Sadly, this weekend saw the close of the sale I've been doing with some very interesting and exciting designer makers in Hampsted.
It was in a beautiful little gallery, in the midst of the hustle and bustle of Burgh House.
These tea-towels (far too nice to use!) are hand made by print-maker Mary Ottoway of Ottalina,
who also turns her hand to sweet-smelling lavender bags, cards and beautiful lino cuts....some of which have become fabric designs too.
The lovely Elizabeth Cook making adjustments to her delicate stitch drawings, cushions and tea-cosies lovingly up-cycled from vintage blankets, jumpers and the odd splash of 1960's orange flowers!
The attention to detail in liz's work is so considered. I particularly love the way her edges are cut, the ever so slightly wobbly lines of stitching and the evidence of former life in her work- blanket seams or the edge of what was once a cuff.
These scarves from Dancing Wolf have such beautiful, subtle colour printed layer apon layer...with glimpes of old lace, leaves and petals...
and Jackie's wonderfully textural, knitted and felted bags and wrist warmers in really rich, soft colours.
They are definitely the most beautiful wrist warmers...
I love the Colour House's very pretty, very retro-feeling prints and georgous 'mucky' yellow and soft grey colour!
The berry wall paper is exquisite.. and drawn birds, stars and horse shoes are lovely.
Diana Stoker makes beautiful note books bound with hand printed fabrics, photographic prints and cards from her travels, but nicest of all, I think, is her jewellery...
Stunning knitted scarves made from hand framed lambswool with woven wool boucle, by
Jo Thompson ...
and also the loveiest stripey gloves in really pretty colours!
...oh and some of my new table lamps and fairy lights!
Thank you to everyone for a very enjoyable couple of days!