British Craft Trade Fair
 
OCTOBER 2018
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Dear Buyer
 
Welcome to our October Newsletter,
 
It's amazing after the wonderful long summer we've had how quickly winter and Christmas are creeping up on us!
 
No doubt you have already placed some of your Christmas orders and are looking to order more, why not order from our 2019 exhibitors through the online catalogue.
 
All our makers are able and ready to supply trade orders and are looking forward to working with you.
 
To access this great resource, click on the link below and enter the password welcome.
 
 
Our 2019 fair will showcase some great new talent and work alongside new collections from our established designer-makers.
 
If you want to buy British there is no better fair than BCTF.
 
Kind regards
 
Margeret
 
See below our 4 featured artists

 
Jack-in-the-Green
 
Jennifer's drawings of British wildlife focus on capturing the character and spirit of the animals that inhabit the British Isles and, together with local folklore, they form the main inspiration for her work.

She also draws inspiration from British gardens and allotments, and from this has grown her range of vibrant vegetable illustrations.    
Jennifer's illustrations are available on a range of products, including greetings cards, giclee prints, kitchen textiles, and homeware. All products are high quality and made as locally to her as possible. 

She also strives to be environmentally friendly. For example, her cushions contain only British Wool (most sustainable cushion filling!) and all her greetings cards are printed on FSC approved stock and feature recycled paper envelopes and biodegradable bags.

To see more of Jennifer's work, visit her on stand N52 at BCTF 2019, or visit her BCTF Online page.

 
Antonella Giomarelli
 
Since graduating from Sheffield Hallam University with first class hons in 2006 Antonella has sold and exhibited her work internationally.
 
Her collection continues to be thoughtful and thought provoking, often looking to identify subtle beauty in the details of familiar materials and objects. Translating this romantic narrative into precious metals she places value on the ordinary and what may have once been invisible to us can become an object of intrigue. A lonely knot of string discarded from a parcel, a tattered strip of plastic parcel strap, the tears and folds in a letter read and re-read, or the fragments of shell found in a pocket long after a holiday, may all provide inspiration. 

To see more of Antonella's work, visit her on stand 228 at BCTF 2019, or visit her BCTF Online page.

 
Seed Home Designs
 
Naomi Sisson, from Seed Home Designs, creates patterned fabrics, upholstered pieces and home accessories inspired by her love of Flora and Nature. 

All her designs are hand drawn and then developed into repeat patterns using digital media. They are then sent to be industrially printed onto cotton & organic based fabrics using eco-friendly water-based pigment inks. 

Her work is both printed and handmade within the United Kingdom. 

Seed Home Designs has recently been featured in British Vogue and World of Interior's advertorial pages, House of Coco magazine & their "Behind the Brand" online interview, Sewing World, Daphne's Diaries Magazine & 25 Beautiful Homes Magazine.


To see more of Naomi's work, visit her on stand P3 at BCTF 2019, or visit her BCTF Online page.

 
Pam Goodison Glass
 
Pam has been making stained glass for approximately 15 years and fused glass for 5 years. IShe is continually developing her techniques and her latest designs have been made using the Verre Eglomise technique. 

This involves sandblasting the glass and applying enamels or oil paints, then finishing with silver, gold or copper leaf. Pam's favourite finish is using the variegated leaf. 

She has also been experimenting with alcohol inks which create amazing effects on sandblasted glass. Pam enjoys experimenting with inclusions in fused glass, using copper & mica. 

Additionally, she uses decals which are adhered to the glass through the heating process to create interesting effects. 

In her stained glass work I have utilised materials such as Harris Tweed between two pieces of glass


To see more of Pam's work, visit her on stand P31 at BCTF 2019, or visit her BCTF Online page.