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Nature inspires Swanmore textile artist

Wessex Guild chair, Sheila Barrow, says the natural world was the catalyst that pushed her to create her latest textile art pieces. Here she shares her thoughts on creativity during, and post, lockdown. After the lockdowns of 2020, when so many gatherings were...
Wessex Guild participates in Hampshire Open Studios 2021

Wessex Guild participates in Hampshire Open Studios 2021

If you are looking for unique art and craft to decorate your home, or to give as thoughtful gifts, why not head along to the Paterson Centre in Swanmore over the Bank Holiday weekend? An example of Vicki Hunt's artwork Seven members of the Wessex Guild of Craftsmen...

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Meet the Maker: leather crafter Graham Limburn

Meet the Maker: leather crafter Graham Limburn

In this regular feature we speak to one of the members of the Wessex Guild to find out a bit more about them and their craft, techniques and inspirations. How did you start doing your craft? What inspired you? Having been a woodcarver for over 20 years, winning many...

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Meet the Maker: textile artist Paula Limburn

Meet the Maker: textile artist Paula Limburn

In this regular feature we speak to one of the members of the Wessex Guild to find out a bit more about them and their craft, techniques and inspirations. How did you start doing your craft? What inspired you? I started sewing at primary school. We all had a thick...

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Wessex Guild welcomes new member Alison Nash

Wessex Guild welcomes new member Alison Nash

The Wessex Guild of Craftsmen is delighted to welcome new member Alison Nash, who specialises in creating mixed media mosaics. Alison uses traditional glass tiles, combined with beads, glass, stones, wood, metal, fossils and semi-precious stones to make her detailed...

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New floral creative embroidery pictures

New floral creative embroidery pictures

Wessex Guild artists are keeping creative during lockdown. Chair, and creative textile artist, Sheila Barrow, has been making some new pieces. This framed piece was made from an old tablecloth (so ticking the recycled box). It features a base of a mixture of acrylic...

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Meet the Maker: Ceramic artist Ashley James

Meet the Maker: Ceramic artist Ashley James

In this regular feature we speak to one of the members of the Wessex Guild to find out a bit more about them and their craft, techniques and inspirations. How did you start doing your craft? What inspired you? I have been interested in creative things from a young...

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Meet the Maker: artist Vicki Hunt

Meet the Maker: artist Vicki Hunt

In this regular feature we speak to one of the members of the Wessex Guild to find out a bit more about them and their craft, techniques and inspirations. How did you start doing your craft? What inspired you? As a child I was always making something. My parents were...

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Meet the Maker: Painter Karen Frampton

Meet the Maker: Painter Karen Frampton

In this regular feature we speak to one of the members of the Wessex Guild to find out a bit more about them and their craft, techniques and inspirations. How did you start doing your craft? What inspired you? I have always drawn and painted. At school, Art was my...

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