Glossary of Designer-Makers

Amanda Ross

Key Exhibitions

14 (6-9pm) 15 -16 (11am-6pm) June 2013

18-22 Creekside, London, SE8 3DZ

Art in Action

18-21 July 2013, Wheatley, Oxfordshire

Trade Only

Top Drawer Autumn

15-17 September, Olympia, London

Types of Works

  Card sets  Notelet sets  Reproduction prints  Original artwork  Notebooks   Tea Towels, Placemats and Coasters


Known for her botanical prints, printing directly from cuttings taken from a wide range of plants. She is inspired by the English countryside, and hand prints her designs onto fabric in her London studio.

Jannice Gunner

Key Exhibitions

Shibori and More – Solo exhibiton, Cowslip Workshops, Cornwall

Layers – New Horizons Textile Group, Thaxted

In Our Own Right – Anglia Textile Works, Thaxted

Unexpected Pleasures – Joint exhibition with June Barnes at Festival of Quilts, Birmingham

Theme and Variations – Anglia Textile Works, Knitting and Stitching Shows

Shibori and More – PIQF, Santa Clara, USA


Working the Surface – PIQF, Santa Clara, USA


Passage – with 5 (Textile Group), Espace Bonnefoy, Toulouse, France

In Continuum – Solo Exhibition, Forge Mill Needle Museum, Redditch

Under African Skies – Quilt Museum & Gallery, York

Landscapes – New Horizons Textile Group, Cowslip Workshops, Launceston

Highlights – London Quilters, Swiss Cottage Library, London

Pegged Out Challenge – Quilts in the Garden, Uttoxeter

The Festival of Quilts – NEC, Birmingham


Contemporary Quilts – Rio Patchwork Design – Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Pearls, Pearls, Pearls – Quilt Museum & Gallery, York

Landscape – New Horizons Textile Group, Wimpole Hall, Cambridge

Working the Surface – Solo Exhibition at Festival of Quilts and the Knitting & Stitching Shows

Inspiration of a Nation – New Horizons Textile Group, Luton Museum

30 – Marsh Quilters, Wanstead, London

Hever Quilt Show – Hever Castle, Kent


Beyond Blue – Loch Lomond Quilt Show

Charles Henry Foyle Winners New Work – Forge Mill Needle Museum

2nd Salon Mediterranean de Patchwork – Port Bacares, France

The Festival of Quilts – NEC, Birmingham

Textiles in Focus – New Horizons Textile Group, Cottenham

Alchemy – New Horizons Textile Group. The Patchwork Association, Minerva Gallery, Llanidloes, Wales

Alchemy – New Horizons Textile Group. Cowslip Workshop, Launceston

Inspired To Stitch – New Horizons Textile Group. Stockwood Discovery Centre, Luton


Midsomer Quilting Exhibition – Radstock Museum, Somerset

Kunstladen – Teachers Exhibition, Fano Quilt Festival, Denmark

Alchemy – New Horizons Textile Group, Wimpole Hall, Cambridge

World Shibori Network – Knitting & Stitching Show, Harrogate

Textiles in Focus – Cottenham


Society of Designer Craftsmen – Mall Galleries, London

Artist in Residence – Abbots Hill School, Hemel Hempstead

Transitions – New Horizons Textile Group, Art Van Go Studio, Knebworth

Featured Artist and Teacher – Waterloo County Quilt Festival, Kitchener, Ontario, Canada

Voyage of Discovery – Quiltitude, Centre for European Patchwork, Salles d’Aude, France

Festival of Quilts – NEC, Birmingham


Transitions – New Horizons Textile Group, Festival of Quilts, Birmingham

Surface Tension – Odyssey Textile Group, Knitting & Stitching Shows, London and Harrogate

4 x 4 – With Annette Claxton, Jennifer Hollingdale and Grit Traum, Hall Place, Bexley, Kent

Artist in Residence – Art Van Go Open studios event, Knebworth

Key Works

'Tranquil' Jannice Gunner

Jannice Gunner

'Threads of Life' Jannice Gunner

‘Threads of Life’
Jannice Gunner

'Serendipity I' Jannice Gunner

‘Serendipity I’
Jannice Gunner


Hand dyed shibori fabrics.


Liberating Log Cabin by Janice Gunner Published in the UK by Attitude Indigo Publications.

Shibori for Textile Artists by Janice Gunner Published in the UK by Anova/Batsford, in the USA by Kodansha and in German by Haupt Switzerland.


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Claire Lowe

Key Exhibitions

2013 ‘tea by the  Silver, Resin, Thames’ Studio Fusion Gallery, Oxo Tower

2013 mixed summer show, Byard Art, Cambridge 

2013 Summer tumblr, Garden Museum london 

 2012 Dazzle, London

2012 Designer showcase, Stockport Art Gallery

2012 Christmas at Smiths Row

2012 Summer crafts, Babylon Gallery, Ely, Cambridgeshire

2010 Crafts at Bovey Tracy, Devon 

2010 Jam, Windsor 

2009 Festival of Crafts, Farnham Maltings, Surrey.

2009 Made 09, Brighton Craft fair.

2008 Jewellery Showcase, Ferrers Gallery, Staunton Harold, Leicestershire Nov-Jan

2008 Objects of Desire, Chapel Gallery, Ormskirk Nov-Jan

2008 ACJ Regional group exhibition, Haddenham Galleries, Cambridgeshire. Sept-Nov

2008 Leeds Craft and Design Centre Gallery, May.

2008 Dazzle, Glasgow, Edinburgh and Manchester

2008 ‘Not for all the tea in China’ Lakeside Arts Centre, Nottingham. April-August

2008 Drawing Breath, Royal West of England Academy, Bristol Jan 27th-March 2nd.
2007 Decadence, 12th Nov-12th Jan 08. RBSA Gallery, Birmingham

2007 Lustre, 9th-11th November, Nottingham University

2007 Dazzle, Merchant Square, Glasgow. Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh. National Theatre, London.

2007 Selling showcase, Llantarnam Grange Arts Centre, Cwmbran, Torfaen.

2006 Flux, Brilliantly Birmingham, UCE, Birmingham.

2006 Crafts at Bovey Tracey, Devon

2006 Platform Graduate Exhibition, Bury St Edmunds Art Gallery.

2005 N.A.M.E Graduate Fair, Leamington Spa.

2005 London Metropolitan University summer show. New Designers Islington business centre.

Forthcoming Exhibitions

14th September-12th October 2013 , Autumn exhibition, Twenty Twenty gallery, Much Wenlock, Shropshire

15th October-24th December, Treasured, Hawthorn Contemporary Craft Gallery, Blandford Forum, Dorset.

19th/20th October, Festival of Crafts, Farnham Maltings.

9th November-25th Jan 2014, ‘Stars at Christmas’ Studio Fusion Gallery, Oxo tower.

November Christmas exhibition, Byard Art, Cambridge. 

 11th November – 5th Jan 2014, Dazzle at Oxo, London 

 16th-17th November, SouthHill Park Craft Fair, Bracknell, Berkshire 


Knit, Embroidery, Silver work


Claire Lowe

Claire Lowe


Kirsty whitlock

Key Exhibitions

2013 splendid stitches, BUCKINGHAMSHIRE COUNTY MUSEUM, aylesbury.
2012/2013 Hemmed In: Embroidery and Needlework from MK and Beyond. MK Gallery, Milton Keynes. 
2012 ‘Embroiderers’ Guild Scholar’ The Knitting and Stitching Show, Alexandra Palace, London.
2012 ‘Embroiderers’ Guild Scholar’ The Knitting and Stitching Show, Harrogate International Centre, Harrogate.
2012 ‘Found’ exhibition, Unit twelve, stafford.
2012 Magnificent stitches, Guildford house gallery.
2012 lost & found exhibition, the beetroot tree gallery. Draycott, derbyshire.
2011 The Collective, LCB Depot, Leicester.
2010 UK YOUNG ARTISTS,University of Derby,Markeaton Street,Derby.
2010 The Signature Art Awards 2010, London.
2009 ‘Graduate showcase’The Knitting & Stitching Show Harrogate , International Halls.
2009 ‘Graduate showcase’ The Knitting & Stitching Show Dublin.
2009 New Designers, Business Design Centre , London.
2007 London Artist Book Fair, LCA, London.


Cushions, framed, Lighting, Accessories, fabric design, Installations

Kirsty Whitlock

Kirsty Whitlock


Recycled and reclaimed materials, usually printed materials, Embroidery, plastic carrier bags, newspapers.


Laura Edgar

Key Exhibitons

Current & Future Exhibitions / Events

The Allendale Forge Studios, Allendale Village, Northumberland. A range of original textile mixed media art, giclee prints and handmade cards.

Links Art Gallery, Dukes Walk, Whitley Bay. A mix of original textile art, mixed media pieces, box canvas paintings & cards.

North East Art Collective Gallery, Eldon Gardens, Newcastle Upon Tyne. Selection of original mixed media textile art and giclee prints.

The Found Gallery, ‘Solace Found’ mixed media textile art, Spring Show, 84 High Street Dunbar East Lothian EH42 1JH, Scotland.

Faux Workshop & Gallery, ‘Sand Haze’ mixed media textile art, 70 The Broadway, Leigh on Sea, Essex, SS9 1AE.

Past Exhibitions / Events

Hexham Design Week – Dickinsons Furnishers Ltd – Allendale Forge Studios Team8 June 2013, I will be showcasing my handmade vintage brooches, accessories & textile artwork alongside other Allendale Forge Studio artists / makers.

The Network Artists Art Tour – Hexham Abbey, 8-30 June 2013 with artists in residence dates: 8/9, 15/16, 22/23, 29/30 June, Hexham, Northumberland. Mixed media textile art pieces in framed, canvas and wallhanging formats. Prints, handmade accessories and cards.

The Network Art Tour Showcase – Queens Hall, 8/6 – 20/7 2013, ‘Rain onto Dunes’ and ‘Tranquil’, mixed media textile art pieces, Beaumont Street, Hexham, Northumberland.

The RNLI Grace Darling Museum, 26 May – 2 June 2013 ‘Into the Storm’, mixed media textile art. Inspired by Grace Exhibition, Bamburgh, Northumberland.

Mick Oxley Gallery, Craster Village, Northumberland. Original textile wallhangings ‘Harbour Rocks and ‘Sea and Shoreline’. (Harbour Rocks , Sea & Shoreline both sold).

The Allendale Forge Studios, 1-28 February 2013, Somewhere Over The Rainbow Exhibition, Allendale Village, Northumberland.

The Allendale Forge Studios, December 2012 – January 2013,Winter Exhibition, Allendale Village, Northumberland. Original Textile & Mixed Media artworks.

Drift – August – December 2012, Art, Gifts & Crafts shop, Main St, Seahouses. A mix of original box canvas paintings, original textiles and giclee prints.

Linden Hall Craft & Food Fair, October 21 2012, Linden Hall, Northumberland.


Mix of textiles, haberdashery, paper, paint, embroidery and beadwork.


original art, prints, garments, accessories and cards

'Whitley' Laura Edgar

Laura Edgar


Louise O’Hara


Mixed media, embroidery, paint


'Dear Love of Mine' Louise O'Hara

‘Dear Love of Mine’
Louise O’Hara


Phat Knits

Key Exhibitions

2011 a new hook, 29 April – 24 July, museum Bellerive, Zurich

2011 Unravel / knitwear in fashion. 16.03 – 14.08, MOMU, Antwerp (BE)

2010 DMY, design festival berlin, 9 – 13 June

2010 IMM cologne, the dutch corner, January

2009 Talent milan, spazio rossana orlandi , Milan, 22 – 26 April

2009 Design Auction Pierre Berge & Associes, salle des beaux-arts, Brussels, 26th April

2009 Knitted worlds, textielmuseum, Tilburg, 14 March – 14 June

2009 heimtextil, Frankfurt, Germany

2008 TALENT 2008, Designhuis, Eindhoven

2008 Graduation Galleries Design Academy Eindhoven

2008 Design September, STILL, Design Academy, Brussels

2008 Superstore05, Modefabriek, Amsterdam


Large scale Knit


2010 FRAME, issue 72

2010 Het Parool, January 22th, PS wonen, NL

2009 R2, #17, IT

2009 GQ, november issue, south africa

2009 Interiors, issue 12, Korea

2009 MR, issue 7, Hong Kong

2009 Viewpoint, #24, UK

2009 Details, august, USA

2009 Wallpaper*, soft furnishings by Peter Saville and Nick Knight, UK, July

2009 NRC handelsblad, NL, June 6

2009 Surface #78, USA, May

2009 Interiorworld #76, South Korea, April

2009 Tatlin news 1/49/68, Russia, April

2009 F5, Russia, March

2009 Surface 05, China, March

2009 Beijing daily, China, March 03

2009 Casa Claudia, Portugal, February

2009 Design@home, France, February

2009 Eigen Huis en Interieur no2, February

2009 JC report, February

2009 efashion, china, February

2009 Mankind//mag, February

2009 ICON, issue 066, December

2008 Blend no38, December

2008 Items no6. Examenselectie, December

2008 nrc next, October 20 click


Phat Knits

Phat Knits


Philippe Malouin

Key Exhibitions

London Gallery Fumi
Milan projectb
Brescia apalazzogallery 
Montreal Commissaires
Paris NextLevel Galerie
Beirut Carwan Gallery

Simple, ProjectB Gallery, Milan, Italy
New works, NextLevel Galerie, Paris, France
Time elapsed, Lobmeyr, Vienna, Austria
Demonstration, NextLevel Galerie, Paris, France 2009
Unusual Context, NextLevel Galerie, Paris, France



Key Works

mdf wall piecesmdf functional shapesslatstype cast chairpendulumdaylightsblurlittle boatsseven dialskvadratsun dialextrusionabstraction1:4 bowlslobmeyryachiyogridlockreceipt paper vesselsalvin, market table

'1:4 Bowl Small Slate' Philippe Malouin

‘1:4 Bowl Small Slate’
Philippe Malouin


Rhiannon Palmer


Paper, Concrete, Jeweller, Porcelain.


'Porcelain Secret' (april 2012)Rhiannon Palmer

‘Porcelain Secret’
Rhiannon Palmer

'City of Lights Festival' (November 2012) Rhiannon Palmer

‘City of Lights Festival’
Rhiannon Palmer


Victoria McGarry


handmade felt, bright silks, coloured buttons, resins, ribbons and beads, Silver.


Reckless Necklace, Hearts and Flowers, Beautiful Blighty, Feed the birds.

'Bird Cuff links and Stand' Victoria McGarry

‘Bird Cuff links and Stand’
Victoria McGarry





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