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 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.