Last year I missed out on the Bust Craftacular, but this year I was able to whip around this buzzy annual event, held at the York Hall. I was very glad I made it, since this is a great place to discover new designers. My first find was these lovely hand screen printed textiles by Georgia Bosson, who is also working with upcycled felted fabrics for her new range of cushions. Bright and lovely! She’s only just launched her own business this year but I predict good things.
I adored these hand cut reindeer cards by Haruko Miyauchi so much I bought two. £3.50 each: ridiculously underpriced and I told her so. Her first foray into selling designs!
She was sharing a stand with her friend Aki Ueda Castellani, the lady behind Akiuc Design. Her animal prints are adorable (see also the pink horse in previous picture) – I just wish these ladies had a better online presence. So does my instagram feed.
Such fun; this Christmas lights coffee cup is by Lydia Leith – I wish Tim did not already have so many to choose from, or I would have swiped this up as a gift in double quick time.
These lovely prints are by Rosie Wonders, who is currently hosting a pop up shop at Boxpark. Do make sure you visit for lots of pretty pretty things that would make ideal gifts for Christmas.
If you prefer your artwork a bit bolder, how about these ace animal prints by James Brown, who goes by the moniker of James Prints on his social media feeds.
Scrumdiddlyumtious textiles by Jonna Saarinen and Kangan Arora were piled high on their table. This talented pair met on their degree course at Central Saint Martins and currently share a studio and a screen printing table in Brixton. Delicious.
Cute as. Christmas tree decorations by Pygmy Cloud were beautifully displayed on a stand that was bursting with plushies and other well designed goodies.
Finally, these pretty laser cut birds in a heart are by recent Leeds surface design graduate Tasha Brown. I can’t wait to see how she develops her line, which is currently available on etsy.
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