Monday, 26 November 2012

Playing With Print

With Christmas nearing i recently decided to have a play with the idea of my birds but with a more illustrative festive feel. I have been doing some wooden laser cuts and thought i would have a play with some prints. 

Here are my initial what i like to call 
faire-isle tweeties - 
inspired by faire-ilse knits and my favourite birds 

Crested Tit
Bule Tit


I hope you enjoy.

Saturday, 24 November 2012

Craft Reactor

Guerrilla Crafter is proud to announce 
her membership with Edinburgh based collective

Craft Reactor is having their annual members showcase this year at the Hula Juice Bar

Here is a sneak preview of some of the things you can expect.

If you are in Edinburgh please come and visit.

Monday, 1 October 2012

Edinburgh sights and inspirations

I thought i would share with you some pictures of the journeys i have taken around my new home of Edinburgh. 

I have recently joined the visual world of Instagram. As i have delved into the world of technology and brought myself my very first iphone. Ohh how posh i here you say. Well not really i almost feel like the last person in the creative world to get a smart phone, but i digress anyway,
you can follow me on your smart phones #guerrillacrafter.

Welcome to my new Scottish life.

Thursday, 30 August 2012

A rest of sorts

Dearest Readers,

I am announcing a rest of sorts. Guerrilla Crafter is making her biggest migration yet and upping sticks and moving from the sunny south of Winchester to her most northerly point yet Edinburgh.

In preparation for the move i am going to take a small break from Guerrilla Crafter as I pack up Nina Bernina and the rest of my textiles delights i fear i will just not be able to carry on designing.

But i hope that once i am settled into my new Scottish life Guerrilla Crafter will continue
to bring you all printed and embroidered delights.

Monday, 16 July 2012

Work In Progress

Here are some of the things i have been
 working on for an exciting interview 
that took place this Saturday.

I cannot reveal too much about it but i will let you know soon,

Wednesday, 20 June 2012

Floral Birds

I have been working on a little collection of prints called 
Floral Birds

Here is what i have been what i have been working on today.


Thursday, 14 June 2012

Enliven A Window

Well the day arrived, and my work is now proudly displayed 
in the shop window of Emmaus in Eastleigh. 

I have been working on this for what feels like for ever,
so to see it so proudly displayed in all its 
thrifty vintage glory warmed my
 creaftily creative heart

My work will next be displayed at the
Enliven Festival
on the 7th of July on the Leigh Road Recreation ground
where it will be a part of a static display and a fashion show.

Friday, 8 June 2012

Enliven Update

As i said in my last post i have been busy squirrelling away on my Enliven Project.

Well the time has now come to hang my work in the window of the 
the Eastleigh Emmaus Shop.

But before i spend all of tomorrow installing my work,
 i thought I should give you all a sneak peak 
 of the things i have been working on.

Below are some the accessories that accompany 
my garments, they hopefully invoke a feeling of
 Summer Time Tea Parties

The accessories are made from recycled upholstery fabrics and vintage linens
with appliqu├ęd free machine embroidered birds and silk lined 

Here is the Garden Party Tea Dress i have made.

This is made from vintage liberty print interior farbic with a handprinted 
100% cotton bodice with vintage lace detail and finished with an 
embroidered bird brooch.

Here is an extra sneak peak!
I am a very shy person and because of my Guerrilla Crafting 
tendencies i tend not to publicise picutres of myself too much.

But here a sneak peak to some promotional shots that were 
taken for this years 
Enliven 2012.

Footnote: Please be kind! and only i wish we had the weather here in the uk for some 
Garden Parties!

Tuesday, 1 May 2012

Enliven 2012

Guerrilla Crafter has been invited to join a very exciting project called

Enliven is a project were a group of designers work with a Eastleigh 
local charity shop to up-cycled used and preloved fabrics and garments 
into a designer collection.

I  have been assigned the Emmaus Charity 

"The Emmaus Hampshire Community provides formerly homeless people with a supportive environment in which to live, work and rebuild their lives. Companions, as residents are known, are given the support they need to enable them to regain control over their own lives and to help those less fortunate than themselves."
The Project will include an installation in the Emmaus Charity shop window from the beginning of June
a fashion show as a part of the Eastleigh summer festival, and may also be displayed at the Vintage festival in this summer.

I feel very honoured to have the chance to be involved in raising this charities profile and hopefully raising some money.

 My main theme is “The Great British Garden Tea Party” With the Olympics coming to Britain and The Queen Jubilee all happening this summer what better way to celebrate than with a garden tea party, bunting and all. But along side this i particularly like the idea of war time "Made Do and Mend" This has lead me to think about using interior fabrics as fashion.

"Play Clothes"

Here is a sneak peek into the fabrics i have been working on.

I will keep updating with work as it develops.