Time Has Flown - New Shop Opening Hours October 10, 2016 14:41
Wow - it's been quite a while since I've updated my news - but you can always keep updated on my Facebook, Instagram & Twitter pages! Links are at the bottom of this page.
The big news for now is that my shop opening hours are changing:
So as you probably know my studio and shop sit all under one roof. In the studio I make 95% of all the products that sit on the shelves! So yes I'm always busy!
With the fairs, website and bricks & mortar shop I need some time to ensure there is enough stock available for the upcoming season. So for this reason I'm reducing my shop opening hours in the week.
I'm open later so hopefully it allows more time to shop after work. You can also shop 24hrs a day at www.kirstygadd.co.uk and don't worry I'm not having a jolly on all those closed days!! I'm going to be elbows deep in dyeing & printing fabric!! x
Shop Update August 25, 2016 15:04
So it's been a busy week and a half with the opening of my new shop & studio - lots of things to share with you - all of which are on my Twitter, Facebook and Instagram pages:
But if you haven't already seen the photos then here are a few snaps of my little shop and a few of the new products that have arrived ...
Just Arrived! August 16, 2016 13:54
Very excited about these beautiful new mugs that have arrived! 😍 They will be in the shop later this afternoon, and on the website soon!
New Studio & Shop - Now Open! August 15, 2016 21:01
Today was the opening of my new shop and studio! A very exciting day! My new address is: 2 Cheltenham Road, Cirencester, GL7 2HX. I'm open again tomorrow 9.30am-5.30pm pop in and say hi! x
As featured in... August 12, 2016 14:00
This super cute photo by Binky Nixon Photography taken for the new Tie The Knot Wedding Carnival features a selection of my pink cushions. Further details can be found at www.mrandmrsunique.co.uk
Work in progress... August 08, 2016 23:42
So I've been a little quiet of late, but here is a little peak of what I've been up to. Work in progress...
Win a pair of tickets to the Kirstie Allsopp Fair July 18, 2016 12:35
Win a pair of tickets for the Kirstie Allsopp Handmade Fair on 16-18th September 2016. Three pairs of tickets available!
A fantastic fair that celebrates all things creative and handmade, with workshops, shopping and talks with creative icons Cath Kidston, Patrick Grant, Liz Earle & Annie Sloan!
More details on the fair can be found at http://www.thehandmadefair.com
New Fabric Design July 14, 2016 09:52
Very first samples of a new screen print design I'm working on x
Etsy Christmas Lookbook July 04, 2016 14:23
It may be summer out there but when you work in design and retail you are already thinking seasons ahead… Excited to see my blue ombre cushion in the Etsy Christmas lookbook!
July July 03, 2016 11:21
July marks the start of some exciting new projects. June has gone with the relaxing holidays and I'm back working weekdays and weekends. However, I don't mind when things are as exciting as this!!!
Little Pipsi June 15, 2016 13:38
Back home in the Cotswolds and enjoying the company of my little sleepy assistant x
Sunny Salcombe June 15, 2016 13:35
Last week was I enjoyed a few days in beautiful sunny Salcombe, South Devon. An incredibly inspiring place! Enjoyed lots of sea views, lots of gluten free food and lots of sunshine! I can certainly feel some nautical inspired fabric being created soon!
Hand-dyed Ribbons May 31, 2016 14:38
Hand-dyed & Hand-cut silk ribbons now on website!
Perfect for craft projects, gift wrapping, sewing, floristry & wedding decor.
More colours coming soon…
New Products May 26, 2016 11:55
Thank you to everyone who popped along to the Selvedge Fair last Saturday, it was a fantastic day!
Adding new products to the website this week - ombre napkins are now online - more products to come!
A Great Weekend at Selvedge Summer Fair May 24, 2016 13:28
At the weekend my sister and I drove a car full of of handmade goodies all the way from the quiet countryside to the bustling city of London for the Selvedge Artisan Summer Fair.
It was a fantastic event, and so many talented people where exhibiting all their beautiful handmade textiles, crafts and gluten free cakes! Well worth the 5am start!
I'm already looking forward to my next fair!
Today is our First Birthday! May 18, 2016 09:20
Today is our First Birthday!
As a huge thank you to all you lovely customers you can enjoy 20% off!
The code is valid today only - Wednesday 18th May 2016 - at www.kirstygadd.co.uk
Use code: FIRSTBIRTHDAY
Kirstie Allsopp Handmade Fair May 15, 2016 15:36
So excited to be exhibiting at the Kirstie Allsopp Handmade Fair at Hampton Court Palace on 16-18th September!
Tickets are on sale now, and here’s a little offer for anyone interested in going;
- ‘EXFE27’ to get your Full Experience ticket for £27* (saving £5)
- ‘EXEO12’ to get your Entry Only ticket for £12* (saving £3)
Barnsley Garden Festival 2016 May 15, 2016 14:08
Yesterday I finally made it to the Barnsley Village Garden Festival this summer after missing it for the last 4 years! What a gorgeous day to enjoy the beautiful gardens and stunning countryside. Definitely worth a visit next year if you missed it x
Fabric Preview May 13, 2016 18:51
I've been very quiet of late... It's been SO busy! However I thought I would share a preview of some fabric that I've been working on for the Selvedge Summer Fair next weekend. I'll be there with loads of products not currently available on the website x
Selvedge Summer Fair April 27, 2016 15:42
It's all confirmed and booked- I'll be at the Selvedge Artisan Fair on 21st May 2016! Very excited to attend this incredible event.
I have a limited number of free VIP tickets available. Please email email@example.com if interested x
Sneak preview... April 07, 2016 19:41
Absolutely loving this peachy-pink! Here's a little sneak preview of a new colour I’m introducing…
Spotted in Country Homes & Interiors magazine! April 06, 2016 17:27
Lovely to spot my pom-pom cushions in April's edition of Country Homes & Interiors magazine!
Mid Blue Velvet Cushions - Back in Stock April 06, 2016 15:46
It's been a while in the making but my Mid-Blue Hand-dyed Velvet Cushions are finally back in stock!
Happy Easter! March 27, 2016 08:03
Happy Easter! I hope your day is filled with fluffy bunnies, little chicks and lots of chocolate!
25% Off! March 24, 2016 18:10
The long Easter weekend is finally here!
Enjoy 25% off this Easter Sunday & Monday.
Easter Decorations March 23, 2016 23:16
Bath Artisan Market March 19, 2016 16:00
So tomorrow I will be attending my first Market in Bath. I'm very excited! Do pop along and say hello, it's a fantastic event with lots of creative artisans and amazing products in the centre of Bath. 10-4pm Free entry.
Still busy... March 18, 2016 16:43
More packing, more preparations...
Busy, busy, busy... March 16, 2016 18:51
So today was a busy day of packaging and preparation. My favourite photo from today...
Etsy Lookbook March 11, 2016 09:35
Mint pom pom cushion also featuring in Etsy’s hand picked Spring/Summer 2016 lookbook:
Mother's Day March 01, 2016 11:20
It’s not too late for Mother’s Day!
Our beautiful and luxurious gift cards make great gifts for when you can’t decide what to send.
New Assistant February 22, 2016 10:29
So last week was the first week of my new assistant in the studio - sleeping on the job was exactly what I wanted!
Thanks Again! February 19, 2016 16:04
Gift Tags February 17, 2016 10:50
Now selling stylish gift tags, in five different designs! All printed on luxurious eco and sustainable card.
Etsy Editors' Pick February 10, 2016 19:39
Pantone’s colours of the year are ‘Rose Quartz’ and ‘Serenity’. Etsy’s Editor’s Picks ’Trending Hues’ are currently featuring my Blue Ombre Silk Cushion!
Find my cushion and more interior inspiration in Etsy’s ‘Your Sanctuary’ feature:
Friday January 22, 2016 16:58
This afternoon I've been stocking up on handmade care labels that I sew into the back of my cushions, made from offcuts of silk. Waste not want not!
Happy Friday everyone, have a great weekend x
Another busy week! January 18, 2016 12:40
So last week was another busy week with orders, as this is my first January I thought it might have been quiet - but I am certainly not complaining!
Last week was also a beautifully cold, crisp and sunny week. Waking up to a thick, sparkling layer of frost, it looked truly magical with the sun shining. The sun was pouring in the studio over this order of lustrous hand-dyed, silk velvet cushions. Everything was bright glimmering, felt thankful for the little things and enjoying those little moments in the day. x
New Year January 13, 2016 18:24
I’m not really sure where time has gone! Since my last post Christmas and all the craziness that it brings has been and gone. The new year has arrived and settling into 2016. Last week was my first full week back after all the festivities, and a busy one; taking Christmas decorations down, catching up on orders and spring cleaning the studio - which included my lovely boyfriend taking the day off work to remove furniture and drive it across the country in a hired van to it’s new home. Stopping off at ikea to invest in some brand new, shiny, very practical white studio furniture!
With 2015 all caught up on and tidied away, I’m looking forward to the spring and the year ahead, looking forward to welcoming all those bright colours back, and looking forward to seeing all the flowers appearing in the garden again x
It's been a while... October 05, 2015 10:40
So it's been a little while since I first posted, time has absolutely flown by!
I've been busy with developing new product ranges which will be slowly making their way to the website over the next few weeks, very exciting. Lots of colour to pop with those muted winter tones of winter wardrobes in the form of bags, scarves and purses. Also available in homewares and accessories - a great and inexpensive way of refreshing or updating your home.
My personal favourites - dusky blue and monochrome will also be making an appearance, so keep checking back!
As it is my first day back at work after a lovely week off in Amsterdam, I'll leave you with a few of my favourite photos from the trip which have left me feeling inspired x
First Post August 21, 2015 14:35
So today is an exciting day for me as I am launching my very first Kirsty Gadd Textiles website! I’ve been working on some lovely things for a few months now and I am finally ready to share these with you all! What you see is tip of the iceberg, so many more ideas to develop :)
On this page I will be sharing lots of exciting news, developments and offers over the coming months so make sure you pop back for an update. You can also follow me on twitter too; @KirstyTextiles.
Whilst you have a look around my website, sign yourself up for my newsletter at the bottom of this page (don’t worry there will only be one or two newsletters a month!)
Until then, have a good week and enjoy browsing my new website! x