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Yesterday was the day that kept on giving, weather wise. It was how I remember Autumn at all other times of year👌🏻🍂🌞🍁
Impossibly beautiful views in every direction. Is it any wonder I never leave!
Thank you Sarah Burns @patternmakers for a very interesting talk on Barron and Larcher at @lewisandwood this evening. I think I need to channel some Phyllis Barron from somewhere. She was clearly unapologetically brilliant and inventive...formidable, perhaps. Great to learn more about her and see some of Sarah’s work in the flesh too.
We are back! 12 Amberley Artisans and 5 special guest Artisans will be selling all manner of unique, handmade gifts this Christmas, so please save these dates:
Friday 22nd Nov; 1pm-9pm (drinks, nibbles and music from 6pm). Sat 23rd Nov; 10am - 5pm
Sun 24th Nov; 10am - 5pm
Over the weekend tea and cake will be on sale downstairs to raise money for Amberley Shop on the Common to raise funds for the shop project.
Find us at Gallery 1673, The Clay Loft, Inchbrook Mill, Gydynap Lane, Nailsworth GL5 5EZ
We can’t wait to see you and will be posting more detail of what is in store over coming weeks.
It was so great of @nickischmiegelow ‘s scarf project. Thank you for the compliments below! But most of all thank you Nicki for my wrap.
The lovely Susie Hetherington (@susiehetheringtontextiles) is the reason we (The Amberley Artisans) look so professional - her hand is behind all our print and social media material. She is amazingly multi talented, now a textile designer and print artist using her own lino-cut and hand drawn prints, but also a graphic designer and brand consultant in a previous life.
Susie was my star pupil in a scarf workshop I ran last Christmas, and created not one but three different patterns which I made up into scarves for her. She was going to a summer celebration this year and wanted something she could use in the cooler evenings. The result is this wrap.
Susie is also a fan of blues (it’s definitely a favourite colour of many) and brought the (blue) dress she was going to wear to the celebration to my studio when we were discussing options. But she wanted to move out of her comfort zone, so ended up choosing the arrowhead pattern in strong pink and soft grey as the main body of the wrap with an accent stripe of teal to go with the dark blue ends and tassels. Another brilliant Amberley Artisan choice.
Thanks to her partner Ollie for the wonderful outdoor shots taken in the summer; it was considerably colder and more grey when I dropped by her house recently to get an indoor shot with some “tassel action”. She’s shown with a selection of her fabric designs made up into curtains and cushions, all lovely.
BTW Susie gets the prize for the most well presented final decision, see her photo to me after I had produced a number of alternative samples.
#whatwouldyouchoose? #amberleyartisanscarfproject #amberleyartisans #lambswoolscarf
I am really looking forward to this on Thursday @lewisandwood @patternmakers ... not only a subject I’m very interested in but so close to my house too. The perfect evening out :)
I’m nearly ready to send out some sample packs to some previous interiors customers, and could t resist block printing the posting box. These probably won’t be so pretty once they’ve been Royal Mailed so I thought I’d take a photo now
My 9 year old is off school sick. She’s been ‘working’ alongside me (getting lots more done than I have today) and this is her first ever lino block print. I’ve not taught kids to carve lino before... she picked it up faster than many adults... so is it age or brain type I wonder?
I have a couple more spaces left on my lino printing Christmas Card workshop in just under a month. If you’d like to join us, please do get in touch.