We’re fully into Autumn now and I’m feeling all autumnal, especially with the leaves turning golden brown, conkers falling onto dewy grass and foggy mornings making that drive to work eerie and mysterious. It’s the perfect time to share some lovely autumn finds from some wonderful and talented British designers over at Folksy. I think they would all look great in your home, or on your person this season…
1. Squirrel Animal Poster Print from Maseface 2. Fable Square Cushion from Fable & Base 3. Red Rose Tweed Purse from The Linen Cat 4. Goldfinch Fabric Bird Sculpture from The Cotton Potter 5. Winter Foxes Card from CecilyMae Handmade 6. Cedric Red Squirrel Decoration from Big Bird, Little Bird 7. Bird & Feather Screen printed Notebook from The Imagination of Ladysnail 8. Autumn Breeze Screen print from Lil Sonny Sky
Over the past week Leeds has welcomed their annual Print Festival to the city, celebrating everything that’s great in both traditional and contemporary printmaking. The exhibition featured work from a group of talented printmakers, each with their own creative flair and style, and because I love print, I knew I had to visit…
The exhibition was small, but perfect, as it showed off the designers work to it’s fullness. The prints were a great mix of both colour and black and white, each with their own story to tell and theme to share.
Most of the designers featured in the exhibition were local, with the others coming from the South, and this filled me with pride to know that not only do we have some fantastic designers here in the North, but the art scene here is getting bigger and bigger, with no signs of stopping.
Throughout the exhibition you got a great sense of the dedication that these designers put into their work, and that print is most definitely not dead – it’s well and truly alive, which makes me very, very happy.
The designers featured in my photos are Nick Deakin, Kate Gibb, Hungry Sandwich Club, Sarah Harris, Melanie Wickham, Amy Rodchester
Christmas is fast approaching and I’ve selected some wonderful handcrafted products from some talented British designers over on Folksy. These quirky Christmas products are perfect for the festive season, whether you’re wrapping, decorating or treating someone to a lovely gift, here’s just a few ideas to get you started…
1. The Angel Stag Print from Chris Hagan 2. Knit Your Own Snow Reindeer from Made By Ewe 3. Christmas Sack from Peastyle 4. Deck the Halls Gift Wrap from Artwork by Angie 5. Fabric Angel Garlands from Cecilymae Handmade 6. Let It Snow Banner from Doozie 7. Christmas Stars from Origami-est 8. Large Merry Christmas Decoration from Peris & Corr 9. Reindeer Brooch from Minifelts
The dark nights are upon us and the temperature has dropped, which means winter is almost here, but don’t worry, the lovely designers over at Folksy have lots of wonderful products to brighten up your home.
1. Roaring Bear Linoprint from Meadowlark Prints 2. Camera Screen Printed Card from Mellybee 3. Tweed Fabric Bird Sculpture from The Cotton Potter 4. Yellow Summery Fabric Ring from Grenla Makes 5. Painted Wooden Bird Brooch from Little Red Apple 6. Lambswool Raindrop Cushion from Holly and Evie 7. Sebright Bantams Screen Print from Deebeale
I found this great piece of work on Pinterest recently, it’s by design student Chloe Allen and it instantly caught my eye. Not only is it a lyric from one of my favourite songs, but I love the way it’s been design and put together, very effective.
Over the past few weeks I’ve been busy finding new illustrators and designers to share with you. Coming up are a few of my favourite finds, along with a few of their lovely products they have to offer.
First up is Becky Baur, a British designer who applies her illustrations to textiles, ceramics, cards and prints. With a beautiful simple colour palette and hand drawn style, her designs are easily recognisable and are sold worldwide. This is one designer to keep a look out for.
These are a collection of illustrators I found on the Blue Island Press website, I was attracted to their quirky style and use of subject and colours. Each of these illustrators work make me smile, as they create a sense of positivity within their illustrations.
Ginger Cat Playing Piano by Luka Va Party Streamer by Simone Lia Rock the Boat Lino Cut by Kate Ellis OXO Tower by Jennie Ing
My final designers were found at a trade fair, with their work showcased on the Curiouser and Curiouser website, which makes artists work accessible and easy to buy. They support many international artists, but again these particular illustrators and designers caught my eye for their quirky style and interesting subject matter.
Nuts About You Squirrel Card by Alexandra Snowdon New York Type Map by Bold and Noble Prints Ballet Dancers Card by Eleni Kalorkoti Ringmaster Print by Laura Mason