A slightly later on than in the offing new-year reflective on what i acquired as much as during 2015, whilst juggling and planning the year ahead, it's interesting to take the time to appear as well as see what happened throughout the last 12 months. It had been definitely a busy and diverse one with brand-new designs, activities, stockists, workshops and a contract!
New designs were created to develop existing collections such as the Morse Code and Dunning Collection. DG6 had been a brand new collection made for the Perthshire Open Studios Exhibition at Bield, brand-new display screen imprinted designs like the sycamore seedhead design and ‘Such Fun!’, and having surely got to grips with design computer software, we tried different styles of hand drawn and digitally printed.
2015 was the entire year we developed a number of lampshade workshops, both teaching folk making a drum lampshade using their own fabric and daily workshop where members hand printed unique material to make into a lampshade. They’re great enjoyable and everyone goes house with one thing person made by their reasonable hand and incredibly pleased! Venues consist of Remake in Crieff, The Peacock & Tortoise in Perth and Off The Rails Arthouse in Ladybank, Fife.
We took part in certain new and differing events during 2015 like the DCA Summer Crafted Event, Tea Green’s Summer Show at Kibble Palace within the Botanic Gardens, Glasgow, the Dunning Christmas time occasion additionally the Gleneagles Festive marketplace.
There were a few one-off convention options which were great fun to do, in February I participated into the Printed & Co/Kalopsia convention at Ocean Terminal in Leith, Edinburgh and in can i had been Maker associated with the period at Tangled Up in Blue, a contemporary crafts boutique in Crieff.
During summertime I experienced the ability of working with Perth based charity and community interest organization ‘Check In ‘ who work to provide employment tasks to local people with drawbacks on the job. The workshops I ran had been the opportunity for job hunters for together whilst at the same time creating a selection of collage pictures which reflected the activities of this charity, some designs had been later plumped for and imprinted onto cards and offered throughout their outlets.
It was very interesting to listen to that I became the winner associated with 2015 Needcraft ‘Business in a Box’ Competition and featured to their weblog and various publicity. I’ve however to get the award but I’ve got numerous some ideas and programs that i do want to develop and intend to be purchasing numerous products from Needcraft in the first half 2016 to build up brand-new styles. You are able to review exactly about it here on the web log.
I happened to be additionally lucky enough for some news protection in 2015 also, being showcased inside Scotland on Sunday Designers Q&A area plus the December problem of Coast Magazine.
along with generating textile designs i love taking a significant load of pictures and utilized a number of the images taken whilst on christmas in France to generate an accumulation of cards which showcased various ‘detail’ of life in France.
I’ve in addition made cards using photos taken whilst on a quick break-in Marrakech in September. It absolutely was my very first time there and I completely LIKED it, a return visit is certainly on the cards at some point, therefore in the meantime these cards remind me of gorgeous colour and vibrancy regarding the destination as soon as time permits some new textile styles i am using these as my inspiration!
In September I began working as the ‘Digital and Events Co-ordinator’ which is why is actually an electronic and actual platform to display and website link collectively the social and imaginative events and tasks throughout Perth & Kinross. It’s already been amazing to learn about the countless different events, teams and activities being all out indeed there, which because of the sheer measurements of the spot causes it to be hard to find. it is also a niche site proper contemplating creative and social tasks to make use of to learn what’s occurring and when.
There’s certain to-be other odds and ends I’ve forgotten to mention right here, however, it absolutely was a remarkably hectic, interesting and extremely enjoyable 12 months. Plans for 2016 (although currently 30 days in!) consist of more workshops, brand-new styles, Christmas time activities, plenty of activity with Perthshire Creates with no doubt other possibilities can look!
Marrakech is certainly a place I’ve desired to visit, and as an easy method of celebrating a unique loved-one's birthday (albeit one year late!) we had a 3 night break at the conclusion of September. A pleasant time to check out as the heat remains into the high 20’sC, although we experienced the heaviest and most prolonged rain Marrakech features experienced for fifteen years! It surely made for an entertaining afternoon, not to mention the sun's rays ended up being drying every thing out of the after that early morning.
Despite the rainstorm, Marrakech couldn't disappoint. Known as the ‘Rose City’, along with of Marrakech’s alleyways, homes, and smooth salmon pink walls originate from the pigment associated with the regional clay, the rose tinted hue has actually since been adopted and be a signature color of Marrakech.
A lot of Marrakech appears very ordinary from the road, however when you're through doorway to a Riad or a restaurant you’ll end up in the middle of gorgeous interiors composed from all tiling, coloured cup, beautiful old furnishings, lanterns, rugs and so much more.
Centuries of being a significant trading spot in accordance with echoes of numerous impacts, notably African, Arab and French, Marrakech is filled with breathtaking doorways, old palaces, landscapes not to mention the infamous souks, which are great fun to get lost in and barter the right path out-of.
I’m truly excited and pleased to express that today Needcraft launched that i'm the winner of the ‘business in a field’ competitors. I’ve utilized their products for a few many years today and love them to bits. They are outstanding company, beneficial and I also love both utilizing their services and products myself and teaching other individuals utilizing all of them. For the full story and my entry details click on this website link which goes to their blog. I’m hoping to make use of my reward as a way of experimenting with brand-new shapes and styles of shades throughout the coming months. Many thanks Needcraft!
A couple of Q&A’s as expected by Lynn O’Rourke when you look at the ‘At Home’ section of the Spectrum/Scotland on Sunday – 21.6.15
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I’m anticipating playing this event at Dundee Comporary Arts, there’s a great choice of manufacturers showcasing a lovely variety of things.
Come along on Saturday twentieth June for to be able to meet and purchase direct from a number of Scotland’s exciting producers, there’s from stunning fabrics, breathtaking jewelry, example, prints or homeware, all initial inspiring and gorgeous things for you personally and your home.
Makers taking part include: Alana Peden modern Jewellery and Crafts; Alison Phillips Jewellery; Aubeebop Jewellery by Aubin Stewart; Berty B; Beth Watson Design; Caron Ironside Design; Coyosa Design; Freya Cumming; Jane Gowans; Leigh Bagley Design; Lynsey Walters; Object Company; Small Stories; Taisir Gibreel; Tom Pigeon and Wee Beauties.