Briars Designs

Elaine Briars and Kate Hanham Plus

“Textile Art Inspired by Nature.”

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About Briars Designs

Briars Designs

Textile art, accessories and homewares.

We are a mother daughter partnership and in 2010 we decided to develop a craft business from our love of making things. Elaine has been stitching and collecting fabrics for many years and we enjoy searching for recycled fabrics to make into new designs.

Whether it’s working on our allotment or in the garden or walking in the countryside we are constantly appreciative of the wonderful natural environment. We find inspiration in the colours, textures and patterns of the landscape, plants and creatures all around us.

We are developing our interest in growing plants including herbs, vegetables and dye plants in the garden and on our allotment.

We have created a range of products that combine our love of wild flowers, birds, nature and growing plants with our love of crafts, textile art and colour. We are constantly developing our designs and love thinking about new ideas for our work.

We use silk screen printing, painting, hand and machine embroidery and patchwork to create our designs. Each item is individually handmade and so all our pieces are unique.

We are aware of the way textiles are produced particularly environmental concerns with the cotton industry. We like our work to be environmentally friendly therefore we use organic cotton, linen and recycled fabrics in our textile designs. Our greetings cards and envelopes are made from recycled paper.

We hope you like our shop. If you would like to purchase an item in a different colour or size, please don’t hesitate to contact us for a quote and an estimated timescale.

Elaine and Kate