A Quick Synopsis of our Little Business.
Our greeting card business has grown gradually since 2003. We now have many loyal customers across the U.K. including several very prestigous retail outlets, department stores, and galleries.
Our cards are designed and entirely handmade in Lancashire in our Farmhouse Studio converted from the old cow shed. Each one of our cards features an exquisite unique handmade embroidery in a contemporary design. The embroideries are stitched here in small batches, using a variety of stitching and textile art techniques, including appliqué, machine embroidery and fabric painting. Unusual fabrics are incorporated with each other, and layered to produce a range of unique, individual greeting card designs. The printed background of the cards are taken from my more intricate free-machine embroidery, paintings, hand drawn Calligraphy and sketches then embellished by hand with hand painted glitter, bows, ribbons etc.
All our cards are printed here in our small Studio, giving the flexibility that we like to offer. As a small U.K. based business we are able to offer customers a truly personalised service, with smaller orders and special requests our speciality. Also we are able to offer speedy and reliable delivery times.
Most cards are suitable for personalised wording. Cards can be left blank on the front for framing which is very popular. Corporate Christmas cards are available and wholesale customers are very welcome.
Having always loved textiles and stitching from when she made dolls clothes on her mother’s sewing machine, through to enjoying art and needlework at school, it was inevitable that a textile/art career was always to be. During her teenage years she made her own clothes and bags, and was a true 70's young hippy! After school and Art Foundation, Elsepth studied Fashion Textile Design at Brighton, graduating BA(hons) in 1984. At college in Brighton, colour play facinated her, and she specialized in woven textiles. Elspeth won the prestigious Sir Frank Warner Memorial Medal given by the Royal Society of Arts for the ‘Best Textile Design' for a range of colour and weave patterns that looked and felt like Fair Isle knitting. She was also awarded a coveted RSA Travel Bursary. During the 80's and 90's Elspeth worked in Retail Buying, Design Consultancy and had a joint enterprise with a close friend making and selling woven designs. In 2004 , what was a hobby, making cards for family and friends turned into a small business.
For further information please contact Elspeth by email email@example.com