Wendy Shaw Textile Designer

Belated Happy New Year!

January 29, 2014
Wow can't believe it's a year since I said this last! Sorry it's so late but I have recently moved from Shetland to Aberdeenshire so I've been really busy as Christmas arrived just a couple of weeks after.

A new year means time to consider what I am going to focus on in 2014. Although sad to leave Shetland we had a great five and a half years, and have settled in well enjoying a proper winter! Thankfully not much in the way of snow yet as we are way out in the Aberdeenshire countryside, fingers crossed as I've gone and said it now! The landscape is truly beautiful and I'm loving the colours of the trees just now, infact it's a novelty to see trees everywhere as there is famously very few in Shetland. Plenty of inspiration is all around including in the most unlikely of places...even the back of the garage door! I came upon the layers of peeling paint and it's plethora of subtle colours as I ran having relocated my treadmill to it's not so glamorous new spot in the new place.

My colour obsession is getting out of hand! I think I can feel a new colourway for autumn/winter 2014 coming on!

Anyway I should get on as I've got to research the best fairs and possible outlets for my textiles now I'm on the mainland and I've lots of vintage hunting to do as 'Vintage Cubbyhole' on Etsy is doing well so time to find more charming pieces for the shop. 


Time flies!

June 17, 2013

Hey sorry it's been a while since my last blog but I've been crazy busy juggling commissions for my textiles and my new venture 'Vintage Cubbyhole'!

In mid April I also held my first Wendy Shaw Textiles evening at my friends home where invited guests were able to view and touch my textile collections whilst having a glass of wine with friends. I was unsure of how this might go, as this was the first, but it went really well and led to several commissions! I was delighted as my main objective w...
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Win a Wendy Shaw Textiles scarf at visit.shetland.org

March 16, 2013
Just visit shetland.org or copy and paste this link http://visit.shetland.org/march-2013-competition
You could win an exclusive Russian Retro scarf. The competition finishes 29th March, good luck! xx

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'Vintage Home'! At Wendy Shaw Textiles!

March 6, 2013
Great news! Wendy Shaw Textile Designer has a lovely new addition, 'Vintage Home'!

This exciting new element aims to embrace recycling and upcycling with retro and vintage pieces for the home including the lovely shabby chic closet full of carefully selected vintage textiles.
Also hope to include in the future upcycled furniture, handpainted and re covered using my own textiles to give the pieces a unique character.
The first few items are now available online in the shop so have a browse and ...
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Happy New Year!

January 10, 2013
I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas and New Year!
I had a lovely family Christmas and saw the New Year in with good friends and I'm looking forward to what 2013 may bring! I am pushing on with pieces being made and contemplating design development for a New York range.

In addition I'm considering new opportunities to further grow my creative business. New Designers 2013 in June is a possibility as they have a section One Year On which is aimed at graduates with new creative businesses. ...
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Online shop now open!

November 21, 2012
I've been completely absorbed for the last few days in buiding my online shop which was another new challenge in itself!
I guess this is exactly what you have to do when starting a new business, you have to learn new skills and tackle whatever is necessary to get things up and running!
Anywho, the shop is now live and I'm hopeful that the hard work to get it open pays off as apparently this week is the optimum time for Christmas shoppers!

Really scary to think there's less than five weeks ...

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Hello! Ist Post!

November 15, 2012
Hello! I've finally found the time to start my blog and thought I'd just fill you in on how things are going.
Last weekend was the Clickimin Christmas Craft Fair which was very well supported and busy every day. Since I graduated in BA Contemporary Textiles (with Distinction!) I have been flat out creating and adapting my Collection based on work I began for my graduation show. The Collection consists of around fifteen fine knit pieces for the home and unusual accessories in contemporary geom...
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October 6, 2012
The site and blog are both currently under construction. Thank you for your patience. Please do not hesitate to contact me with any questions or enquiries. 

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