Rhiwbina Handmade Market, run by April Liddel (marketing and organisation queen), is always a lovely one to be involved in. It is a great event to peruse the wares of talented local makers and grab a slice from the fabled cake collection…You can find details of the next one on the website.
This Mother’s Day edition had strong representation from my studio home Printhaus Workshops! I’d like to introduce you to some of my talented friends…
Alyn Smith’s beautiful hand-cut paper stencils cannot fail to impress. At Pied Pigeon Press Alyn designs, cuts and screenprints all his original pieces, cleverly using overlays of colour to create striking, individual images. I have watched him cutting out his stencils and can only admire his patience! You can find examples of his work here.
Lydia Niziblian creates beautiful wearable treasure – her distinct, individual pieces are eye-catching and intriguing. She is constantly stretching herself to learn new techniques; a personal favourite of mine is her use of Kuem-Boo. It is an ancient Korean technique where thin gold foil is attached to the surface of her silver jewellery. You can treat yourself (or encourage someone else to) via her elegant website.
Helen Smith is the one woman army behind the deliciously quirky label Nelly’s Treasures. Like Alyn, Helen sees the whole process through from start to finish – from hand drawing her characterful designs, through to screen printing and sewing the finished products. You can snap up one of her fab pieces through her shop on Etsy.
Amongst others these talented makers will be at our own Snapped Up Market on 29th March at Printhaus Workshops. Look forward to seeing you there!