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The Make District is a collective of artist and makers.

Through the magic of collaboration they plan to combine their talents and work on a host of projects together – with the common aim of promoting the beautiful wares of artists of the North!

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Jenny comes to textile printing from a long and varied background in the arts. A degree in fine art lead on to 12 years of working as a community artist, facilitating creativity in others in a variety of different settings, Craft workshops, digital video and photography in hospitals, community theatre, video training for disabled adults and much more, finally finding her way to surface pattern design and screen printed textiles in 2010, this process perfectly combines her love of designing and the technical processes alone with good old fashioned getting her…

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  • Joined June 2, 2012

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About

The Make District is a collective of artist and makers.

Through the magic of collaboration they plan to combine their talents and work on a host of projects together – with the common aim of promoting the beautiful wares of artists of the North!

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Jenny comes to textile printing from a long and varied background in the arts. A degree in fine art lead on to 12 years of working as a community artist, facilitating creativity in others in a variety of different settings, Craft workshops, digital video and photography in hospitals, community theatre, video training for disabled adults and much more, finally finding her way to surface pattern design and screen printed textiles in 2010, this process perfectly combines her love of designing and the technical processes alone with good old fashioned getting her hands dirty and making thinks from scratch.
Coo & co is the brand name Jenny uses to sell her hand printed, handmade & recycled textile home-wares and accessorises, online and in bricks and mortar gallery shops. Much of Jenny’s work is inspired by nature with a keen interest in the vintage and kooky.

http://www.cooandco.co.uk/

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Charlotte is an illustrator and avid doodler. She’s had a varied career as dressmaker, ceramicist and café owner, all interspersed with working for artisan food businesses in markets, cafes and shops.

For the last year she has been developing a range of textiles, bags and accessories alongside building her portfolio of illustrations, and teaching sewing and embroidery classes.

Her illustrations are ink drawn and then rendered in photoshop & illustrator. They inhabit a world of anthropomorphised animals and bird-o-pomorphised humans. Inspired by 70’s children’s books illustrators, 50’s & 60’s surface design, and favourite artists Picasso, Miro and Barbara Hepworth. Her work is quirky and humorous.

The Strange Bird range of bags and home-wares are made from linen and up-cycled fabrics and digitally printed with her designs. All hand-made, well crafted, and practical.

http://strangebirddesigns.moonfruit.com/
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Lucy has worked as a freelance artist since leaving college in 2005, producing commissioned oil paintings and expanding her personal port-folio. Her work is figurative and often interspersed with geometric shapes and blocks of colour. More recently she has rekindled her love of printing and fashion design. This has allowed her to look at her work from a new perspective, taking the strongest sections of her paintings and translating them into simplified, streamlined images. These images can then be printed as repeating patterns or as one distinct design, to be used on a broad range of products.
Not content unless her hands are busy making something, there has never been a time when art hasn’t dominated Lucy’s life. She believes that being surrounded by art and design can only have a positive impact, so making it accessible to everybody, even to the smallest degree, is extremely important.

http://www.littlelostsoul.com/

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