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.

Heather Hancock

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Heather Hancock is a maker who creates original 2D and 3D handmade pieces, using stitched, collaged and drawn techniques. Heather now lives on the edge of the Peak District, and finds inspiration in the wild, beautiful landscape that surrounds her, using ink and pen to create fluid, expressive studies which are developed into mixed media pieces later in the studio. A collection of creatures are available for purchase, decorative objects and images, brooches, and cards.

www.heatherhancock.co.uk

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.