Samantha Newbury

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“Hand crafted, original artwork, bags, accessories, notebook / diary covers, homewares and festive decorations - custom orders welcome.”

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  • Walled Garden Hand Embroidered Picture, Textile Art

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  • Tiny Castle Hand Embroidered Picture, Textile Art

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  • Timepiece No 005 - Mixed Media Artwork, Time themed wall art

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  • Hand Embroidered Bouquet of Flowers in Solid Oak Frame

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  • Sea Dragon Mounted Pencil Drawing with Accompanying Poem

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  • Soft Green Felt Heart with Hand Embroidered Bouquet of Flowers

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  • Grey Felt Heart Brooch with Hand Embroidered Spray of Flowers

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  • Hand Embroidered Lemon Yellow Felt Flower Brooch

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  • Hand Embroidered Red Felt Heart Brooch

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  • Rainbow Striped 'Harris Tweed' Cross Body Bag with Leather Strap

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  • Hot Pink 'Harris Tweed' Bag with Striped Flap and Strap

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  • Turquoise 'Harris Tweed' Handbag with Dragon Panel and Bamboo Handles

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  • Rich Purple 'Harris Tweed' Bag with Striped Flap and Strap

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  • Multicoloured Butterflies on Black Handbag with Leather Handles

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  • Autumn Leaves Batik Bag

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  • Blue & Green Dragonfly Handbag

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  • Pink and Purple Pansy Print Handbag with Handcrafted Felt Pansy

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  • Small Red Paeony Handbag

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  • Ivory Vintage Brocade Handbag

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  • Blue & Purple Beaded Butterfly Handbag

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  • Blue Hand Beaded 'Wave' Handbag

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  • Taupe, Coffee and Cream Oriental Floral Handbag with Beading

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  • SALE - Pink Petals Handbag with Faux Bamboo Handles

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  • SALE - Green, Cream & Red Paisley Handbag

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  • SALE - Red, Green, Cream, Floral Scroll Handbag

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  • SALE - Red, Green, Cream Marble Stripe Handbag

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  • Rainbow Butterfly Clutch Bag

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  • Cream Clutch Bag with Vintage Lace and Mother of Pearl Buckle

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  • Terracotta and Gold Chenille Clutch Bag

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  • Gold Brocade Clutch Bag

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  • Cream & Gold Stripe Clutch with Sequinned Braid

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  • Fun Elephant Baby, Beach or Carer's Bag

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  • Pastel Stripe Shopping Bag

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  • Red Panda Kindle or 7" Tablet Case

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  • Red and Black Scottie Dog Plaid Kindle or 7" Tablet Case

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  • Blue Flowers Kindle or 7" Tablet Case

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  • Coffee and Gold Kindle or 7" Tablet Case

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  • A6 'Harris Tweed' Reusable Notebook, Diary Cover - Silver Grey with Purple Quill

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  • A6 'Harris Tweed' Reusable Notebook, Diary Cover - Deep Purple with Vintage Lace

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  • A6 'Harris Tweed' Reusable Notebook, Diary Cover - Valentine Pink

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  • A5 Recipe Book - Vegetables

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  • A5 A-Z 'Letters' Address or Contacts Book

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  • A5 Festive Foliage Christmas Planner Reusable Notebook Cover

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  • A5 Christmas Reusable Notebook Cover

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  • A6 Blue & Pink 'Millefiori' Style Reusable Notebook or Diary Cover

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  • A6 Green and Pink Ditsy Floral Reusable Notebook, Diary Cover

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  • A6 Lilac Batik Reusable Notebook, Diary Cover

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  • A6 Bright Stars on Pink Reusable Notebook or Diary Cover

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About Samantha Newbury

Samantha Newbury

Original artworks, handbags, notebooks and Christmas decorations, with a side order of poetry and photography

My Grannie was a Luton milliner (hat maker) and some of my earliest memories are of sitting with her in the back room whilst she sewed hats. My job (age three and a half) was to pick apart die-stamped blocks of silk flowers ready for her to use. I remember being fascinated by the leftover scraps of satin, velvet and paisley, and building castles and towers with empty cotton reels. And it was Grannie who taught me that you could make pretty much anything from fabric, if you put your mind to it, which meant, in due course, that I made a three dimensional fabric model of the inside of a pocket watch as part of my GCSE Art & Craft coursework, along with an embroidered dragon!

I love working with fabrics and thread - I even occasionally weave my own fabric on a small knitter's loom, and, having inherited the contents of Grannie's needlework box, I still find myself using her threads some days - though I'm still not sure what to make with piece of moonbeam-soft parachute silk that we found in there. She taught me never to throw anything away, it's amazing what you can do even with tiny scraps.

I find inspiration all over the place, and usually have a camera with me when I go out - I particularly like taking macro photos of the intricacies of nature. I'm also a writer, so always have a notebook to hand and sometimes the various threads of my creativity merge:

Something to Hang on Your Tree

Taking pieces from my workbox,
I add a skein of silk
the colour of holly berries, and delve
amongst the beads and sequins
for just the right green glass leaves,
a pinch of golden stars
and a single, perfect, snowflake.

Now I can sew;
setting each stitch with care,
each star one of wonder,
each leaf a hint of Christmas spice,
laced with the Season's crimson joy
and the sparkle of snow magic,
to create this little heart
for your Christmas tree
from me, to you, with love.

© Samantha Newbury 2005

A Note About Packaging - I am working towards being as environmentally friendly as possible. Cardboard boxes, bubble wrap, polystyrene pellets and air packs that arrive with supplies I've ordered are checked for cleanliness, saved and reused when packing outgoing parcels. In addition we get a lot of charity bags through the door and, rather than send the unused ones to landfill, if I need to protect an item against damp etc, I'll cut a plain piece from one of them to wrap it in. I also reuse the cellophane sleeves from greetings cards to package craft supplies and fabric that I have for sale. I do sometimes use polythene mailers, but am in the process of sourcing an eco-friendly alternative.

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