The latest Spotlight guest artist in The Wool Clip shop is Anne Brooke, also known as HanneMADE. Anne is a textile artist and tutor, living and working in Brighouse, West Yorkshire. Inspired by nature, she creates unique pieces of art and sewn accessories using fabric, paper and stitch.
“My work tends to begin with a local ‘wandering’,” says Anne. “An idea then grows over time, starting out with a collection of materials and gradually evolving through to the final hand-sewn embellishment.”
Anne met Jean Wildish of The Wool Clip at Yarndale in Skipton some years ago and has since been a stallholder at Woolfest too.
"I really liked Anne's approach as well as her finished images," says Jean, "and I was particularly drawn to the way she incorporates found objects into her work. I remember discussing a turning out of pockets to see what we both had squirrelled away! I hope her framed pictures, jewellery, cards and kits – which are something different for the shop - will all sell well and that they will also inspire creativity as our visitors see what's possible."
Anne's accessories start in price at £15 and her kits start at £4 for cards through to £35 for larger embroidery kits. A variety of her pieces will be in The Wool Clip until the end of October and you can find out more about Anne, her work and her workshops (including a couple coming up in Garstang, Lancashire) on her website at www.annebrooke.co.uk.