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Maker Stories

Visitors to our shop love to hear the story behind the item they are purchasing. In an age of mass production, the handmade is still, thankfully, cherished by many. Over the Summer, we will be highlighting a selection of our favourite stockists who are masters of their chosen craft from wood turning to weaving. Every week, we will add a new story which will give an insight into a specific making process and the life of a craftsperson, from their favourite process and studio set up, to what led them to pursue a career in craft and design. 

Our first maker story featuring Nicola Gates of Olla Nua will be posted early next week. 









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Nicola Gates - Hand Weaver

What do you make? I create a range of functional and decorative products made from my own handwoven woollen cloth. At the moment, this is mainly cushions and small zipped bags, but I'm current...

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