Meet the Maker

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Meet the Maker: Julie Colquitt

Julie Colquitt discovered her fascination for unusual yarn while sourcing silks for her fibre art bags. She now buys hand-spun and hand-dyed recycled sari yarns directly from a women’s co-operatives in rural India, along with rare-breed yarns bought directly from the producers in northern Scotland. She sells the yarns through her shop Yarn Yarn and also has her own line of own wearable art made from the yarns, ribbons and silks, which she produces under the label Crochet Mushroom from her studio on the River Tay in Fife. We spoke to Julie about her the two lines of her work…

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Meet the Maker: Gilbert and Stone

Kate Clark from Gilbert and Stone lives in a small village in Cornwall, where she splits her time between cycling down to Pentewan beach and making ceramics from the shepherd’s hut in her garden. We caught up with Kate and found out more about her background, where her ideas come from and how it all began with a pair of tartan flares…

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Meet the Maker: Pygmy Cloud

Weather-obsessed duo Pygmy Cloud share their east London studio with a brood of grumpy bears, countless clouds and stacks of sunshine. Their graphic, playful…

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Meet the Maker… Frinn

Catherine Hicks makes beautiful, delicate jewellery which she sells through her label Frinn. The ideas for her work come from a compilation of her…

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Meet the Maker… Jules Hogan

Jules Hogan describes herself as a ‘gatherer’, constantly picking up inspiration from the world around her – the colours in lichen-covered rocks, geometric repeats in architecture, palettes from interwar art, patterns from patchwork quilts and weaving. We spoke to Jules about her influences, background and workspace…