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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.

Little Comforts

Little Comforts

Little Comforts creates unique gifts and accessories for babies and children.

 Lesley-Ann Young started up her small business around 4 years ago. Working from home in the Scottish Borders, she sells her items through outdoor events, agricultural shows, craft fairs, fund raisers etc. Priding herself on the finish of her work, Lesley-Ann works with beautiful bright, soft and colourful fabrics designed for babies and smaller children. She has worked very hard over the past few years to built up a good reputation and has had customers come back time and again  knowing they can be satisfied with the service and quality of her items. Little Comforts is a registered trademark.

If you see a design or print you like it can also be made up into a gift packs i.e nappy wrap, Taggie, bandana & cushion all to match. Ideal gifts for yourself or an expectant friend or family member.

Melanie Edgecumbe

Melanie Edgecumbe

With an inspiring use of fabrics Melanie Edgecumbe Stitches unique ornamental dolls full of personality.

Trevor Bryant

Trevor Bryant

The work featured at The Crafters is hand formed and decorated faience bead jewellery.

The entire process, from the digging up and refining of the clay, the forming of the various components, the first firing and subsequent glazing, the cobalt oxide on-glaze decoration, through to the making up of the individual pieces of jewellery is the work of Trevor Bryant who is based at West Mosshouses on the North side of the Tweed Valley above the town of Melrose. Here the small Mosaic Gallery also houses a collection of his much larger decorative three dimensional mosaics, examples of which can be seen on his website.

Trevor graduated from Edinburgh College of Art with a unique combined degree in Ceramics and Graphic Design, ran a small studio po0ery in Dalmeny for a number of years before teaching art and design in secondary schools in Edinburgh.

His work is influenced by arts and crafts from around the world and throughout the ages, pattern being a recurrent theme in his work.