Wednesday, July 21, 2010

We're on holidays!

Good news!! We're closing our studio doors for a couple of weeks for a little rest & recuperation! Yay!!

In fact, Lara is already off, lying on a tropical, warm, sunny beach somewhere in Malaysia... *jealous!* :)

In case you are wanting to place an order in our online shop while we are away, don't worry you won't have to wait to receive your goodies, as our lovely assistant Lou will make sure they get packaged up & posted off to you while we are away.

Both Luz & I will be back at actions stations in the second week of August.

See ya then!

xx Teegs

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Wilkins & Kent - Lampshade Collaboration!

Oh. My. God. This has got to be one of our most exciting collaborations ever. With one of our most favouritest shops ever.

We've released a range of lamp shades with Wilkins & Kent!!

Rooftops & Birch table lamps

Gold Birch drum shade

Acacia drum shade

Acacia, Delft and Birch drum shades

We've also supplied each of their stores with a waterfall swatch set so that people can place custom lampshade orders.

We're sooooo happy with how these turned out. My favourite is the Gold Birch drum shade. I so want that in my home!!!



Open Studio - July!

Hi everyone!

It's open studio time again! Please come along to our next open studio, THIS SATURDAY!!

We'll be doing a printing demo at 11:00, and there'll be fabric for sale as usual :)

Oh, and help us celebrate our new instant water boiling unit (hot water in the studio, finally!) by joining us for a cup of tea. Mmmmmm, tea.

Hope to see you there!

xx Lara & Teegs.

Friday, July 2, 2010

New & exciting [...and maybe a little bit scary]

Hey guess what? There's some new stuff in our online shop! That hasn't happened in quite some time! We've released a gorgeous new colourway called almond, and also some new prints on Canvas/Upholstery weight basecloths. Yay!

And it's just the beginning. Over at the Ink & Spindle HQ we're clearing our slate to make time for new things. New designs, new colourways. It won't happen straight away, but we'll get there!

One somewhat momentous decision that's facilitating this ambition is to cease offering yardage printing as a service to other designers. So we'll still be printing for our existing customers (like Nancy Bird and Knuffle Kid!) but we won't be taking on any new print jobs.

It's a kind of scary decision because it essentially means saying 'no' to work. We're going to be investing more creative time into the business whilst still scraping together an income for ourselves as self sufficient women. Note: just because we're on the Martha Stewart blog doesn't mean we've "hit the big time" and have orders coming out the wazoo! ;)

So yes, that's what's on the cards over here and we hope you love what's to come.

Hey look - it's a new print!! We'll be releasing new colourways in this print soon, but here's the first of many!

We're very excited to start printing more designs on upholstery weight fabrics, and we've just sourced a really gorgeous, soft 100% hemp canvas to add to our range. We love it!

xx Lara.