Kate Pennington produces greeting cards, Christmas cards, prints and commissioned work under the name Little Penn, as well as tea towels, hand printed tote bags and textiles. “I am currently in the process of designing and making a series of hand printed Christmas decorations and table runners for the festive season. I love to doodle and sketch and take inspiration from all sorts of areas including folklore, myth, wildlife and the world around me.”
Pat Wilkes aka Starlight Keepsakes and Gifts will be selling a mix of wooden and stitched gift items, some made from recycled materials. “I love to create – it means so much it has become a way of life and I get inspiration from all sorts of places and love to put my own twist on to everything I make. I use mixed media but my true love is stitching and using recycled and reloved materials. I love vintage and spend hours treasure hunting to find the materials I can use to bring unloved things to life so they can be loved again. I would describe my products as vintage inspired gifts with meaning.“
Yi-Jhu Huang (Vivian) is a Taiwanese jewellery designer and maker based in the UK. Yi-Jhu trained in Metalsmithing & Jewellery Design in Taiwan and now she is studying a Masters in Jewellery, Silversmithing and related products at Birmingham City University. Jewellery for Yi-Jhu is like a wearable art work. Yi-Jhu is inspired by stories and visual art images and all of her works are handmade and unique.
Bearwood Handmade December takes place between 10am and 4pm on Saturday 3rd December at Bearwood Baptist Church Hall, Cnr Rawlings Rd and Bearwood Road, B66 4HA.