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new printed purses

Friday, November 18th, 2011

I’ve been having a play with printing lace on leather for a new range of clasp frame purses.  A couple of weeks ago I went over to my good friend Ruth Green’s who let me use her printing studio for a day.

After a morning of experimenting I finally got the paint solution to the right consistency and started to print the leather.

I got varying results depending on what colour I was used so decided to stick with the darker tones. Here’s some pictures of the leather pieces drying.

The leather has been sewn up into lovely clasp frame purses

The new purses will be on sale at Marketplace the Midlands Arts Centre’s contemporary craft fair which runs every weekend in the lead up to Christmans.  I’ll be there on Saturday 19, Sunday 20, Saturday 26 and Sunday 27 November from 11-6pm.  Please come and say hello.

tis the season…

Friday, November 5th, 2010

…to be jolly, fa la la la la fa laa laa la. Here at needlesandhooks I’m starting to get in the festive mood.

After wrangling with Illustrator I’ve managed to design (and print) some Christmas cards for all of the upcoming shows and markets I’ll be at over the coming weeks. I still have a very long to do list but I’m trying to work through it as fast as I can.  My first show is next week - eek!

I’ll be exhibiting at:

Handmade Birmingham, Bullring, Tuesday 9 November

Mid Century Modern, Dulwich College on Sunday 14 November.  I’ll be sharing a stall with the everso talented Ben Javens.

Marketplace, Midlands Arts Centre, Saturday 20, Sunday 21 and Sunday 28 November

Handmade Birmingham, Bullring Markets, Saturday 27 November

Well with all these shows lined up I’d better get back to work.