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Caroline Mackenzie

Caroline Mackenzie

 Caroline lives in the village of Stow in the Scottish Borders where she works from home. She is a full time Mum,making the most of the time, while her children are at school, to be creative!

She has always loved fabric,texture and colour, the sewing she inherited from her Mother who used to make all kinds of things from walnut shell mice to rag dolls!

Caroline's daughter asked her to make a mouse keyring for her school bag which is where the Bag Buddies were invented.

Now there is a whole range of them,mostly animals,which are her biggest seller!

Using woolly jumpers found in charity shops which are then shrunk to make fabric, she is also always on the hunt for vintage buttons,fabric and felt whenever out and about!

Other items Caroline makes include brooches, felt bunting, lavender bags and  little bags. She is always thinking of new ideas,often in the middle of the night!

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Julie Robertson

Julie Robertson

WatchPieceJewellery

Unique and original, these intricate works combine traditional horological materials with a contemporary jewellery approach. Modern day curiosities evocative of a bygone age.

Julie recycles, reworks and reuses antique, vintage and modern watches to produce highly individual pieces of wearable art. She tends to let the qualities of the materials (colour, shape, markings, etc.) suggest the composition of a piece rather than pre-design. This allows the process to flow naturally and the finished work to be unique. It is important to her that each piece is of solid construction, finely crafted and highly individual.

https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/WatchPieceJewellery

Sheila Duggie Original Designs

Sheila Duggie Original Designs

Sheila is based in Glasgow though originally from Nairn. She formerly worked in education but started designing and making children's knitwear when her family came along. She moved on from this to women's knitwear, something which proved to be very successful and was not tempted back to the education world. Her designs are knitted mainly in natural fibres and made to be both easy to wear and flattering.


Skoczena

Skoczena

The enchanting world of Skoczéna accessories , with beautifully embroidered handbags, evening bags, purses, cushions, brooches and embroidered pictures and vintage inspired fancy hats and fascinators, full of personality, colour and rich textures.

Skoczéna Accessories are lovingly designed and carefully hand-crafted in the Scottish Borders by Michelle Skotzen and inspired by the ever changing colours of the Scottish Countryside.

https://www.skoczena.co.uk/