Tweed Purses and Bags to follow in the Autumn.
The last weekend in June, i will be exhibiting at The Wymeswold Open Gardens, (24th and 25th) Leics. Sat and Sun afternoons, 2 till 6pm. I will be taking along newly made Bags, Tweed and Silk Flower Brooches, Purses and New for this year, Trinket Necklaces, made using upcycyled beads on chains and silk ribbons.
October saw me featured as Artist of the month at Focus Gallery in Nottingham.
A couple of my Makes are also being featured in the window display at Waterstones in Nottingham to advertise the Craft Fairs taking place there every weekend in Dec.
New Bags, Tweed Flower Brooches and Buttoned Purses have been made and are now at my stockists.
Currently working on Xmas orders and pondering and planning for 2017. A new product is being designed and developed and thinking about getting on the road and doing an event or two in 2017.
One of my stockists is now sadly closing at the end of the month, they have been selling my Makes for 3 years, but have decided to concentrate on Fairs and online, a sign of the times. Please remember to buy your Xmas gifts from independent shops, every sale counts.
Janine is busy beavering away at the sewing machine in the afternoons and evenings after the day job. Summer Bags and Purses are being made in a variety of fabrics. Flowery cotton William Morris, Laura Ashley linens, Vanessa Arbouthnott linens, Vintage French cottons and American vintage feedsack fabrics. All with leather flaps and new and vintage button fastenings. They will then go for sale at my stockists (see stockist page). Also new from this month is the new online shop at Focus Gallery, Nottingham, which currently features one of my linen bags, more will be added as it develops. ( see the textile page in the shop page and look for Janine McShane handbag).
Normally the beginning of the year is a little quiet on the making front. 2016 has so far been hectic, lots of commissions and a busy time making Bags, Purses and Tweed Flower Brooches for one of the stockists who sold out of Xmas stock in Nov! Bags flew off the shelves at the other two stockists before Xmas too. Here are a few photos of newly made Tweed Bags which are ready for delivery to one of my stockists this weekend. A few pics of newly made Leather flap purses are now on the photo gallery of Purses page. Spring Bag makes will follow over the next few months. Photos to follow as they are made.