We’ve had a busy Spring travelling around showing our wares in Leeds, Sheffield, Altrincham and most recently we spent a lovely bank holiday weekend in the world heritage village of Saltaire.
As part of the Saltaire Inspired Arts Trail weekend we took part in the makers market in the beautiful Victoria hall. We wanted to say a huge thank you to everyone who visited our stall and took an interest in our work, we met some lovely people and had some wonderful feedback, especially with our new product ranges.
Introducing our new Elland felt storage cubes and Marsden sacks...
The felt we use for our storage cubes is very special, made from 100% recycled textiles which are processed and manufactured into felt in Yorkshire. The mix of materials which go into the felt making process create an amazingly random, multi-coloured melange of yarns and threads – even the odd label from a recycled garment can turn up – giving each cube its own character.
The second new addition to our product range is our Marsden sacks, made using re-purposed coffee sacks sourced from our local coffee roaster, Dark Woods. Each bag is made from a coffee sack and comes in an array of colourful designs each of which tell a story of the journey it’s been on, from farmer to roaster.
We’re currently busy preparing for our upcoming summer events, with the first being The Great Yorkshire show in Harrogate. We’re very excited to be taking part in this prestigious event, you’ll be able to find us in Hall 2 with other lifestyle retailers at the showground from 11-13th July.
You can also find our work on show in an exhibition at the lovely Heart gallery in the beautiful Yorkshire town of Hebden Bridge this summer. The exhibition will be showcasing work from members of the Design Factory group, an Arts Council England funded organisation which promotes high quality arts and crafts within the UK and will run from 30th July until the 8th October.
Our last event of the summer will be in the historic city of York, from the 24th to 27th August you’ll be able to find us taking part in the Made in Yorkshire marquee of makers at Parliament square in the city centre. We will be showing a full range of our products at all of the above events.
That's all for now, we hope you have a fantastic summer ahead and we look forward to seeing you at a market sometime soon!
Liz & Margaret