It has been ages since my last blog! In fact I just realised I've haven't posted anything at all in February (something quite lovely about going from Jan-Mar in one big jump)! I've had my head down working hard of course, busying myself with silks and patterns and such like.
I had such lovely feedback at the Home London show, that I've returned to find myself going from the one-off sample pieces I showed (silk cushions and lampshades) to producing enough stock to sell through my new stockists. I'm learning that patience is a virtue, and that the creative process is just that, a process, which takes time and energy to get just right. My fabrics will be arriving soon, the cushion inserts (the best duck feathered ones I could find) are on order, and 'Flight' wallpaper will be printed within 2 weeks (it's been a difficult birth, but it will be worth it!). I'm testing out a new fabric printer - the samples look good so far, and I've made some tiny adjustments to the fabric. Satin silk is verryyy slippppyyyy and extremely delicate so I've opted for dupion silk for the cushions (slightly textured but still very luxe), and I'm going for poplin lampshades to keep the costs down a little for my customers. I can't wait for everything to be ready and on the website but all in good time!
Oh, and I'm showing at Home is in the North in Manchester in April, and may indeed be going to Paris too (more on that later...). Check out too, my two new stockists Will & Glory and The Tab Collective for some very lovely new homewares.