Heather Hancock is a maker who creates original 2D and 3D handmade pieces, using stitched, collaged and drawn techniques. “Each creature I make has its own unique character, which evolves as the silk threads entwine”. Available for purchase are decorative objects and images, brooches, and cards.
Hand Painted and printed silk, scarves, lampshades, covered books, cosmetic bags etc. Needle felted pictures, bags, needle cases, birds and small animals. All made from pure silk or wool using continental dyes to create vibrant designs.
Jenny is a textile artist and tutor living and working in Shropshire. Her work is inspired by the landscape of Shropshire, it’s colours, patterns textures and shapes.. Through her textile art she aims to bring out feelings about the landscape rather than being a true representation of any one place. Jenny works predominately in batik(hot wax resist) on tissue paper and on fabric, often combining it with machine embroidery which adds a drawn element to her work. She teaches course and workshops related to her work.
I have been making lace since 1981. I specialise in bobbin lace although I have done various types of needle lace and tatting. I do Torchon which is made in many countries and is regarded as a good type for beginners. I also do Bedfordshire and Bucks Point which are traditional English laces. For the last two years I have been learning Milanese , which as the name suggests, is an Italian Lace. I am finding it challenging but very rewarding. I use the traditional white and ecru threads but also like to work in colour. I like to do wall hangings, framed work and fans as well as the usual bookmarks and handkerchiefs.
I am a mixed media artist working in 2D and 3D materials to create textural and colourful work. The artwork Is inspired by my life and travels and I like to create uplifting and energetic pieces from my home studio in Wolverhampton with an aim to put a smile on people’s faces. I am looking forward to meeting you in Bridgnorth and having the opportunity to be inspired by your own stories and life experience. If you enjoy the artwork and are interested in having a go at creating mixed media pieces yourself please ask me on the day or contact me via email.