New Stockist: Canalside Heritage Centre in Beeston, Nottingham

I’m delighted to introduce The Canalside Heritage Centre, who opened their doors on Saturday 24th June and are now stocking a selection of my home textiles and stationery.

The Canalside Heritage Centre is based at the Beeston Lock in Nottinghamshire. They’ve carefully transformed historic cottages into a vibrant hub, which includes a welcoming visitors centre, café, small shop, community space, and gardens. Their central focus is on sharing stories of their heritage, working with local communities and promoting art through exhibitions and in their shop.

As a Nottinghamshire girl I’m thrilled they’re stocking my range and hope you’ll pop by if you have chance! They’ll be running regular workshops, art classes, and tours too!

Find out more on their website http://canalsideheritagecentre.org.uk/

Sale Arts Trail

There’s less than 2 weeks to go until I’m back in Manchester for Sale Arts Trail… And of course I’ll be bringing lots of colourful home accessories & giftware with me!

Find out more in my earlier blog post Summer Events For Your Diary. And don’t forget to visit www.saleartstrail.com to find out who else is exhibiting and where to explore during this year’s Sale Arts Trail! I can’t wait!

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By Hand at Salford Art Gallery

Last Wednesday evening I was at Salford Museum and Art Gallery (with a stall of goodies) to mark the launch of By Hand: the Shop. By hand is a new craft shop at Salford Museum, featuring the work of independent artists and designer makers, many of who are local to the area. A collection of my cushions, teacups and tea towels are amongst the gorgeous products for sale.

The shop display is captivating and I’m sure visitors will find it hard to leave without purchasing a special something. It you’re looking for unique gift ideas for Christmas this is definitely the place to go!

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And If you like what you see in the shop, in nearby Ordsall Hall there is a temporary exhibition that showcases more creations by the talented artists and designers.

See who’s exhibiting here

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Great Times at the Great Northern Contemporary Craft Fair

Last weekend saw me exhibit my homewares at the Great Northern Contemporary Craft Fair in the stylish Spinningfields area of Manchester. I met lots of lovely customers and had some fab stand neighbours in Macojay, Maneggi and Ella Robinson, who made my time there even more fun!

I’ve visited the Great Northern Contemporary Craft Fair on many occasions over the last few years and it was great to be amongst the talented makers showcasing there this time.

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I also used the event to introduce some new additions to my collection… tea towels! I’m delighted to say they were a bestseller at the show and I have now added them to my online shop.

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I’m excited to be exhibiting next at Handmade in Britain, London in November.  Fellow Northerners can still see my work at the By Hand: exhibition & shop at Salford Museum & Art Gallery.

Finally… make sure you keep a eye out for my top picks from the Great Northern Contemporary Craft Fair coming soon…