It’s lovely watching a brand new brand blossom. I love the moment when a logo I’ve designed starts appearing on things. It takes on a life of its own away from my sketchbook and it’s pure magic.
The yarn bands I’ve designed for Banshee Yarns have just been wrapped around their first skeins of yarn, and their colours are so stunning, look! 🙂
Go follow them for news of their other colours, online shop and first wool show.
If you’d like any help with logo design or branding, you can drop me an email here.
Woah, this year feels like it’s going really fast! We are just over half way through the wonderful Flower Power Fund project (which looks like it’s going to happen again next year) and there have already been 9 lovely flower-inspired yarns, created by talented independent yarn dyers from all over the UK.
It’s been a gorgeous way to practice my own take on botanical illustration as I’ve created matching prints for each month. Here they are so far:
This month feels like a really special one, as it’s the turn of Jane from Hedgerow Yarns. Jane and I have been friends for a long time and had some lovely adventures together, and it was doing her branding that lead me into the wonderful wooly world that I’m now part of!
Jane’s yarn is STUNNING. Inspired by pretty country garden lupins, it’s just so subtle and beautiful. You can find the Lupin yarn in her Etsy shop here, and my matching print here.
Is the 9th too late to say happy new year? I guess so 🙂 And I’m not sure that’s the right thing to say anyway… I don’t know about you but I find that this time of year can be a bit hard and although I LOVE the feeling of a fresh new start, (it’s as good as starting a new sketchbook) once the Christmas decorations have come down things can be a bit gloomy…
One of the things that lifting the gloom for me at the moment is an exciting new project I’m working on focussed on FLOWERS. All will be revealed in a week or so, but some clues in the meantime are that it came off the back of the branding I did for the wonderful Jane at Hedgerow Yarns, who’s Instagram posts are just the most beautiful thing:
And I’m starting with drawing some snowdrops.
I was doing some reading about the meaning of these precious little flowers, and the loveliest myth I found was from Moldova: Lady Spring won the battle with the Winter Witch, but during the fight a few drops of her blood were spilled. They blossomed into snowdrops, symbolising the victory of spring over winter….
If there’s a better metaphor for the fact that we have survived the darkest night and lighter days are coming than those first snowdrops appearing, I’m not sure what it is.