Introducing: Allotment and Hare Placemats May 20, 2019 12:32
They're finally here!
After many requests from customers and hours in the studio, I'm really excited to introduce my new placemats.
Can't see your favourite design yet? Don't worry, I'm working on more designs in time for Christmas!
I really hope you like them :)
Adding Labels to Handmade Napkins March 5, 2019 09:54
After years of selling products online and at fairs, I’ve finally added a label! I have no idea why this took so long but I’m glad it’s finally happened. I’ve had people receive my products as presents and not knowing who made it, then they bump into me at a craft fair and are delighted. So here is a close up of my napkin, complete with Lottie Day label.
Screenprinting Tools and Materials March 4, 2019 09:52
These are my screens. They are the bedrock of my whole business. My collections has slowly grown over the years. Where would I be without them?
My Tools for Screenprinting March 3, 2019 09:47
I know we’re doing tools tomorrow but here is a flatlay of the things I use every day to create my work. I keep my ink in big peanut butter tubs, luckily we eat a lot of peanut butter on toast in my house. Then there is an old spoon nabbed from my Mum’s kitchen drawer, I used this to dollop the ink onto my screen. Brown tape is used to block out the parts of the screen I don’t want. Scissors used to cut material. Then there is my squeegee (great word) that I use to pull the ink through my screen.
How I Started as a Textile Designer March 2, 2019 09:45
This is one of the first illustrations I used for screenprinting. I actually studied contemporary crafts at Falmouth Universtity in Cornwall. I specialized in metalwork and automata. Then for various reasons I decided to take up screenprinting textiles. I’m not a trained illustrator, textile designer or screenprinter but I’ve managed to teach myself and learn along the way. I still like my rectangle cow, maybe I should bring him back?
Screenprinting a Feather Lampshade March 1, 2019 09:42
Here is a shot of me making my feather lampshade. Lampshades are definitely my favourite to make because it often involves some kind of personalisation. Customers often choose a design from one of my napkins and then a colour to match their home. Lampshades can be quite tricky to make but like everything, practice makes perfect!
Hare Lampshade in Country Living Magazine February 5, 2019 07:50
Pick up a copy of the latest issue of Country Living Magazine and you'll see my Hare Lampshade included in the beautiful emporium page. All the products featured will be on display at the Country Living Spring Fair from 28-31 March.
I'll be there on stand C34 so come and say hello.
I also have a limited number of complimentary tickets so send me an email if you fancy!
Robin Napkins in Country Living Magazine October 5, 2018 10:05
Look out for my new Robin Napkins in the latest issue of Country Living Magazine.
They are available to buy from my online store as well as at the Country Living Christmas Fair in Islington from 7-11 November.
Robin Napkins October 5, 2018 10:01
Introducing my new Robin Napkins, a special new print for Christmas 2018.
I have been working away in my studio to produce a small batch of new napkins, ready for the festive season.
Country Homes & Interiors August 10, 2018 15:17
Thanks to the lovely people at Country Homes & Interiors for featuring my Purple Turnip Tea Towel :)
Fathers Day: Personalised Double Deck Chair June 12, 2018 13:57
The deck chair can be personalised by adding a message to the back, it's been great receiving all the messages for beloved Dad's across the country!
My personalised deck chair is available through my Not on the High Street store.
March Meet The Maker: Favourite To Make March 4, 2018 11:24
My screenprinted lampshade.
Each one is made to order and can be personalised to fit the customers’ needs.
When you print al day it’s nice to have something different to do. I speak to the customer about where it’s going to live, get colour samples through the post, mix my own ink to match and personalise the design just for them.
The making also involves a lot of concentration, if you get it wrong you have to start all over again, so it can be high pressure!
It’s worth it in the end as each one is unique and I often receive a photo of it in its new home.
March Meet The Maker: How You Started March 3, 2018 11:19
This is the first deck chair I ever printed. After finishing my degree in Contemporary Crafts (that course doesn’t exist anymore) I spent some time living in Cornwall, making automata.
I would collect old tins and adapt them into moving sculptures. It was brilliant fun and involved screenprinting onto metals.
Then for some reason (I don’t remember) I moved onto illustrating and printing textiles, despite not training as an illustrator or a textile designer!
I’d like to say it all went from there but to be honest I ended up working in a pub and trying to find space in my brain to be creative.
10 years later I’m running my own business and still producing screen printed deck chairs. I do miss Cornwall though ☀️
March Meet The Maker: Where March 2, 2018 11:17
My home is the Fine City of Norwich and my studio is in a village called Hindolveston in North Norfolk.
It’s a beautiful place to live and work, there’s a little bit of city and a lot of country. I love going for coffee and cake on the market or jumping in the car and heading for a windy walk on the beach.
My home provides a huge amount of inspiration for my work, from the local wildlife to my Dad’s allotment.
I ❤️ Norfolk.
March Meet The Maker: You March 1, 2018 11:05
My name is Lottie Day and I'm a screenprinter from Norfolk. I like peanut butter and sending fun mail to my friends.
I also enjoy funny-looking dogs, pop-up books, automata and pancakes.
I dislike washing up and the moth that ate my favourite jumper.
This is my daughter Raphaela. She likes raisins, dancing and is obsessed with the TV show Sarah & Duck.
Norwich Market Pop-Up November 22, 2017 10:54
Very excited to announce that I'll be doing a Christmas Pop-Up on Norwich Market from 8th-10th December.
I'm on Unit 12 so come say hello!
Wealden Times Midwinter Fair November 21, 2017 13:05
Our very first visit to Kent for the Wealden Times Midwinter Fair!
Wealden Times Midwinter Fair November 21, 2017 10:51
Our very first visit to Kent for the Wealden Times Midwinter Fair!
Country Living Christmas Fair November 10, 2017 00:00
So amazing to be back at The Country Living Christmas Fair in London, last year I was busy having a baby so it was a real joy catch up with customers and other traders.
Kirstie Allsopp presents The Handmade Fair September 19, 2017 14:57
It was great to be back at Kirstie Allsopp's Handmade Fair at Hampton Court Palace in London. It's such a lovely event and the standard of exhibitors is extremely high. I missed last year through being heavily pregnant, so it was brilliant to exhibit again.
Lottie Day in Country Living Magazine September 8, 2017 16:12
I'm absolutely over the moon to be featured in the latest issue Country Living Magazine.
The amazing Alex Reece came to visit me last summer to talk about my life in Norfolk, helping my Dad on his allotment and running my own business.
Huge thanks to photographer Cristian Barnett, who produced some fantastic images of my work and home in Hindolveston.
I've already had some incredible feedback, so thank you everyone!
Norwich Makers Market August 29, 2017 10:31
It was so exciting to be back at The Assembly House for Norwich Makers Market.
I had a great time at my old-stomping ground and the Makers Market is such a great event, I'm really grateful to them for accepting my work!
Beth Moseley Family Photography August 22, 2017 11:30
My good friend Beth Moseley is an incredible photographer, we used to share an office at The Assembly House and over the years she has produced some incredible images of my work.
Beth is a very successful commercial and wedding photographer who is now branching out into the world of family portraits.
She kindly captured some beautiful images of my family, I am absolutely blown away by the results.
I strongly recommend you pop over to her website and book yourself a session!
Country Living Spring Fair April 27, 2017 00:00
After months of baby-time it was fantastic to be back in the saddle at the Country Living Spring Fair in Alexandra Palace.
Country Living: Gift Like an Editor November 22, 2016 11:36
Country Living Christmas Fair 2016 November 8, 2016 11:30
All set up for the Country Living Christmas Fair 2016 at the Business Design Centre in Islington.
Last year I was lucky enough to win the Editors' Choice Award, so it's really great to be back again :)
New Arrival October 26, 2016 11:27
I'm really excited to introduce you to Raphaela, she is a beautiful healthy little girl who took us by surprise and arrived four weeks early.
I had been working extra hard (whilst pregnant!) to print enough stock to get us through Christmas, her surprise arrival means we're missing lampshades and some napkins but I hope you'll forgive me!
My partner Sam and my wonderful parents will be keeping things ticking over until the new year, wish me luck :)
The Handmade Fair September 22, 2016 16:07
Another great year at Kirstie Allsopp's Handmade Fair, thanks so much to everyone bought my work!
Shopping Bags September 1, 2016 11:39
Country Living Magazine August 31, 2016 13:51
I was very excited to pick up the latest edition of Country Living Magazine to find that my Allotment Napkins had been featured in the emporium pages!
I'll be busily printing ready for the Country Living Christmas Fair from 9th to 13th November in Islington, see you there?
If you can't wait until then, my napkins are available in my online shop :)
Lemon Pouch August 18, 2016 16:53
I've been experimenting with a new product, it's a screenprinted Lemon Pouch!
It measures 19cm by 29cm, so just big enough for an iPad Mini, Kindle, Pencils and Pens, Make-up...or whatever you want to carry around!
I'm really happy with the result so will definitely producing some other designs, keep your eyes peeled and let me know what you think.
If you really like it, it's available in my online store.
BBC Countryfile Live 2016 August 10, 2016 11:14
Last weekend I took part in BBC Countryfile Live at Blenheim Palace in Oxfordshire.
It was the very first time the event had been staged, so it was very exciting to exhibit my work in the Food and Home tent.
It was a huge event, similar to the Royal Norfolk Show, with animals, tractors and a LOT of cheese, gin and hog roast.
Being the first year, there were quite a few teething problems with things like traffic and general organisation...hopefully they'll be sorted for future events.
As always, it's a real thrill to sell my work directly to customers as well as interacting with so many other makers and exhibitors.
A huge thank you to all the people who were so complimentary about my work!
My next big event will be The Handmade Fair in September :)
BBC Countryfile Live July 28, 2016 16:44
This year I'm excited to be taking part in BBC Countryfile Live!
BBC Countryfile Live 2016 takes place between 4-7 August at Blenheim Palace.
Vegetable Garden Deck Chair July 19, 2016 11:39
Introducing my new Vegetable Garden Deck Chair.
This year I've been working on a number of new illustrations, on the theme of a vegetable garden.
So fair I have adapted them into a number of products, including tea towels and napkins. The illustrations include radishes, baby carrots, spring onions and purple cabbages.
I decided it would be a great idea to combine them into a full vegetable patch, so a double deck chair is the perfect canvas.
Like all of my deck chairs, it's made from sustainable hard wood, which is coated in teak oil...it's also made for sharing!
My Vegetable Garden Deck Chair is now available from my online shop :)
Norwich Art Boot 2016 June 22, 2016 17:52
The Norwich Art Boot is one of my favourite events of the year.
The day is organised by Print to the People, a brilliant printmaking studio in Norwich.
It's a fantastic mixture of art, craft, music and beer (it takes place at a brewery!).
Thanks so much to Vicki and Jo for having me and to everyone who bought my work!
Country Homes & Interiors June 8, 2016 15:25
Allotment Produce May 27, 2016 12:00
This week I spent some time helping my Dad on his allotment.
My entire Allotment collection has been inspired by vegetables grown by my Dad.
Notcutts Garden Centre May 20, 2016 11:33
I had a brilliant time at Notcutts Garden Centre last night.
They have been stocking my products for a few months now and thought it would be a nice idea for me to demonstrate my screen printing process at their Privilege Members' event.
It was great to meet so many people and get them excited about the joy of handmade :)
Liz Earle: Wellbeing Magazine May 12, 2016 17:04
Adleburgh Craft Fair: Lobster & Lemon May 6, 2016 17:47
Over the bank holiday weekend I crossed the border from Norfolk to Suffolk to take part in the Aldeburgh Craft Fair.
It was a glorious weekend of weather and it was so great to spend some time in one of my favourite seaside town.
I couldn't resist the opportunity to take a few snaps of my Lobster and Lemon Napkins and Shopping Bag.
Aldeburgh is such a colourful town and provided the perfect backdrop to my screen printed designs.
Thanks to everyone who cam along to the fair, I can't wait to return in October :)
The Assembly House April 30, 2016 12:24
Here is a new illustration, specially commissioned by my friends at The Assembly House.
Lobster & Lemon Napkins April 29, 2016 16:41
In my house, whoever gets the Lemon does the washing up!
Available now in my online shop :)
Luxury Bedrooms at The Assembly House April 28, 2016 13:46
In February work was completed on a renovation, transforming the the St.Mary's House wing of the building into eleven luxury bedrooms.
They are really stunning and a welcome addition to one of Norwich's most beloved and historic buildings.
If you're planning a stay in the new rooms (and I highly recommend that you do!) then I'm really delighted to say that you will be sipping your complimentary tea and coffee from my new Feather and Hare Mugs!
A huge thanks to The Assembly House for supporting my work.
My mugs are also available in my online shop :)
Build Your Own Box of Napkins April 27, 2016 16:51
I often receive customer requests for personalised boxes of napkins, I'm always happy to oblige and add personal touches to orders.
Choose from my original illustrations of Lobster, Lemon, Hare, Purple Turnip, Parsnip, Orange Turnip (or Swede!) and Dahlia.
Head over to my Not on the High Street store build your own!
Screen Printed Mugs April 20, 2016 20:52
Exciting news! My new ceramic mugs are now available to buy online!
I've been wanting to produce a range of ceramics for a while, so I'm really excited to introduce my bone china Feather and Norfolk Hare mugs.
I really like that all of my work is screen printed, so I was really happy to find a UK company that was able to produce screen printed mugs.
Edwardian Fine Bone China are based in the heart of the UK potteries, Stoke-On-Trent. They we really lovely to work with and I'm so happy with the final products.
My new Feather and Hare Mugs are available now in my online store.
Use the code 'MUG2016' to receive 10% discount.
Printing my Hare Napkins April 15, 2016 15:56
Another busy day in the studio, screenprinting my Hare Napkins :)
Screen Printing My Allotment Napkins April 12, 2016 15:28
Here's a little animation I put together to illustrate the process of screen printing my allotment napkins. It was really fun to do, I hope you like it :)
Country Living Spring Fair 2016 March 25, 2016 17:35
It was great to be back at the Country Living Fair to celebrate the coming of Spring!
I'm always a bit nervous ahead of big shows like this, as they can be quite a big investment. However I was encouraged by my success at the Christmas Fair and I felt that my products fitted the Spring/Easter theme quite well.
This was also my first opportunity to try out my new-and-improved napkin boxes. It was definitely a big step to change my most successful product...but I received a really positive reaction and had actually ran out by the final day.
I also debuted my new ceramic mugs! I've previously produced a few small runs of mugs in the past, this time however I managed to find a manufacturer that could produce a screen printed design, which fits really nicely with my other ranges.
My new mugs will be available in my online store very soon!
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