Craft Scotland is a registered charity, and prides themselves on supporting and nurtuting up and coming designers. They create opportunities for craft designers to practice their craft, as well as the chance to exhibit their products and sell them - like they will be doing with us in Edinburgh!
With 32 designers taking part this year, there will be a wide range of scarves, mosaics, hand-made jewelry, home furnishings, tableware and more on offer for you to browse and - if you see something you fancy - buy.
They will be up on our second floor, so once you've finished your shopping you can pop on up! This is the second time Edinburgh White Stuff has had the pleasure to host Craft Scotland, and it's set to be just as successful as last year.
Meet Your Maker!
Every Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday during the exhibition from 3 - 5pm, customers will have the chance to "meet their maker". Artists and crafters featured in the show will be sat just outside the shop, ready and waiting to answer any questions you might have or for just a general chit-chat! Here are some of the makers you can expect to see outside our Edinburgh Store.
Christina designs a unique range of jewelry that was inspired by nature. She uses a complimentary combination of wood and precious metals to construct her beautifully crafted pieces. She also offers a line of bespoke jewelry, where she uses silver clay to create delicate neckpieces, earrings, bangles and broaches.
More commonly known as Ursula Hunter, Little Axe specializes in printmaking and produces intricate Linoprints which she then applies to any surface you like. It’s not an easy task – the process involves carefully transferring a sketch onto lino blocks then cutting the design onto the blocks. The prints are then digitally printed after being coloured and hand sewn into fabric. But it’s worth it! Little Axe produce beautiful cushions, curtains, tea towels and more that will spruce up any home.
Line uses ceramics, glass and stone to create her one-of- a-kind mosaics. Her inspiration comes from the physical materials she uses, which helps to create a lovely, textured piece of art. Her contemporary pieces will be available to view and purchase during Craft Scotland’s visit to George Street.
Merlin makes fine jewelry which prides itself on being inspired by history. Merlin learned of a story about a woman who was held prisoner on an island in Scotland, and the nature and interpretation of this story inspired his latest designs: The Lady Grange Collection. The centerpiece is a locket, which symbolises comfort and safety. Merlin used silver to create this piece, gently hammering it into shape and hand-making the delicate chain.
Click here to see the official timetable for when the Makers will be at our Edinburgh Emporium.