Last minute rush!

  As always it seems I am racing about trying to get things ready in time for Saturday and the start of for Open Up Sheffield. I have a wall of prints in various stages of completion. Lampshades and covered sketchbooks are nearly ready and my studio is semi-tidy. It always comes together in the […]

Behind the scenes

I’ve been very busy doing lots of photographing and writing about my work recently. I’ve also had greetings cards, mugs, etc to design and order. What I really want to do is get back into my studio to begin PRINTING! Anyway, all in good time. In the mean time here are some photos of some […]

Open Up Sheffield

It’s that time of year again. I absolutely LOVE Open Up Sheffield. If you haven’t heard of it or have not yet visited any of the Artists studio’s across Sheffield and it’s outskirts then I really recommend you give it a go. Here are a few I hope to visit on the one day I […]

Fabric printing

I have been busy over the last few days hand-printing fabric, most of which is to be turned into ‘one-off’ lampshades for table and standard lamps as well as lampshades to be hung from the ceiling. I am pleased with how the fabric looks and as I print I have that exciting sense of anticipation as […]

Happy Christmas!

  I’ve been in a very reflective mood over the past couple of weeks following the busy rush of producing stock for fairs and shops. My school has been a sad and rather frustrating place for various reasons as well and so I have cheered myself up by having some fun designing and screen-printing tea-towels […]

Sneek preview

I spent this morning decorating the wall of the wee space I’m going to have to sell my printed wares in a rather nice shop in Sheffield town….here is a sneek preview of the decorative background while it was on my table in my studio. I’m really excited about moving in properly, which I’ll be […]

Lampshades part 2

These rather lovely (if I do say so myself) hand-printed lampshades made their debut at Penistone Artisan Fayre today. Here are some photos including showing them as lengths of printed fabric before their miraculous transformation into lampshades courtesy of Nightingale and lamp. They will be available to buy from my etsy shop soon or you […]

Fun with silkscreen!

I am really enjoying using silkscreen to print some of my babygrows and t-shirts. I know this is probably the most common way of printing onto clothing but for me it is unusual as I usually use wood or MDF cuts and of course good old potatoes to make my prints. Not that I’ve stopped […]

A mere bagatelle!

I had fun making these bags out of old prints today! I watched this youtube clip to help me.