Looking for a studio share?

Updated 14/8/14 This is now no longer available, thanks. I’ve been on my own in my studio for about a month now and it’s time to face the inevitable situation that I knew would crop up sooner or later; either to find a bit of extra part time work or look for a like minded person to share my studio with.  We now have 2 studios to fund in our house as well as supporting Owen whilst he starts to make again, a very exciting…

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Matisse Cut Outs

I went to see the Matisse exhibition at the Tate Modern the very first chance I could get, I was there one of the first weeks and the exhibition was simply breathtaking. So there was no doubt that I was going to quickly book a ticket for the Live at the Tate screening of behind the scenes at the Matisse exhibition.  The film was shown last night simultaneously in cinemas across in the country, I caught it at the Showroom Cinema and it didn’t disappoint.…

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Both busy and bored

The past 6 weeks have been full of contrasts, going from extremely busy work filled days to very empty days due to recovering from illness. The busy days are always fun, if a little hectic and I’ll admit that whilst I’ve been ill, I have got a little bored, but it’s been nice to have a good rest and recuperate. In amongst all of this me and Owen have been trying to make a plan come together and unfortunately it hasn’t, but we won’t be deterred or…

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New SS14 fabric collection: Botany

I’m delighted to introduce Botany, my new hand printed fabric collection featuring three brand new designs; Bloom, Bud and Frond.  This collection takes its inspiration from studies of Yorkshire plants and flowers and is printed is fresh Spring and Summer brights and pastels.  I hope you love the new designs and colours and find something here that can add a splash of colour to your home. Bloom is available in Sunflower, Ticked Pink, Lime Burst and Electric Blue. Bud is available in Lemonade, Spice, Meadow…

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Artists Textiles Picasso to Warhol

This is just the kind of exhibition that comes up once in a blue moon and I just HAD to see it.  I was planning a trip to London for a few meetings and I made it all work so that I could also take a trip to Bermondsey and spend a couple of hours at the Fashion and Textile Museum.  For a fabric designer this exhibition is heaven and whilst I had seen most of the fabrics before in books, there was nothing like…

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Looking towards Autumn

A lot has happened over the past couple of months, hundreds of metres of fabric has gone through the studio and been printed, my ‘new’ and rather fabulous (but slightly damaged) table was installed, I said a sad goodbye to Aimee (my intern) who unfortunately had to leave due to illness but I said a happy hello to Vanessa and James who have joined me to help out with the printing.  There has also been a lot of building going on in the studio as…

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An opportunity

Would you be interested in working for me? I’m looking for some helpers to work with me in my studio in Sheffield. I’m looking for a person or two who can help with general admin (dealing with orders, stock and packing up fabric orders) and someone with strong arms who can help with screen printing.  These can be two separate positions done by two people or can be worked into one job done by one person.  The screen printing is a physically demanding job due…

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What a wonderful event

The Yorkshire Artspace Open Studios event was a great success and as usual, a fantastic experience.  It’s been a couple of years since I’ve been able to take part, last year I was ill and the year before I was in-between studios, so it was great to be back chatting to all the visitors and fellow studio holders.  It was also wonderful to be featured on Our Favourite Places, a website dedicated to all the wonderful things about Sheffield.  I was chosen along with some…

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Open Studios 2013

I’m taking part in Open Studios, our yearly event, this Friday and Saturday at Persistence Works, Yorkshire Artspace. You’ll be invited to look around my studio and will also get a chance to see my current collection of fabrics. I will also have a few items for sale such as notebooks and tea towels. Please do come and visit if you can, it would be nice to meet some of my readers.

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Mini tour of the South

The past month has flown by. I’ve been busy printing fabrics for both wholesale and retail as well as printing for one of my print services clients, in total over 100 metres of fabric has left my poor little 8 metre printing table. I’ve also run two printing workshops, bought a ‘new’ printing table (which meant a round trip to Edinburgh for my husband and his brother) and I travelled down to the south of the country twice in one week.

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