Scarlett Valentine: Millinery
Scarlett Valentine design and make by hand original hats, headpieces and accessories for all occasions from their atelier in Suffolk
Scarlett Valentine is run by Sarah Valentine who started making hats for friends and family over 19 years ago. She enjoyed millinery so much she went to study at the London College of Fashion. Now working from her atelier in the countryside of Suffolk she is inspired by her rural surroundings and her love of her garden.
Products available on Suffolk Made are a selection of hats and a variety of accessories to compliment any outfit.
Lucy Easton: Jewellery
Lucy's jewellery comprises of bold geometric designs often incorporating elements that move when worn.· She strives to find different ways of creating fixings and links for necklaces and bracelets so that they become and integral part of the design.·
Lucy is Suffolk born and studied general Art & Design at Suffolk College and followed this with a 3 Dimensional Design BA at Surrey Institute and Dusseldorf, Germany.
Lucy says "I often draw on my immediate environment for inspiration looking at every day repeated shapes, forms and textures such as brick work, road markings, paving etc.· I carry my camera around with me constantly and record anything that catches my eye.
Lucy also makes one off bespoke pieces, please contact us if you would like further information on this.
Alexandra Waylett: Textiles
Alexandra makes luxury hand-crafted bags, purses and accessories.
As an artist Alex began to combine her knowledge of machine embroidery with illustration a number of years ago. Her passion is in the pursuit of beautiful embellishment and fine detail. Whilst she continues to exhibit her artwork, she has found that the traditional clutch bag allows her the perfect canvas for which to indulge her passions and hopefully in doing so, create something unique and beautiful for today's modern women.
Her 'Vintage Embroidered' collection of purses and bags are created from a large number of intricately pieced satin, lace, linen, silk and more unusual materials such as copper and pewter. These individual pieces are then repeatedly embroidered to gradually build up the rich textured appearance. As a result, even if the same materials are used, each bag is truly unique.
All bags are produced with the highest quality nickel or antique brass frames, they are created from five layers of fabric and double-stitched to ensure each piece stand the test of time.
Helen Leeder - Jewellery
For all of her life, Helen has been intrigued by colour and texture. This has manifested itself in different creative ways; for the past thirty years she has worked extensively in fabric, designing and fashioning unique costumes for stage productions in which the combination of fabric and movement make for ever-changing images. Now Helen has turned her artistic eye to the creation of bespoke jewellery in beautiful gemstones. Helen’s favourite city is Venice; its colours, its textures, its iconic architecture and above all its ever-changing background of moving water. Helen has recently returned from a month in Venice and her latest collection has been inspired by the culture of this unique city.
'I want to capture the flow and colour of water, together with the muted and intense colours of the architecture. Working in gemstones which are suffused with deep and vibrant colour, I seek to craft beautiful necklaces, bracelets and earrings that women will enjoy wearing.
All my jewellery is unique – I only make one version of each item and so you can be assured that you will never meet anyone wearing the same necklace, bracelet or earrings as you.'
Ruth Turnbull - Accessories
Duke and Duchess designs are run by Ruth Turnull and Kellie Duke. Their Dahlia brooches featured on Suffolk Made are created from 27 individually hand cut and stiched petals made from Liberty fabric and felt. A labour of love indeed.
Ruth says about Kellie and herself, "We are self confessed fabric addicts with a lifelong love of beautiful prints and haberdashery. When we can bear to cut into our beloved fabric collection, we work from home in the Suffolk countryside."
Danielle Wade - Textiles
"My aim is to create beautifully purposeful textile products, all my fabrics are hand dyed and printed. My inspiration comes mostly from the natural world, with pattern and colour also very important. My products include aprons, totes/shopper bags, cushions and beanbags, as well as smaller items such as coin purses and wash-bags. In addition to dyeing and printing a range of fabric meters in my designs and colourways should you want to make your own textile treats."