Say Hello To… Georgie Arts

We last met Georgie Arts at our Christmas Fairy Tale Fair, and we are lucky enough to have them back again. Find out more about her and her beautiful whimsical embroidered creations…

“What can be better than stitching, beading and embellishing all day and then sending your creations off to make someone’s day?”- Tina, Georgie Arts

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Remind us a bit about you and what you do/ make….
Georgie Arts makes all things embroidered and embellished; occasion bags, notebooks, cards and scrumptious little gifts.

Do you have a best seller? If so what is it?
It varies by season. Currently the wedding season is hotting up and so occasion bags for bridesmaids and Mother of the Bride are hot, but always, cards and notebooks are favourites.

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What do you enjoy most about your craft?
What can be better than stitching, beading and embellishing all day and then sending your creations off to make someone’s day?

Do you take part in other craft events (fairs, open houses, markets etc…)?
Sometimes. Our treasures take a long time to make so we don’t attend many fairs. This spring we will be at Brighton Craft Fair at the Friends Centre on March 30th and we are also taking our Bridals collection of tiaras, head pieces, bags and favours to Belles Bridal Bazaar in New Road in April.

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What items and Mother’s day/ Easter gifts will you be selling at The Fairy Tale Fair?
We will have some beautiful embroidered Mother’s Day cards and our little fairy pomanders, heart keychains and notebooks make great gifts for Mothers. If you are trying to keep down your chocolate consumption, all our goodies will make great Easter gifts. Our bee and front notebooks have more than a hint of spring. We’ll also bring our Fairytale Fair special ‘Toadstool sitter’ and ‘Once Upon a time’ cards.

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You took part in the last Fairy Tale Fair, did you enjoy it?
We loved every minute. It was very busy and lovely and Christmassy. It was great to meet up with the other friendly stall holders and all our customers.

What are your plans/ ambitions for the future? Or have you already achieved them?
This year, in partnership with The Silver Hut, Georgie bridals is launching co-ordinated collections and that is keeping us both busy. Between us we hope soon to have the whole world beaded and embellished! A bit ambitious perhaps, but Brighton at least.

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Any other comments you wish to make:
We are so excited to be coming back to this great fair.

Find out more: www.georgiearts.co.uk

We look forward to welcoming back Georgie Arts this Saturday the 9th March!

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A festive gift from…Georgie Arts

Today we welcome back Georgie Arts who makes the most beautiful embroidered textile art. She has made many fairy themed items especially for the fair including fairy wishes notebooks and toadstool sitter greetings! Find out more about her below…

“I’m really looking forward to the fairies getting me in the Christmas spirit and kicking off my seasonal celebrations in style.”- Tina, Georgie  Arts. 

Tell us a bit about you and what you do/ make….

I’m a textile artists primarily specialising in embroidery, so make scrumptious, textured goods encrusted in embroidery and beading and full of rich colour. If I can find a way to stitch on it I will.

What festive gifts and creations will you be selling at The Fairy Tale Fair?

I’ll be bringing my ever popular occasion bags and greetings cards along with a wide selection of affordable gifts just right for filling all your loved ones stockings. These will include sweet smelling fairy pomanders, little- but lavishly embroidered notebooks and albums, tiny treasure boxes, shadow boxes and much, much more.

You took part in our last Fairy Tale Fair, did you enjoy it and did you find your creations were popular with visitors?

Yes, we had a great day at the last fair, meeting customers old and new and really enjoyed the friendly fairy filled atmosphere. The fairy pomanders which made their debut at the last fair sold out and it was packed in the morning. I think everyone wanted to get the best of the gifts before they sold. I finally managed to shop myself in the afternoon and there was such a great range of goodies on offer it was hard not to splurge all the takings & leave with twice as much as I arrived with!

Will you be taking part in other events over the festive period (fairs, open houses, markets etc…)?

At the moment I’m not booked elsewhere as I’ve got orders to fill for special bespoke greetings and gifts which can be ordered through my website, but if I get cracking I might fit in another event. News will be on my website. But this is the main chance to snap up your ‘off the peg’ goodies.

Any other comments you wish to make:

I’m really looking forward to the fairies getting me in the Christmas spirit and kicking off my seasonal celebrations in style. Georgie Arts looks forward to seeing you there and hopes you all enjoy a beautiful fairyfull Christmas and a peaceful new year.

 

We look forward to welcoming Georgie Arts and her fairy creations on the day! Find out more on her website here: www.georgiearts.co.uk

Say Hello To…Georgie Arts

Today we say hello to…Georgie Arts, who makes wonderful embroidered textiles.

“There’s fairy dust in everything…!” – Georgie Arts

Find out more about her below…

What I make and do.
I make embroidered textiles, from framed and free hanging pieces and installations mostly to commission but also a wide variety of gifts and accessories ‘off the peg’.  I also make bridal tiaras, favours and embroidered stationery for all special events.

My style.
I’d describe my style as colourful, detailed and luxurious.  Hand and machine embroidery, beading and embellishment on mixed media and hand- made  and dyed fabric surfaces.

How long have I been making my craft?
I’ve stitching all my life, professionally since 1979 after my apprenticeship with the Royal School of Needlework, but in a more experimental and mixed media way for the last ten years or so.

Best seller?
It’s hard to say, customer choices ebb and flow. Perennial favourites are my bags and I’m constantly making bespoke embroidered cards for special occasions. But everything has it’s moment for which I’m grateful!

What I enjoy most about my craft.
It’s a wonderful thing to be constantly doing what I love most. Working with exquisite materials and colours,  constantly following new themes and finishes and meeting with other artists and creative minds makes my work a great pleasure.

Do I take part in other craft events?
I’ve had a few exhibitions, exhibited at Country Fairs and a few art and craft fairs,  but am mostly reached through my website and by word of mouth.  I sometimes get invited to talk about my work at embroiderers groups, craft  and ladies groups which is always very enjoyable.

Products I’ll be selling at The Fairy Tale Fair.
There will be plenty of sparkle  on the day, a few specials and a selection from my range including beautiful evening and occasion bags with my signature hand- made fabrics, little note/sketch books with gorgeous scrunchy and leaf strewn covers and richly coloured jewellery rolls.  You’ll find embroidered and silken greetings cards, little boxes just the right size to house a fairy or little treasure and a few sparkling tiaras and hair pieces from my bridal range.

Plans and ambitions for the future?
I’d like to get my work to a wider audience and so plan to work harder on my website and perhaps start a blog. To work with some of the great textile artists and embroiderers would be exciting and  I’d love to write a book. Someday I’ll find time between my stitching! Oh, and I’d like to have a larger studio someday with an organised place for everything before I drown in fabric and thread.

Other comments.
Since I started work on this event I’ve had a few problems with fairies getting into my studio. They’ve left shoes, hats and other possessions which have got caught up in my embroidery and there’s fairy dust in everything. So I’ll be bringing a selection of ‘Fairy lost property’ with me!

We can’t wait to see Georgie Arts creations! And the fairies can be sneaky leaving their fairy dust everywhere- they can’t wait to see all the hats and embroidery all sparkly!

See Georgie Arts website: www.georgiearts.co.uk 

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