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MostlyManx is the ‘shop window’ for a number of highly-skilled Manx artisans whose creative workshops can be found either in the Laxey Woollen Mills complex or the surrounding district.

Adam and Jo Braidwood - Dalewood Craft Designs and Mannin Laser Cuts - Adam and Jo are a husband and wife partnership, who live in Glen Vine, and enjoy creating gifts and personalised items for the discerning customer.

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Adele Philips - Adele's Ice Cream - In the last 12 months Adele has launched a successful small-business making and selling artisanal ice cream. Each and every tub is hand blended using only an electric whisk with absolutely no factory production involved.

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Alice Rose Fayle Design - Manx Designer - Alice is a local designer focusing on textiles and art.

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Allan King - Blacksmith - Allan King is a master of all-things-metal. At his Laxey workshop he handcrafts candelabra, commemorative plaques, fire baskets and pokers.

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Allison Ratcliffe - Manx Cake Maker - Allison has lived on the Isle of Man since 1997 and in that time has built up a loyal clientele for her fabulous, hand-crafted special occasion cakes.

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Angela Lawrence - Cinnamon Crafts - Angela Lawrence is a Life/Personal Development Coach who lives in Cregneash. She is married with three grown-up children and has been a self-confessed 'Fabricoholic' for as long as she can remember.

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Annie Donnelly - Annie Atelier Crafts - Annie and her Manx Maid Mascots, Creena and Cara are new to the Manx Artisan scene. Annie's enthusiasm for her craft is clearly visible from her range of products.

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Apple Orphanage Co. - Manx beverages - Inspired by the Isle of Man's great resources and potential to be self-sufficient, Will Faulds and Charlotte Traynor are passionate about using things grown on the Island and really want to make the most of what's already growing here.

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Bifrost Vodka - Premium Manx Vodka - Smooth Ultra Premium Vodka, hand-crafted from VS Cognac in a boutique distillery on the Isle of Man.

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Breeze Candles - Manx Candlemaker - Breeze Candles are handmade on the Isle of Man and are taking the candle business by storm!

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Bruce Hooper - Foil Printer - Bruce Hooper works in a very specialised area of the printing trade. Ever wondered how cards get their silver and gold highlights? This is done by a process known as 'block foiling' where a design is printed using foils and a heated press.

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Carl Albrigt - Jewellery Restoration and Repair - Carl is the craftsman behind Jewel Tech - a company set up to provide a high quality, competitively priced jewellery restoration and repair service on the Isle of Man.

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Carol Warton - Hand crafted occasion cards - Carol is married to Brian, together they have 2 sons, a daughter, 3 grandchildren with a new arrival due early February 2014.

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Carol Williamson - Ceramic Artist - Carol Williamson is married to a Manxman and has lived on the Island since the early 1990s.

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Cathy Bullock - Love Stepping Stones - Cathy is Manx born and bred Manx woman who gave up her 9-5 day job to pursue her craft.

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Cherie Collier Designs - Home Styling and Bridal Accessories - Cherie lives at Handly's Corner on the Isle of Man, an area surrounded by farm land and nature, providing her with endless inspiration for her home- ware and bridal accessories collections.

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Chris Hall - Manor Crafts - Chris is very proud of being Manx and has a keen interest in the history of the Isle of Man.

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Clare Lewis and Mike Walker - Manx Mohair - Manx Mohair was established in 2012 by Clare Lewis and Mike Walker, a couple who both come from generations of farmers.

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Cocoa Red - Manx Chocolatier - Manx couple, Karl Berrie and Natalie Kermode are the enterprising pair behind the exclusive artisan chocolate business Cocoa Red, based in Port St. Mary.

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Colin and Nikki Vance - NikNaks - NikNaks was established one year ago by Colin and Nikki Vance. Originally from Argyllshire in Scotland, they moved to the Isle of Man in 2007 with their two children Jake and Abby.

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Dave and Trish Richards - Woodworks - After returning to the Island in the Millennium year, Dave followed his interest in wood where he carried out every process within the forest industry, from planting, felling, sawing, converting, pressure treating and manufacturing. He has even processed planks from trees that he planted himself nearly three decades earlier.

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David Robinson - Mannbiltong - Yorkshire man David Robinson founded Mannbiltong one year ago with a mission to not only satisfy his and Zimbabwean wife Kim's craving for Biltong, but to also introduce this delightful delicacy to the Island having lived here for seven years.

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Diane McCudden - Celtic Moments Photography - Diane has lived on the Isle of Man since 1992. Photography has been a great passion for her since 2007, with Landscapes being her main interest.

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Elizabeth Sawyer and Viv Edge - Flutterbuys - Flutterbuys is a joint venture between 'Manx girls' Elizabeth Sawyer and Viv Edge, which specialises in bespoke hand-crafted gifts and cards for all occasions.

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Erica Kermode - Silver Willows Studios - Erica Kermode has lived on the Isle of Man for 33 years with her Manx born husband, John and two children, Richard and Katie.

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Faye Carroll - Artist - Local artist Faye Carroll's love for painting flowers was realised when she trained to become a florist at Askham Bryan College in York, before moving to the island nearly twenty years ago.

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Faye Christian - Ceramic Artist - Faye grew up on the Isle of Man and studied Ceramics at Camberwell College of Art in London. After three years she graduated with a B.A in Ceramics and couldn't wait to return to the Isle of Man and set up her own studio at the family home, Ellerslie Farm in Crosby.

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Gail Curphey - Curphey Bears - Gail produces traditional handmade mohair Teddy Bears, all individually crafted.

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Greeba Farm - Award Winning Mushrooms - Greeba Farm's award winning mushrooms are grown with great care and under the watchful eye of international mushrooming growing specialist and consultant, Mark Irwin.

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Jackie Skelly - Manx Inspirations - Manx Inspirations was formed seven years ago and is operated by local business women Jackie Skelly.

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Jade Boylan - Illustrator and Graphic Designer - Jade is a Manx born Freelance Illustrator, Graphic Designer and Full-time day dreamer!

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James Middleton - Island Sheepskins - James Middleton is a Manx sheep farmer who several years ago decided to expand his trade by producing luxurious sheepskin rugs.

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James Moroney - Lonan Stained Glass - James is an Irishman who has lived on the Island for 14 years. He creates beautiful, bespoke stained glass windows from his workshop at home in Lonan.

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Jan McNeil - Bead Jewellery Designer - Jan has a love of beads and bead work that goes back to her childhood when she would collect and swap beads with her friends.

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Janice Cottier - Feltwork - From book covers and sewing kits to walnut mice, children everywhere will appreciate the unusual felt work of Janice Cottier.

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Jenny Green - Clay Designs - Born on the Isle of Man in 1983, Jenny is a potter who discovered her passion for ceramics when she attended the Isle of Man College in 2001 to study Art and Design.

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Jenny Shepherd and Rawdon Hayne - Manx Loaghtan - Jenny and Rawdon live at Ballacosnaham Farm in Patrick and have over 600 Manx Loaghtan Sheep!

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Jerry Norton - Manxbees - Jerry moved to the Island about 12 years ago, from the south coast of England, and lives in the beautiful northern countryside of the Isle of Man.

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Joann O'Brien - Briar Patch Designs - Joann O'Brien is a paper addict. She loves the feel and smell of paper and as her crafting skills have developed, has been endlessly intrigued by what it can be bent and shaped into. There is no right or wrong to restrict her imagination.

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John Hancox - Artist - John has been drawing and painting for work and pleasure for over 40 years.

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John Wood - Weaver - John Wood has been a weaver at Laxey Woollen Mills for more than thirty years. He weaves according to traditional methods, producing rugs and scarves in a vast array of designs and colours.

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Judith Thomson - Bead Maker - Judith is a Manx born bead maker, living in Douglas.

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Karl Garrett - Garretts Gallery Art Studio - Karl Garrett was born in Peel in 1961. He studied for a BA (Hons) in Fine Art at the Isle of Man College and Liverpool John Moores University under the guidance of Ian Coulson whose encouragement to œthink outside the box enabled Karl to push his own personal artistic boundaries and to embrace all forms of art and every type of media.

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Kasia Mirska - Graphic Design & Art - Kasia is a unique designer, making innovative cards, caricatures and murals. Her work is unique and Manx perfect for any occasion.

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Kathryn Mitchell - Ceramic Artist - Kathryn Mitchell is an emerging ceramic artist, raised on the Isle of Man and trained in Australia.

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Lara Watterson-Elliott - Word Clouds - Word clouds are a simple and effective way of visually displaying text as a shape. The frequency (or importance) of each word or phrase within the text is usually shown by its size.

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Laxey Glen Mills - Flour Mill - When passing through the village of Laxey from Douglas, a glance over the road bridge and you can see the wonderful victorian building of the Island's only remaining working flour mill.

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Len Harvey - Laxey Laser Lines - Len is a craft worker who particularly enjoys working with all things wood.

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Lesley Dutchburn - Lesanne Designs - Lesley has been making jewellery for over four years and has been involved with crafts for all of her life.

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Loobys Heartfelt Studio - Needlework Felt - Lynda is a new addition to the Manx artisan scene with her felt creations. A self-taught needlework felt artisan Lynda creates animals, angels and fairies, all individual characters with their own names.

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Mandy Harvey - Snuggles by Mandy - Mandy is the creator of beautiful cushions. She lives in Laxey with her "crafty" family, which is where she creates her bespoke cushions from a studio at the top of the family home.

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Manx Pack - Manx Tea and Coffee - Manx Pack is a family business run by husband and wife team Paul and Lynne Wagstaffe.

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Mark and Linda Smyth - The Crafty Fox (Isle of Man) - Being a tree surgeon, Mark Smyth has his pick of the finest Manx Wood available to work with and use as materials for his hand-made pieces.

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Miranda Caley - Glonney Designs - Glonney Designs is owned and run by Manx born Miranda Caley who creates unique and brightly coloured kiln glass art works and jewellery from her Kirk Michael based studio.

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Natalie Jenkins - Natural Skincare - Natalie, under the name of 'Nurture Nature Skincare' produces a beautiful range of skin care products, all handmade on the Isle of Man.

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Pat Kelly - Textile Artist - Living in a peaceful farm setting provides Pat with continual inspiration for her textile art.

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Pentti Christian - Ellerslie Farm Rapeseed Oil - Pentti Christian is a 'Manx as the hills' sheep farmer who has diversified into growing rapeseed as a high quality, food-grade product.

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Peter Birch - The Original Manx Fudge Factory - Based in Ballasalla 'The Original Manx Fudge Factory' is the only fudge and toffee maker on the Isle of Man.

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Petrina Kent - Artist - Before embarking on her career as a professional artist, Essex born Petrina gained a Fine Art Degree (Hons.)at Bath Academy of Art.

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Richard and Adrienne Ashcroft - The Patchwork Cafe - This delightful cafe is set in the heart of Port St Mary. It is much loved by both locals and tourists due to its unique character and offerings of homemade meals, cakes, breads and beverages, all of which are fresh from locally sourced produce and made to order on the premises.

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Robert Storey - The Hooded Ram Brewing Company - The Hooded Ram Brewing Company is the Islands newest and smallest micro-brewery having only started brewing in September. 2012.

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Ruth Cowin - Author - Ruth Cowin is a Manx author whose Island heritage was the inspiration for her boojk 'T.M. Sheard - the Modest Manxman'.

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Ruth Keggin - Manx Gaelic Singer - Ruth is an inspirational Manx Gaelic Singer, having performed worldwide Ruth is continually growing from strength to strength

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Sally Woodhouse - Pigs in Blankets - Sally designs and creates a range of fun and practical crocheted home-wares such as tea and mug cosy's, many with Manx traditions woven in. She also enjoys paper crafting and produces a variety of decoupage cards.

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Sarah Butler - Handmade Greetings Cards Isle of Man - Sarah Butler is a bespoke card maker who works from her home in Ramsey. A donation from all her card sales is given to the Manx Blind Welfare Society, a charity very close to Sarah’s heart.

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Sarah M Cox - Artist - Sarah is an amateur artist from the Isle of Man and is extremely proud of her Manx heritage.

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Sharon Christian - Tiny Treasures Keepsakes - Manx born Sharon Christian lives in Douglas with her partner and two sons. It is from her home that she creates her hand-stamped sterling silver jewellery.

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Sheila Gawne - The Farmer's Den - The Farmer's Den is a family run business set up by the Gawne family, who have farmed at Pooil Vaaish farm in Arbory for over sixty years. They offer award winning livestock, milk, farm produce, preserves, bread and confectionery.

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Simon Park - Photographer - Simon Park lives and works in the Isle of Man as a professional photographer specialising in fine art, commercial and wedding photography.

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Sonias Reflections - Glass Reflections Artists - Sonia and Richard Griffiths are a husband and wife team enjoying (a very busy!) early retirement in the Isle of Man.

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Staarvey Farm - Natural Foods - Stephen and Jenny Devereau have a shared passion for natural, wholesome, top quality food ingredients.

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Steve Woodley - Photographer - Creating stunning pictures is something that professional portraiture and commercial photographer Steve has been passionate about since childhood.

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Sue Cunliffe - Bespoke Cushions - Vibrant, colourful patchwork is Sue's speciality. Manx-born Sue has lived on the Isle of Man all of her life and her passion for the Island's heritage and traditions are carried through in her detailed craft work.

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Sue King - Writer-Artist - Sue King is a Manx-born writer and artist, passionate about all things Manx.

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Suzanne Cubbon - Presence of Man - Suzanne is a well known local business lady who runs a lovely gift shop in one of the units at Laxey Woollen Mills.

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Tanya Anderson - Lovely Greens - Handmade Bath & Beauty - Tanya, originally American is now a Manx Beekeeper and Blogger.

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Teare Family - Weavers - Eric, Rosemarie and Ivar Teare specialise in weaving. Spinning and dyeing support this craft, although commercial fibres are used as well.

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The Canvas Art Studio - Hand-made Canvas Prints - The Canvas Art Studio is a family owned business run by husband and wife team Joe and Lisa Nott.

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The Manx Biltong Co. - Manx Biltong - The Manx Biltong Co. are a new dynamic venture with 5% of all their profits going to Manx Charities.

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Val Haslam - IsleStyle - Val Haslam started IsleStyle, a small business specialising in textile gifts, wrist cuffs and wrist purses in Autumn 2014, and is building an engaged following on social media sites such as Facebook and Pinterest.

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Vic Smirthwaite - Tripod Chairs - Having lived on the Isle of Man for fifteen years with his wife Karen, Engineer Vic now manufactures three-legged chairs from his workshop on the outskirts of Ramsey.

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Wendy Walmsley - It's in the Bag - Manx born Wendy lives in Douglas with her husband and three children. Raised on a farm in Dalby, Wendy left the Island to commence her nurse training in Blackburn, which is where she met her husband, returning to the Isle of Man in 2000.

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Yvonne Smallwood - Sunset Candle Company - Yvonne spent many years in the Isle of Man as a young girl and after some time away, returned in the early Nineties to live in a cottage on the Island's beautiful, rugged west coast.

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