The Crafters

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Hide and Tweed

Hide and Tweed

Julie Lockie spent almost 17 years in the Royal Navy but

having travelled the world she decided to swap life at sea

for a creative one.  During a long weekend in Tallinnshe

was inspired by a small bookbinding studio and was lucky

to return there to learn bookbinding skills from two

incredibly talented ladies.  Julie now lives in Berwick-

upon-Tweed with her husband and young son where the

dining room has been turned into a bookbinding and sewing

studio.She primarily uses Harris Tweed, Liberty cotton and

leather when creating her accessories and books.  Please

note that all the hand stitched books can be refilled with

fresh paper, please contact Julie for details.

Sue Alder

Sue Alder

Sue has been teaching and demonstrating greenwood crafts in a range of settings (medieval and modern!) for fifteen years.  While she has been exploring a range of  interests and materials, pole lathe turning still remains as her main passion. 

All crafts involved with nature appeal to Sue, and recently the creation of peg looms, and making of seat pads from locally sourced Jacob's wool has combined two of her  passions into one! She is keen  to look back into the past to find forgotten crafts and skills which have been lost or neglected. By rekindling interest in these lost skills Sue hopes to reconnect local people to their  communities, heritage and natural  surroundings.

Last year Sue began to look for new projects that could grow into cottage industries and this prompted the beginning of an enterprise. Working alongside a local farmer, which she hoped could revitalise interest in local produce, Sue launched her peg loom and snugglebutts business.


Tufty's Crafts

Tufty's Crafts

David Squirrell is a “retired!” precision engineer, formerly of The Isle of Arran, now residing in the lovely picturesque village of Denholm in the Scottish Borders.

As Tufty’s Crafts he makes products from old whisky barrels,  purchased from Lochranza Distillery on the Isle of Arran.

Some of the examples are “T” light holders, whisky nose glasses and water jugs, desk and wall clocks all mounted on whisky barrel staves.

You can see his work by visiting his Facebook page