UISDEAN PATERSON
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Uisdean is a woodworker based in Tong on the Isle of Lewis. You might recognise some of his work around the island - the bull outside the Co-op supermarket, the seals along by the harbour, the fisherman in the square... 

He specialises in carving  a variety of softwoods and hardwoods with chainsaws and carving tools for public works and private commissions.  Take a look at his chessmen, animals and celtic designs in wood. You will find him at Tong Hall.

OYSTERCATCHERS

The Oystercatchers is a small gift shop owned by Claire and Sue who are neighbours and friends. The dynamic duo have worked together for a number of years, successfully producing and selling their creations via local craft markets and from their shop in Stornoway.

They have brought together their various skills in sewing and jewellery-making to provide a one-stop-shop for all your gift buying needs, whether it be for friends, family or for yourself. View this great range of craft products at Tong Hall 

ANNA PURNA

Anna has always loved drawing and has recently discovered digital drawing. She has set up a small business  designing and printing  a range of notebooks, greetings cards, bookmarks and framed prints. Anna has a baby girl, two cats and her partner is a joiner who makes the frames for her prints. View Anna's work at Tong Hall 

EMMA MCKENZIE

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Emma is a Textile Artist who lives and works on the Isle of Lewis. 

Her images are created through a series of processes which have been adapted and learned through experimentation.  Initially she uses fabric like a canvas, hand painting the landscape or seascape on to the surface.  This becomes the background image. Further to this, a textile surface is created using a process called free motion embroidery combined with fabric collage and overlay of paint.  This process is unique and yet emulates a painterly effect.

It is only on closer viewing that the delicious textures of stitch and fabric can be seen.

Emma’s work often depicts the movement of birds or water and she would like the viewer to feel as if they are almost walking through the scene.