Today's post is something a bit different... something new for me... well, I say new... a bit like a trip down memory lane really.
Let me explain...
If you have been reading for a long time you will know that before this blog and my yarn and fibre business Sara's Texture Crafts, I was a fashion and textile designer... freelance at that stage. Almost 9 years ago now. I gave that up for a few reasons; firstly Sara's Texture Crafts was doing well enough for me to go full-time, in a climate where freelance design work in the fashion world was slowing down due to the recession and secondly it was our (mine and Darrin's) opportunity to leave London and move out into the countryside. Off to Devon we moved without as much as a backward glance and off to lots of new fibre-filled adventures!
Recently though I have had a pang for product design and art again (see art journal posts so far)... and while I dabble in a bit of knitwear design, I don't really get as involved as I would have done back in my previous career... my current design work reflects the supplies I am selling and doesn't stand up as product design in its own right... or at least that's how I feel, or how I associate it with previous work. It's hard to explain.
I guess what I am really looking for is something that fits in with my day job (Sara's Texture Crafts), but is in it's own right a design project... and so I signed up to start work with Society6. I'm in the very first stages of design work and have only one design up so far (Happy pictured above). I have ordered a sample throw cushion and am awaiting delivery to talk more about product ideas, quality and so on.
In the meantime please know that I have chosen Society6 as I hear good things about them and enjoy their wide range of product offer I can design onto... anything from wall art, clothing, home décor and technology cases (iPad, iPhones etc...)
You can find my Society 6 shop here - http://society6.com/craftsoftexture
Have a wonderful day... Sara x
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