Variety is the spice of life!

Anna Cade 1

Anna Cade produces a wonderful variety of products, all inspired by a love of craft and contemporary illustration. 

Her work shows a keen eye for detail and ranges from handmade screenprints and paintings to children’s clothing and other textiles. We adore her paintings on wood pictured above. Beautiful!

Using illustration and print as a process of exploring colour, pattern and textures, she works with a variety of mediums such as paper, wood and fabric. All this combines to produce a very unique range of work.

These inspired creations are also either limited editions or one off runs. So get down early to this year’s Winter Arts Market to avoid missing out!

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The Feltastic Work of Laura Naylor

With only a few days to go, we’re getting SO excited about the event this year. Join us on the 3rd & 4th December at St George’s Hall in Liverpool for the city’s biggest art and crafts fair. We’ve got 120 stalls on both days for just £1.50 entry, and it’s free for children!
Have a peek on the event page to see what else lies in wait, including music, workshops, Queen Victoria and more!

And so, for our next act…

Liverpool lass Laura Naylor will be at the Winter Arts Market (Saturday only) selling a variety of handmade creations which make for great gifts!

Her handcut and sewn textile accessories are vibrant and eyecatching, and can be worn many different ways.

'Explosion' Brooches by Laura Naylor

'Explosion' Brooches by Laura Naylor

Interchange - Cuff by Laura Naylor

Interchange - Cuff by Laura Naylor

Red Blossom Bag by Laura Naylor

Red Blossom Bag by Laura Naylor

A keen printmaker, she will also be selling a range of fun and quirky handmade cards and christmas decorations which have been made using a variety of techniques.

Lino Cut Print Christmas Cards & Bauble by Laura Naylor

Lino Cut Print Christmas Cards & Bauble by Laura Naylor

Lawrence of Arabia*

* actually Merseyside

Now then, we’re feeling all snuggly and warm just thinking about Amy Lawrence’s knitted goodies which include snoods, necklaces and wrist warmers. You’ll be able to peruse her work at our annual Winter Arts Market at Liverpool St George’s Hall this December!

Amy Lawrence Knitted Snood

Amy Lawrence Knitted Snood

Amy creates all of these irresistibly cosy items on her manual industrial knitting machine at home (which is in *Liverpool not Arabia). She tells us “My machine is a very fine gauge so the fabric has a clean and neat look. The yarns I use are high quality wools, linens and cottons from Italy”

You can find Amy selling her work 10am – 5pm on Sunday 4th at the Winter Arts Market in St George’s Hall, Liverpool. Come along!

Amy Lawrence Knitted Necklace & Snood

Amy Lawrence Knitted Necklace & Snood

Amy Lawrence Knitwear

Amy Lawrence Knitwear

C’est tres bon…

Ingrid Jousselme makes quirky and delicate jewellery  using a wide variety of materials (including upcycled paper, mother of pearl shell buttons, textile, leather, yarn made from recycled saris, beads and pearls, contemporary and vintage lace, tulle) she combines these elements with different techniques including sewing, embroidering, knitting, decoupage and more.

Mother of Pearl Shell Button Rings by Ingrid Jousselme

Mother of Pearl Shell Button Rings by Ingrid Jousselme

The results range from classic bead necklaces with a twist to one-of-a-kind quirky and colourful earrings, rings, cufflinks and more. All items will come wrapped in an eco-friendly gift-wrap too – perfect for Christmas!

So, what does Ingrid say?

“All my work is handmade by myself somewhere between my native Avignon and adoptive Liverpool. I like colourful fabrics, beautiful pictures and nice objects and I find making jewellery a very pleasant way of displaying those elements which otherwise may end up in a cupboard or in the bin. My main inspirations are Nature and childhood memories.”

Cuff Links by Ingrid Jousselme

Cuff Links by Ingrid Jousselme

She also works on commissions, so if you find a picture you would like to turn into a jewel and see regular news about her work visit  www.ijkreation.blogspot.com

Don’t forget Ingrid will be selling her unique creations alongside 100 more contemporary artists and makers at the Winter Arts Market at St George’s Hall, Liverpool this Saturday 27th November 2010 between 10am-5pm!

Necklace by Ingrid Jousselme

Necklace by Ingrid Jousselme

Laura-Kate’s Illustrations

Look at Laura-Kate’s beautiful work!

'Here comes the circus' by Laura-Kate Chapman

'Here comes the circus' by Laura-Kate Chapman

 

What does she say? “I am a freelance illustrator and my work is a world of hand drawn quirky creatures and beautiful detailed patterns. As well as creating pictures and prints,  I print my images onto mugs, badges , gift cards and coming soon-T-shirts. All images are hand drawn using water colours, pencil crayons, felt tips and pencils, a computer is only used as a means to print my images. I believe very strongly in hand created art work”

'Punk Lion' by Laura-Kate Chapman

'Punk Lion' by Laura-Kate Chapman

Felt Hemmed In…

Indianna Mcmillan-Parker makes a range of crafts all lovingly knitted and stitched in Liverpool. Among the many things she will be selling are beautifully hand knitted beanie hats and socks for babies and adults, cosy felted knitwear baby shoes, fun potted cacti pincushions and charming felt christmas robin decorations!

Indiana Macmillan-Parker knitted Beanies

Indiana Macmillan-Parker knitted Beanies

Indianna says ”  loved the cheery, childlike quality of felt and began making simple pincushions as and when I could. I started selling my cacti pin cushions, ‘Sew your own’ about 3 years ago at Craft Markets in the Liverpool area, along with my mother’s hand knitted items.”

“More recently I have been experimenting with reclaimed felted knit wear. From jumpers and other garments I have started to make baby slippers.”

Indiana McMillan-Parker Robin Decoration

Indiana McMillan-Parker Robin Decoration

Rockpool Jewels

Amanda Jones creates unique jewellery using Lampwork Beads from her home studio in Liverpool. Shiny and colourful, her pieces make a vivid statement!

Amanda Jones Rockpool Jewels

Amanda Jones Rockpool Jewels

Amanda says… “My beads and jewellery are inspired by so many things! I am a keen photographer and often a captured image will be the beginning of a bead or a piece of jewellery, I love colour, and experimenting with it, I love the magic of the sea, and this comes through strongly in my work, but really I will find beauty in the most unlikely places, I hope that I can stamp my own style in the world of lampwork beadmaking…my aim is to make wearable art which makes a statement…I want my work to stand out from the crowd…enjoy!”
Rockpool Lampwork Beads

Rockpool Lampwork Beads