Regional showcase: East of England creatives*

Regional showcase: East of England creatives

Meet six creative designers and makers from the East of England…

Ragged Life

Ragged Life

Craft author Elspeth Jackson makes beautiful rag rug homewares and commissions from her studio in Hitchin, Hertfordshire. Keep an eye out for her beginners’ rag rug workshops and kits too. www.raggedlife.com

Ruby and the squirrel

Ruby and the squirrel

Inspired by nature, Ruby and the Squirrel create whimsical characters by hand-sculpting pom-poms. Each animal is made using an array of gorgeous fibres, making gorgeous gifts for all. www.rubyandthesquirrel.com

tired bear

tired bear

tired bear make creative kids’ costumes that will have your child giggling with excitement! They also make unique, high quality, animal tails for the most adventurous little monsters. www.tiredbear.co.uk

Handmade by Holchester

Handmade by Holchester

Shop cushions, tote bags, prints and more, all made using Handmade by Holchester’s original fabric designs and hand-painted techniques, and showcasing their love of colour. www.holchester.com

Girl Friday Embroidery

Girl Friday Embroidery

Girl Friday craft bespoke freehand embroidered pieces from a studio in Essex, making lampshades, cushions and embroidered keepsakes on a wide variety of themes. www.girlfridayembroidery.etsy.com

Sue Nicholls Designs

Sue Nicholls Designs

Hertfordshire-based textile artist Sue Nicholls’ range of art and home decorations are inspired by the countryside around her home studio, where she also runs workshops. www.suenichollsdesigns.co.uk

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