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Felt collar necklaces make it to Lewes!

They’re not all off to Lewes but here’s a little glimpse of my fresh stock of felt collars that are almost ready to face the world.  A select few arrived at the doors of Wickle in Lewes today……..

Felt collar necklaces

I’ve been making these collar shaped necklaces from the offcuts of wool from my capelets for a while now and they’re starting to take off.  I delivered this little lot to a lovely local called Misha today.  She’s opening a new shop on Kensington Gardens in the North Laine in the next few weeks called Rose Hill Boutique.  Misha also makes jewellery and judging by her taste, I think the shop will be well worth a look.

You can also get them in Laste on Bond St, Handmade on St. James’ St and I’m working on an order for a lovely shop in Lewes, but more on that later…..

Christmas shopping

I will have some of my wool pieces alongside lots of other lovely stuff at New England House’s open studios next week.  The studios will be open on Thursday 9th Dec and Friday 10th Dec from 12-8pm.

Bring cash and cheque book as most studios don’t accept cards.

Some studios will even offer you mulled wine and a mince pie…..now that’s got to be better than elbowing your way around town.  Hasn’t it?

More info about New England House and where to find it.


Lots of snow in Brighton looks lovely, but isn’t such great news for us self-employed souls.  I had 2 classes cancelled today and tomorrow’s is looking unlikely.

I resisted snowy temptations and instead felt virtuous after catching up with lots of jobs; mainly editing some recent photos and updating my online shop.

Here are some of the pics.  I’ll be sure to shout when the spruced up shop is ready to fling open its virtual door.

Sneaky peek…..

……………………………more tomorrow at Art Junky, Phoenix Gallery, Brighton!

Festive fodder

I have a couple of markets and open studios coming up soon.  The first being Art Junky at the Phoenix Gallery this Sunday (21st Nov).

Perfect opportunity to use up the left over bits of my felted jumpers…..

……….a flock of robins to hang or perch in your Christmas tree………….

……mittens!!  Some embroidered, some plain and some with strings (it’s not just kids who lose their mittens).

And a bit of gentle irony on a Christmas card.

Hope to see you there!

Meeting the Makers….

I’ll be sharing a stall at Art Junky at the Phoenix Gallery in Brighton next Sunday (21st November).  You can buy my wool capelets, ruffles, mittens and Christmas decorations.

It’s a menagerie of makers and artists and designers and more.  It’s on from 11am to 5pm.

Here’s a link to the gallery: http://www.phoenixbrighton.org/events/173-art-junky-nov-2010.html

Here’s a map: http://www.phoenixbrighton.org/contact.html

Get your mits on

It’s chilly, it’s wet, it’s dark.

Let the mittens into your life.  They’ll give your cold little hands a woolly, warm, waterproof hug.

They’re not finished yet.  I’m thinking they need strings and a spot of embroidery.  They will be making their debut at a few Christmas fairs I’m doing soon.  Details to follow……

Fresh crop

How exciting – a fresh new delivery of jumpers arrived this morning…..

I never know what to expect, so it’s a bit like unwrapping presents.

There’s a weird and wonderful collection of colours, patterns and styles in there.  I think this one in particular wins the prize for this delivery though…….

Carrots, all over a bright blue jumper.  Well, obviously!!!

Every delivery is like a little treasure haul, there’s soft lambswool, fine merino wool and even a bit of velvety cashmere in this one, and from a real mish mash of different brands; from Barbour to the Sweater Shop (remember them?  I do, the less said, the better…)  It’s also nice to see how many of these garments were made in Scotland and the UK in general.  I wonder how common that is now?

I’m itching to get started on them and see how they all turn out.  Stay tuned to see for yourself.

Another Brighton stockist

Look at this lovely lot.  All nestled into a corner of Handmade in Kemp Town.

Handmade is a great new non-profit co-operative shop on busy St James’ Street in the Kemp Town area of Brighton selling items from Brighton designer/makers.

My friend Cloé has some rather beautiful prints, cards and original illustrations in there too.