Autumn is definitely here November 11 2014
So, we are firmly in the swing of Autumn and fast approaching Winter 2014. Since moving out to the country, and after the time change, it’s taking time to get used to the inky darkness out here from 5pm onwards. We are in a valley, with only a dusting of house lights about, so it’s the biggest adjustment yet since moving from the starkly contrasting bustling streets of East London!
With the new year ahead, and new horizons within reach, I’m beginning to think about the next installation to the Rock Paper Cloth collection. When I first thought about it, jotting down ideas, it was filled with ideas from our old haunts in East London. Now, since moving here, there’s also an abundance of inspiration to be taken from our immediate surroundings. I think it will have to be an amalgamation of the two - a lot has happened in 2014, so the next installation should rightly reflect that! Perhaps a nod to Victoria Park with The Pagoda on the lake making an appearance - and in contrast maybe a wheelbarrow full of apples, figs, pears, grapes and blueberries, all due on our doorstep next spring! Lot’s to think about and lot’s to do - best get pen to paper soon, as there’s lot’s of ideas to try out and inevitably, some will be better than others! Watch this space, as I’ll upload some sketches as I go…..
Other news is, that I hope to be doing a few Friday Markets in Old Spitalfields in December. I will update Twitter and Facebook if I can confirm a stall. Lastly, the collection is now available online on Not On The High Street too which we are delighted about! Check it out at http://www.notonthehighstreet.com/rockpapercloth.
We recently made the - what seemed like huge - departure to the Kent countryside. Having lived in Zone 2 in East London for 7 years, it’s a big change! I was brought up in the country too, so we always knew it was the next logical step, although perhaps it happened a bit sooner than I thought it would - no regrets yet though!
Having become very used to my surroundings in London - and using my local park as inspiration for the Rock Paper Cloth collection - I was worried for lots of reasons that the move was a leap of faith too far. But there’s inspiration galore here and room to breath - it literally is, a breath of fresh air.
We’ve been spending a lot of time in the garden - I’m not the most green fingered person, but I will try. I do know we have figs and grapes, pears and apples, apricots and more. Then we’ve also planted lettuce, radishes, rocket, chilli’s and tomatoes - all thriving - which, when I am at all involved, amazes me! So, that’s where I am and this beautiful Kent countryside is where I will be working for now.
On another note, the collection is now on sale at Wolf & Badger online and is also newly stocked at 57 Arts in Brockley, both of which I am delighted about. Full details are available on the stockist page. Lastly, if you’d like to see the scarves in the flesh, I will be at the Saturday Market in Spitalfields on October 11th from 11am-5pm. Please do come and say hello.....
Until next time - hopefully it won’t be as long an interval as it has been this time!