Despite the good intentions of my previous post 5 reasons why I am useless at blogging, I have not been updating this blog much recently (hanging head in shame). However, my reasons are good as I have been working furiously (but happily) on a new range of bags, featuring original screen printed designs alongside some of my trademark applique and embroidery. Designs include the ever-popular skulls as well as more dainty butterflies, florals and animal prints. I have created a range of clutch bags and now all handbags have a removable strap (available in leather or chain, your choice). I have also created a couple of size variations, added inside pockets and can now make small quantities of the same bag design (thanks to the joys of screen-printing). I am very excited about this and the wonderful photoshoot I had recently (more on this to follow) and I can’t wait to upload some images but I am patiently biding my time to upload these as soon as I get them.
The reason I have been working so hard is that I am thrilled to be exhibiting at the British Craft Trade Fair at the Great Yorkshire Showground between 7th – 9th April. This event is a trade-only fair which showcases the work of many talented designer-makers and celebrates some of the best of British design talent.
Products range from sculptures, paintings, prints, textiles, fashion accessories, jewellery and more. The event draws in buyers from fashion, textile, furnishings, interiors, jewellery, craft and giftware industries.
I am really excited to be in the newcomers gallery at stand N1. If we have any buyers in the art or design trades reading this, you can find out about how to visit us by visiting the BCTF website. It is a great opportunity to see emerging talent and experienced practising artists in one space whilst also perhaps seeking out some new designers for your shop. The facebook page gives you lots of photos from previous events and you will find plenty of inspiring work to give you an idea of some of the quality work exhibiting at these events.
The British Craft Trade Fair will be held at the Great Yorkshire Showground between 7th – 8th April 2013. See www.bctf.co.uk for details.