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A Midsummer Knots Dream


1983 to ‘1855’ – and not a TARDIS in sight !
After retiring from a long career in teaching and the Civil Service in 2021, we moved to Dorset a year later and the world of macramé entered my life shortly after that. From a very early age, I’ve had a deep-rooted love of theatre (I have my mum to thank for this!) and in 2023 it was my 40th anniversary (yes, showing my age) of seeing the award-winning RSC productions of Shakespeare’s ‘Much Ado About Nothing’ and Rostand’s ‘Cyrano de Bergerac’ which starred Sir Derek Jacobi and Sinead Cusack in the lead roles of Benedick/Beatrice and Cyrano/Roxane respectively. On this special occasion I asked these wonderful actors to autograph some mementos for me and was delighted when they did so. To say thank you, I sent them some appropriately-themed macramé plant holders which they loved and sent me their very best wishes. Thrilled and inspired by this, I decided to base all my creations on the colourful and interesting characters in the plays I love using recycled cotton braided cords and other natural materials. They say ‘knotting ventured, knotting gained’ (or something very like it) so I’m proceeding with this business idea in that spirit and I really hope you like my creations too.
‘To be or knot? To be that is the question’

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Avlaki Ltd

In 1996, painter Deborah MacMillan and broadcaster Natalie Wheen pooled resources to buy and restore a small ruin on the coast of Lesvos, as an escape from London stress. The land was planted with olive trees in a sad and neglected condition. They became olive farmers quite by accident.
Unimpressed by the local traditional farming practices Deborah and Natalie introduced methods researched from the latest scientific information and immediately adopted strict Organic farming practices. The fields are kept as natural as possible to encourage bio-diversity:all kinds of bushes and trees provide cover for wildlife and the groves team with birds and insects.

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Bubbles Baubles

Unique and vibrantly coloured handmade dichroic glass jewellery made by Karen Evans.
Dichroic glass was developed by NASA for space exploration. Microscopic amounts of metals in the glass reflect and transmit light creating a vast array of stunning colours.
Multiple layers of glass are fused together to create attractive, one of a kind pieces.

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Chocolate Arthouse

Handcrafted chocolate artistry based in Bishops Caundle, Dorset. We combine our love of art and colour with our even greater love… CHOCOLATE. We make everything by hand so each individual chocolate is totally unique.

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Crimson Peacock

Fabulously colourful hand block printed nightwear and daywear, bringing togther the joy of Jaipur colour and the coasts of Cornwall.

Crimson Peacock stands for environmental and social responsibility, also partnering with ‘Magic Breakfast’ which provides free school meals to children living in poverty in the UK.

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Deco to Disco

We moved to Sturminster Newton from Hertfordshire 6 years ago and wild horses couldn't drag us back.. We have both been avid collectors and dealers of Art & Antiques for 30 years. Very pleased to be part of the 1855 experience.

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Dorset Blends

"Hi, we are Dorset Blends Limited, a small family business near Wimborne hand crafting Spice, Herb & Salt Blends. Our passion for great food has evolved from a love of travel, and particularly the distinctive styles of cuisine, the ingredients and the spices and herbs used in the countries we have been fortunate to visit. From spice, salt and herb grinders to tinned rubs and packets of herbs and breadcrumbs, we have created a mouth-watering range of products to be used in a variety of ways. Produced in small batches, all our products are hand crafted to our own recipes, developed with help from family, friends and from feedback from repeat customers. We source our raw ingredients from UK Wholesalers and our preference is to use whole spices and herbs as much as possible as these provide more flavour, especially with our grinders! Whether for yourself or as a gift, we hope you enjoy what we offer as much as we do!! Chris & Sarah, Dorset Blends Limited."

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Downstream Dorset

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Encre Noire by Jipe

Inspired by my love of comic
books while growing up in Paris,

I create black and white
illustrations using ink and
alcohol markers on paper as well
as Digital art.

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Georgia J Textile

Hello, my name is Georgia and I’m a textiles/fibre artist. I recently graduated from university and I have since developed my love for tufted art. I have a passion for colour and texture and my designs are heavily inspired by the natural world around us. I love drawing and designing for different products, I also enjoy pushing the boundaries and seeing what innovative products I can develop. My work is sustainably made using recycled materials and 100% wool. Sustainability has always been an important aspect of my practice as I think we must protect the planet as much as possible
I hope my products can add a pop of colour and spark joy in your homes!

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Her Dark Materials

Silver, Gold and Gemstone Jewellery inspired by fantasy and the dark arts.

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Isle Stitch

Luxury merino knitwear crafted using only the finest yarn. The sustainable choice hand dyed in small batches to ensure that each item is unique. Recognised internationally for knitwear design, you will also find patterns and supplies that will elevate your knitting and crochet experience.

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Jason Farmer

I am a self taught wood turner with a passion for making both decorative and functional items from native and exotic timbers my work has been taken to Canada, USA, New Zealand, Australia and across Europe including France and Germany.

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Jo Jangles Millinery

Jo Jangles Millinery is a range of sculptural headpieces designed by Joanna Harris. Having won awards for her jewellery designs (which are also on sale in 1855), Joanna learnt millinery online during the pandemic lockdown. Her love of vintage style fashion can be seen in the pieces which feature bright colours and eye-catching elements. An exciting addition is that each creation is a one-off or limited edition which gives the wearer a chance to be a 'head above the rest' and have fun wearing something truly unique.

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Katie Scorgie Fine Artist

Katie is a well established Fine Artist specialising in equestrian, landscape and canine drawings and paintings. Since graduating in 2000 with an Honours Degree in Fine Art from Plymouth University, Katie has been working full time as an artist with her most notable commission to date being Artist in Residence to the Household Cavalry Mounted Regiment between 2011-2012. In 1855 Katie is exhibiting her prints as well as a selection of paintings and drawings. She also has a Gallery in Hinton St Mary which is open all year round to the public and she welcomes commissions: equine, canine and landscape.

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Little Ceylon


WE ARE PROUD TO SHARE WITH OUR DORSET COMMUNITY LITTLE BITS OF EXTRAORDINARY GOODNESS FROM THE PARADISE ISLE OF CEYLON. FROM ARTS AND CRAFTS TO ORGANIC FOODS,COME SHARE IN THE RICH AND UNIQUE OFFERINGS FROM LITTLE CEYLON.

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Love your Hippie Self

Handmade crystal jewellery, dreadlocks and lots more unique items.
Bring out your inner hippie goddess.

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Mari Moo Creations

I am Mari from MariMoo Creations, based in Wareham. I started my small business in July 2021. At that time, I wanted to make jewellery but wasn't sure exactly what. I did some research and discovered that (with the exception of recycled metal) stainless steel was the most eco friendly option. It was also affordable and resistant to tarnishing and corrosion. I prefer fairly delicate jewellery, so that is what I decided to focus on.

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Martha and Mabel Crafts

I started my small business in lockdown. I have grown from strength to strength. I have many returning customers, due mainly to my competitive prices and excellent customer service. I mainly deal with selling quality fabrics, including Liberty. I also sell distinctive haberdashery items, like buttons, ribbons, other craft items and gifts.

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Nut Bloom Crafts

Following a major stroke in 2015 John was looking for a way to keep himself occupied. Having enjoyed wood turning at school in South Africa in his teens he bought a lathe and taught himself to turn left handed. Using mainly scrap or recycled timber he now works from his garden shed, producing lamps, bowls, platters etc. No two pieces are the same. Commissions are taken and John is always willing to pass on his skills to anyone interested.

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Patricia Burns Paintings

My career started at 16 when I commenced an apprenticeship as a lettering artist, including gold leaf and silk screen printing. Landscapes, flowers and still life, portraits and life drawing. I work in all mediums and I’m inspired by many international artists.

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Pia Elliot Art

Hi I’m Pia, a pen and ink artist based on the stunning south coast of the UK. Nestled in my rural home studio, amidst its flourishing wildlife and picturesque landscape, I find endless inspiration for my works. As a devoted animal lover, I find immense joy in capturing the essence and personalities of my subject through years of experimentation and refinement. I’ve cultivated a unique style characterised by expressive line and captivating pattern work. Each piece is a labour of love, meticulously crafted to evoke a sense of wonder and appreciation for the beauty of the natural world.

Today I sell a range of eco conscious, greetings cards, limited edition prints and homewares produced here in the UK, which feature my unique illustrations. I am so excited to be a part of 1855…I hope you enjoy them!t here

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Pygmipony

I started knitting as a hobby but over the years it became an obsession. I like knitting with wool from independent dyers but in reality no yarn is safe from me.

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Roger Cooke Furniture

'I make handmade furniture in my workshop near Stalbridge. The pieces use Arts & Crafts designs along with contemporary ideas and customer commissions. I use mainly UK sourced hardwoods, Oak Ash, Beech and Sycamore which are completely sustainable'

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Sculpture by Jamie Hart

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Sid Walker Photography

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Stephanie Grace Art

I'm a designer based in Sherborne, Dorset. Focusing on colour and pattern, I love vibrancy and creativity. The natural world fills me with inspiration and I gather ideas often as I'm out walking.
My illustrations range from animals, to sea creatures, to flowers and they are printed on to a range of items, including cards, notebooks and prints. Original paintings available and commissions welcome.

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The Cheeseman Dorset

Martin Rose, known as The Cheeseman, Dorset was milking cows and supplying milk to Ford Farm in the early 2000’s. He started buying vintage cheddar back for friends in the local skittles team and that slowly grew into supplying Jimmy Loader, the local butcher in Sturminster Newton. Over the years, he has expanded into supplying many varieties of Ford Farm & Barber's cheese into delis, farm cafes, butcheries, pubs and small shops. The Cheeseman, Dorset also attends local shows where he offers tastings and sales of all the favourites as well as the new flavours on the market.

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The Dorset Handmade Food Company

The Dorset Handmade Food Company was born out of local Cafe and catering company 'Thyme after time' in Stalbridge owned by local business lady Margot Annelle Foot after lockdown to enable us to sell and post all over the UK. The demand for us to post out our wares was increasing all the time so we decided to have an ecommerce presence made perfect sense!

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The Strange Apothecary

The Strange Apothecary, where the mystical meets the natural. You'll discover a realm of holistic health offerings designed to align body, mind, and spirit. Highlighting our enchanting collection is our exclusive range of mushrooms, each carefully selected for their potent wellness benefits. Explore these natural marvels and more, as you embark on a journey towards spiritual and physical harmony. Shop with us today and transform your well-being.

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Three Counties Magic

Beginners Card Magic Workshops at 1855 Sturminster Newton
My little card magic shop can also be found at 1855 Sturminster Newton.

I stock a small selection of Specialist Magic Card Decks and Second Hand Card Magic Books

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Tora Tora Boutique

My name is Tora, I first launched in Dubai in the world of hats and fashion for Dubai World Cup in 2010. Then proceeded to open two stores in Dubai, answering the call for a traditional boutique service, styling women to best flatter their body shape, with various boutique branded dresses at honest prices.
Tora returned from Dubai, still continues to do pop up fashion events in Dubai, Carribean and is now residing in Dorset.

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Whimsical Creations

At Whimsical Creations we aim to make affordable baby clothing accessible that meets their sensory needs, this means no pesky tags! We use local organic cotton to make durable garments. Focusing on being eco-friendly and giving uterus owners more control over their periods.

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Artis and Laurel

Hand crafted jewellery of silver, copper and bronze. Every piece is unique, with subtle differences even when popular designs are recreated. There is a range of simple but elegant designs available, as well as a few one of a kind pieces.

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Barry Grayson illustration

I'm a Dorset illustrator. I work in ink and acrylic paint. I take my sketchbook wherever I go, I look for the humour and beauty in every day life.
I am influenced by Quentin Blake, Pop art, Studio Ghibli and Hokusai

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Caroline and David Pass photography

Husband and wife from Sturminster Newton who share a love of photography, from animals to food, floral and landscapes, with a passion for black and white. We use our images on greetings cards, Prints, notebooks and giftware and it is all printed in our studio in Sturminster Newton.

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Chris Oswald – Author

I loved history from the earliest moment. We started at school with the dinosaurs before, logically, moving onto cavemen. History blows my mind, as does story-writing. I've finally put the two together. I'm self published, which means doing it the hard way, or the way of the future, depending on your point of view.
I love the idea of redemption, the 'baddies' discovering something good about themselves, often at the last moment. My writing also shows the lingering, intrusive nature of history, poking itself into the present time and again to create the future.

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Crystal Sun

"I'm Lisa Lorton and my company is Crystal Sun. I discovered my love for crafts and creating things whilst on holiday 25 years ago and haven't stopped!
I make crystal suncatchers, chakra towers, birthstone bottles, jewellery and other gifts.
Everything I make is unique so if you have a particular design, style or colour in mind please get in touch."

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Delicious Jewellery

A polymer clay jewellery designer who uses mini silk screens to create the surface patterns on her designs.

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Dorset Ginger Company

We are a multi award-winning ginger drinks company based in Poole. Our drinks are perfect mixers for cocktails and mocktails but equally delicious on their own.

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Dreams & Screams

I sell items from Nemesis Now - everything from dragon to fairy’s, black cats to skulls and everything in between. I also make jewellery at every day prices so everyone can afford . The jewellery is a bit different too .

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Forager Spirit

Forager Spirit handcrafts small batch infused spirits, liqueurs, premixed cocktails and cordials. Flavours are derived from a number of foraged and locally and ethically sourced ingredients including wild fruits, local honey, herbs, leaves and spices - chosen for their flavour but also for their active compounds that may work as a digestif, an aperitif or to simply lift the spirits. The infusions are created through the collaborative work of herbal technicians, foragers, mixologists and the inspiration of 13th century monks, among others, to create a truly original, deeply sensuous and deliciously affecting libations.

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Gifts by Jacqui

I am a local artisan who makes needle felt animals from mice to elephants with dogs cats and rabbits a speciality I also do commission's of your favourite pet or animal

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Holly Berlyn Pointillism Artist

My name is Holly and I am a self taught pointillism artist based in North Dorset. A technique of using only dots to create a piece of work/art. My favourite subjects to draw are any and all things nature so you'll find a lot of my work involves insects, flowers and animals! However, another great passion of mine is creating pet portraits. I enjoy meeting people face to face, the community is a beautiful one and I truly find so much joy from being a part of it.

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James Williams Makes

I am a local Cabinet Maker who
enjoys making furniture and
other unique wooden household
items.
I work from a small workshop in
Bournemouth Dorset. Making
items from Locally sourced
native hardwoods and reclaimed
materials
As an apprentice (many years ago!)
I trained in traditional Cabinetry
making oak furniture.
However today I encompass this
with modern techniques.
Commissions welcome.

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Jessica Ha’Penny

I love to reuse and recycle whenever possible and when I discovered plantable paper, my stationery range grew.
I now produce greetings cards, notebooks, gift tags, wedding favours, bunting, Christmas decorations, confetti and much more all made and printed in my studio in Sturminster Newton, and all from UK made plantable seeded paper and card. The paper is handmade in the UK with a mix of meadow and garden flower seeds in which produce flowers that will help with rewilding and attracting the Butterflies and Bees.

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Joanna's Treasures


Joanna Harris is an award-winning, contemporary Jewellery Designer/Maker who lives in Sherborne, Dorset.
With a background originally in Graphic Design, Joanna reflects the world around her through her illustrative jewellery designs by creating embossed patterns in her silver jewellery. These range from patterns of people in the city from her time living in London to honeycomb prints and flowers that depict her surroundings now.
Her love of the coast in is seen in another collection featuring freshwater pearls paired with bright, bold colours and shapes.
Joanna’s designs have featured in jewellery making books, Canadian art publications and exhibitions in London. She has won awards for her creations and has sat as a judge for a jewellery competition set by the high street retailer; F.Hinds.
Every design Joanna makes is part of a very limited edition or a one-off design. As she makes her designs by hand, no two pieces are ever the same.

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LJ’s Handmade Cards

My name is Lesley and I enjoy all types of craft. I make cards, notelets, junk journals and up cycle boxes where I can…. Any profit made from the sale of these items goes to the Hazelbury Bryan Hedgehog Rescue so please do take a look next time you visit 1855.

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Little Treasure

We are Katie and Imogen, best friends who have always had a passion for creativity and handmade crafts since we were little girls. Our small business is a celebration of our friendship, creativity, and the joy of our handmade crafts. We sell bracelets, rings, earrings in all desired colours.

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Manda Holden

Original bijou
ink and watercolour paintings which are
snapshots of places and things I love and
framed in recycled old frames. I also am happy to take commissions- send
me a photo and I will paint a miniature little
work of art for you to grace a space.

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Marjorie Kate Crochet

Marjorie Kate Crochet was born in lockdown when I re-discovered a skill learnt from my Grandmother as a child. My new found hobby soon got out of hand and I needed to find an outlet for it so I could keep crocheting!

Having been successfully selling cushions and animals at local markets I found 1855 to be the perfect venue to continue and build my small business venture which is named after my Grandmother Marjorie Kate!

I am very happy to take special requests for specific animals or colours

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Mason's Treasure Trove


Mason has always had an eye for jewellery, enchanted by the gleam of shiny, sparkly jewels. At 10 years old his interest was sparked further by a family member, who has a rich 40-year history in the jewellery industry, dealing with fine jewellery, diamonds and pearls. With her mentoring him he is now using his knowledge and started his own business, currently focusing on silver and gem set pieces, Mason’s Treasure Trove.

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Olives Et Al

World Food Made Great in Britain (well, Dorset).
Our Olives are fully-matured, hand-sorted, and marinated using original recipes & traditional methods at our Dorset HQ and our Nuts are hand-roasted in a hot air kiln, then seasoned & tumbled with spices at our dedicated Nuthouse in Dorset. Plus we have lots more fabulously tasty products to tempt you.

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Paul Cosway Author

Paul lives in Dorset and his latest novels are set in the area around Sturminster Newton. If you enjoy exciting, sometimes funny, sometimes romantic, fast moving stories - these could be for you!

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Pickle & Stitch

“ The shiny sparkly nature of the materials I use have deepened the connection I have with the Sea and the way Sunlight, Moonlight and Starlight interacts with its surface. Memories and Stories are woven into the work too, encompassing our senses …. from the last of the Summer Flowers to Christmas Magic “

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Quantum Lamps

Quantum Lamps is a small business which started in early 2021 by Deborah and her husband Reg. Most of the products are antiques converted to Lamps with the aim to add history and become a talking point in any home. Restaurant, Pub, or place of work. All Lamps are made with certified parts and Pat Tested. We also provide a lamp re-wiring and repair service. Why not pop in to the 1855 Shop in Sturminster Newton for a browse and see our products for yourself.

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Rolyn Lamps

We moved to Templecombe in 2020 with a view to retiring. To keep ourselves busy we started making lamps as birthday and Christmas presents for family. Our family persuaded us to start making them for craft fairs and Rolyn Products was born (the Rolyn being short for Rob and Lyne).

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Share a little Frankie

Share A Little Frankie is a giftware business which creates products from hand drawn originals. Our values are creating eco-conscious, luxury homeware which is calming and joyful. All products are made in the UK, and many are made locally to the Dorset studio.

The ‘we’ is Frankie and I, and occasionally the help from my lovely Mum, Shelley. Frankie is my hand drawn giraffe, and an all-time best seller. I like to think of her as my partner in crime, as venturing out on my own with the business can be a little daunting at times!

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Slumbermonkey

Lindsay Buck is the artist behind Slumbermonkey Designs and is based in rural North Dorset, where she works from her little garden studio. Originally from Norfolk she moved to Dorset eight years ago and she designs and makes a wide range of work which always incorporates colour, pattern and quirky details. Inspiration comes from the countryside around her, the birds, flowers, animals and plants that can be glimpsed in the garden and beyond. Also evident is a love of the Mid-Century aesthetic. Lindsay’s work aims to make you smile, to brighten your day and instil a sense of childlike curiosity and wonder.

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Susi Gardner Artist

As a wildlife and pet portrait artist my inspiration for the art comes from nature and wildlife, I paint using traditional oils in realism and try to capture the essence and soul of the animal I paint. I have a passion to support wildlife conservation, and aim to highlight the plight of some of the worlds most rarest and unique animals through the art I create. I use a layering process on canvas, which gives the depth to the fur, with the final layer I use a thinning medium to create the detail needed to capture their essence.
My passion for wildlife and art came from childhood which due to being home educated I had classes with a local artist who specialised in oils. He was an inspiration to me because he captured animals in such a unique and captivating way he was really the one that taught me the basics and also gave me the passion and love that I have for oils.
After a 20 year gap, i rediscovered my passion for painting in oils again in lockdown. My aim for the future is to be able to bring the connection between art and nature, ever closer, and create new pieces to inspire people to support wildlife conservation and be honoured to capture the soul and beauty of the animals who are part of our everyday family life

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The Crafty Ferret

Since 2019 I’ve been creating gifts and accessories for pets and their owners. Specialising in my love for felt and needle work. Our makes are created with locally sourced materials and hand crafted in Dorset. Recently I’ve started enjoying making home accessories too. I do also take commissions for all my felt crafts.

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The Green Lake Craft Studio

Handmade one-of-a-kind gifts, crochet baskets, home decor, craft supplies and much more.

Over the last few years I have turned my love and passion of crochet and craft into my dream small business! My home country of Latvia provided me with all the inspiration I needed for my business name as I was lucky enough to grow up near beautifully green tinted lake inspiring my creativity!

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The Vintage Label Rack

Wedding Stationery / Favour Labels as well as Cards, Gift Tags and Stickers for all occasions. Always open to new ideas if you have a specific requirements, please do not hesitate to contact me.

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Tilly and Family

Tilly and Family, Natural hand poured Dog Soap and general Doggy care items.
Handmade in Sturminster Newton, our Natural dog products are perfect for pampering your pooch and also make lovely gifts for dog lovers.

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Tracey Symons Soft Furnishings

Having always been a “sewer” and filling my own house with more cushions and lamp shades than I could ever possibly need I decided to spread my wings and make them to sell . As well as my passion for sewing , I have a huge love of flora and fauna which is reflected in my cushions

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Wolf Wine

At Wolf Wine, our aim has always been to find the best and most exciting small production wines from all over the world.
On our shelves, you can find vegan, organic, natural and biodynamic wines that will be the catalyst to a Wolf Wine obsession.
We're certain you'll find a funky bottle to satisfy any booze cravings.

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Bella & Evie

Bella & Evie create beautiful silver jewellery inspired by nature for you to treasure forever.

We see our jewellery as a connection between you and the natural world. Each piece is lovingly made to cherish for a lifetime.

We pride ourselves in delivering outstanding customer service and care deeply about our environment. We use materials from sustainable sources and all our packaging can be recycled or reused.

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Cheryl Bee

As a child there were three things I loved to do, draw, ride ponies and climb trees oh and create rock pools. ☺
Recently I discovered Pastels and other mediums and began to enjoy drawing again and has made me realise that there are many forms and styles of Art it is not just about wielding a brush.

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Crafty Pear

Dorset based handmade fused glass and copper foil art. We have been working with glass for about 4 years and enjoy the many different products we are able to make from coasters, stirrers, garden stakes, bowls, lanterns, and many more in many particular colour ways - just get in touch.

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DJW Artworks

Drawing inspiration from iconic figures, music legends, and cultural symbols, I bring them to life on canvas using bold strokes and vivid colors. Each piece is a labor of love, an
expression of my artistic journey.
My artistic process is a fusion of imagination and technique. I aim to capture the essence of my subjects, creating art that resonates and engages. As a lover of all things pop culture, I pour my heart into every piece, aiming to evoke emotions and memories.

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Designs by TAG

I created Designs by Tag just over a year ago. My name is Tracey and I’ve spent my career working with children, particularly those in need of additional support.
Being creative is an enjoyable part of my day job and it became a hobby and a passion when I discovered laser engraving.
We’ve always had pets in the house, especially dogs, and I realised we were forever picking the collar, lead and harness up off the floor after draping them over the bannister following a walk.
I started experimenting with plywood and created a dog lead holder to hold accessories for our lovely dog, Jessie.

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Dorset Homeware

Dorset Homeware Company is a small family run business based in the beautiful Dorset.
We hope you like our beautiful products that have all been handpicked and chosen by us. Our homeware, accessories and gifts are the things we love.
We want to bring you that perfect home accessory, to give every home that extra finishing touch or that must have item, at affordable prices.
The finishing touches that make a house a home.
Our floral wreaths and bouquets are all hand created by ourselves.

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Elizabeth Shewan Artist, Clairvoyant and Jewellery

Handmade One of a Kind Jewellery and Original Paintings and Gifts.
Elizabeth Shewan's unique quirky style takes you into a world of magical friendships and characters, spiritual meanings, peace and beauty within nature. A healing experience.

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Fran Griffiths Textile Maker


Whilst I’ve always been interested in general sewing - clothes for my various dolls as a child, and
later for myself - I really only focussed on textile art during the late 1990’s early 2000’s.
I am largely self-taught, although I have taken workshops to understand particular techniques
such as using a soldering iron, and materials such as Tyvek.
I dye, paint and print on recycled sheets and paper. I use a mix of media, collage and stitching to
achieve the results I want. I take a lot of photos both on travels and home. These are the basis of
inspiration but rarely used exclusively. I work intuitively - responding to the marks on the piece until I am pleased with the outcome.

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Helen's Mosaics

Hi I’m Helen I work full time for the NHS and in my spare
time I love gardening, particularly growing flowers and
more recently producing mosaics. It’s my time to be
creative and enjoy some time to myself. I trawl the
charity shops looking for suitable plates to break and then
snip into shapes to create my work. Whenever possible I
like to use recyclable materials.
I am open to commission work, you may have a colour
scheme or plate(s) that could be made into something
creative, perhaps a gift or keepsake for a special
occasion. It would certainly be bespoke.

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Isabella Vorster


Isabella is a multi-media art student who creates her work in her grandfather’s workshop in Child Okeford.
Having grown up in the countryside Isabella is inspired by nature and animals.

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Jamie Hart Sculpture

Inspired by the human condition and using a subtractive technique, I sculpt using both traditional and modern methods. Conscious to use only native hard woods that are locally sourced to creat contemporary figurative and fluid abstract forms. Through my process I try to reveal the inherent quality of the wood by embracing the structural deformities and organic growth within. It’s these qualities where I find inspiration.

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Jim Carter Author

Jim Carter is the author of Hearts of Steel, written from extensive research into the career of his Great Grandfather in the Royal Navy between 1918 and 1945. Using long out of print publications, archive material from the National Archives and the Imperial War Museum, he describes life on a RN Warship in the East Indies before the outbreak of World War 2 and re-assignment to the Destroyer HMS Nubian. Intense active service follows in Norway and the Eastern Mediterranean. Nubian participates in the battles of Calabria and Matapan culminating in the Battle for Crete where the crews of the Royal Navy are pushed to breaking point.

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Just Loves Nature

Hello, my name is Justine from Just Loves Nature. I have always loved the outside world and enjoyed taking photos from an early age. I particularly like to take pictures of nature and wildlife and the beautiful places that it takes me to. Every picture has its own story and I look forward to being able to share these with you.

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Lilypea

We are a mother and daughter team in Sturminster Newton and Shillingstone, Dorset with a passion to create beautifully scented products, handmade at affordable prices. None of our products are tested on animals and are vegan friendly. We lovingly make all our products in Dawn’s kitchen using coco or soy wax.

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Lobi Creative

Dorset wildlife watercolour artist with a background in packaging & product design. Offering a range of unqiue gifts, homware & art all designed originally.
Commissions & wholesale available.

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March Made Art

I specialize in fluid acrylics, eschewing conventional brushes in favor of harnessing the elemental
tools of water, fire, airflow, and gravity. This unconventional approach, where creativity meets
alchemy, defines my artistic ethos. For me, art is a playful exploration, to capture the essence of
my surroundings.
Inspired by Dorset's landscapes—the sea's vibrant hues, the shifting skies, and the rugged coast.
Each artwork is a testament to their beauty and dynamism. I seek to capture their essence on
canvas, a reflection of the ever-changing rhythms of nature.
I believe in the transformative power of art, both in its creation and its consumption, to heal,
inspire, and uplift. Ultimately, my goal as an artist is to create pieces that resonate on a profound
level, transcending mere visual appeal to stir emotions, provoke contemplation, and spark a
dialogue with the natural world.

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Marnhull Leathercraft

Marnhull based designer and maker of leather hats and bags. Cow skin cushions and footstools. Sheep skin hats, gloves and baby booties.

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Nature’s Garden Beauty Products

All of my products are made from Natural ingredients, herbs, flowers and essential oils. No chemicals are used.

They range from Lipbalms to Face Serums. I make a wide range beauty and skin healing products.

I sell at local fairs and several Artisan shops

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Orchard 101

Orchard 101 is a family-run craft cider maker based in Sturminster Newton, at the heart of the Blackmore Vale in sunny Dorset. Our Award-Winning Ciders, Apple Juices and Apple Cider Vinegars (ACV) are made from apples grown, harvested, pressed and bottled at Orchard 101. We care about quality and doing things the right way. No additives or packet yeasts are used, just apples and time.

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Peggyrae

Peggyrae has an unusual but beautiful collection of ever changing candles & wax melts ... crafted in Dorset using the best natural plant wax, cotton wicks, botanicals, pure fragrances & essential oils….

I believe in using materials that are renewable and sustainable to create candles & wax melts that bring positive benefits to all 🌱♻️🐇

Most of my candle vessels are recycled glass, I also upcycle vintage glass jelly moulds etc & use them as quirky vessels.
I aim to ensure that everything I use can be reused, repurposed or recycled …

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Printastique

3D design, print and 100% recycled gifts

Making artistic, useful, eco or downright crazy things out of recyclable or biodegradable plastic.

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Rise & Sign

Personalised items made to order. Everything from printed and vinyl t-shirts, sweatshirts, hoodies, etched glass, cake toppers, edible prints, vinyls, stickers, and much more! Custom orders welcome.

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Ruth Readman Ceramics

Influenced by the Dorset coastline, Ruth’s work is inspired by specific locations or childhood memories. Ruth is a handbuilder, she makes slab built tableware and raku fired bowls which are pinched to perfection. Ruth is an associate member of MAKEsouthwest, formerly Devon Guild of Craftsmen.

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Shroton Fair Gin

Award-Winning Dorset Gin, crafted by hand in the heart of the Blackmore Vale

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Smiley Myley Dog Accessories

Smiley Myley Dog Accessories selling luxury items founded by Tim and Claire Downer, with the assistance of their scruffy Yorkshire Terrier, Mylo.
"Mylo is our world and has us round his little paw, as we do spoil him (don't we all?) He is a happy doggie and it looks like he smiles a lot . . . so when we decided to name a Dog accessories business, it was a given that we would call it 'Smiley Myley' after Mylo". And so, Smiley Myley Dog Accessories was born.

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The Brave and Determined Company

Bad co. Coffee Supporting Mental Health.
Coffee that makes a difference..... When you buy our great tasting, eco roast BaD coffee you are directly helping someone access early intervention, lifesaving counselling. Join our coffee based mental health revolution

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The Curtain Man

We are a family business based in Dorset. We keep our stand at 1855 stocked with a wide range of cushions, runners, wall hangings, doorstops, aprons & trinket trays but we're always adding new items to our collection.
We also offer a full Made To Measure curtain & blind service.

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The Rainbow Warehouse

Made by Carrie in her studio in Corfe Mullen, Wimborne.
Her clay earrings are slow made and are bright, bold and beautifully made with lots of colour!
All earrings are on hypoallergenic surgical steel wires or studs

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The Yorkshire Forge

The Yorkshire Forge is owned by Lee Pickard, a Yorkshire born artistic blacksmith

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Toni Haynes Bespoke Tailor

Making practical, beautiful, hard wearing clothes for individual bodies is my greatest pleasure and meeting clients and designing with them is amazing. Altering clothes to fit perfectly is often a good technical challenge which also gives me great pleasure too, especially the twirl when they are ready to collect - man twirl is fantastic, I love it! I am a very fortunate human to be living my childhood dream and can't wait to see what new clients bring along when they come to see me.

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Weymouth 51

Handcrafted Artisan Vegan Hot Chilli Sauces & Condiments in Dorset
Our handcrafted artisan vegan hot chilli sauces and condiments are made with love in Dorset, UK, using only the best ingredients.
We naturally ferment our sauces to create the most delicious and fiery flavours.
Our sauces are proudly handcrafted by us at Weymouth 51 in Dorset, using over 51 varieties of chilli to create an endless array of flavour options.
Try them today and experience the authentic taste of passion and fire in every bite!

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