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Hurrah for all the wonderful women and men who work their socks off to create unique, beautiful and quirky items to brighten our homes and bring a smile to our faces.

 

These wonderful producers pour a great deal of time and care into their designs and constantly show us new ways to elevate the ordinary and everyday into something special. At the Craft House we love to celebrate our makers and we feature one of these hugely talented people in store and online once a month.

Craft Hero Abbi Goode

Faye Hall, this month's Craft Hero at the Craft House, Saltaire

My name is Abbi Goode and I am a freelance illustrator, printmaker and needle felt artist living in Saltaire. After working as an in-house studio designer for 13 years I decided to take the leap this summer from full time employment to the freelance life and I've not looked back. I now work from my home studio with my cat Willow and my husband Craig, who is also a freelancer, for company. When working on personal projects I work under the name Lemon & Sugar Prints.

 

I initially trained at Nottingham Trent University on the decorative arts degree course. This is a great 2D and 3D craft based course. Whilst there I developed my love of illustration and textiles that became the basis for my future career.

 

I am inspired by a love of colour, shape and texture. The basis for most of my illustration work comes from monoprinting techniques, mark making and collage. I tend to like the little imperfections this creates. My work is often described as quirky and cheerful. I tend to find inspiration in playful moments and everyday life. I love to get messy and try to get lots of personality and fun into my work whether it's character based, like in my needle felt art, or printed illustration.

 

I always try to keep my work moving forward and keep it fresh. I enjoy learning new skills so The Craft House in Saltaire has been fantastic for me offering great opportunities to try workshops and courses in new and different crafts. I'm really enjoying the beginners knitting group and I am currently creating a slightly wonky hedgehog.

 

Working as an illustrator and needle felt artist it's always a pleasure seeing my work in print. Whether it's in high street stores, independent shops or galleries it's always really exciting.

 

My career highlights to date have included meeting the designer Donna Wilson, who is a great inspiration to me. Traveling to America, Sweden and Germany for inspirational trips and most recently working on the graphic good project who are based in Edinburgh. I worked on an original print commission for this organisation who do great work creating original products and creative projects as part of supporting the community and raising money for charity.

Craft Hero Abbi Goode

Faye Hall, this month's Craft Hero at the Craft House, Saltaire

Craft Hero Abbi Goode

Faye Hall, this month's Craft Hero at the Craft House, Saltaire

My name is Abbi Goode and I am a freelance illustrator, printmaker and needle felt artist living in Saltaire. After working as an in-house studio designer for 13 years I decided to take the leap this summer from full time employment to the freelance life and I've not looked back. I now work from my home studio with my cat Willow and my husband Craig, who is also a freelancer, for company. When working on personal projects I work under the name Lemon & Sugar Prints.

 

I initially trained at Nottingham Trent University on the decorative arts degree course. This is a great 2D and 3D craft based course. Whilst there I developed my love of illustration and textiles that became the basis for my future career.

 

I am inspired by a love of colour, shape and texture. The basis for most of my illustration work comes from monoprinting techniques, mark making and collage. I tend to like the little imperfections this creates. My work is often described as quirky and cheerful. I tend to find inspiration in playful moments and everyday life. I love to get messy and try to get lots of personality and fun into my work whether it's character based, like in my needle felt art, or printed illustration.

 

I always try to keep my work moving forward and keep it fresh. I enjoy learning new skills so The Craft House in Saltaire has been fantastic for me offering great opportunities to try workshops and courses in new and different crafts. I'm really enjoying the beginners knitting group and I am currently creating a slightly wonky hedgehog.

 

Working as an illustrator and needle felt artist it's always a pleasure seeing my work in print. Whether it's in high street stores, independent shops or galleries it's always really exciting.

 

My career highlights to date have included meeting the designer Donna Wilson, who is a great inspiration to me. Traveling to America, Sweden and Germany for inspirational trips and most recently working on the graphic good project who are based in Edinburgh. I worked on an original print commission for this organisation who do great work creating original products and creative projects as part of supporting the community and raising money for charity.

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Faye Hall, this month's Craft Hero at the Craft House, Saltaire

Faye Hall, this month's Craft Hero at the Craft House, Saltaire

My name is Abbi Goode and I am a freelance illustrator, printmaker and needle felt artist living in Saltaire. After working as an in-house studio designer for 13 years I decided to take the leap this summer from full time employment to the freelance life and I've not looked back. I now work from my home studio with my cat Willow and my husband Craig, who is also a freelancer, for company. When working on personal projects I work under the name Lemon & Sugar Prints.

 

I initially trained at Nottingham Trent University on the decorative arts degree course. This is a great 2D and 3D craft based course. Whilst there I developed my love of illustration and textiles that became the basis for my future career.

 

I am inspired by a love of colour, shape and texture. The basis for most of my illustration work comes from monoprinting techniques, mark making and collage. I tend to like the little imperfections this creates. My work is often described as quirky and cheerful. I tend to find inspiration in playful moments and everyday life. I love to get messy and try to get lots of personality and fun into my work whether it's character based, like in my needle felt art, or printed illustration.

 

I always try to keep my work moving forward and keep it fresh. I enjoy learning new skills so The Craft House in Saltaire has been fantastic for me offering great opportunities to try workshops and courses in new and different crafts. I'm really enjoying the beginners knitting group and I am currently creating a slightly wonky hedgehog.

 

Working as an illustrator and needle felt artist it's always a pleasure seeing my work in print. Whether it's in high street stores, independent shops or galleries it's always really exciting.

 

My career highlights to date have included meeting the designer Donna Wilson, who is a great inspiration to me. Traveling to America, Sweden and Germany for inspirational trips and most recently working on the graphic good project who are based in Edinburgh. I worked on an original print commission for this organisation who do great work creating original products and creative projects as part of supporting the community and raising money for charity.

Faye Hall, this month's Craft Hero at the Craft House, Saltaire

Faye Hall, this month's Craft Hero at the Craft House, Saltaire
Faye Hall, this month's Craft Hero at the Craft House, Saltaire