Debbie Williams

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I am primarily inspired by colour and the concept of light on colours. Through my work, I explore combinations of colours, shades and tones using a variety of medium. In fact it is the variety of techniques, materials and tools with which that interest me. I work with enamels and metals to create unique pieces of jewellery and figures. I work with wool to create felted pictures. I work with glass to create leaded and copper foil stained glass pictures and sun catchers.

Jan Park

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Textile design and paint combine to produce a vibrant and contemporary collection. My work begins with sketchbook studies whilst out and about, which are then developed back in the studio to create works that have a sense of place and time, allowing each viewer to experience a different view. Many works are also available as affordable, limited edition prints, greeting cards, cushions, coasters etc.

Elizabeth Wade

I have been making and teaching lacemaking since 1981. I specialise in bobbin lacemaking though I also do some needle lace. I do Torchon which is made in many countries and regarded as a good type for beginners. I also do Bedfordshire and Bucks Point which are traditional English laces  and have recently started to learn Milanese , which as its name suggests , is an Italian lace.

I use the traditional white and ecru thread but I also like to work in colour. I also like to do wall hanging, framed work and fans as well as the usual handkerchiefs.

 I was commissioned to write ”Torchon Lace a Manual of Techniques.” which was published in in 1991and has been in print ever since.

 My display will feature samples of a variety of laces and I will have a Torchon bookmark on my lace pillow to demonstrate the techniques which apply to all bobbin laces.