Kate Eldridge
Fibre, Bead & Textile Artist

Kate is a mixed media artist with special interest in fibre and feltmaking.  Passionate about the ancient world, and inspired by the beautiful coasts and moors of the Southwest of England, Kate's work is informed by the world around us and our impact on it.  

Kate owns and runs The Bead and Fibre Cellar, a craft supplies shop in Black Torrington, Devon.  She has had a number of beadwork patterns published and regularly teaches workshops in beading and fibre crafts as well as working in her onsite studio.

About Kate


Has studied under the following fibre and textile artists:

·         Gillian Burbidge, The School of Fibre Art

·         Molly Williams, Textile Matters

·         Pam De Groot

·         Jane Deane

·         Mandy Nash


Relevant academic and professional study:

·         The Bowen Technique, 2013, a hands-on fascial release therapy that included in depth study of human anatomy, physiology and movement.

·         MSc Zooarchaeology, 2002, a specialism focusing on the study of animals found at archaeology sites, which included detailed study of mammalian anatomy.

·         BSc Equine Science, 2001, including extensive study of equine anatomy, physiology and movement.



2022 (Group) Life In The Country, Parson Jack Russell Art Exhibition, St MAry's Church, Black Torrington

2022 (Group) Open Exhibition, Green Hill Arts, Moretonhampstead

2021 (Group) Open Christmas Exhibition, The Burton Art Gallery & Museum, Bideford

2021 (Group) Winter Arts Fair, Green Hill Arts, Moretonhampstead

2021 Devon Artists Network Open Studios

2020 (Group) Winter Arts Fair, Green Hill Arts, Moretonhampstead



Private Collection, London, UK

Private Collections, Devon, UK



Devon Feltmakers 2020 onwards

International Feltmakers Association 2019 onwards

The Beadworkers Guild 2004 - 2014

Work Experience

Kate had owned and managed The Bead Cellar since 2009, a boutique craft retail business specialising in beads and beading. In 2019 the business diversified into fibre crafts and Kate now teaches regular workshops in both beading and feltmaking. Kate has beading patterns published in several magazines in addition to retailing them via her own business outlets.


“Paprika Pearls” Beads & Beyond, Issue 57, July 2012, p.43-45

“Very Berry Bookmark” Beads & Beyond, Issue 56, May 2012, p47

“Tudor Queen” Creative Beads & Jewellery, Annual 2012, p.118-119

“Country Garden” Creative Beads & Jewellery, Annual 2012, p.138-139

 “Pick n’ Mix” Creative Beads & Jewellery, Issue 23, 2012, p.84-85

“Purse Strings” Creative Beads & Jewellery, Annual 2011, p.90-91

“A Tudor Christmas” Creative Beads & Jewellery, Issue 22, 2011

Creative Beads & Jewellery, Cover, Issue 21, 2011

“Red and yellow and pink and green” Creative Beads & Jewellery, Issue 21, 2011, p.13-15

“Making Waves” Creative Beads & Jewellery, Issue 17, 2011, p.82-83

“Zulu Beadwork Bracelet” Creative Beads & Jewellery, Issue 16, 2011, p.46-47

Creative Beads & Jewellery, Cover, Issue 15, 2011

“Party Patchwork” Creative Beads & Jewellery, Issue 15, 2011, p.82-83

“Night on the Tiles” Creative Beads & Jewellery, Issue 14, 2011, p.74-75

 “Country Garden” Creative Beads & Jewellery, Issue 12, 2010, p.40-41

Creative Beads & Jewellery, Cover, Issue 11, 2010

“Tudor Queen” Creative Beads & Jewellery, Issue 11, 2010, p.18-19

“Purse Strings” Creative Beads & Jewellery, Issue 2, 2010, p.34-35