Friday, 11 July 2008

Workshops - What do you think?

I am looking into the possibility of setting up some workshops in the New Year, with the focus on surface printing, in other words making patterns on fabric or paper.

I thought this would be a good way to give people the opportunity to explore the design process, and see how surface printing is done, regardless of experience of knowledge. It would be an introduction to simple printmaking techniques.

For me, this would be a bit of a return to where I started out, which was my degree in Fine Art printmaking, and creating my own prints on fabric. The idea is to have fun with print whilst creating something fabulous !!!

There might also be the opportunity to work with some of the other artists/designers here at Islington Mill.

So, let me know if this is something which you might be interested in. Drop me an email, or post a commment...

Fashion Market - Tib Street, Manchester

For over 2 years now, I have been setting up on the Fashion Market, in trendy Northern Qtr district.
You can often find individual and unique pieces at affordable prices.

It's the first dedicated fashion market in the North West, supporting local designers giving them the opportunity to showcase their talent in a city centre location.
You will find dontbitchstitch's wares, come rain or shine, giving you the chance, every Saturday, to buy original pieces at reasonable prices. You can quite often buy some limited edition items, but you have to be quick to get these !!!!

Thursday, 3 July 2008

Patchings Art Craft & Design Festival 2008

I exhibited my latest range at Patchings Design Festival in June. It was the 15th Annivesary of the Festival, which saw over 150 of the UK's leading artists exhibiting their latest work. Set in rural Nottinghamshire, the Festival gives people the opportunity to take part in a number of demonstrations, encouraging them to become more actively involved in the creation of arts & crafts.

The Festival gave me the chance to not only sell my work, but also catch up with fellow craft workers. It was also a great opportunity to meet with both loyal customers as well as new ones.