It's approaching the busy market time of year - I love it as there's nothing better than seeing what real customers think to my work and hearing what suggestions/favourites you might have. If you'd like to see things in real life, I'll be turning up at the following places, click the titles for more information:
Samaritans Hereford Christmas Fair at Lyde Arundel, HR4 7SN
Wednesday 6th November 2019
10am - 3pm
All proceeds go to support Herefordshire Samaritans Registered Charity 1167937
For the Love of Shopping - An Evening of Indulgence at Longworth Hall, HR1 4DF
Thursday 7th November 2019
7pm - 9.30pm
Entrance £3 or 4 for £10
Christmas Fayre at the Feathers, Ledbury, HR8 1DS
Thursday 14th November 2019
4pm - 8.30pm
Supporting Hope Support Services Registered Charity 1135680
Pop up at Brookfield Vets, HR1 1TU
6pm - 8pm
Supporting Hereford & Worcester Animal Rescue and New Start Cat Rescue
Hanley Farm Shop Christmas Fair, Chepstow, NP16 7NA
Saturday 30th November - Sunday 1st December 2019
10am - 4pm
I’m so excited to tell you about a new product that I’ve been developing over the last little while as I think it’s the only one that exists on the whole interweb! So we all know that single use plastic is a terrible idea and we need to be cutting it out. Beeswax food wraps are a great alternative to cling film and plastic food bags, but I wanted to go one step further - my brand new Make Your Own kits I’ve created are using BAMBOO fabric in a choice of 7 different designs. Unlike the bamboo pens that I make, I didn’t grow this in the garden, but used a super eco friendly U.K. printers to supply the fabric for me, and I’ve extensively tested the recipe to ensure maximum cling and washability, which was an excellent excuse to buy naughty treats as photo props 🙊 Each kit includes enough fabric for up to 4 wraps, all materials, instructions and templates and is available in a bunch of new patterns using my Inky Animals and Botanical hand drawn illustrations. Check out the New In section for more details (pretty please, otherwise everyone will be getting bamboo napkins for Christmas!)
I'm very proud to be exhibiting at RHS Rosemoor 11th October - 13th October. Even though bamboo is technically a grass, they're still happy to have me at their celebration of wood craft and autumn colour in their beautiful wooded Devon valley. In their own words: "RHS Garden Rosemoor's Autumn Woodfest will be a fun-filled weekend of activities, wood crafts, yoga, great food and talks, plus much more for all the family" and I'd love to see you there!
I'm keeping my Christmas Show schedule a bit more manageable this year, rather than the usual traipsing all over the country! First up is the Westonbirt Charity Fair on 23rd and 24th October. Proceeds go towards seven very deserving charities, including Marie Curie, a local Hospice and Gloucester's Intensive Care Unit. You can find out more details including booking tickets here.
It's my pleasure to be involved with an auction of art pieces and promises for St Michael's Hospice.
More than 20 lots, featuring a cross-section of mediums, will go on sale at the Trumpet Corner Tea Room and Art Gallery near Ledbury on Friday 13th July at 7.30pm. I'm donating an extra large Inky Mallard framed print and also a bamboo pen workshop for 6 people.
The evening will be led by the BBC's Kate Bliss, an antiques expert on hit shows Bargain Hunt and Flog It! so come along to raise money for a wonderful cause and take home a piece you love. Find out more info by clicking here, hope to see you there!
The Festival of Nature is the UK's biggest free celebration of the natural world, and I'm taking part in the Bristol Festival 9th - 10th June 2018. It's completely free, full of amazing workshops, interactive activities and a nature focused art market, which is where I'm turning up! The Festival is a platform for people of all ages and backgrounds to see the places that we call home in a different way, and to better understand how nature impacts our lives, health and wellbeing. It's open on Bristol's waterfront on Saturday 10-6, and Sunday 10-5, and I'd love to see you there! Click the photo for more info.
My next live event is a Design Led Lifestyle event hosted in the beautiful tourist town of Stratford Upon Avon. The event runs on 7th July in the Town Hall 10-4, click the photo for more info.
My final (so far!) event of the summer that I'm turning up in is an exhibition at The Old Mayor's Parlour on Hereford's historic Church Street. The exhibition runs from 9th June until 9th August and is open every Tuesday to Saturday, 9.30-5.
Another year, another honour. Thank you! Buy your own here.
So happy to see this lovely press feature in Gurgle Magazine. Find your own aprons (made proudly in the UK as always) here.