Handmade primitive folk ...
Rags and Tatters
£47.50 1 in stock
***SHOP IS CLOSED FOLLOWING HIP SURGERY*** I hope to reopen sometime in 2024. Please visit one of my many stockists for products in the meantime. Thank you!
Eco Friendly Cards & Giftwrap - Printed on paper from sustainable sources, which is recyclable or compostable.
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The environment is incredibly important to me - I live and work in the heart of the Suffolk countryside. I believe we should all do whatever we can to make a difference - however small.
That’s why my British Bird range is printed on 100% ECF primary fibre from sustainable forests (FSC® Mix Credit) and has been Carbon Offset by World Land Trust.
All my gift wrap, cards and tags have been printed to high environmental standards by my partner Adrian at The Lavenham Press in Suffolk.
They use ink made from vegetable based oils on my gift wrap - with no nasty coatings or glitter! All my gift wrap, greetings cards and tags are printed on paper and card from sustainable sources and are fully recyclable or compostable.
The twine used on the gift tags is 100% recycled cotton also by Nutscene®.
All my packaging bags for cards, giclees and gift wrap packs are made from annually renewable PLA derived from corn starch or similar and are fully biodegradable or compostable.
I work on the land - on my own allotment or tending gardens for clients in my local area, being inspired by their beautiful gardens and plants!
Everything is designed entirely by me! I do all the 'hand finishing' myself at home - cutting, punching, folding, threading, packing...
I trained and worked as a Graphic Designer for over 20 years - during which time I started to develop my own style of illustration using vector art programmes on the Apple Macintosh.
Gift wrap is my passion - I love seeing my designs repeat endlessly, on paper or fabric which I have recently been experimenting with via digital print!
My Christmas gifts always used to be immaculately wrapped, my friends would comment on it and keep my wrappings from year to year to put on their tree. I guess designing your own gift wrap is the ultimate in obsessive gift wrapping behaviour?
I also jointly own and manage The Handmade Shop & Gallery in Bury St Edmunds. Which is a group of hand picked talented East Anglian artists who jointly stock and run the Gallery on a day-to-day basis. It's kind of like a 'bricks and mortar' style Folksy!
I have been featured in many local and national publications, and attend The British Craft Trade Fair in Harrogate regularly - selling my products wholesale to quality independent gift shops and galleries in the UK.
When I'm not creating new designs, or looking after my family and very ‘vocal’ black rescue cat called Evie, I can often be found at my allotment, fighting the never ending battle against the weeds!
I hope you enjoy my designs!