A very late blog.... i finally got hold of some photos as id never taken any in all the excitement. You can see the tiny shop from December 2011. And a happy but exhausted Rosie and I in one of our friends best sellers, hats by 'Beaut of the world'.
Tons of lovely things made by many talented people, too many to mention.......... but a few favourites, food by Divine and delicious, knitwear by beaut of the world, Wrapping paper and canvas bags and gift tags by Rosie MacCurrach, elephant stools by Will Shannon, Gicle prints by Rosie MacCurrach, assorted cards and notebooks by Liberty Belle London and Cristina Guitan.
Friday, 17 February 2012
Here are some kids jumpers that i printed and embroidered, using an illustration by Rosie MacCurrach. I love her work, though in style it differs quite a lot from my own it captures the beauty of childhood, the essence of a magical world and transports me to an inspiring dream world. It transfers perfectly to textiles and looks beautiful on childrenswear. Im hoping to get her in on a lot more projects in the future. We are currently contemplating some ideas in Knitwear which could be really exciting. Rosie has also made some lovely canvas shoppers using this fox print. Pictures to follow.
A few little baby T-shirts i printed in sizes 0-1 and 1-2. Not my best design work but then not bad for an afternoon. Of course i like the cloud best.
To carry on a motif which has appeared in my work for a while now......i decided to abstract my rain cloud and print just the rain drops. I like the simple shapes of the droplets and wanted to do a rainbow version. This was actually done with one screen but i had to work really fast as i used my three mini squeegees to screen 9 different colours. I had to have plenty of rags to hand as each squeegee needed to be wiped to apply the next colour. It was a bit of a race against the clock as i had to keep the screen wet to avoid it clogging before printing the next t-shirt. This way i could only get about 10 t-shirts done before having to strip the screen. And with stencils this is a lot more time consuming than the quick wash that you could do with an exposed screen.
I know its been ages. Many excuses, none all that exciting but here is my back-log of finished work that i didnt show before Christmas. I am a little ashamed to say that i have done nothing since. Of course i have plans but tiredness has stopped me, and so they still remain mere plans......for now.