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Brogues Hand Print has been picked to feature on ” daily favorites” 02/27/2012 @ PaperStitch website 😀

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I normally use recycled fabric but in this case, I was preparing for a Christmas fair that I had decided on last-minute and had to order the bags in all ready-made. Saving me time to stitch my own from the reclaimed textiles which we had acquired sometime between painting the house and changing the soft furnishings.

As it was my first time to ‘paint’ a fabric, I started with sketching a scene made of birds on some  plant or something, anything to give me an idea of what I could do with the medium. I realised I needed some inspiration rather than to draw every single bag at a whim especially with such little time. So I rifled through to my sketches which gave me the idea of using them as simple sketches and either leaving them as a sketch or painting in bits of it and maybe time permitting, add the extra touches like the stitching around the brogues, buttons and ribbons…

The night before the opening, I managed to sketch and paint all the bags but didn’t get a chance to do more (lack of time and tiredness from lack of sleep making me highly irritable). I wasn’t convinced they looked nice. But in the morning, when we set up our tiny stall, I must say I was chuffed! I actually secretly hoped no one would buy the brogues and the bike as they were my favourite ones (and the first of the batch). Unfortunately, the ones I had done in colour sold before I got a chance to take a picture… So here’s trying to replicate what was done on a tired short night! (The bike bag was sold painted in green, white and silver but the brogues were left as sketches in Black.)

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I absolutely adore beautifully hand-made… Shoes (I know, so does most of the female population and a handful of men!)

But what better example of this other than the, unequivocally, beautifully crafted Brogues that I dote one. I love the detailing on the leather, the hard soles that ‘click’ authoritatively, the unwaxed laces that look like finely knitted brows or even the fine thin waxed ones, the fine stitching running along the tongue and the tip/curve of the Brogue which has to be just right…

I really detest the badly made shapeless silhouettes that I see a lot of people wearing. I call these ‘Foot Mittens’. I am no fashionista but I love a bit of an attitude and respect certain items demand from the wearer. Instantly making you feel sexier or giving you a kick-ass attitude. (Of course there are days I am more than happy to live off my totes/footsies or even better:bare feet when I am at home!)

This artwork is inspired by my love of Brogues…

It started as pencil drawings, moved to pen & ink and finally settled into hand cut prints. And now, re-invented the old pencil drawings I had done earlier onto lovely cotton bags with  hand-painted brogues on them (I love the simplicity of it when it is done in a single colour on the cotton bags).

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Items can be purchased as Greeting cards, Prints for Framing or Hand-Painted Bags (please allow at least 2-3 working days as I make your order, specifying any colours you would like me to use).

A5 Print on 300gsm non-toxic watercolour paper

Hand painted cotton bags available in single colour e.g black or 2 colours or your choice (definitely bespoke and one of a kind for every item + more designs available)

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Have you noticed I tend to use exclamation marks quite a lot? Hmm… How else can I translate my excitement?! (see, there it is again! and again…) Anyway onto the subject of this post: Fayre or Fair if you prefer.

We did our First one a few days back from which I am still reeling and nursing my cold from. I haven’t managed to let go of it. I am stuffing envelopes and all sorts of things in my sleep four days on. Which explains why I haven’t posted in a while (that and the nasty sore throat and a cold). Plus I had tons to catch up work-wise. I’ve had to work straight through the days and nights to prepare for a Fair that I spotted down by De Beauvoir  whilst trying to sort out other work related emergencies. Remind me never to try and prepare for a Christmas Fair in a matter of ten days or so! Then again, who am I kidding? I’d do it over and over again if I could. It’s not all fun and games though as I found out. I have a lot respect to people who do these events now that I have had to endure it. As well as friends and  family who have had to endure it with me.

It’s one of the best way to find out how and where your product stands when you release it to your audience. Plus you meet some really nice people  and it’s a great opportunity to test friendships, your gut and find out your breaking point too…hehe 😉

Anyway, here are the pictures from the ‘stall’. More than anything, I loved the enthusiasm that came from customers who smiled and engaged with the products and learned a great deal from them about my prints, Morris Traveller vs Minor, Book marks & Book clubs etc and mainly the abundance in kind words of encouragement.

The ‘Stall’

I had the digital cards, Handmade cards for other occasions, gift tags, postcards , Bookmarks, and hand-painted cotton bags! (my first ones too!), notebooks, A2 prints for framing etc… basically, the works!!

 

 

Thank you to:

The organisers; Jen & Edward Benyon, Martin who let us use the beautiful studios. My friends & family,  The lovely ‘stall’ holders (for their company and support for each other), the two young florists, the lovely baker (who had original cinnamon buns on Sunday to die for!!), the lady with the safe back bags, The young lady with the hand-sewn purses, the lady with the glass charms & vintage items, the lads making us haloumi lunches, the lovely customers, and My favourite bubbly knitters/actors (actresses to be precise) and so many more…

Above all, a big thank you to my friend whose company kept me going and who I worked to the bone… testing each others patience hehe… Ευχαριστούμε

 

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