Blog — hand sewn
Kirstie Allsopp presents The Handmade Fair
I've just about recovered from a brilliant weekend at The Handmade Fair.
The event was presented by TV craft empress Kirstie Allsopp and sponsored by Mollie Makes.
It was a dream weekend for anyone who loves cutting, sticking, stitching, knitting, pearling, up-cycling, hoarding fabric and generally making a beautiful mess.
You could indulge your crafty urges in any way you liked,...
Lobster and Lemon Shopper
On a recent trip to Italy I was lucky enough to meet up with photographer Roger Shafi, who kindly took some photos of my Lobster and Lemon Shopper in the beautiful grounds of a prosecco vineyard.
The vineyard had recently stopped producing prosecco (but don't worry, we managed to source some from nearby!) so it was pretty much abandoned, apart from an...
Country Living Magazine: Feather and Egg Shopper
Absolutely amazing to spot my screen-printed Feather and Egg Shopper in the October issue of Country Living Magazine.
My emails and website have been buzzing ever since the magazine hit the shelves. Thank you so much to everyone who's been in touch and ordered a bag!
I'm really looking forward to taking part in the Country Living Christmas Fair this year, if anyone fancies attending, let me know as I have some free tickets to give away.
Personalised Products: Screen Printed Double Deckchair
Designing and making your own products by hand is a really rewarding way to work, it's great to follow the design process from sketchbook to workshop. Working this way also means that I'm able to customise and personalise my products to suit the tastes of my customers.
I mix my own colours for screen-printing, so when customers are re-decorating and re-designing their home, I'm able to colour-match my paint to fit their new design. In the past I've made personalised designs of lampshades, cushions,
Designer Insights with Terry's Fabrics
Thanks so much to the brilliant Terry's Fabrics for featuring me on their website. It was a really enjoyable interview with some great questions that made me think about my own design process!
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1) In your own words describe your unique style and creative aesthetic?
I grew up in a small village in Norfolk, so the beauty of the Norfolk countryside has always inspired my work. Having never studied in illustration, my style has developed through discovery.
2) When starting a new project,...