Posts made in September, 2015

OLSA textiles and prints: dog in a trough

Posted by on Sep 29, 2015 in Discussion, News | 0 comments

OLSA textiles and prints: dog in a trough

Dog in a trough: all dogs know how to live the good life and Hattie is no exception. This picture was taken when we were on holiday in Cornwall, a couple of years ago, when Hattie found the perfect, simple solution to being too hot. I have used the photograph for both cards and prints and it clearly resonates with a number of people. Some versions of the print are shown below. [su_row][su_column size=”1/2″][su_custom_gallery source=”media:2282″ limit=”1″ link=”lightbox” target=”blank” width=”250″...

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OLSA at Denbies

Posted by on Sep 27, 2015 in Sales | 0 comments

OLSA at Denbies

My friend Jane did wonderful business today at Shopfest held at Denbies vineyard, in Surrey.  Jane sold my favourite vintage tartan throw, made of wool and silk and a number of prints, as well as some smaller textile articles. OLSA will be selling at Denbies again on 8th November, 2015.  Do come more on our goods this week.

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OLSA at Denbies

Posted by on Sep 23, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

OLSA at Denbies

Jane will be at Denbies with a friend Emma who has patchwork cushions on sale. OLSA will have a selection of original prints and textile goods. The print of The Hare is taken from an 18th century children’s book ‘The Cabinet of Beasts.’ The original book is in the Houghton Museum at Harvard University, who were very charming when I wrote to them about copyrights and permissions. The screen print uses the image from a photo stencil and I have printed it in two stages – an ivory background and a light brown ink for the hare itself.  A lovely image but reminding us they...

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OLSA at Denbies Craft Event 27th September 2015

Posted by on Sep 20, 2015 in Exhibitions, News, Sales | 0 comments

OLSA at Denbies Craft Event 27th September 2015

I am delighted that a very good friend, Jane, is going to be at Denbies Vineyard  Craft Event on Sunday 27th September, 2015 to sell some OLSA textiles and prints. These sales (run by SHOPFEST) are a regular, established monthly event  (except August) at Denbies and very popular for finding individually-crafted original gifts for friends and families (and to enjoy in your own home).  Jane is going to do two sales ( the next in October) with items specially chosen to be ideal Christmas presents   
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OLSA textiles: wool

Posted by on Sep 19, 2015 in Discussion, Exhibitions, News | 0 comments

OLSA textiles: wool

I am going to be concentrating on giving a little information on individual textiles in the early part of this week, in the run-up to our sale of fine things in fine fabrics (plus some selected prints) at Denbies Wine Estate, near Dorking on the 27th September, 2015. Today I want to talk about wool – one of our most familiar and perhaps most underrated fabrics. I have pictured a beautiful scarf made from a cashmere/silk mix that will be on sale. As I bought a perfect remnant from a tailor it is very competitively priced. Most of us probably don’t give wool a second thought, we...

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