Heart Home Magazine New Designer 2014
UK Trade & Industry Delegate, British Embassy, Paris. April 2014

Sunday, 27 September 2015

Great Northern Design!

It's been a while since my last post, but much has been happening in my studio nonetheless (probably why I've written so few blogs this summer:-/).  Right now, I'm right in the midst of preparations for the Great Northern Contemporary Craft Fair, which takes place at the Old Granada Studios in Manchester 8-11 October.

Coming up to any fair, I'm busy making lists, planning my stand, making up lots of new stock, and thinking carefully how I can get all my stock in my car...this can be the most stressful when you have bulky and fragile lampshades to transport!  I've a few new fabric prints at the testing phase so I'm looking forward to putting out some new lampshades out there before xmas, but more about them another time.

Do come along - it's a huge show!

My leaning tower of shades is growing by the day!

Free-machine embroidery really brings out the complexity in this design.  Playing with some colour too :-)

Handmade heron lantern - new £20 each

new linen prints specially made for the GNCCF

Crisp and clean french grey lamp base and Champignon shade
Lovely to get a few sales of these, exhibiting at Deasil Art Gallery in Leamington Spa this summer

Inspiring summer walks with my boys in Northumberland - clears the mind for new ideas...

You can see/touch/buy my work in Devoted To in Red Brick Mill, W Yorks, now - how exciting!!! (not the stuff on the top shelf, that's not mine ;-)