturner’. I decided right from the outset that I would be a spindle turner, as opposed to a bowl turner. As a turner of wood I actually have both skills to turn either and do so regularly, as some items I make do require a turned base and bowls are always a useful item around the home. But as both a spindle and a production turner, I am capable of making the same item many times over, accurately. I remake staircase balusters (spindles) and other architrave parts for Georgian, Victorian, Edwardian or other homes to replace those broken over the years and no longer available through modern sources. I make replacement parts for antique restoration and clock makers as well as turned wooden parts for engineering works. I am also a maker of crafting tools from lace bobbins to parts for spinning wheels. I am an Association Of Woodturners of Great Britain (AWGB) approved demonstrator and Certified Woodturning Tutor. I am also available for Organisational and Church Group talks.

    13 Manor Gardens, Locking, Weston-super-Mare BS24 8DQ, UK

    • Craft Description:I'm a stone carver, designer and conservator based in the North East of England. I grew up in Northumberland and have always been passionate about stone carvings and historic buildings. After originally training and working as a conservator for private conservation companies in Scotland, I then, with the support of Historic Environment Scotland and an Award from the Heritage Crafts Association, went on to train as a stone carver, working in the UK and mainland Europe before setting up my own workshop near Belford in 2018 and forming my business, The Northumbrian Stone Carver.

    Belford NE70
  • Cally Booker (Textiles)

    • Craft Description:Cally is a Dundee-based designer, maker and teacher and, above all, she is a handweaver. Everything she does in her creative practice, from drawing to dyeing, ultimately leads back to the interlacement of warp and weft. For the wearable pieces in her Bonny Claith collections, Cally makes extensive use of hand-dyed and hand-painted multi-layered warps. These are integrated with complex weave structures which enhance the interplay of different layers of colour. Much of Cally’s inspiration comes from the cityscape of Dundee, from the grandeur of its waterfront setting to the small details of quirky buildings and everyday living, and even the statistical data which describes the region. Cally is passionate about making things by hand and shares her love of weaving through The Weaving Space, a programme of workshops based in her colour-filled studio.

    Meadow Mill, W Henderson's Wynd, Dundee DD1 5BY, UK
  • Lois Walpole (Basketry)

    • Craft Description:Trained in basketry, sculpture and product design, I work across all three disciplines, but with basketry techniques and forms as the inspiration for everything that I do.

  • 6-8, The Old Tannery, Hannaford Ln, Swimbridge, Barnstaple EX32 0PL, UK

  • Pamphill, Wimborne BH21 4ED, UK
  • Justine Burgess (Basketry)

    • Craft Description:From Basket to Field... We are willow growers, willow weavers and willow tutors based in the beautiful Brechfa Forest in West Wales.  Although we don't sell dried willow to weave baskets with, we do sell high quality willow cuttings (over 250 varieties) so you can grow your own basketry willow. We also weave willow baskets, including the traditional Welsh Cyntell agricultural basket, Irish Skibs, Spanish Zarzo baskets and a wide range of sculptures. We run a wide range of willow workshops in West Wales (Carmarthenshire, Ceredigion and Pembrokeshire) and can offer bespoke workshops to suit your needs and interests.

    The Mill, Gwernogle, Carmarthen SA32 7SA, UK
  • Oliver Meeson (Ceramic)

    • Craft Description:Traditional tobacco clay pipe maker. Having a lifelong interest in history and a background in art, through an accidental introduction to pipe making and learning of its decline, I was inspired to learn the craft of clay pipe making and thereby hopefully ensure this aspect of social history is not forgotten.

  • Rosalind Stoddart (Textiles)

    • Craft Description:I explore colour saturation, texture, surface and fusion of materials to create sumptuous results from alpaca fleece to make ‘one off’ art pieces. The only fleece I use is from our own alpacas in the field behind my studio, which I sometimes combine with other materials. My work can take the shape of cushions, throws, jewellery, hats, rugs, scarves, hangings etc and are created using techniques such as nuno felting and weaving.   Studying painting at Camberwell College of Art and Design, strongly informs my practise. I have also explored making sculpture and printmaking. My work has always been about colour and form. So how did I end up working the way I do now. For further details please go to my website  - the story so far – ‘from field to studio to you’.

    • Craft Description:Unique handcrafted wood turned pieces. From small practical items to bespoke interior design pieces. Combining the organic with the industrial using a wide variety of resources and techniques.

    • Craft Description:Naturally Useful is a skills centre in willow, wool and wood, we make beautiful useful products from locally sourced materials, we grow our own willow, buy fleece from local farmers, gather and grow wood locally and sustainably. We offer training from one day workshops to 2 months intensive. last year we started a plant dye garden for colouring the wool, all. natural and environmentally friendly.

    Marcassie Farm Project., Rafford, Forres IV36 2RH, UK

    • Craft Description:Maker of traditional camans (Shinty sticks) and bagpipe cases.

    57 Dochfour Dr, Inverness IV3 5EB, UK

    • Craft Description:Bibbings & Hensby make contemporary wooden furniture from British trees using traditional hand tools. Much of their work is influenced by the inherited local furniture traditions of the British Isles with a focus on functional craftsmanship.

    16 Pixley St, Limehouse, London E14 7DF, UK
  • Simon Harrison (Leather)

    • Craft Description:Handmade, Bespoke leather goods for you, your dog, and your horse

  • Ria Burns (Textiles)

    • Craft Description:Ria Burns makes small batch, artisanal knitwear from local, traceable wool. She hand dyes her garments with homegrown and foraged native plants, handmaking each piece on a knitting machine to create a locally made, long-lasting, and unique product that works with, not against, the environment. Ria’s knitwear is designed for longevity and made to be cherished, looked after, and passed on. She takes pride in showcasing the natural hues and qualities of British wool – a soft, warm, and durable textile. She is committed to regenerative agriculture practices that go beyond sustainability. For Ria, it’s all about local, climate beneficial, slow fashion.

    • Craft Description:Narelle is a luthier who uses traditional hand-crafting methods to make and restore musical instruments, and where ever possible she uses locally sourced tonewoods. Narelle moved to beautiful Cumbria in 2014 and established Reiver Instruments to focus on wooden stringed instruments from violins to double basses, acoustic, arch top, classical and electric guitars, mandolins, ukes, lutes, bouzoukis and cuatros. Narelle has been a luthier for a bit over two decades and began by volunteering as an apprentice in a violin shop back home in Australia. She graduated from the Newark School of Violin Making in 2002, has taught violin making and repair at Chapel Violins and the Newark School, and was a Trustee for the Rowan Armour-Brown Trust. Narelle is a member of the British Violin Makers Association, Eden Valley Artistic Network, Guild of American Luthiers, the Galpin Society for the study of musical instruments and a professional member of the National Association of Musical Instrument Repairers.

    Coach House, High Hesket, Carlisle CA4 0HS, UK

    • Craft Description:Restoring and working with cane work, always being hands on when creating, working with and using traditonal materials with an eye for detail. Initially trained as a scientific natural history artist, Jo also enjoys working in many traditional mediums especially watercolour, inks, pencils, carbon dust and lino print primarily creating scientific and wildlife artworks.

    Cobham, UK
  • Louise Arthur (Basketry)

    • Craft Description:No basket has ever been made by a machine.... where there are baskets there are people and where there are people there have always been baskets. Louise makes and teaches under the name Rough Around the Hedges. Her basketmaking activities follow the seasons and varied landscape of Hampshire in the South Downs National Park, UK. Winter lends itself to carving, forming and setting frames from coppice woods and repair work, while Spring completes the annual willow harvest and prompts weaving of nests, feeders and plant supports. Summer provides plenty of festival and course opportunities to share basketry skills and techniques with others, while Autumn invites hedgerow and garden harvests, foraging of weaving fibres and gift giving.

    11 Western Rd, Liss GU33 7AG, UK
  • Emma Abel (Ceramic)

    • Craft Description:I am a Maker of wildlife mosaics, using intricately cut hard materials such as ceramic, glass, slate and marble to create mosaics of critically endangered wildlife.  My aim is to promote awareness of endangered species by providing a small platform in the art world through social media, exhibitions and competitions.     In 2019, 2020 and 2021 abelmosaics was shortlisted in the Explorers Against Extinction global Art initiative, furthermore selected as Runner Up for The Artist Award in 2020.     My work is in print and I have exhibited at the Royal Geographical Society and Oxo Gallery in London aswell as throughout UK.     All wildlife commissions generate a 10% donation to conservation charities such as Tusk; mosaics have sold to renowned conservation explorers and mountaineers.    I work on mesh/board in the “Direct” method, making eyes, beaks and claws using the glass fusion process to give personality.      Technique is influenced by the Roman Opus mosaic art form with a modern twist.       I give weekly mosaic workshops in Wiltshire.     abelmosaics is a member of the British Association of Modern Mosaics (BAMM), Heritage Crafts Association (HCA), The Wildlife Art Society International (TWASI)  and Wiltshire Wildlife Trust (WWT).

    Chitterne, Warminster BA12 0LG, UK

    • Craft Description:Scientific Glassblower, producing bespoke scientific glassware for research and Teaching for use in higher education and industry.

    Outgang Ln, Pleasley Vale, Mansfield NG19 8FB, UK

    • Craft Description:Joinery As our primary trade not only can we install on site; at our fully fitted industrial workshop we are able to design and create a whole host of wood products to suit your needs. If you need a new custom wooden door built to last, we can do it. If you need a loft hatch frame made before being fitted into your premises, we can put that together for you. Carpentry We are able to offer carpentry services to aid with that final fit and install of and of your construction needs. We are able to construct and repair building framework such as stairways, door frames, partitions and rafters. If it is made from wood we can make, create and repair it. Fine Woodwork (Cabinet/Furniture Making) We love to create some finer aspects of woodwork utilising our carpentry and joinery skills. We make a multitude of bespoke fine woodwork ranging from tables to drawers, chairs to bookcases which we list and sell on numerous platforms. We are also happy to take commissions to suit your home and relish the challenge of making your idea a reality. Design & Concept We love being able to take an idea, that shred of imagination and tease it out into a product. Using our digital design capabilities, we are able to put down an initial brainstorm concept and then use our AutoCAD/CAM software to take the concept to a drawing for construction/fabrication. Metalwork and Fabrication To compliment our Carpentry, Joinery & Woodworking, we offer metal work solutions delivered in house with our fabrication team. We can offer a plethora of metal working from welding to wrought iron work, fabricating to finishing as well as any bespoke work offered to suit your requirements.

    Hanson Cl, Middleton, Manchester M24, UK

  • Mill Valley, CA 94941, USA
  • Anna Rennie (Metal)

    • Craft Description:Silversmith, coppersmith, designer. Also maker of a small amount of mail for re-enactment. Keeping the traditional silversmithing techniques alive is of huge importance to Anna who is intrigued by the relationship between maker and material and how they can define each other. Pieces range from small to larger scale silverware as well as copper sculptures for the home and garden. Commissions are welcomed as well as having some work immediately available to purchase.

    Cornwall, UK

    • Craft Description:Percussion Instrument Maker/Designer & Repairer

    1 Forster St, Darlington DL3 6BJ, UK
  • Lisa Burkl (Glass)

    • Craft Description:I am a glass artist, visiting lecturer and community art facilitator. My personal creative inspiration comes from symbolism, iconography, colour, light, reflection and projection. I use common imagery and abstraction to bring a poetic expression to my artwork, it also provides the opportunity to deliver ideas, qualities and emotion on multiple levels. I qualified in Architectural Glass in 1991, I have worked on projects in universities, schools, private studios, art galleries and community venues. I am a qualified teacher and my experience covers a wide range of art forms, such as painting and drawing, design, textiles and architectural glass arts. 

    3 Gellyfowy Rd, Pontardawe, Swansea SA8 4QE, UK
  • Sue Day (Textiles)

    • Craft Description:Nalbinding, I have been Nalbinding for almost 20 years with my hand spun wool, which I have dyed with Natural dyes. The stitches I use are Single looping, Coptic, Tarim, York, Oslo and Mammen. I have been teaching this craft for 6 years to various groups and giving talks on Ancient Textiles for over 20 years. Alongside displays of other ancient textile products I make, which include Sprang and Tablet weaving. I have demonstrated all of these crafts in various open air museums around the country and on various television programs. Please see the crafts section on the web site.

    90 Fullers Ave, Cricklade, Swindon SN6 6EU, UK
  • Kathleen Groves (Textiles)

    • Craft Description:I am a weaver, spinner, dyer, knitter, and textile artist. I work with rare and precious materials like wild silks, fine cottons and novel plant fibres, and work with colour and weave structure to explore scale, subtlety and perspective.

    Peckham, London, UK

    • Craft Description:I am practicing textile crafts artist and academician, presently engaged with FDDI, Rae Bareli, Govt of India. Educate and impart training in fashion, textiles - Print, woven, embroidery , dyed fabrics design development -herbal dye, crafts revival and development My major areas of work interest are color, concept development, textiles, traditional art and its revival and design collection. Presently doing research project in the field of vegetable & herbal dyes and their application in fashion and textiles. I do present papers in conferences/Journal/seminar on crafts and sustainability. Regularly conducts workshops on art, design, crafts, textiles and graphics.

    Chandigarh, India
  • Julie Mason (Leather)

    • Craft Description:Multi-crafter with a specific focus on ancient skills. I can do and teach nalbinding, tablet weaving, spinning using a variety of forms from suspended spindle to e-spinner, and tooled and incised leather work using only hand techniques to form and stitch. I also make clothing for historical interpreters using extant finds and present knowledge to assist with teaching and furthering knowledge of mainly the Viking era, although I have done clothing from the neolithic up to middle medieval.

    12 Upper Park Ave, Rushden NN10 9NY, UK
  • Helen Jackson (Basketry)

    • Craft Description:Basket maker and tutor in Aberdeenshire, Scotland, offering workshops in basket weaving using willow and soft plant fibres.  Commissions welcome.

    Potarch Rd End, Banchory AB31 4BE, UK
  • Amanda Brown (Textiles)

    • Craft Description:I spin and weave words and cloth. I work mainly with locally sourced fleeces and then dye and create yarn, before weaving simple designs that show the beautiful texture and colours available when creating from scratch. I am committed to ethical, sustainable production wherever possible but confess to a weakness for Tussah silk. I am currently also studying wood engraving as part of an MA in Authorial Practice and in a former life made a living as a silversmith.

    Mount Edgcumbe Terrace, Falmouth TR11 2BS, UK
  • Andy Thornber (Leather)

    • Craft Description:Walnut Tree Leather is a small family-run business based in Buckinghamshire in the U.K. and together we handmake our leather wallets, journal covers, accessories, bespoke goods and range of homemade leather care products.  All our items are completely handcrafted using traditional hand tools, hand-stitched and finished. We regularly attend Olney Farmers Market in Buckinghamshire and we are looking to starting teaching courses very soon.  Please do get in touch if you are interested or we can help in any way.

    5 Rosebay Cl, Walnut Tree, Milton Keynes MK7 7BL, UK
  • Vernon Holt (Wood)

    • Craft Description:Maker of frames, unique in colour and size, using sustainable wood supplies and reusing old wood at times Over 30 years of bespoke frame making

  • Ruth Tappin (Other)

    • Craft Description:Gilder, Restorer of gilded antiques.   I have restored a variety of antique gilded items such as mirrors, picture frames and gilded furniture, I’ve gilded internal architectural features, large wrought iron gates, musical instruments, chandeliers, copper baths and sandstone. I’m often commissioned to produce new antique style mirrors, picture frames and gilded pelmets all using traditional methods and materials. Gilder on the TV show The Restorers on Quest

    Compton Mill, 31 Compton, Leek ST13 5NJ, UK
  • Charlotte Meek (Textiles)

    • Craft Description:Stitch Society Artisan Workwear. Simple. Stylish. Durable. The award-winning Stitch Society is an established British brand, designing and manufacturing premium artisan workwear aprons their studio based in the iconic Salts Mill in Yorkshire. The Stitch Society launched in 2015 and have developed a range of artisan workwear aprons designed specifically for makers and crafters.  The Stitch Society’s ethos ensures that all their garments are designed and made in the UK from the highest quality and hardwearing UK sourced fabrics. They are so proud of their products that every one comes with their 10 year guarantee covering all workmanship and any small repairs. The Stitch Society combines comfort, practicality with style and elegance. Worn by a growing number of artisan crafters and makers, their artisan workwear is becoming well known for their endurance in the face of long-term creativity.

    Victoria Rd, Shipley BD18, UK
  • Brenda Rewhorn (Textiles)

    • Craft Description:I have always been interested in textile crafts, embroidery, bobbin lace, knitting, crochet and especially tatting and have taught all these crafts to adults as recreational activities. After retiring from teaching mathematics and being widowed I wanted a focus in life. I studied for my master’s degree and then five years researching for my PhD on tatting. I have taught and researched tatting in many parts of the world including Australia, Romania, USA, Germany, Denmark as well as throughout the UK. I was a founder member of The Ring of Tatters which was set up in 1980 to promote the craft whether using a shuttle, needle, or hook. From 1998-2008 I was chairman of the Ring of Tatters, and I have just taken on the role of chairman again. As tatting is such a portable craft it is rarely noticed though there are tatters in most countries of the world; my first PhD supervisor, a senior lecturer in textiles, did ask if I was the only person who tatted!

  • Ruth Jenkins (Textiles)

    • Craft Description:Hello, I'm Ruth. I started The Slow Yarn Spinner in January 2020 to teach people how to make their own yarns using basic tools and sustainably sourced natural fibres. I am passionate about traceable yarns from farms to fabric, as well using materials that would otherwise have gone to waste. I am fascinated by the history and heritage of my craft, which was the focus for my dissertation as part of a MA in Cultural Heritage and Museum Studies.

  • Adam Anthony (Metal)

    • Craft Description:Gallyon Gun & Rifle Makers, founded in 1784, has a proud history and heritage within gunmaking. We are excited to announce that we will be starting production on a range of new English made guns. They will combine impeccable design with the latest state of the art manufacturing. The new guns will be aesthetically pleasing, elegant and balanced but most importantly reliable, robust and accurate along with being 'future proofed' for steel shot.

    Alington Rd, Saint Neots PE19, UK
  • Anna Liebmann (Basketry)

    • Craft Description:Willow Basketmaker. Anna grows and processes her own willow in Scotland which is how she got into the craft. She tries to use this as much as possible as well as commercially grown willow from Somerset and Scottish Growers. She likes to make useful baskets, having a few designs practised herself over the years, and is enjoying learning more about traditional methods and designs, which she loves to pass on to others and see them use too. She was drawn to the craft for its environmental credentials but also feels like a custodian of skills for the future.

    34 Eastfield, Edinburgh EH15 2PN, UK

    • Craft Description:I've been a sheet metal worker all my working life but have also turned my hand to coppersmithing. 'The Art of Coppersmithing' by John Fuller (published 1894) has been my guide and inspiration. John was my 2nd cousin 4 times removed. I myself am a 7th generation metal worker, the first being a brazier starting his apprenticeship in 1787.

    Rayleigh SS6 9RS, UK

  • Via di Colle Ramole, 38, 50023 Bottai FI, Italy

    • Craft Description:Wood artist using the craft of woodturning and various after lathe techniques.  From a studio and gallery in rural West Dorset, I hold one to one tuition for beginners and the more experienced turners as well as hosting demonstrations throughout the UK.  The youngest ever AWGB registered tutor and winner of the Worshipful Company of Turners Bursary Award 2019.

  • Su Fullwood (Metal)

    • Craft Description:I am part of a watch and clock repair and making team. My responsibility is research and curation. We particularly encourage diversity, education and learning within horology and are pleased to promote the craft to those who are interested. Our longstanding workshops include general repair, specialist conservation projects and new making and our horologists are highly qualified. We always welcome those who want to find out more. We have won several grants to progress apprenticships and educational opportunities within the workshops and have connections with a local prestigious college of arts, craft and conservation. We are also very active in highlighting the history of horology, having produced several museum exhibitions within West Sussex.

  • Nick Sanders (Glass, Other)

    • Craft Description:A traditional Master Signwriter, I completed a five year time-served apprenticeship with a Master Signwriter in Worcester between 1979 and 1984. I was taught a raft of signwriting skills from basic lettering techniques to blended shading, reverse glass writing and gilding (in both water and oil) and remained with the Master for a further four years. I have sign-written on vehicles, narrow boats, fascia boards, windows and upon surfaces as diverse as wood, metal, glass, brickwork, plaster and even leather ‘bookies’ satchels  Nowadays my work is centred around providing bespoke, individual hand-painted signage for people eager to embrace traditional skills in a modern mass-produced world. Predominantly this leads me to painting historic classic vehicles, canal boats, pub signage, honours boards and even pin-striping judicial wig boxes!

    Calder Cl, Droitwich WR9 8DU, UK
  • Sue Lowday (Leather)

    • Craft Description:Each item is individually hand cut, dyed and finished in my workshop, developing my designs inspired by the unique qualities of the vegetable tanned leather. I work mainly with vegetable tanned leather sourced from English and Italian tanneries. The tools I use have been collected over many years. Silversmithing skills learned on the BA course in Sheffield early in my career are experimentally used to work the leather. Part of my work is designing and make intriguing, unique objects that may not be absolutely functional, alongside fully functional considered items that have years of practical use. I make belts, bags, journals, purses etc that I sell mainly through selected craft shows, I have a website shop for belt purchases. I am an elected Brother of the Art Workers Guild, selected maker of the Sussex Guild of Craftsmen and have BA(Hons) Silversmithing & Jewellery, MA Metalsmithing & Jewellery, Leather Conservation Course with tutor Theo Sturge.

    12 Bonchurch Village Rd, Ventnor PO38 1RG, UK
  • Phil Parkes (Metal)

    • Craft Description:I am an accredited objects conservator with an interest in maille making and have been learning from Nicholas Checksfield the techniques of making maille using traditional techniques and links handcrafted from wire. I have made  a standard based on the A9 standard from The Wallace Collection and am currently working on a range of projects replicating rings from different periods.

    Cardiff CF5