Tags: bunting, customers, printed wonders
Xtina makes bunting as all sorts of wedding, birthday, Christmas and bedroom decorations, and it’s fantastic to sometimes get a photo back of the banners being used in their new homes.
Earlier this year Lucy bought some bunting with lucky motifs and promptly emigrated with it. She sent this great photo with the message “Just to say thank you for getting the gorgeous bunting to me in time before we flew. We moved into our Chicago apartment with nothing but an inflatable bed, a duvet and your bunting, it was the perfect instant decoration and has indeed brought us much luck.“
Greg got in touch in September with the delightful idea of commissioning custom alphabet bunting to help him propose to his girlfriend Cathy. He chose the style that threads onto tape with a hem, so that he could assemble the letters himself and build a sense of anticipation! Plus the bonus of being able to rearrange them into amusing anagrams afterwards. Thankfully Cathy is now his fiancé, and Greg sent this photo with the news “Just to let you know that I finally asked and she said “yes”! Your bunting worked a treat. Everyone was very impressed!“. Phew! What a great idea, who could resist a proposal written in bunting, and someone sweet enough to think of it?
Tags: bespoke services, bunting, wedding fair, weddings
Hurray! Printed Wonders has been selected for a fantastic handmade wedding fair Craft Central Gets Hitched! This new event in Clerkenwell opens its doors for three days 23-25 June 2011, and features work from over 30 UK designer-makers.
Xtina is excited to be launching her new wedding bunting website at the fair, showing flags embellished with trimmings and lace, and her new range of screen printed wedding bunting. Designs will include confetti, cakes, hearts, lucky symbols, couples, vintage cars and letters of the alphabet.
Bespoke options on offer at Craft Central Gets Hitched! will include Xtina’s custom wedding bunting & handmade wedding stationery services, with screen printed and letter pressed wedding invites, place markers and congratulations cards. Many samples will be on show and available to buy. Xtina works with new fabrics and vintage / recycled textiles, and loves spending time with brides, finding out all about their colour schemes, creative themes and highly individual wedding plans.
Find out about the crafty hen party and bridal shower activities on offer, including screen printing custom decorations to match a wedding theme, making keepsakes, corsages and party favours.
This is going to be a really lovely event, so whether you’re looking for the perfect handmade details for your wedding, or just fancy a bit of daydreaming while browsing the most romantic-themed goodies in town, we hope you can make it along.
Tags: bunting, lucky
Good luck symbols are one of Xtina’s obsessions, and she has just added some colourful lucky-themed items to her Printed Wonders store on Etsy.
On offer are lucky bunting, greetings cards and exercise books, all featuring illustrations including a lucky horseshoe, nautical star, black cat crossing your path, number 7, wishbone, key, henna hand, four-leafed clover, ladybird, and a pair of dice rolling two sixes.
Tags: bunting, print gocco, workshops
Seaside Sisters have taken over Craft Central’s window with a ‘Souvenir Shop’ style display of our goodies until 8th May. It’s visible 24 hours a day from St Johns Square, Clerkenwell.
On Saturday 8th May we are running two workshops to share some of our crafty secrets. Throughout the day you can learn how to make beautiful prints and create fancy bunting decorations, play the tombola, tuck into tea, cakes and sandwiches, and try your luck on the crafty hoopla. Drop in to the Craft Central foyer where the souvenir shop will be open and we’ll be showing off favourites such as our lovely seaside purses, souvenir tea towel bags and bunting flags.
Print Gocco Workshop, 10am – 1pm
In the morning workshop, Xtina Lamb shows how to get the most out of a Print Gocco, the cult Japanese printing machine much loved by designer makers and artists. Topics include: creating artwork, DIY registration techniques, screen printing on cloth, troubleshooting, and creating larger prints with a standard sized machine. A range of Print Gocco machines will be demonstrated, example artwork will be on show and you can make your own prints using the techniques shown.
This workshop is great for those who have a Print Gocco machine already, or those who are curious about whether to get one. It’s an easy process but there are lots of ways to experiment and push this lovely little gadget beyond the simple prints it was designed for. Bring along your own artwork, draw it on the day, or use the images provided in the workshop. For examples of work created with a Print Gocco, take a look at the wonderful Gocco Flickr group.
All materials are included in the £20 workshop fee, including screens, bulbs, cloth, paper, cards and inks.
Bunting Making Workshop, 2 – 5pm
In the afternoon bunting making workshop you can raid the Seaside Sisters’ stash of gingham, vintage fabrics, buttons and haberdashery galore to make your very own bunting flags. Spell your name, make a slogan or just create and decorate!
£5 buys you a bunting making starter kit and additional flags are 50p each. All materials are included and the Seaside Sisters will be on hand to teach fancy embroidery stitches and provide demos of bunting making magic.
To pre-book places email firstname.lastname@example.org
Seaside Sisters Workshops
Saturday 8th May, 10am – 5pm
33-35 St John’s Square
Tags: art, bunting, greetings cards, stationery
Lots of new products have been added to the Printed Wonders Etsy shop, including new anchor, diamond and star bunting flag designs, the Love themed gocco print, greetings cards with decorated fancy alphabet letters, card suits, diamonds, and lucky horseshoes. You can now also buy Xtina Lamb’s packs of beauty spots and hand made artists book Swept Away online.
Tags: bunting, colourful, flags, pennants, wall hangings
Xtina’s alphabet bunting is now available as colourful flags / pennants. Screen printed with letters and images and threaded onto wooden hangers, with a vintage button at each end and a hanging ribbon. Display them on their own or together in a group – combining symbols and initials to make up little messages.