57 Handmade was established in 2020 with the aim of supporting makers and craft practitioners in the local community. Providing a space that allows creatives to make, show and sell their work.
Mary McGeown is the owner of 57 Handmade and a lifelong quilt maker. A medium that allows her to explore and indulge her love of colour and pattern and make something useful. Over the years textile art, rug making and craft tutoring have all developed out of this passion and provided a sustainable, authentic, creative practice which endures.
Ali Maclean is the co organiser of 57 Handmade with Mary and the shop curator.
Ali has had a career designing footwear and accessories for numerous brands from luxury to high street and after many years in this fast fashion environment felt it was the right time to use her knowledge and expertise to create her own brand of quality, hand crafted, slow fashion - by Als.