Friday 23 November 2018

Christmas Shopping

I understand it is Black Friday and the busiest day of the year for retailers. Spare a thought for those of us who make things that are handmade. It is not an easy way to make a living but the things we make are made with love and in our own studios and in my case using mostly preloved materials so are sustainable and eco friendly. I mostly sell directly to people who visit my studio so am able to have a personal conversation with them about the piece but in order to share with the rest of you then I have to do it online. It is harder to make much this way as card fees, processing fees, listing fees have gone up a little but our British Pound is so weak now that I guess it is attractive to those of you outside the UK! Anyway what this is all leading up to is that I have just restocked my Etsy shop HERE with loads of work and there probably won't be any more till after Christmas so if you are in the Black Friday mood for shopping take a look.

Tuesday 6 November 2018

Mixing cultures

I love mixing things up in my work. This piece uses a piece of Victorian stroppy quilt with the back of a hand embroidered Indian fragment. I have echoed the circles of the Indian piece with my own embroidery. I have made this little piece for our Winter Open Studios event which takes place at The Hearth on 17th and 18th November. Information about the event HERE