We’ve rounded up some of the regions best independent creatives, designers, producers, musicians & artists for a two days of independent Christmas shopping online!
Debbie Prince is a seamstress from Denton, Manchester.
‘Just over six years ago I got an amazing sewing machine, this started me off on my sewing journey. I have sewn everything from clothes to bags, it was a passion that quickly became an obsession! I am now making a career from my love of sewing, making handbags, purses and other crafty items’
Catherine creates paper collages using National Geographic magazine images with acrylic and watercolour paints. Her mixed-media work aims to present potentially overlooked characters and places in a new context. An abstract narrative is often provided through text from magazines, poems, or based on the artist’s dreams.
Passionate about jewellery since an early age, Aline started her handmade jewellery making when she moved from Switzerland to Manchester. Working mostly with brass, Aline has recently started creating costume jewellery, mixing gold plated findings and chains with different elements of nature. Her inspiration comes from shapes, textures, colours, seashells, pearls, semi-precious stones, feathers and wood.
Rustic Wood Creations are makers of bespoke wooden decor, gifts and furniture using recycled & reclaimed materials such as driftwood and pallet wood. Based in Greater Manchester, they produce beautiful home accessories and furniture at affordable prices, all inspired by the sea and coast. All of their creations are completely handmade, making each piece unique.
NeptunesHollow sells nature themed resin jewellery and bookmarks. This involves materials such as seaglass, shells, wood and leaves. All pieces are handmade and materials are collected by Gemma herself.
Imagined futures collide with a neon-lit past. Monolithic structures rise from the gloom, whilst fascinating craft wend their way through the skies above. Glen Cutwerk is a visual artist and musician based in Manchester, UK. He is heavily influenced by science fiction illustration and architectural and industrial design, particularly from the 1960s through to the 1980s. Working across various print and digital media, his work has appeared on posters, clothing, record sleeves, magazines and websites.
Loughman’s Lettering create bespoke, personalised items ranging from chalkboard to cards. Designs are created from scratch or can be adapted based on an existing idea. Louise began lettering after designing bespoke boards for her own wedding, and has been able to develop her ideas even more during lockdown.
Lizzie is a self-taught artist, based in Ancoats, Manchester who draws freehand patterns inspired by designs from around the world. Starting with a blank piece of paper and drawing, without the use of rulers, software or measurements, she takes inspiration from people, places, architecture, textiles, and nature.
Kelly Quinzel is a textiles artist and illustrator from Manchester. Kelly obtained her Master degree in Embroidery from Manchester Metropolitan University, with a concentration in embroidery and drawing. Embroidery and watercolour specialist inspired by reinventing stories through images.
Clockwork Dragonfly make quirky and unusual gifts and jewellery using everything from natural crystals to peacock feathers and from silver elephants to fairy wings and all things colourful in between.