Friday, 23 August 2013

Fabric Friday - Mint Print!

Miriam Trent is an award winning Surface Pattern Designer and Printmaker living Leeds, West Yorkshire. After graduating in 2010 with a degree in Graphic Arts from Leeds Met University she started her own printed products and surface pattern design company, 'Mintprint'. Miriam also teaches printmaking workshops in and around West Yorkshire, and loves to spread the printmaking bug around.

I love the mid-century appeal of Miriam's work; her bold graphic prints are complemented perfectly by the simplicity of the lampshades & cushions.

Miriam sells her work on Etsy here, and if you would like to learn how to screen print or lino print to create your own designs then take a look at our printing courses held right here in Manchester.

"Threads" design cushion hand screen printed on both sides with duck feather inner

"Coins" design drum lampshade in hand screen printed cotton

"Trinary" design drum lampshade in hand screen printed cotton   

Friday, 16 August 2013

Fabric Friday - Twinkle Twinkle Little Star

Whilst wandering in the wonderland that is Pinterest (if you're not already following us then check out our boards here) I came across this lovely 'Twinkle Twinkle' fabric by Lizzy House at I just LOVE it; it makes me feels dreamy and wistful! It's a cute design but the predominant black colour stops it from being too twee.

From Lizzy's Constellations collection my two other favourites are supercool 'Supernova'; geo patterns are all the rage and I'm very partial to a tessellated triangle!

And the beautifully illustrative 'Constellations'. Heavenly!

They are all priced at £12 per meter but sadly 'Twinkle Twinkle' is out of stock. Darn it!

Friday, 2 August 2013

Fabric Friday - Beautiful butterflies

It's been a nice suprise to see so many butterflies in our tiny 'yarden', which is the view from the Ministry HQ window. And it's hard to ignore how beautiful they are - even just a simple Cabbage white is pretty, if not simple.

So this week is all about butterfly fabrics and keeping those lovely summer images alive well into the winter. Before the warm weather hit, I could be seen sporting this infinity scarf, I made from a half meter of butterfly fabric from our good friends at Abakhan. It's a personal favourite and you can make your own using Lazy Saturday's tutorial and some of our choice butterfly fabrics.

Fabric rehab - £2.99 per fat qaurter

Butterfly parade by Designers Guild

Butterfly dot red by Lizzy House from