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If you like to browse amongst beautiful things, then you’ll love discovering the gorgeous gifts and unique selection of homeware, books and cards in our thoughtfully created and responsibly sourced giftware shop. If you’re spoilt for choice and unable to choose, a Moss & Moor ‘Gift card’ could be just the ticket. You can spend it anywhere in-store and it could make finding the perfect gift even easier. For the full terms and conditions click on the gift card link below.Gift Cards
‘Spotlight on Yorkshire’ Exhibit
Our ‘Spotlight on Yorkshire’ gallery showcases local Yorkshire artists, to celebrate their talents and sustainable methods, sharing and selling their work to fill the perfect space in your home or buy as a gift for loved ones. Some of our makers will form part of our wellbeing offer and will be developed into workshops for our visitors to enjoy.
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We are proud to exhibit the wonderful paintings by Laura Wallace – an Ilkley born artist and our first Artist in Residence. Her preferred medium is oil paint, she loves the texture and vibrancy it gives to her work. Discover more about Laura and her inspiration below:
Laura paints regularly in her studio at home in Ilkley and is inspired by the beauty of the Dales through the seasons, from bluebell woods to snow scenes.
Her garden is seasonally filled with blooms providing inspiration for her much-loved floral paintings.
Laura has exhibited widely throughout the country with solo exhibitions in London, Yorkshire and Scotland as well as taking part in many group exhibitions over the years.
A Selection of our Beautiful Gifts
Local Yorkshire Artists Featuring in our Gallery
Anne Brookes – HanneMade is a Textile Artist and tutor based in Brighouse, West Yorkshire. A love of plants and flowers is the inspiration for the majority of Anne’s work, but sometimes animals also feature in her stitched collages. A variety of found papers are up-cycled to create the base for her collages. Then her passion for drawing comes to life, not with a pencil, but with her sewing machine and hand stitching.
Bridget Bernadette Karn is a textiles artist and has been making landscape artworks using wool like paint for over ten years to create felt pictures. She has a signature style of making her pictures like doorways, for your mind not only to look through but to let your imagination step through.
Carolyn Hird-Rogers – Rogers Ink is an artist based on the edge of the Yorkshire Dales. Working in mixed media collage and digital drawing produces ‘cards to frame’ – original collage landscape or seascape on a square card, each one a numbered original designed to be kept and framed, the ‘collage cards’ are hand cut digitalised drawings of wild flowers combined with mono-print and each one is slightly different.
Faye Hall is an award-winning designer who creates striking art jewellery exploring the possibilities of surface and material contrasts. Every piece is handcrafted in her Yorkshire workshop and created in a very intuitive way, allowing natural materials such as damar, propolis and wood to be playfully merged with manmade materials such as rubber, Formica and precious metal.
Fern Whittle creates textural fiber art inspired by the organic lines and patterns found in nature. Born in Lancashire and based in Otley, Fern is self-taught, using frame looms to weave unique pieces that invite you to reach out and touch. Sourcing her materials from small independent businesses, she loves to reimagine the textures found in moss, fauna, coral, and water within her work.
Folded Forest Limited Edition Prints & Homewares are hand-printed in a small West Yorkshire Studio. They take inspiration from the natural world around us; the woodlands, moorlands and nearby beaches of our home. The designs begin as handmade paper-cuts, then layers are added with pen & ink, before being transferred to screens ready for printing by hand.
Gill Kirk – likes to print on paper and fabric, to experiment and see what happens, she enjoys drawing – particularly flowers, and particularly wild ones as it is something she has done since she was a child, and their essence is part of her connection to the natural world. She likes to focus on things for long periods and interests that get her hooked. Like a tree she knows, or a plant species or a sweep in the road. As well as this Gill likes to etch, monoprint, screenprint, and often combines the techniques to achieve more depth.
Jane Gales is an illustrator and designer based near Ilkley. Her specialism is hand-drawn illustration, translated to a digital format, using beautiful tonal greens and patterns to create limited edition art prints and greeting cards of local areas of Yorkshire beauty. Jane likes to concentrate on the fine detail in buildings and loves the architecture of old landmarks. Also, cycling is a big influence in her family which is represented in her work, along with a few sheep.
Jane Hare – Pippin Textiles, is a textile artist based near Harrogate, specialising in hand and machine embroidery as well as eco printing. She draws inspiration from the natural environment using a variety of natural printing and dyeing methods and uses only the natural pigment in leaves gathered from her garden or local hedgerow to create a unique piece of wearable art created ecologically from nature.
Jill Govier – Touchy Feely Textiles is a lifetime lover of all things textile & handmade. She loves the challenge of sourcing retro and recycled fabrics and trimmings to create her work – a range that includes purses key fobs and stitched prints, giving it a distinctive individual feel.
Jo Lawson – Art is a textile artist who combines wool, silk and print elements to create individual felted pieces of art with a contemporary feel. Her beautiful bowls and pictures are handmade by ‘wet’ felting soft merino wool and silk, then printing on to each individual piece.
Millie Rothera is a print design brand based in West Yorkshire. Since graduating in the summer of 2019, Millie has been developing designs for freelance clients and working on her own collection of handcrafted interior and lifestyle products, and the launch of her studio and brand. Throughout Millie’s designs, whether they are inspired by modernist architecture, the idea of play within the home, or nature; Millie’s work is always colour focused and made to the highest quality using natural fabrics and either hand screen printing techniques or eco friendly digital printing. Millie’s products and fabrics are created with a story to tell, handcrafted and passionately produced, all within Yorkshire.
Pam Chilton – Art 57 felt is an artist based in Easingwold North Yorkshire. Specialising in creating colourful animal portrait felt paintings, and realistic needle felted animal structures using both traditional and needle felting techniques with natural and dyed wools.
Ruth Holly is Yorkshire based print designer who specialises in luxury lifestyle goods, home & kitchen accessories, wall art and gifts, all thoughtfully created and responsibly manufactured in the UK. Her Nomad collection uses active designs evoking travel nostalgia, holiday happiness and inspiration.
Sarah Jones-Morris, designs and creates a collection of handmade ceramics which includes ceramic love spoons, tealight holders, and decorations. She draws her inspiration from her Welsh heritage and the tradition of giving hand carved love spoons as a token of love and affection. Each spoon is modelled by hand and then embellished with surface pattern before being glazed and fired.
Stephen Dinsdale as a local Ilkley artist Stephen has always had a love of photography but had never really done anything about it until September 2015 when he bought his first DSLR and now captures the fantastic Yorkshire countryside with his camera. A drone has added a wonderful new dimension to his photography but by his own admission, he has yet to have the time to truly do it justice.
Sue Douglas as a contemporary and decorative textile artist was first introduced to textiles through hand embroidery, which led onto machine embroidery and taking a diploma to help her provide a foundation of skills and knowledge to build her future work. Sue takes inspiration from a wide variety of sources including botany, textures, natural forms and vintage designers.
Tara Binns – Joy Impression is an artist who lives and works in Ilkley casting flowers and foliage from the countryside capturing nature and all its detail in plaster relief casts and ceramics. The flowers and foliage are carefully selected, arranged and impressed into the clay, leaving their impression behind.
Vicky Thaxter of ‘Lily and Ginger’ is a textile artist, mixed media artist, and needle felter, living in Yorkshire. Her work is inspired by the beautiful Yorkshire countryside, nature, and the changing seasons. For her textile art, Vicky uses freestyle machine embroidery techniques, along with hand embroidery stitches and embellishments. Certain background fabrics are hand painted or dyed to create depth, and a mix of textiles, including silks, are used to create contrast.
Wilde Wools with over 50 years’ experience prides itself on quality and outstanding service. Based in West Yorkshire, once the textile hub of Europe, they work alongside suppliers and buyers of wool from across the globe to produce and supply excellent quality wool throws.
Wild Wood Gifts – Based in Skipton, North Yorkshire, Adam Wild is a former tree surgeon who has turned his passion for making all things wood into a full-time business. Adam uses the finest English Oak, and Ash from a responsible reputable sawmill in the heart of Cumbria, to create hand-crafted wooden boards and gifts. The nature of the wood ensures that every product is unique in appearance and character.
Wright & Green was established in 2016 in Boroughbridge, North Yorkshire, by Joanne Taylor. The company began life as an innovative candle refill service, after seeing the shocking amount of packaging and glass waste generated by online shopping. Each candle is hand poured, and leaves the studio with a hand written scent label, twine and a wax seal.