Shetland Wool Week 2019 Sheep

 

Shetland Sheep wearing Fair Isle Jumper

Today I’m very excited to share with you another piece of work I created for the organisers of Shetland Wool Week. The annual, week-long event that promotes the textile and farming industries of the Shetland islands, started on Saturday and this year is their 10th anniversary. To celebrate, they asked me to create a full colour illustration of a Shetland sheep, which features on all their merchandise currently available to purchase in person this week. Any items they have left over once this year’s Shetland Wool Week comes to a close, will be made available in their online shop.

Making a Sketchbook

Over the past couple of months I’ve not done very much drawing. Partly because my energy’s been very low for a lot of the time and partly because I felt that I needed to do some different things after drawing every day for the 100 Day Project.

Even so I’ve still been working on some creative projects and one of them was learning some basic bookbinding. I’d made a simple accordion book but more “Making a Sketchbook”

Shetland Wool Week Hats

Shetland Wool Week hats Illustration

Today I’m excited to share with you some work I did for the lovely people at Shetland Wool Week. As the name suggests, Shetland Wool Week is a week long event that celebrates the Shetland wool, textile and farming industries. It takes place once a year, during the Autumn and the organisers approached me earlier this year to ask if I would be interested in creating a celebratory print for 2019 – their 10th year.

For the past 6 out of 10 years a designer has created a knitting pattern for a hat that anyone anywhere in the world can use to feel a part of the celebrations, whether they’re attending the event in person or not.

My illustration of these 6 hats has been made into a beautiful A3 giclee print and is currently available to purchase through the Shetland Wool Week online shop but numbers are strictly limited so if you would like one, please order now to avoid missing out.

Hats designed by:

Summer Sale!

There’s currently a sale on in my Etsy shop for the next four days. All orders of £15 (just over $18 USD) or more will receive 20% off.

There’s free shipping of almost all items in my shop within the UK and any orders of $35 or more from to the US also receive free shipping now.

Loads of original paintings, prints, notebooks and stickers are waiting for you!

A Slow Summer and New Fabric Designs

4 repeat patterns of kiwis, wild flowers, vegetables and cars

August has been a necessarily slow month. After finishing my 100 Day Project and another big piece of work I decided to take a short break from drawing and painting, to catch my metaphorical breath.

But that short break turned into a longer one because my energy levels crashed and, as anyone with M.E will know, all you can do when that happens is rest, take care of yourself and trust that things will improve again.

Thankfully, I’m starting to feel better and in between resting and napping, I’ve done a tiny bit of work, mostly for fun.

I took a few of my botanical drawings and created a couple of new repeat patterns – one of wild flowers and one of kiwi fruit slices.

Then I decided to do something that I’ve been intending to do for a very long time. I uploaded these designs, along with 2 of my older repeat patterns to Spoonflower, and ordered some fabric swatches. Now that I’ve done that I’m able to make these 4 designs available to purchase as either fabric or wallpaper in my new Spoonflower shop!

The shop is a bit of a work in progress but for every sale of my designs I will earn a small commission. I’m hoping to add more designs to the shop over time so if there’s one that you’d like to be able to buy, please let me know and I’ll see what I can do.