January Sale!

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Yes that’s right folks, we’re back in action and having a bit of a clear out. A new year means time for a big tidy of the studio and workshop, so we felt it’d be a good time for a quick sale on our online store too!

To celebrate it being 2016, we’re offering 16% off all orders via our Etsy shop, just enter the code: SORTSALE16 at the checkout. We’ll be running the sale until the 17th of February, so get in early for some bargains!

New Tote Bags & Show Follow Up

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And so our season of shows draws to a close, we’d like to extend a hearty thanks to everyone who came to see us at the Renegade Craft Fair, our own Open Studios and Cockpit Arts and last weekend’s Etsy Made Local; they were all fantastically busy and we had a great time meeting tons of lovely people and other designer makers. A big thanks to all the event organisers too for putting on such great events!

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Anyone who came to our Open Studios or Etsy Made Local will have seen that we have also just released some new canvas tote bags. Fresh off the presses, they are made from 100% natural 10 oz cotton, and come with a 10cm gusset so they’re extra strong and can fit plenty of bits & bobs, odds & sods or just general stuff!!!

They’re available on our Etsy store right now, in fairly limited quantities, but we should have more done soon. Speaking of online stores; it’s getting perilously close to Christmas and our cut off points for getting orders out before then are as follows:

14th December – Worldwide

18th December – UK

Any orders placed after those dates will still be sent but may not reach you until January, so get in quick!

Open Studios and Etsy Made Local

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We’re halfway through our run of events and fairs this winter season but the biggest two are just around the corner. In less than a week we’ve got the annual Cockpit Arts Christmas Open Studios; starting this coming Thursday evening with a late night preview. As per usual, we’ll be opening our doors to the general public along with 170 other designer makers over the two sites, so that anyone can come along and talk to us, see our workspaces and peruse our wares. We’ll have our treadle press running on and off during the weekend plus we’re aiming to have some new products available just in time for Christmas.

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Then in a craft-tastic double-whammy, the weekend after we’re taking part in Etsy Made Local, as part of their flagship shopping event in the Vinyl Factory, Soho from the 4th to the 6th of December. We’ll also be bringing one of our Adanas and offering to let people have a go at making their own customised notebooks, ideal for a personalised present!

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Cockpit Arts Open Studios Holborn · 26 – 29 Nov
Thurs 6pm-9pm, 

Fri, Sat & Sun 11am-6pm
Cockpit Yard, Northington St, London, WC1N 2NP
Tubes: Holborn, Chancery Lane & Russell Square
Maps, directions & access info ›

Etsy Made Local: London
Friday 4th of December Preview night: 4pm – 8pm
Saturday 5th of December: 10am – 8pm
Sunday 6th of December: 11am – 6pm
The Vinyl Factory, Soho
51 Poland St
London W1F 7LZ
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Follow up from Manmade & a New Website

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So Manmade has been and gone and we had a great time down at the Truman Brewery, meeting plenty of new customers and other craftsmen (and crafts-ladies too). We had a pretty good spot and decorated our bit of wall with our alphabetical ephemera. Our have-a-go notebook customisation workshop did well as always with a wide variety of people lining up to try their hand at printing with the Adana.

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The other interactive events were very popular as well; with some amazing scissor skills from the general public at Mr Wingate’s screen printing workshop, and a veritable crowd of eager acrylic-fanciers for the jewellery workshop with our chums Ruth and Brendan from I Am Acrylic.

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(Ruth sporting a lovely cactus on her head…)

It’s always nice when a new event does well, and a big thank you to Crafty Fox, Mr Wingate and Etsy Uk for organising it.

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In other news, as you may have noticed, we’ve given the website a bit of a (late) spring clean and an update, with plenty of shiny new images and integrated the blog in here as well. We’ll be adding a bunch of other improvements over the next couple of months but it’s nice to have a bit of a fresh look!