Strike offs part one

The first set of strike offs are now complete – we started with the two colour prints as they are the most difficult, next we’ll move on to the single colour prints.  It’s always hard to get the perfect two colours to work with the two colour designs, especially as I often use transparency in my… Read more »

Working on a new palette

The post New Year period is always a time of reflection and changes and this year has been no different, although now we’re in March and I have no idea where the time has gone. Since Bella, my apprentice, started last August things have been very different in the studio, it’s been great having another… Read more »

May Stack

I recently started a subscription to Stack and just had my first delivery, the latest edition of Wrap magazine. I’ve never come across Wrap before but fell in love with it at first flick through. Sheffield has a serious deficit when it comes to good magazines, our local WH Smith’s has all the usual suspects… Read more »

May print-fest

May has been a none stop print-fest, from custom orders to commissioned work then the culmination of my AA2A artist residency at Sheffield Hallam. It’s all been a bit of a whirlwind really.  Here is some of the work I’ve been doing… I can’t share with you some of the commissioned work I’ve been doing… Read more »

New design launch offer

We’re delighted to announce that we have a new design launching for Spring 2015 – Clouds is printed on our British Woven linen and organic cotton mix fabric and is suitable for a range of interiors and crafts uses. This new design was developed from mark making sketches, part of a new exploration into accidental… Read more »

Unfortunate week

Last week I worked like a crazy lady and had a small team of helpers, also working like crazy ladies. This week I’m stuck at home and not happy about it.  I had a stupid accident last week which meant that I had a nasty bump on my head, gash to my eye and a general good… Read more »

Hepworth Print Fair

I’m delighted to have got a place at the new Hepworth Wakefield Print fair, it’s on Saturday 20th and Sunday 21st March at The Hepworth Wakefield, Gallery Walk Wakefield, WF1 5AW, 10-5pm, free entry. I’ll be there with a new range including new colours of my Thorns and Thunderbolt prints. I’ll also be bringing my new Clouds… Read more »

Colours in the park

I took a walk in Millhouses park to try out my new camera and snapped a few photos which I hoped would give me some inspiration for my new collection colours. Not only was I taking photos of natural greens, browns and oranges but I found a bit of inspiration in the graffiti of the… Read more »

Knitting Challenge

This is always the time of year when I go crazy just trying to get Christmas presents knitted, this year I just have the one though – a jumper for Owen. After Christmas 2012 I decided to stop knitting presents for the whole family and I must admit, it’s led to a much calmer December.  This year I… Read more »

Open Studios November 2014

We had our annual Open Studios last weekend and this was our busiest year yet. Yorkshire Artspace do a fantastic job and all the studio holders make such an effort  to show their studios off to all the visitors.  Unfortunately I was still struggling to shake this virus that arrived, went away, and then came back 3… Read more »

  • Alternative Christmas card

    This would be our alternative Christmas card, if only money for printing wasn’t joyfully absent.  Instead this year we had to settle for the mis matched collection left over from last year. My alternative Owen and Sarah come from the wonderful Mad Men Yourself.

  • Five years

    This December sees me celebrate 5 years in business, that’s my official 5 years, there were many many months before that of preparation and trying out ideas and of course many many more teaching myself to screen print.  So this is a time of reflection for me, thinking about where I’ve come from and where… Read more »

  • Forest light

    When we celebrated my husbands 32nd birthday, we went for a walk in the woods near our house and had a picnic in the park.  This is what I love best about clear, bright-but-cold days, the light in the woods was beautiful so I snapped a few pictures.  I didn’t get round to it at the… Read more »

  • Mitten Bliss

    Firstly I want to apologise for my shop being on holiday at the moment, it’s been closed for a week now whilst I recuperate.  The two back to back illnesses I had really knocked me out and when I returned to work after the last one I knew I’d come back too soon so now… Read more »

  • Screen printing lesson, Sat 3rd November

    This weekend I taught a screen printing lesson to some of the generous investors of my Crowdfunder pitch plus two other lovely people who had heard about the lesson via twitter/facebook.  We had a full day of stencil making and screen printing on fabric, then at the end of the session we used some of… Read more »

  • What have I been up to?

    I’ve gone very quiet, so where have I been?  Printing in the studio and ill in bed is the simple answer.  The last batch of fabrics were finished in a crazy 24 hour stint at the studio last weekend, we came in at 7am on the Sunday morning and left at 9am on the Monday…. Read more »

  • Busy printing week

    These last couple of weeks have been very busy, I’m finishing the last batch of fabrics to send to the heat setters next week so there hasn’t been much time for anything else.  Here is a peek at what I’ve been printing in the studio… Whilst waiting for the fabric to dry, I’ve been working… Read more »

  • The printing has started

    I’ve been a bit quiet for the past week as both me and hubby came down with some nasty virus.  It only knocked him out for a day or two but I’ve felt like crap most of the week, very bad headache and head cold symptoms plus weird ear related dizziness, anyhoo, hopefully I’m over… Read more »

  • Autumn/Winter collection preview (part three)

    Last but not least, let me introduce Waves, the final design of the Autumn/Winter collection. Waves is another brand new design, inspired by my love of the sea, it’s available in Royal Blue, Slate and Dusky Rose. This is a large scale pattern with a full width repeat measuring 1.4m wide and is 80cm tall…. Read more »

  • Autumn/Winter collection preview (part two)

    Yesterday I showed you a sneak peak of the first design in the new collection, Bird Brolly.  Today I’m proud to introduce a brand new design, Rain Flowers, available in Royal Blue, Lime and Hot Pink. Rain flowers will be printed in a colourful and fun palette of bright colours guaranteed to cheer up any… Read more »