ELKBI Store in Carlisle

It has been one of the craziest weeks! My brand Elkbi was offered a space on Carlisle High Street. WE HAVE A SHOP! After a week of stressing, ironing, hanging, nailing and a lot of organisation, we are finally open to the public! We are based in Warwick Tower on Warwick Road in Carlisle the Tower which is an acarde of Vintage, Craft and Designers. Offering something totally different to the city.

All bloggers out there help me spread the word by LIKING our page www.facebook.com/elkbi   

Help Supoort my new venture! Heres so pictures from the shop and you can get updates from us on our facebook

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ELKBI Store in Carlisle

Spring, Vogue and Fairs

Ah the smell of a fresh Vogue 🙂Image

I have been such a busy bee this week with the spring fling looming! There as been alot of organisation, getting ready and networking which has all been really exciting!

I also have a busy weekend with my Fashion Brand Elkbi attending the amazing Lady Magpie and Me Spring Fair this Saturday I have been majorly upcycling some super on trend bleach shorts and printprintprinting! We are really looking forwad to it, so ladies fancy some vintage? or some really quirky hand printed on trend fashion come see us! Castle Douglas Town Hall for 10am 🙂

Spring, Vogue and Fairs

“What Tall Daisies” Spring Fling Taster

As particapant in this years Spring Fling I have created a peice of art work for the up and coming Taster Exhibition! Starting at Gracefield Dumfries Fri 29 – Sun 31 March 2013
Opening hours:
10am – 5pm Sun 10am – 4pm

This exhibition will be touring Dumfries and Galloway until the end of the month. This exhibition will be a glimpses of the creativity bubbling up for Spring Fling in May.

I have produced a example of the artwork I will be exhibiting called “Daisy” This is an Hand Silk Screen Print 60 x 60cm  with multi coloured galloway skies and wilded florals – all contextualised by a classic Kirkcudbright Townscape. This piece of work is playful with scale and growth which I believe reflects the freedom in our landscape. ❤

To find out more about this event check out http://www.spring-fling.co.uk/index.php

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“What Tall Daisies” Spring Fling Taster

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“I hold that a strongly marked personality can influence descendants for generations.” – Beatrix Potter

Beatrix Potter

Like so many people our connections to the world and its beings, is a type of relationship I can only strive to to convey in my work.I made a small collection of Owl, Rabbit and Hedgehog Prints last week for a little bit of playful fun within my new collection. I have used a mix of my own had handed materials and some cozy vintage. All the animals have been hand silkscreen printed then stitch and made into these little cute bags for toiletries or even as a purse. These are also for sale £7.00 each or 2 for £12.00 and would make lovely gift add on.

Now i hope to develop this into a more complex concept. With layers, colours and more hand drawing. This development of my screenprinting will really stretch my work and I cant wait to start my new collection in a couple of weeks 🙂 Happy Drawing

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I HAVE BEEN A SCREEN PRINT MACHINE LATELY JUST COMPLETED 100 CARDS AND LOTS OF FABRIC FOR CUSHIONS AND WALL HANGINGS I HAVE SIMPLIFIED BY DESIGNS TO STREET VIEWS OF KIRKCUDBRIGHT. THE LITTLE HOUSES AND BUILDING ARE REALLY INTERESTING AND UNIQUE SO I THOUGHT THIS WOULD BE A GOOD SELLING POINT.

I HAVE BEEN BUSY DYING ALOT OF NATURAL COTTON THIS WEEK, DIP DYING AND TYE DYING TO CREATE A SKY EFFECT ABOVE THE BUILDINGS. MY WALLHANGINGS VARY IN SIZE FROM SMALL SQUARE PIECES TO TALL WALL ARTWORK. HOPEFULLY IN THE NEXT COUPLE OF WEEKS I WILL HAVE SOME FINISHED OFF AND READY FOR SALE.

I HAVE ALSO ADDED SOME DATES FOR THE DAIRY, MY STUDIOS ARE HAVING AN OPEN STUDIO WEEKEND AT WASPS IN KIRKCUDBRIGHT ON THE 8TH AND 9TH OF DECEMBER THIS WILL BE MY FIRST EXHIBITION OF MY NEW WORK, I HAVE ALSO JUST BEEN ACCEPTED BY THE SPRING FLING WHICH RUNS NEXT YEAR FROM THE 25TH OF MAY TO THE 27TH, THIS IS THE BEST ART FAIR IN DUMFRIES AND GALLOWAY AND HAS A GREAT REPUTATION FOR ARTWORK SO IF YOU ARE LOOKING FOR SOME NEW ARTWORK IT WOULD BE A GREAT OPPORTUNITY FIND OUT MORE ABOUT THIS ON – http://www.spring-fling.co.uk/blog/welcome-to-spring-fling-2013-application-website-2/

I WILL HAVE SOME DATES INBETWEEN THESE DATES BUT AT LEAST THE BALL IS NOW ROLLING WHICH IS REALLY EXCITING 🙂

WALLHANGING – BLUE SKIES

MORE CHARITY SHOP FINDS, I HAVE BANNED MYSELF FROM ANY MORE CLOTHES FOR A WHILE AS I AM OVERLOADED WITH GOODIES, THIS WEEK I GOT MYSELF THIS WHITE KNIT EMBELLISHED JUMPER, WHICH IS A KNIT LACE DESIGN (GRANNY JUMPER) AND A FRUIT PRINT SKIRT I REALLY LIKED THIS AS IV SEEN ALOT OF FRUIT PRINT FROM LAST SEASON WHICH WAS MAINLY SUMMER COLOURS BUT THIS ONE IS A BLACK BACKGROUND AND DOESN’T LOOK OUT OF PLACE WITH A CHUNKY KNIT.

SO THATS BONFIRE NIGHT OVER FOR ANOTHER YEAR ITS TIME TO GET COZY… NEXT STOP CHRISTMAS

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