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Posts Tagged ‘Pinterest’

An interview with illustrator, textile designer and author Jane Foster

We find out more about multi-tasking Devon based creative Jane Foster, currently involved in multiple projects, including creating handmade items to celebrate Miffy's 60th Birthday!

Written by Greg McIndoe

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Jane Foster is an illustrator, textile designer and author based in Devon. She and her husband run a studio in which she designs, prints and sells a range of products in her distinctive style. On top of all this, she has recently found time to share her talent through a series of craft book and help classic children’s book character Miffy celebrate her 60th birthday. Jane’s success as an illustrator is down to the unique, joyful style of her work. A mix of clean shapes and lines, bold colours and playful, charming characters makes each of her creations something truly special which you can’t help but smile at! With this being such a busy and exciting time for Jane, I couldn’t wait to find out more about her inspiration, process and plans for the future.

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Can you tell us a bit about you and your work?
I’m a self taught illustrator who also screen prints, sews and collects fabric. My initial career was in music - I studied the violin at music college for 5 years, followed… read more

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Alfred & Wilde: an interview with designer Simon Mitchell

Simon Mitchell introduces his wonderful interiors brand Alfred & Wilde, and reveals the reason for his fascination with the Platonic Solids.

Written by Amelia Gregory

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That Which We Do Not Understand: Amelia’s Magazine 10th Anniversary Open Brief for Artists and Writers

DEADLINE EXTENDED! Be inspired by Mysticism, Spirituality, Alchemy, Paganism, Witchcraft, Herbalism, Shamanism, Magick, Voodoo, Folklore, Occult, Esotericism, Tarot, Astrology, Animal Spirits, Paranormal activities, the Moon and much more for my exciting new Open Brief.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Moon illustration by Daria Hlazatova. Amelia’s Magazine is 10 years old this year! It’s been a long time since I’ve worked on a major new publishing project, but 2014 is […]

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Pinterest Perfect! featuring Gemma Correll: A review of the new craft book by Walter Foster

Need to get the creative juices going? Then this book is beautifully put together and full of inspiration... with handy tips on how to get online and make the most of Pinterest too.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Last week another book plopped into my post box: this time one inspired by the cult of Pinterest, where many creatives share and collect ideas for crafty projects to make […]

Behind the Scenes at Print Club London: an interview with Kate Newbold Higginson

Bringing screenprinting to the digital generation: Kate Newbold Higginson is one of the brains behind screenprinting studios Print Club London, helping illustrators and artists revive the practice in a digital age.

Written by Katie Antoniou

I first met Kate Newbold Higginson when she was just setting up Print Club London and only had a pop-up shop on Brick Lane. Since then, the collective have gone […]

Great ideas for homemade Christmas Decorations for 2013

If you aspire to make your own DIY Christmas ornaments you've come to the right place: here's the best I've found on my travels around the internet. Think pom poms, polymer clay, twig trees, woven paper stars and more!

Written by Amelia Gregory

I’ve been collecting Christmas decorations for as long as I can remember, so it’s not like there is a shortage of baubles and other pretty objects with which to decorate […]

Pinned it! Made it! Pinterest Party Review: Create a Mexican Day of the Dead Flower Crown

Why not get your craft on at a Pinterest Party? The Pinned it! Made it! ladies are on hand to guide you through your crafting dreams, once a month at Hackney Downs Studios.

Written by Amelia Gregory

If like me, you are a Pinterest fan, you no doubt spend more happy hours avidly collecting crafting ideas than actually creating them. Which is why the concept of Pinterest […]

Vita Gottlieb: London Fashion Week Fashion Fringe S/S 2013 Catwalk Preview Interview

Multi talented film maker, fine artist and textile designer Vita Gottlieb turns her hand to fashion design... with stunning results that have landed her a place with the prestigious Fashion Fringe.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Vita Gottlieb A/W 2012 by Alexa Coe. I’ve known of Vita Gottlieb through mutual friends for many years so when I bumped into her recently it was something of a […]

Biscuiteers Iced Baby Biscuits & The Great Biscuiteers Ice-Off! Illustrated Biscuit Competition

Photos of the beautiful biscuits I received to celebrate Snarfle Monkey's birth. Plus news of an exciting collaboration: I'll be co-judging a Biscuiteers competition.

Written by Amelia Gregory

A few weeks ago I was sent some celebratory newborn baby biscuits by my good friends at the Biscuiteers. They arrived in a lovely decorated tin with one very special […]

An interview with Cat of Howkapow!

I had a chat with Cat, of Rog and Cat, of Howkapow: purveyors of all things bright and beautiful. We talk about how the husband-and-wife team started, how they deal with working with each other EVERY DAY, and how they select their unique ensemble of new creatives…

Written by Matt Bramford

Illustration by Gareth A Hopkins Amelia met a whole load of creatives during her recent ACOFI book tour – illustrators, web designers and makers. It was at Soma in Bristol […]