Launching my new Children's Apron.
This delightful apron will keep your child's clothes clean and protected while they create delicious treats for you in the kitchen! Suitable for older children aged approx 7-11 years old in blue and white, with polka dots or stripes. Made from 55% linen 45% cotton and digitally printed with water-based inks, so friendly on the environment. A great look for budding young bakers!
On saturday 10th May I am going to be running a one day colour workshop at Folly Fabrics in Bampton, Oxfordshire. The day will start off with understanding basic colour theory and some rules for creating your own colour schemes. Suitable for anyone wanting to understand how to put colours together for any design project, from knitting & quilting to choosing you kitchen colour scheme! Once the basics are covered participants will then put what they have learnt into practice by create their own colour schemes, and I'll be able to give guidance if needed. In the afternoon, we will go on to discover how colours interact with each other, how to create depth using colours and the moods inspired by different designs. We will finish with a colour clinic an tea and cake! The only way to end the day...
I'm really looking forward to doing this. It's been fun putting the workshop together and finding examples. There are some amazing images on the web, design-seeds have some fabulous colour schemes inspired by nature...roll on May
Last weekend I had sometime to do some painting! I've been planning this design for ages and now I've finally put paint to paper! I want to share my new design with you. It will be the second design in my Burford Green range.
My preliminary sketches
Working up my idea into a pattern.
Working out the colours
The final artwork for the main pattern repeat.
My finished pattern.
Now I'm going to order a fabric swatch to check the colours are correct!
So to start the New Year I've cleared out my studio and it feels great! No piles of paper and things on top of things on top of more things!!!
Next, plan out the year, well so far I've only managed to think about what might happen in the next few weeks. So
TO DO LIST
1) Make aprons, tea towels & napkins for the Vesey Rooms exhibition.
2) Create new designs!!!
Yippee. I can't wait. I want to create some more patterns in my Burford Green range. My Star Jasmine design has gone down very well, so I want to create some complimentary patterns.
I was given some lovely books for Christmas about Wallpaper design and also a William Morris book so I have plenty of inspiration.
3) Plan colour workshops.
At the beginning of December a fabric shop open in our village, its amazing, full of gorgeous fabrics and wool. So I can now get all my cotton and ribbons from just a stones throw away! Brilliant.
I'm going to be doing some colour workshops there as well. These will start with some colour theory then go on to explore colour, complimentary colours and how colour is affected by what surounds it. Looking forward to exploring colour and helping other people to have confidence in their own choices.
4) Plan craft shows for the rest of the year.
Starting a course run by Handmade Horizons at the end of January. I can't wait. I know I have lots to learn especially about selling on line! Its a whole new world to me!
6) New Photos.
This year I want to re vamp the photo's for my shop, old and new products.