Tuesday, 18 July 2017

Eco Printing Adventures!

On Saturday I had a brilliant day at the eco printing workshop with Joelle Harris, (The Eco Wardrobe Warrior,) at The Steel Rooms in Brigg.

The Steel Rooms has a beautifully light and airy workshop space upstairs and Joelle brought a huge variety of plants, leaves and materials for us to play with.

Joelle showed us her beautiful printed samples before we were let loose!

The beauty of this technique is that you can never really predict what will happen!

It was like Christmas when you unwrapped your bundle!

Soon lots of printed fabrics festooned the workshop space!

Playing with silk...

So exciting!

I found a friend!
Look at Joelle's beautifully printed pinny!

It was amazing to see the variety of colours you could create.

Time for a cup of tea before printing our scarves...

Laying out the leaves and flowers ready for printing... very exciting!

This one was a big bundle!

My friends printed silk scarves...

Ta! Dah!

Look how stunning the print is when the light shines through the silk.

And here's my woollen scarf!

I kept a couple of the hydrangea flowers that were left over.

Thank you so much Joelle and all at The Steel Rooms for such a fabulous day. I can't wait to try this at home.



Friday, 14 July 2017

Exciting News...I'm A Bit Giddy!

A little while ago I was asked if I would like to have a stall at the Selvedge Fair at the Pendle Heritage Centre near Burnley, on September 23rd.
Now I don't really do New Year's Resolutions, but I did secretly promise myself to do things that are exciting but scary at the same time this year.
So, after a bit of 'umm-ing and ahh-ing' I decided to give it a go!
This has really got me thinking about where Mrs Bertimus is heading, because without realising your work changes gradually over time doesn't it. I've really enjoyed playing with collage and drawing recently, as well as painting and stitching, so I decided to order a small print run of Mrs B's greetings cards.
They will make their debut at the Selvedge Fair, that way I'll get some face-to-face feedback, be it good or not so good. I can then see if selling cards online, perhaps alongside my paintings, could be a possible idea in the future.
I thought it would be better to leave them blank inside for any occasion.
Here's a selection of some of the cards, hope you like!
I've also been snipping and cutting for England, getting some wall hanging prints ready too, I'll show you those when they're ready, if you'd like a peek.
All the best, wish me luck!

Tuesday, 11 July 2017

Vintage Joy!


As you probably know, I do love a bit of vintage, and here is my Vintage Girl Gang pin by the rather fab Miss Pigeon Vintage herself.

They are limited edition and rather lovely indeed!

And talking of vintage, fancy a pootle around the quirky and characterful town of Pickering?

We enjoyed a steam train journey there from the North Yorkshire Moors Railway.

Mini Goth doc's!

The train carriages were stunning.

Pickering has such charm...

The church of St Peter and St Paul has the most amazing Mediaeval wall paintings inside.

JCS Collectables is full of beautiful vintage clothes and WW2 period uniforms, a real shop of temptation!

There were some really fascinating pieces there.

Look at that gorgeous label!

Birdgate Chocolatiers is completely unbelievable, their chocolate creations are absolutely stunning!

Hubby bought me this one!

Bless him!

After all that, it's time for a cuppa methinks...