Botanical Printing

For my first blog post on TBCH I thought it appropriate to explain the textile art technique that nearly all my goodies contain. I have always created even when I had a young family and a challenging career but since retirement and sampling many art forms I have been captivated by a contact printing technique that…

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For my first blog post on TBCH I thought it appropriate to explain the textile art technique that nearly all my goodies contain. 
I have always created even when I had a young family and a challenging career but since retirement and sampling many art forms I have been captivated by a contact printing technique that allows me to combine all of my passions. My garden, slow stitching and creating unique cloth and paper. 

The Pot Making Process

Porcelain cups and bowls    Sarah Snell – Sarah Snell CeramicsWhy do they cost so much? 

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Porcelain cups and bowls
    Sarah Snell – Sarah Snell Ceramics

Why do they cost so much? 

Workspace

Workspace This is my workspace in my conservatory.

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Workspace

This is my workspace in my conservatory.

Mulling over my builds and a couple of questions I’m often asked.

Beech disc clock post build process As I sit here today on the 11th September 2020 in a place which has changed imeasurably in such a short period of time!We (my family and I) are surrounded by some of the things I have made and chosen to keep and enjoy for a while, before finally allowing them to go to their…

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Beech disc clock post build process

As I sit here today on the 11th September 2020 in a place which has changed imeasurably in such a short period of time!

We (my family and I) are surrounded by some of the things I have made and chosen to keep and enjoy for a while, before finally allowing them to go to their forever homes.

I wonder about the joy and pleasure these items may bring to the people who buy them, whether for themselves or as a gift for a friend or loved one.

Let’s talk jewellery

With so many new ideas it is hard to stop!  I have been trying to assemble collections of matching jewellery pieces!The photo is me wearing Aurora inspired studs with a seascape resin pendant!

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With so many new ideas it is hard to stop!  I have been trying to assemble collections of matching jewellery pieces!

The photo is me wearing Aurora inspired studs with a seascape resin pendant!

Hello – nice to meet you!

Let me inttoduce myself – Im Sarah Kay, an artist from the Shetland Islands. Which is the most northerly set off Islands belonging to the UKI work from my studio located in Scalloway, Shetland which is open to visitors. It is situated next to my large hillside garden which is also open to visitors as…

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Let me inttoduce myself – Im Sarah Kay, an artist from the Shetland Islands. Which is the most northerly set off Islands belonging to the UK

I work from my studio located in Scalloway, Shetland which is open to visitors. It is situated next to my large hillside garden which is also open to visitors as part of Scotlands gardens, raising money for charity.

I am delighted to be part of The British craft house and thank you for looking at my shop!  Please note it will be kept up to date and fully sticked with new items as they become available.

Meet the Maker – Beverley from Bevart designs

bevart designs blog Here is a little info about me, what inspires me to be creative, and what I love to do. Beverley, the jewellery maker behind the brand, ‘Bevart designs’.

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bevart designs blog

Here is a little info about me, what inspires me to be creative, and what I love to do. Beverley, the jewellery maker behind the brand, ‘Bevart designs’.

New wedding stationery ideas

About 3 years ago we invested in a large powerful printer and cutting equipment so we could make long tri-folded concertina wedding invitations. These have been a huge success! I think our customers have liked having everything on one piece. I think they also like having a lot of space for maps and information.As a…

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About 3 years ago we invested in a large powerful printer and cutting equipment so we could make long tri-folded concertina wedding invitations. These have been a huge success! I think our customers have liked having everything on one piece. I think they also like having a lot of space for maps and information.

As a child I really loved the Jolly Postman books. Do you know the ones I mean with things to fold out and envelopes with lettters inside? For a couple of years I’ve been trying to find a way of recreating them as wedding invitations. After months and months of testing I’ve finally come up with folded wedding posters that have an rsvp card attached to the inside. 

As far as I can tell these posters are unique to Paper Willow. We are so proud of them! We think they look nice when tied with a tag. Because they are A3 it means we have lots of space for a big map and other graphics like illustrated timelines.

I hope you like them! I’m going to design lots more of them this year!


Jacqueline