Sometimes a seemingly throwaway comment or suggestion can give birth to an idea. This one stemmed from a chat with Tracy. I was sitting in her kitchen eating cake one summer afternoon and we were talking about the things we made. I commented that her house would make a very lovely venue for a sale of our handmade things. She agreed. Five or six weeks ago we spoke on the phone. ‘What about that sale then?’ she said. The idea had simmered and rumbled in my head for some months. It was decided and the name popped into my head immediately: Made and Found.
I love the idea of beautiful things displayed in a real home. Celia’s prints will be on the mantelpiece, Linda’s bowls will be on the kitchen shelves, Lilli’s mittens will be pegged to a curtainrail and Karen’s sleeping bags will be draped on a sofa (for snuggling in if you fancy). I plan to convert a vintage sideboard into a tiny jewellery shop. Several of our designers will be making on the day so that you can see how their work is created.
If you’re free on 7th December and would like to come along to our little sale then we’d be THRILLED to see you. We’re a small, independent group of makers so every single mention on blogs, Facebook or Twitter is a huge help. We have our own Twitter feed, here. Here’s the logo that Celia and I made if you fancy grabbing it.
hand-thrown cake stands and mugs were featured on this season’s Great British
prints are featured in the current issue of Country Living magazine
a handknitted menagerie, handmade linen & floral sleeping bags and subtly
Wicks: Contemporary knitwear with geometric and Fairisle designs (including a wonderful fox)
paper cut designs depicting small moments
structures woven from hedgerow materials
Dowling: Homewares made using traditional quilting technques with a modern twist
Higgledy Garden Cut flower seed collections, beautifully packaged and ready to pop in a stocking
Hope to see you there!