Sunday, 23 June 2013

Print Art Salvage Handmade

A full, busy weekend again... BUT this week it is not being used as an excuse for not blogging. I also know I am well overdue for a newsletter, the trouble is I do have a full time job and with final shows, assessing and New Designers in London this week, it's the busiest time of the year.
So... I am writing this on my way to Sheffield in a 17 seater army minibus to help move out my daughters from their student accommodation for the summer. Better prepare for box carrying and calorie burning :-/
Yesterday was also very lovely, I went to PASH. Everyone must go there! My creative friend Joanna Coupland recommended it to me, it's housed in an old flax mill just outside of York and it's full of reclamation amazingness and vintage STUFF, and it's beautiful. Prices, on the whole are ok too which is refreshing...look at it!

old loom - weave when fixed
more science tubes
 Personally, I was very restrained; out of necessity, because I haven't got bottomless pockets but I did buy this...
...(probably) hand blown, large glass chemists flask on a tall scientific stand (makes me feel cleverer) for £25. And also this... omg...
...a belt from an old machine from a woollen mill, with leather straps and wood slats, don't ask me what I will do with it, it just looks amazing. £15.
The icing on the cake and the cherry on the top was something we weren't expecting to be there...a letterpress workshop, some beautiful prints and old wooden type to drool over - pass me the tissues. Dionne Swift has some very nice work for sale there too.

Oh and for £1.00 from the carboot on the way, I found this guillotine - arrrrr mmmm ;-)

7 comments:

  1. I don't know how you keep track of yourself Claire you cram so much in. I have got that shop on my list to visit, it looks amazing. I'm sure you are going to do something incredible with the belt and a guillotine for a quid! Just love car boots. I got a huge crochet bedspread for three quid! Hope you have a good summer. Jayne x

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    1. Jayne... still haven't done anything with them yet though... too much else to do! Have had a fright and found lots more work I thought i'd 'readied' but actually haven't argh!
      Nice work with the crochet bedspread :-)

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  2. I Always get extremely jealous of your finds claire! ;) Xx

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    1. You must visit my house Lauren - I'll let you dust them all! Might have an open studio day in the summer - when I've tidied up :-)

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  3. goodness lots of gorgeousness.. I will go .. thank you enjoy your week xx
    Lynn xxx

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    1. Lynn, let me see what you buy!!!! :-)

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  4. Oh it looks lovely.....I will have to place PASH on my list
    xx

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