Is today’s Arts and Crafts revival about to enter a golden age?
Perhaps the world of Arts and Crafts are now beginning to thrive because of our modern global economy and culture. Jo Public have cottoned onto the waste and profligacy of an insular, irrelevant “art world” and super-size-me junk consumerism that leaves us deeply dissatisfied.
From cheap plastic toys that fill our biggest stores, mostly made by slave labour in far away places to the silly prices paid for bull#@#’ passed off as art. A new generation are returning to the values of old, ‘enough’. They want their ‘enough’ to be individual, handmade and to feel the love that made it. www.alittlebitindivdual.com brings together artisans from all over the world and offers them a new shop window for their work. From rescued and recycled fabrics made into something useful, reclaimed junk into jewellery, hours of intricate stitching that goes into bespoke shoes, clothing, and home furnishings, to very fine artisans, we bring you things to fill your home and life with just ‘enough’
Cattapilla Designs Vintage Print Summer Bags are all handmade in a selection of wonderful colourful vintage cotton fabrics and lined with complimentary plain cotton.
Adding soft handmade cushions is the easiest way to update your home.
At Elm Tree Studio they offer a range of cushions in lovely soft ticking fabrics, appliqued cotton, ginghams, pretty florals and plain linens.
Get in touch if you have ideas for bespoke handmade cushions that you would them to make for you
Unique hand-made driftwood boat table lamp.
Lightly finished with pure white beeswax.
When lit, seagulls appear as if by magic. Absolutely gorgeous. From Laura Dron @ www.seasky.bigcartel.com
Helen Godfrey initially began using galvanised wire as an armature for her papier mache work, for which she won a bursary from Dorset Arts and Crafts in 1997. Helen has since developed the wire as an art form in itself, with inspiration for her work coming from the surrounding wildlife where she lives in rural Dorset. She also specialises in life size human figures.