The Future of Craft has been conceived alongside project collaborators Design-Nation and Future Icons who will each present headline installations at the show. Design-Nation will showcase new projects and products by leading makers from across their portfolio including Amy Leigh, Christine Meyer-Eaglestone, Emma-Jane Rule, Georgia Bosson, Jacky Puzey, Jacqueline James, Julie Vernon, Lucy Elisabeth, Leszek Sikon, Linda Bloomfield, Maria Sigma, Michelle House, Raw Studio, Speckled Grey and Susannah Weiland.
- Award-winning textile brand Maria Sigma will be weaving onsite throughout the show specialising in ‘zero waste’ ethical hand-woven textiles, you’ll be able to explore all the stages that are required from the raw materials to the warp, to the cloth, until the finished woven piece and/or have a go on the loom. Combining a contemporary approach and traditional weaving techniques, Maria Sigma focuses on raw natural materials and texture.
- Leszek Sikon will be on site throughout the show demonstrating how he produces a series of superb artisan tools and knives, using age-old skills to produce modern objects of desire.
- Angie Parker will be demonstrating body-tensioned weaving in room 12 on Thursday 9th May. Angie Parker is an award winning weaver of rugs and exquisite, vibrant textiles derived from traditional Scandinavian rug weaving techniques. Her distinctive and intricate floor art and fabric creations are hand-woven using long established patterns, such as Krokbragd, which she combines with her instinctive and daring approach to colour.