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Open Studio Tour: HelenRawlinson

Jan 24, 2011

by HelenRawlinson

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In our Open Studio Tour series, we step inside the creative spaces of Etsians to see where their process begins. Consider this a chance to get to know your fellow makers and find inspiration for your own space.

What’s your name and what do you make?
My name is Helen Rawlinson and I’m a textile designer. I hand screen print all my designs and make a range of interior products and accessories. My lighting range is where it all began!

Where is your studio situated?

Stoke Newington, Hackney in the East End of London. It’s a magical hideaway, situated just off a busy main road. Built in the Victorian era, the building was originally an old chocolate factory until 1959. My landlord, Keith Ashley, bought the derelict property in 1994 and converted it into artist studios, including one for himself. The new Chocolate Factory was born and after a further extension in 2007, it now houses 27 studios of creativity.
It’s set around a pretty cobbled yard with hanging baskets and potted plants of all sizes dotted here and there. Hard to believe you are in the middle of London once you’re inside its large steel gates. I feel very lucky to be part of a community like this. It’s so nice to be able to pop outside for a chat with whoever is around that day.

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Do you think your studio reflects your personality? How so?
Very much so. I’m very untidy and that’s what hits you most mornings. There’s stuff everywhere, including my son’s toys which merge with everything else and often turn up as props in my photos. I’d love to have a clean white space, with everything in its place. I almost get there when we all tidy up for our biannual open studio events, but it soon goes back to chaos. I’m a complete hoarder, so if there’s no room at home, it comes here.

When did you decide that you needed a studio?

As soon as I left the Royal College of Art, I rented a studio with a couple of friends. I had some great interest from my final show and received some commissions. I had to make a decision to leave when my friends moved on to full-time employment. The Chocolate Factory was walking distance from my home and the studio spaces had just become available. I couldn’t resist.

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Did you make any sacrifices to create your studio?
At first I missed the exercise with cycling to work as my previous studio was closer to Central London. This was also great for heading off to “town” in the evening. However, the convenience of being just around the corner from home, cheaper rent and the general vibe of my new studio setting, far outweighed these minor changes. I now cycle with my son to school on the way to work and I’ve realised that going out becomes a much more local affair as family life takes over.

What is you favorite tool in your workspace?

I’m torn between my two trades of screen printing and machine embroidery. I picked up a small vintage squeegee at a street stall on the famous Brick Lane many years ago; it’s been my printing partner ever since and I treasure it. My old Bernina sewing machine, on the other hand, is my stitching work horse. It’s plowed through many a lampshade and just keeps chugging on and I love the design.

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Is there anything you would add to your work space?
A pinboard. I’ve covered the walls with so many shelves that I don’t really have a spot for all the notes and ephemeral inspiration that cloud my desk space. My studio has grown in a very haphazard, organic way over the years. I’d love to have a big clear out and start again, it’s just a case of finding the time.

Where do you find all of the objects that decorate your studio?

The vinyl winged chair that sits by the doors, I found dumped on our street. My old desk came out of a skip from college days. The little mirror cabinet which sits above my sink is currently on a 15 year loan from a friend. The old tin rocking horse tucked away on a top shelf also belongs to a friend who seems to have forgotten all about it. The bright patterned floor mats I bought in Mauritius. I love car boot sales, so the rest of my nik naks come from Sunday morning browsings and charity shops.

What object in your studio inspires you the most?
It can be anything from the inside of an envelope to a well thumbed book, a vintage toy to an old CD cover, whatever catches my eye that day.

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How do your studio surroundings inspire your work?
I printed Look Left / Look Right tee shirts for my son, inspired by the traffic signs painted on the road going to and from work every day. My first lampshade design for Heal’s department store was from leaves picked up in a local street. You never can guess where the next idea will come from but I think you draw on your surroundings wherever you are.

Is there something in your studio that has a great story behind it?

My screenprint exposure unit sits quietly at the back of the studio on its chunky castors and glides along in a feather-like fashion whenever it needs a push. It was a chance purchase from a friend who was moving out of London and selling up. I was so excited about it, I didn’t think about the logistics of actually getting it into my first floor studio. It arrived one day in a large van and three massive men struggled and sweated to get it up the open metal staircase. I watched holding my breath at the top as it slowly advanced and the whole stairway trembled and sagged under the weight. For weeks I had mad thoughts of it crashing through to the floor below. I think it’s destined never to leave this studio, unless in bits, as I don’t think I could bear to go through all that again.

If you have an interesting studio or workspace, share it with us on the Etsy Open Studio Tour Flickr pool, and you may be next in our Open Studio Tour post!

UK Edition | Shop Local: England

Festive Christmas Stocking
Festive Christmas Stocking
HelenRawlinson
$11.72 USD
Dinosaur Drawstring Tote Bag - can be personalised
Dinosaur Drawstring Tote Bag - can be personalised
HelenRawlinson
$11.03 USD
Personalised Dinosaur Cushion
Personalised Dinosaur Cushion
HelenRawlinson
$40.00 USD
Moroccan Tile Print Apron
Moroccan Tile Print Apron
HelenRawlinson
$24.83 USD
Dinosaur Print Cushion
Dinosaur Print Cushion
HelenRawlinson
$24.83 USD
Personalised Dinosaur Cushion
Personalised Dinosaur Cushion
HelenRawlinson
$40.00 USD
Moroccan Tile Screen Printed Cushion
Moroccan Tile Screen Printed Cushion
HelenRawlinson
$48.28 USD
Moroccan Tile Square Pillow in fluorescent pink
Moroccan Tile Square Pillow in fluorescent pink
HelenRawlinson
$41.38 USD
Moroccan Tile Print Oven Mitt Pot Holder
Moroccan Tile Print Oven Mitt Pot Holder
HelenRawlinson
$20.69 USD
Moroccan Tile Print Tea Towel in Red
Moroccan Tile Print Tea Towel in Red
HelenRawlinson
$12.41 USD
Moroccan Tile Slim Pillow in Royal Blue
Moroccan Tile Slim Pillow in Royal Blue
HelenRawlinson
$48.28 USD
Moroccan Tile Square Pillow
Moroccan Tile Square Pillow
HelenRawlinson
$55.17 USD
Dinosaur Screen Print Poster
Dinosaur Screen Print Poster
HelenRawlinson
$27.59 USD
Dinosaur Screen Print Poster
Dinosaur Screen Print Poster
HelenRawlinson
$27.59 USD
Screenprint Slim Rock Cushion
Screenprint Slim Rock Cushion
HelenRawlinson
$48.28 USD
ABC One Piece Fabric Pack, Hand Printed in Orange
ABC One Piece Fabric Pack, Hand Printed in Orange
HelenRawlinson
$11.03 USD
Parade screen printed pillow cover in orange
Parade screen printed pillow cover in orange
HelenRawlinson
$48.28 USD
Moroccan Tile Lampshade Pendant
Moroccan Tile Lampshade Pendant
HelenRawlinson
$67.59 USD
Mosaic Tile Screen Print Cushion in Cherry Red
Mosaic Tile Screen Print Cushion in Cherry Red
HelenRawlinson
$41.38 USD
Bloom Pillow in Turquoise
Bloom Pillow in Turquoise
HelenRawlinson
$34.48 USD
Personalised Monochrome Dinosaur Cushion
Personalised Monochrome Dinosaur Cushion
HelenRawlinson
$40.00 USD
Personalised Dinosaur Cushion
Personalised Dinosaur Cushion
HelenRawlinson
$40.00 USD
Dinosaur Tote Bag
Dinosaur Tote Bag
HelenRawlinson
$11.03 USD
Set of 2 Tea Towels in Parade, choice of colours
Set of 2 Tea Towels in Parade, choice of colours
HelenRawlinson
$22.07 USD

347 comments

  • MegansMenagerie

    MegansMenagerie said 6 years ago

    Wow...Just beautiful!!!! Congrats!!!!

  • JudiPaintedit

    JudiPaintedit said 6 years ago

    Love the studio... even when its a mess it still has a clean look to it. And you have lots of space!

  • StudioZen

    StudioZen said 6 years ago

    What a fantastic space and wow, love those shades!!

  • LifeCovers

    LifeCovers said 6 years ago

    Inspiring. Thanks for sharing.

  • polkadotmagpie

    polkadotmagpie said 6 years ago

    So beautiful. The white bricks make a lovely backdrop for your work. Thanks for letting us peek into your studio life. xo

  • rebeccasanchez

    rebeccasanchez said 6 years ago

    Lovely!!

  • DesertSolDesigns

    DesertSolDesigns said 6 years ago

    Love your studio and your work, especially the Big Flower Tube Light. Reminds me of what we in the Southwest call luminarias (spanish) or luminaries. I love to see how other artists work spaces. Yours is so bright & beautiful! Congrats on being featured.

  • sarahmerrill

    sarahmerrill said 6 years ago

    I dream of having a studio space like this someday! For now, though, my dining room table will have to do.

  • zsuzsannasroses

    zsuzsannasroses said 6 years ago

    Nice studio and unique work.Congratulation. Zsuzsanna

  • NangijalaJewelry

    NangijalaJewelry said 6 years ago

    Oh my a dream studio. One of these days I will have one of those :-) Congratulations on the feature, love your work!

  • HELENSHASSACK

    HELENSHASSACK said 6 years ago

    those lights are fabulous & would be perfect in a nursery!

  • Ayca

    Ayca said 6 years ago

    Wowwww...just wonderful! Congrats! & Thanks for sharing this; it is always fun to see how and where other crafter work...

  • isadoraclothing

    isadoraclothing said 6 years ago

    Great article! I am confused though- are Christine Tillman and Helen Rawlinson the same person?

  • dearpumpernickel

    dearpumpernickel said 6 years ago

    What a beautiful studio, it really suits your work. Kind of place I dream of! I used to live in the East End of London so I feel a bit nostalgic now...all the best for your shop!

  • Aimeshad

    Aimeshad said 6 years ago

    Wow, splendid story, thank you for sharing. I would love to come tour the Chocolate Factory, what a cranking and vivacious space! Cheers to you for such great success with the artists' life, even as a mom, congrats!

  • JMGJewelDesign

    JMGJewelDesign said 6 years ago

    Those lights are so gorgeous! Thanks for sharing :)

  • TheCottageCheese

    TheCottageCheese said 6 years ago

    What a fantastic workspace. Thanks for sharing it with us!

  • nomoredisco

    nomoredisco said 6 years ago

    I saw one of your lampshades on church street and admired it a few months ago and now I know I can purchase on etsy! You're definitely on my favorite list. Lovely work.

  • FruitOfMyHands

    FruitOfMyHands said 6 years ago

    Thanks for the inspiration.

  • jammerjewelry

    jammerjewelry said 6 years ago

    Wonderful article, thanks!

  • Tidepools

    Tidepools said 6 years ago

    Gorgeous shop and a wonderful article! Congrats on your feature!

  • ikabags

    ikabags said 6 years ago

    What a fantastic workspace ! Love , love love :)) Thanks !

  • SmilingGirlStudio

    SmilingGirlStudio said 6 years ago

    I read every word and looked at every picture...thanks for sharing and for making my lunch today much more interesting! As my studio is in my home, it is always very quite. The thought of being able to wander out for (adult) conversation for a brain break is a dream! Your work is beautiful, thanks for sharing!

  • HeyChica

    HeyChica said 6 years ago

    What a great space and your lampshades are beautiful!

  • JaniceRayDesigns

    JaniceRayDesigns said 6 years ago

    Love your work and your space that is dedicated to just what you want to do.

  • ACHIRAMA

    ACHIRAMA said 6 years ago

    Congratulations. Your workspace is adecualo to what you do, thanks for sharing with us. Greetings from Chile

  • SilverFirsFarm

    SilverFirsFarm said 6 years ago

    That is just beautiful, I love workspaces that arent perfect and immaculate.. your work space should actually WORK! Beautiful work as well

  • stellaranae

    stellaranae said 6 years ago

    great space, lot all of your prints!

  • spac

    spac said 6 years ago

    I love the bright colors and geometric designs!

  • AZCreativeStudio

    AZCreativeStudio said 6 years ago

    Charming studio!!! Your work is amazing!

  • lindaketelhut

    lindaketelhut said 6 years ago

    I've admired your work for years. It was such a joy to get a peek into your studio and learn a little bit about your background. Your work environment sounds inspired, from the building you work in to being surrounded by other creatives. What a dream!

  • megalunostudio

    megalunostudio said 6 years ago

    Wow, what a great space! And your work is incredible! Thank you for sharing!

  • studiopainters

    studiopainters said 6 years ago

    love your work.

  • paramountvintage

    paramountvintage said 6 years ago

    i love the patterns ans symmetry.

  • aBreathofFrenchair

    aBreathofFrenchair said 6 years ago

    You have an awesome work space and a beautiful shop! Thanks for sharing with us!

  • TanjaDesign

    TanjaDesign said 6 years ago

    I envy you for your studio :)

  • Pinkpjs

    Pinkpjs said 6 years ago

    How lovely to be able to go out into a courtyard for a bit of a break & refresh your inspiration!

  • Chifonie

    Chifonie said 6 years ago

    and such a beautiful light ! bravo

  • AlpineGypsy

    AlpineGypsy said 6 years ago

    Ooooohhhh....gorgeous! Heidi

  • vitamini

    vitamini said 6 years ago

    What a great space you have! I'm always exited to see other screen-print set-ups. Thanks for sharing!

  • consciousclothing

    consciousclothing said 6 years ago

    great studio space! mmmmmmmm chocolate.....

  • royaldesignstencils

    royaldesignstencils said 6 years ago

    What an inspiring place to work, and your creations look just PERFECT in it. Wishing you continued success and joy in your art! -Melanie

  • CLWPottery

    CLWPottery said 6 years ago

    Very nice space to work in. It looks so bright and light. I also love your colorful prints:)

  • theobscureabluvion

    theobscureabluvion said 6 years ago

    I love your lampshades!

  • BunnyInDisguise

    BunnyInDisguise said 6 years ago

    It sounds like the perfect set-up! Hope you never have to move that big screenprint unit again. Thanks for sharing!

  • thelittlemarket

    thelittlemarket said 6 years ago

    Wonderful article! First, love your work! Second, Fabulous studio...Congrats on everything!!

  • KathyGDesigns

    KathyGDesigns said 6 years ago

    Love the colors you use for your fabrics. Thanks for sharing !

  • odarlin

    odarlin said 6 years ago

    This is so beautiful! What a gorgeous work space, there is so much character. I think studio tours are my most favorite thing to see, thanks for sharing! xo

  • QueenofCuffs

    QueenofCuffs said 6 years ago

    Love the way chance can be woven into creativity - that's what life is all about.

  • SewnNatural

    SewnNatural said 6 years ago

    I love this peek at your studio! And your work is fabulous. We have 2 of your ABC pillows on your sofa, and I used more fabric to make some toy boxes for my daughter. Such an incredible Etsy seller - so glad to see you featured here - congrats!

  • DeepBlueNotion

    DeepBlueNotion said 6 years ago

    Wow! Thanks for sharing!!

  • Torann

    Torann said 6 years ago

    Oh I'm doing a Print block at College at the moment so was great to see a real working studio (outside College!) :)

  • yayabun

    yayabun said 6 years ago

    I have some of her fabrics and they're so beautiful....so beautiful in fact that I can't bring myself to cut them for the project they were intended for. Lovely article

  • Vintage2NewJewelry

    Vintage2NewJewelry said 6 years ago

    Thanks for sharing your wonderful story and your studio. I love your work!

  • cowgirlkat05

    cowgirlkat05 said 6 years ago

    I absolutely am in love with everything you do! I love the studio as well, I'm glad it isn't asylum white walls either, it adds so much character! Loves it!

  • babyjives

    babyjives said 6 years ago

    Fabulous work and space. I have complete studio envy now!

  • tigersanddragons

    tigersanddragons said 6 years ago

    Just gorgeous work! My studio choices kept moving closer and closer to home until it finally ended up in the home. Sure it's more convient but I do miss the separation from work life and home life.

  • SeahorseFeather

    SeahorseFeather said 6 years ago

    Wow! Beautiful Work!! Thanks for sharing!

  • TipsyTimeMachine

    TipsyTimeMachine said 6 years ago

    Love to see the spaces where artists create, so filled with busy energy!

  • SugarCubeVintage

    SugarCubeVintage said 6 years ago

    the chocolate factory studio and your stunning patterned lights are both so charming! congrats!

  • rarebeasts

    rarebeasts said 6 years ago

    Your studio rocks.

  • HorizonDr

    HorizonDr said 6 years ago

    Hoarding is the start to all great ideas and creations! Lovely story!

  • SylviaJanssen

    SylviaJanssen said 6 years ago

    Wow, what a great working space!

  • Parachute425

    Parachute425 said 6 years ago

    What a great space! And so nice you get to be near other artists everyday. Beautiful work. Congrats.

  • tuto

    tuto said 6 years ago

    Very creative and sweet studio. Congratulation!

  • CrabappleVintage

    CrabappleVintage said 6 years ago

    Thanks for the peek into your fabulous studio!

  • HelenRawlinson

    HelenRawlinson said 6 years ago

    Gosh! Thanks everyone for such happy comments, it's lovely to see some of my customers on here too! I'll definitely be walking in smiling tomorrow. A big thanks to Chappell and Etsy for spotting my space!

  • SecretAura

    SecretAura said 6 years ago

    Gorgeous Work! Love it!

  • PedroNogueira

    PedroNogueira said 6 years ago

    Very cool work. I also do some silkscreen. I love the technique.

  • StrandRedesign

    StrandRedesign said 6 years ago

    Thank you for sharing your workshop! I was so happy to read that I'm not the only one with a messy printing studio. Your prints are so good!

  • traceygarciadesigns

    traceygarciadesigns said 6 years ago

    Both your work and your workspace are very inspiring! Congratulations and keep it up!

  • HeatherRothStyle

    HeatherRothStyle said 6 years ago

    I love your work! I am inspired by your story and what a fabulous place to create!! I have been doing digital printing of textiles, but seeing your awesome screen printing set up gives me the inspiration to put my own physical energy behind my designing. Thank you for sharing.

  • vKnit

    vKnit said 6 years ago

    amazing space! i love peeking into other peoples studios! i love your prints too! xox

  • sevenply

    sevenply said 6 years ago

    love.

  • terrihvaught

    terrihvaught said 6 years ago

    Really beutiful work!

  • JasmineLund

    JasmineLund said 6 years ago

    Such bright, colorful designs! Keep up the good work!

  • magalerie

    magalerie said 6 years ago

    Thank you so much for opening the doors for us ! Beautiful work ! :)

  • ThoseThreeWords

    ThoseThreeWords said 6 years ago

    what a fantastic space! Really inspiring!

  • SoliDeoGloriaSDG

    SoliDeoGloriaSDG said 6 years ago

    What a great studio! Very creative and lovely pieces!

  • daydreamjewels

    daydreamjewels said 6 years ago

    Beautiful designs, congrats!!!

  • jodieflowers

    jodieflowers said 6 years ago

    Your space is quite awesome! I am so jealous! :)

  • LarissaSpafford

    LarissaSpafford said 6 years ago

    Looks like a heavenly place to work! Thanks for sharing:)

  • teasemade

    teasemade said 6 years ago

    What a fabulously lovely read, it always was going to be a visual treat! Just lovely.

  • DayDreamerVintage

    DayDreamerVintage said 6 years ago

    Beautiful studio!!! Wish I had one like that :)

  • myvintagecrush

    myvintagecrush said 6 years ago

    What a charming studio, like a fairy tale place! I love getting a sneak peek into the creative spaces creative people habitate. Lovely pirces as well!

  • shecological

    shecological said 6 years ago

    How exciting and inspiring!! thanks for the glimpse into your creative world!

  • odiliafu

    odiliafu said 6 years ago

    Congrats! What a lovely studio! And it's in London, a city full of creative energy. So jealous of you!

  • lovisetto

    lovisetto said 6 years ago

    Amazing items!

  • CositasSeriasVintage

    CositasSeriasVintage said 6 years ago

    Such a cool studio!!!

  • TheVinylChalkboard

    TheVinylChalkboard said 6 years ago

    This is so neat! I have always loved screen printing! Your studio looks like so much fun!

  • sassefrass

    sassefrass said 6 years ago

    adorable studio! Very cool!

  • mehndiart09

    mehndiart09 said 6 years ago

    Love all the shelves in your studio! You look pretty organized to me.

  • louise35flower

    louise35flower said 6 years ago

    Congratulations on another great article, you are everywhere at the moment!! really looking forward to doing your workshop next month with my daughters, we are so excited :)

  • HolidayFarmStudio

    HolidayFarmStudio said 6 years ago

    Well, you are obviously a prolific artist. Great studio! Great color palette! I admire the beauty, calm and confidence your work expresses. Have a prosperous year! Best regards, Melanie

  • WalterSilva

    WalterSilva said 6 years ago

    Nice.

  • frommylifetoyours

    frommylifetoyours said 6 years ago

    wow , what a great shop.

  • theroyal

    theroyal said 6 years ago

    quite illuminating

  • virukka

    virukka said 6 years ago

    I love your patterns and those lamps! Thanks for sharing your studio with us :)

  • GwanbyCharon

    GwanbyCharon said 6 years ago

    Fab-ooooo!!!

  • whimsy52

    whimsy52 said 6 years ago

    What a nice atmosphere to work in! I love your studio! Congratulations and you do lovely work!

  • CrossStreetPress

    CrossStreetPress said 6 years ago

    Thanks for inviting us all in to your studio...what a treat! I visited the Chocolate Factory studios in the late 90s and its great to see it's still such a hub of artistic activity, with extremely talented people. Congrats on your gorgeous work.

  • strawberrycouture

    strawberrycouture said 6 years ago

    Wow this is a fascinating article. Everytime I see surroundings in England, I reminds me of the fairytale secret hideaways!!!

  • VintageMarketPlace

    VintageMarketPlace said 6 years ago

    I love being able to get a peek inside studios it is so inspiring to see how other artist work.

  • designedbyjane

    designedbyjane said 6 years ago

    Gorgeous studio and beautiful products!

  • blueskyclouds

    blueskyclouds said 6 years ago

    I loved reading about this space...I just love that it used to be a chocolate factory, and I love that steel door that says so!

  • sweetpeasoup

    sweetpeasoup said 6 years ago

    Great interview. Love your art, your color and design. Super inspirational! PS:I have to say I don't understand artists w/a super tidy studio anymore than I understand skinny chefs!

  • kmariedesignz

    kmariedesignz said 6 years ago

    Love your store!

  • kmariedesignz

    kmariedesignz said 6 years ago

    Very inspiring!

  • Stancey722World

    Stancey722World said 6 years ago

    Love your shop! When I one day visit to London I will be sure to stop by. I wish you very much success!

  • MrPS

    MrPS said 6 years ago

    Ha! I remember the day that your exposure unit arrived! Lovely feature hon. x

  • vintagenelly

    vintagenelly said 6 years ago

    I really loved reading this article. I love your designs and your studio is a dream come true!! Much continued success!!

  • RejDesigns

    RejDesigns said 6 years ago

    Thanks for letting us peek inside your workspace. Love your work - I wish you continued success!

  • StudioCybele

    StudioCybele said 6 years ago

    Gorgeous Work! Love it!

  • mcldrygoods

    mcldrygoods said 6 years ago

    beautiful space, beautiful items. love. :)

  • SANDRAINSTITCHES

    SANDRAINSTITCHES said 6 years ago

    I loved your article, I am always inspired by the creativity of others! What a success story!

  • TabulaArte

    TabulaArte said 6 years ago

    Space, space, the more you have it the more you fill it up!

  • Bagitconscious

    Bagitconscious said 6 years ago

    If I lived in London, I would not miss a moment to come and meet you, your work, and the adorable new chocolate factory. It all looks SOO lovely.

  • alterednation

    alterednation said 6 years ago

    love ur studio space! i also have a lil boutique inside a collective art space which used to be an old medical center so i can appreciate it a lot :) :) cool work also

  • alterednation

    alterednation said 6 years ago

    love ur studio space! i also have a lil boutique inside a collective art space which used to be an old medical center so i can appreciate it a lot :) :) cool work also

  • BingoBox

    BingoBox said 6 years ago

    What a beautiful and creative world you have made for yourself - Cheers !!

  • sunkae

    sunkae said 6 years ago

    ***Amazing Studio and lovely designs!***

  • pinksnakejewelry

    pinksnakejewelry said 6 years ago

    Great Article! WOW what a beautiful studio! Love you textiles too!

  • atthestudiodoor

    atthestudiodoor said 6 years ago

    I'd love to work in a place called The Chocolate Factory! lol ;) What a great studio!

  • WhisperingOak

    WhisperingOak said 6 years ago

    I just love the pictures of your workspace!

  • thoughtfullyadorned

    thoughtfullyadorned said 6 years ago

    Oh what a wonderful idea to turn that old factory in to studios for many artists! I love your studio and I love what you do!!!

  • BambuEarth

    BambuEarth said 6 years ago

    Wow, you have inspired me to seek out my very own studio space. Thanks for a wonderfully creative description. ♥

  • OsoVictoria

    OsoVictoria said 6 years ago

    What a great story, studio and screen prints!

  • Poiriers

    Poiriers said 6 years ago

    Your shop is the best!!! Looks like a real great place to work and create!! Thank you for sharing it with us.

  • emleehandmade

    emleehandmade said 6 years ago

    what wonderful creations!

  • oodalollies

    oodalollies said 6 years ago

    a chocolate factory-turned art studio... SERIOUSLY? i'm not sure if it can get any better than that (: does a sweet smell still linger in the air, i wonder? love your sense of color and pattern. beautiful work!

  • petitepoche

    petitepoche said 6 years ago

    ooooohhh... GREAT article. I luuv Helen's work!! Thanks to Helen and Etsy for sharing!

  • filofashion

    filofashion said 6 years ago

    Amazing !!

  • lulusnest

    lulusnest said 6 years ago

    Such a beautiful space be creative and let your wildest dreams work themselves out as your passion. I'll admit to being a bit jealous of such a great studio!

  • Evajune

    Evajune said 6 years ago

    Your studio is so beautiful. I love how you the display for your lamps.

  • CrayonHall

    CrayonHall said 6 years ago

    How beautiful.

  • accentonvintage

    accentonvintage said 6 years ago

    I love your work and your studio is wonderful!!

  • smalldailypaintings

    smalldailypaintings said 6 years ago

    what a wonderful little community of artists you have and I love all your designs!

  • blueroompottery

    blueroompottery said 6 years ago

    Oh, I love your work!!! So beautiful!!! And I am so happy for you to be noticed!! Beautiful studio, I want some of your lamps!! :>)

  • akcArt

    akcArt said 6 years ago

    What a cool and inspiring place to work! Love your pillows, bright and cheery!

  • lovodesign

    lovodesign said 6 years ago

    What a beautiful space filled with personality! It must be a pleasure to awake each morning and enter such a light and cheery studio. Congrats!

  • OrangeTwist

    OrangeTwist said 6 years ago

    Fabulous studio and work! Love the chocolate factory aspect and the balance of chaos and structure in your space.

  • carolforsyth

    carolforsyth said 6 years ago

    Oh I love the story. I now feel less guilty about my work table and studio. I love the studio and even with lots happening it still looks manages to look fresh and bright! Thanks for sharing :-)

  • carolforsyth

    carolforsyth said 6 years ago

    Oh forgot to say love the lampshades.

  • upup

    upup said 6 years ago

    very beautiful space. i love how it's crowded and yet still somehow airy.

  • thepapermoonstudio

    thepapermoonstudio said 6 years ago

    Great space and thanks for sharing!

  • AngelasAlchemy

    AngelasAlchemy said 6 years ago

    I love your studio space, especially the history! The clutter means you get to be there a lot and work on your craft. Congratulations on the feature!

  • nicholeriley

    nicholeriley said 6 years ago

    Awesome space!! Im jealous : ) Super great shop too!! Congrats on the feature!!

  • bonni1982

    bonni1982 said 6 years ago

    gorgeous work! xx

  • giftworldz

    giftworldz said 6 years ago

    My work space is messy as well but as long as I know where everything is I'm good. Great products!!! love your stuff!

  • thiswayup1

    thiswayup1 said 6 years ago

    So inspiring!! Lovely items and shop!

  • GloriousGirlJewelry

    GloriousGirlJewelry said 6 years ago

    ahhh, so many of us wish our studio/spaces could be pristine & white, perfect for showing off - but the reality is we as artists are never "done" creating - it is the "creative chaos" that keeps us constantly inspired!....it is nice to take a day off every now & then to clean up a bit & rearrange though, right?! LOVE the ABC lamps and the big flower yellow shade!

  • AlyTheRed

    AlyTheRed said 6 years ago

    This was so much fun to read about your studio history and personal experiences. It sounds like so much fun, compared to my solo studio. :-) Thanks for sharing all the pretty photos. Where are the messy ones?

  • abiednc

    abiednc said 6 years ago

    goood blogwalking http://gratisan92.blogspot.com/

  • alnabeeel

    alnabeeel said 6 years ago

    I am a big fan of manual occupations, and I wish you further progress in the success It is a beautiful profession with a lot of innovations and achievements of great fiction My life / Nabil Mohammed

  • milkandcookies

    milkandcookies said 6 years ago

    what a beautiful studio!!

  • yellowfield7

    yellowfield7 said 6 years ago

    Beautiful work!

  • eyongs

    eyongs said 6 years ago

    Just beautiful

  • limkake

    limkake said 6 years ago

    You have a lovely studio!! I love it.

  • bytinster

    bytinster said 6 years ago

    The prints are gorgeous! And I'm in love with your studio!

  • Kokolele

    Kokolele said 6 years ago

    ~~~ ☺ Very nice, everything looks so pretty ♥

  • GracefullyGirly

    GracefullyGirly said 6 years ago

    I love that someone else is untidy! Thanks for sharing your experience.

  • audreytolove

    audreytolove said 6 years ago

    Wonderful items! Tks for your article.

  • felicitycrew

    felicitycrew said 6 years ago

    Such a great studio space, thanks for sharing a glimpse!

  • LANCERIKA

    LANCERIKA said 6 years ago

    FabuleuX story! Your studio is a dream:) Wishing you great creative FuN:)

  • KariOriginal

    KariOriginal said 6 years ago

    what a beautiful studio and such great work! very jealous! :)

  • AdeloCreations

    AdeloCreations said 6 years ago

    This is the ideal studio! I wish you the best creations!

  • BasahanAlit

    BasahanAlit said 6 years ago

    beautiful beautiful print screen.... love it!

  • moozlehome

    moozlehome said 6 years ago

    Hiya Helen! Great to read this, well done! I'm glad that exposure unit didn't crash trough the floor when I had the studio downstairs... I do miss our 'creative' lunches though! xxx

  • whitenoisemaker

    whitenoisemaker said 6 years ago

    Thanks for showing us around your studio, very inspiring!

  • pleasanthedges

    pleasanthedges said 6 years ago

    Lovely story! I remember as a young woman wishing to turn my creativity into a home business. Now, years later, Etsy has helped make my wishes happen. I love working at home with my family all around me. :) So rewarding. Cindy

  • contemori

    contemori said 6 years ago

    wow!!! tha't amazing!! I looooove your creations, and the studio too!!!

  • PurePalette

    PurePalette said 6 years ago

    Thank you for sharing your studio and story. I always love screen printed design or any type of designs. Thanks again.

  • Handmadebyani

    Handmadebyani said 6 years ago

    Beautiful work, Thanks for Sharing!!!

  • doodlekreations

    doodlekreations said 6 years ago

    i love your studio space... Mess = color = beautiful ! How else can you create ?! Such beautiful screen printed designs.

  • LittleWrenPottery

    LittleWrenPottery said 6 years ago

    Love your studio its so cute! I always prefer to let spaces grow organically they have a much more homely feeling to them.

  • rakshniyavintage

    rakshniyavintage said 6 years ago

    what a cool studio! I love that it's located within an artist commuinty.

  • designMatter

    designMatter said 6 years ago

    just wonderfull!

  • kadydesigns

    kadydesigns said 6 years ago

    Amazing shop! Love your work!Congrats and continued success to you!!!

  • AllWittyKnitty

    AllWittyKnitty said 6 years ago

    Finally!!! I've been stalking your photos in the Flickr stream for ages. Amazing.

  • monatao

    monatao said 6 years ago

    Fantastic studio! I see how you can create beautiful patterns there! very inspiring ;)

  • OliveLongstocking

    OliveLongstocking said 6 years ago

    Helen, I love your studio and everything in it! I love your lamp display and all your fabrics. Definitely on my favourite shop list ! Continued Success to you!!

  • jezzeprints

    jezzeprints said 6 years ago

    Lovely interview, and such a great studio!

  • breadandroses2

    breadandroses2 said 6 years ago

    Admiration w/ a tad of studio envy! Well deserved feature. Thanks for sharing your wonderful work space & creations!

  • lauraprentice

    lauraprentice said 6 years ago

    awesome studio!

  • TheMillineryShop

    TheMillineryShop said 6 years ago

    Congrats. Very cool space! You're lucky!

  • needleyou

    needleyou said 6 years ago

    Thanks for letting us in your cool studio. Inspiring and continued success to you!

  • BloodstoneBay

    BloodstoneBay said 6 years ago

    Wow, I'd love to have somewhere like this to work! Lovely space.

  • shop1848

    shop1848 said 6 years ago

    I adore your work space! LOVE the lamp shades!

  • gingeraledesigns

    gingeraledesigns said 6 years ago

    such a lovely creative space. your items came out beautiful :)

  • grandmamarievintage

    grandmamarievintage said 6 years ago

    Your studio looks so welcoming and comfy. What a wonderful place to work in!

  • bowlabeau

    bowlabeau said 6 years ago

    How lucky to have all those lamps creating light in your space!

  • HouseOfMoss

    HouseOfMoss said 6 years ago

    Your studio looks great, and it looks like the lighting is lovely there!

  • rubisartnmore

    rubisartnmore said 6 years ago

    Wow, lovely work! Congratulations, and thank you for sharing your inspiring story with us. :)

  • MorganNichole

    MorganNichole said 6 years ago

    Love your work and work space. Congrats on your interview I enjoyed reading it.

  • lucileskitchen

    lucileskitchen said 6 years ago

    Fantastic ! I really love scrinprinting, your work and studio, that's a fun way of life ! in Paris I am printing in my kitchen :D....

  • designlab443

    designlab443 said 6 years ago

    Great space! And Great work!!!

  • SerantoniDesigns

    SerantoniDesigns said 6 years ago

    wow! KUDOs!

  • Guitarpickman

    Guitarpickman said 6 years ago

    A+ place

  • strawberryluna

    strawberryluna said 6 years ago

    Yay!! I have LOVED your work and your shop for quite sometime now. Both as an Etys-shopper and a screenprinted myself :) It's so wonderful to see your studio, I have to admit to visiting your shop and wondering how you worked a few times. So lovely to see a studio tour, and what a beautiful studio too! Thanks bunches for sharing & cheers!

  • BettyTurbo

    BettyTurbo said 6 years ago

    CRAFT STUDIO IN A REPURPOSED CHOCOLATE FACTORY sounds like a dream come true on so many levels!

  • ilovehearts

    ilovehearts said 6 years ago

    Love your designs x

  • BatesMercantileCo

    BatesMercantileCo said 6 years ago

    I love your work 'and' your studio!

  • nighthawk327

    nighthawk327 said 6 years ago

    Gorgeous studio, I'm jealous! :) Love your lamps and colorful designs.

  • ChrissiesRibbons

    ChrissiesRibbons said 6 years ago

    Gorgeous work space and gorgeous work. Congratulations on the article

  • AngelicArtwork

    AngelicArtwork said 6 years ago

    Great article! What a wonderful place to have a studio! OOOOhhhh, does it smell of chocolate?

  • hingmade

    hingmade said 6 years ago

    Nice screen print^^

  • authorsdaughter

    authorsdaughter said 6 years ago

    I LOVE the mess it's beautiful, and the chocolate factory sounds very inspirational in itself!

  • sparrowsalvage

    sparrowsalvage said 6 years ago

    Great studio- I'm excessively jealous! Not just of the space but of the location, East End London is a dream destination for me!

  • vintagegirldezigns

    vintagegirldezigns said 6 years ago

    Great story and your studio looks great too! Much success to you!

  • HollamamaStudio

    HollamamaStudio said 6 years ago

    Amazing work, it's beautiful! good luck...

  • rebeccasaix

    rebeccasaix said 6 years ago

    What a lovely work space and with company as well. Will definitely try to come to the open studios.

  • redemptionart

    redemptionart said 6 years ago

    Nice, nice, nice, great studio, especially because it is part of an art colony..love it!

  • girliepains

    girliepains said 6 years ago

    What a beautiful and inspiring studio!

  • pouch

    pouch said 6 years ago

    what a fantastic space - it's a real treat to see inside Helen's studio :)

  • megliles

    megliles said 6 years ago

    I adore your studio! what a fantastic place to work!

  • frenchtoastfriday

    frenchtoastfriday said 6 years ago

    Love, love, love

  • PyxusPassionProject

    PyxusPassionProject said 6 years ago

    What a gorgeous workspace! I am filled with envy - London, Chocolate factory, adorable studio space... Aaaah!! Beautiful work as well - fantastic job.

  • galstudio

    galstudio said 6 years ago

    love your chocolate factory space keep up the great work!

  • FruteJuce

    FruteJuce said 6 years ago

    Really lovely studio and work

  • AlanBartlettArt

    AlanBartlettArt said 6 years ago

    I really like the bold moroccan tile style fabrics.

  • SANDYSAYLE

    SANDYSAYLE said 6 years ago

    nice work! and your studio is so nice! so neat!

  • yourdesignerprints

    yourdesignerprints said 6 years ago

    This is my dream, I hope this is what my future will look like! Amazing and inspiring work! My day is officially brightened :)

  • poorjimsvintage

    poorjimsvintage said 6 years ago

    I wish we had a studio.

  • siamcollection

    siamcollection said 6 years ago

    so cute...

  • ArturoRios

    ArturoRios said 6 years ago

    Love your shop :)

  • EcoInspired

    EcoInspired said 6 years ago

    Great studio! Looks heavenly to me, and I love your Moroccan tile designs.

  • 13threads

    13threads said 6 years ago

    As you know, I love your lamps! Great getting to know you a little more.

  • SweetlyFallen

    SweetlyFallen said 6 years ago

    Just beautiful! Thanks for sharing!

  • InspirationsbyMelani

    InspirationsbyMelani said 6 years ago

    Love your work!

  • jmayoriginals

    jmayoriginals said 6 years ago

    Great studio and engaging interview. Thanks for letting us have a look!

  • LittleWhiteDresser

    LittleWhiteDresser said 6 years ago

    I'm a textile design student and I enjoyed this story!

  • WhirlGirlGlass

    WhirlGirlGlass said 6 years ago

    Love the space and what great light you have. Sure beats my dark basement studio... but someday just maybe...

  • campstitch

    campstitch said 6 years ago

    Thanks for sharing your space! Keep up the good work.

  • LovelyFitzgerald

    LovelyFitzgerald said 6 years ago

    Great studio and great story! My dream has always been to be a textile designer. Thanks for sharing!

  • manderz6

    manderz6 said 6 years ago

    Your work and your studio are so beautiful and inspiring. Thank you :)

  • paintedturtlestudio

    paintedturtlestudio said 6 years ago

    Love the studio and the lampshades. The colors and designs are fantastic. Great story. Thanks for sharing. Best of luck. Barbara

  • chocolatecreative

    chocolatecreative said 6 years ago

    Hi Helen, i can't believe never been up to the chocolate factory yet, I will pay u a visit when the next open studios happen. Nice space you have there, I work/print from my home studio and I am desperate for a bigger space!! well done. marga

  • BonitaBellita

    BonitaBellita said 6 years ago

    This is just beautiful and inspiring. Its just the kind of studio I would dream of owning one day, the way it's so full of light and creativity. So glad this was shared!

  • jewelswiredup

    jewelswiredup said 6 years ago

    I love peeking in to studio spaces. I love the beautiful work you do. Your studio is pleasant and full of light. I'm envious.

  • sunrisetreasures

    sunrisetreasures said 6 years ago

    Congrats on being featured! Wonderful shop :)

  • ameliegallery

    ameliegallery said 6 years ago

    Oh wow! So inspiring... Beautiful Designs, I'm jealous of your space! ;)

  • Mouflon

    Mouflon said 6 years ago

    Beautiful space for beautiful creations!

  • EmbroiderybyLinda

    EmbroiderybyLinda said 6 years ago

    Very nice studio

  • SmallkineCreations

    SmallkineCreations said 6 years ago

    Love your studio, love your graphics, love the lamp shades...just love it all!

  • megbydesign

    megbydesign said 6 years ago

    Your Work is beautiful and that studio is adorable!

  • OhSudz

    OhSudz said 6 years ago

    What an inspiration. I love your work!

  • RainyDayStitchesShop

    RainyDayStitchesShop said 6 years ago

    Wow!! Beautiful!!

  • onthewallusa

    onthewallusa said 6 years ago

    Lovely studio to work in all day. Beautiful designs.

  • metalicious

    metalicious said 6 years ago

    You had me at Chocolate Factory! Gorgeous work!

  • jmagdesigns

    jmagdesigns said 6 years ago

    What a Great place to work! Wonderful color's!

  • PocketCardsbyPam

    PocketCardsbyPam said 6 years ago

    Love the combo...chocolate, studio, creativity!! And who has time to pick up when there is so much waiting to be created? I love it.

  • Tuuni

    Tuuni said 6 years ago

    Your studio space looks very inviting, with all the vintage furniture and colorful pieces of work. Love your style!

  • MapleShadeKids

    MapleShadeKids said 6 years ago

    Thanks for sharing this little piece of heaven with us. Wonderful space and gorgeous creations.

  • namasteyworld

    namasteyworld said 6 years ago

    This is a great post... thank you for sharing...

  • silkychicks

    silkychicks said 6 years ago

    thanks for inviting us in Helen....very inspiring space & beautiful work

  • HiddenSightPhoto

    HiddenSightPhoto said 6 years ago

    Wish I had a studio like that. I have a new goal! https://sites.google.com/site/hiddensightphoto/

  • lauraprill

    lauraprill said 6 years ago

    your work is so wonderful!

  • dhpainter

    dhpainter said 6 years ago

    Wow Helen, an excellent feature, well done! Your studio and work look amazing. All the best x

  • beatyboutique

    beatyboutique said 6 years ago

    Love your work and your studio!

  • MysticalRaindrops

    MysticalRaindrops said 6 years ago

    Bright colors. Love it!

  • DolineBlochDesigns

    DolineBlochDesigns said 6 years ago

    Love your workshop. Thanks for sharing :)

  • laspottery

    laspottery said 6 years ago

    Great designs and studio space!!

  • oooooh

    oooooh said 6 years ago

    bellissimo. brava! (can you understand italian?) everything is very nice. elena

  • appliqueheaven

    appliqueheaven said 6 years ago

    wow...love it...very inspiring...

  • appliqueheaven

    appliqueheaven said 6 years ago

    wow...love it...very inspiring...

  • DesignsStainedGlass

    DesignsStainedGlass said 6 years ago

    Wonderful studio and great designs.

  • thebeadgirl

    thebeadgirl said 6 years ago

    love your work. love your studio. can i come work with you? lol

  • picnipic

    picnipic said 6 years ago

    This studio is a dream!

  • YardSaleSisters

    YardSaleSisters said 6 years ago

    Love the space! It seems inspiring.

  • latenightdrawing

    latenightdrawing said 6 years ago

    This was an very inspiring article, many thanks!

  • fantazya

    fantazya said 6 years ago

    Love your items, and love your studio ! congratulations for your work !

  • MonkeysOnTheRoof

    MonkeysOnTheRoof said 6 years ago

    I can never get enough of the Open Studio posts...constant inspiration to continue following my dreams!! Love your work!

  • LAFSfineArt

    LAFSfineArt said 6 years ago

    Great tour....love the studio and your work!

  • hingedjewelry

    hingedjewelry said 6 years ago

    Truly lovely work, thank you for showing your studio as it is...gorgeous work can come out of a space that has rick rack scattered across the floor! Your creative energy shines through, this is beautiful! Thank you for sharing.

  • hingedjewelry

    hingedjewelry said 6 years ago

    Truly lovely work, thank you for showing your studio as it is...gorgeous work can come out of a space that has rick rack scattered across the floor! Your creative energy shines through, this is beautiful! Thank you for sharing.

  • SallyRags

    SallyRags said 6 years ago

    Fantastic. I am going back to London in July. Wish I come see this beautiful work space!

  • SallyRags

    SallyRags said 6 years ago

    Fantastic. I am going back to London in July. Wish I come see this beautiful work space!

  • Garden22DesignStudio

    Garden22DesignStudio said 6 years ago

    I love studio stalking :) Thanks for sharing your space, your work is so fun and beautiful!

  • WhiteVorona

    WhiteVorona said 6 years ago

    fineee!

  • tinycherubs

    tinycherubs said 6 years ago

    Beautiful work and studio! :0)

  • huiyitan

    huiyitan said 6 years ago

    This is cool! Love your creenprint fabrics!!

  • huiyitan

    huiyitan said 6 years ago

    This is cool! Love your creenprint fabrics!!

  • melissahager

    melissahager said 6 years ago

    Great work and I love the studio! Congrats!

  • MimiBoutique

    MimiBoutique said 6 years ago

    I love your space. You are so organize. Screen printing requires skills with patience. Your items are awesome.

  • MimiBoutique

    MimiBoutique said 6 years ago

    I love your space. You are so organize. Screen printing requires skills with patience. Your items are awesome.

  • AudraTextileStudio

    AudraTextileStudio said 6 years ago

    Perfect space and perfect works:)) Thank you for sharing.

  • SuZefashion

    SuZefashion said 6 years ago

    Wow, so beautiful and inspiring! Love your studio space in its colorful and disorderly order. Thanks for sharing.

  • seastararts

    seastararts said 6 years ago

    absolutely smashing!

  • dcmilkweed32

    dcmilkweed32 said 6 years ago

    Fab studio! I absolutely love the wall of lamp shades! I can see that being very creatively stimulating. Something to aspire to... Thank you for taking the time out to share.

  • careyleigh007

    careyleigh007 said 6 years ago

    I like your studio and think I would get a lot more work done if I had somewhere like that instead of working at home! What a great space! Thank you for the inspiring looks!!!

  • TheEmperorPenguin

    TheEmperorPenguin said 6 years ago

    I love it, its so inspiring i would love to have a studio like that. I love the colors that you you use for you projects

  • ElectronicGraphics

    ElectronicGraphics said 6 years ago

    I love your creativity. I love your suroundings and I just wish I could glean from all you are accomplishing. I am new to Etsy and am looking forward to being featured someday also. I have my own space to create also but my speciality is creative photography. Congratulations on your great vision and all you have done. Hope to keep in contact.

  • BeetleCreative

    BeetleCreative said 6 years ago

    Very inspiring, beautiful space and beautiful work!

  • BIRCHseed

    BIRCHseed said 6 years ago

    what an absolutely divine space and artist!!

  • barbiedoll87

    barbiedoll87 said 6 years ago

    I SO enjoyed your "open house"! I've been 'sewing' for over 40 years; am retired from an 8-4 job and am now having a lot of fun sewing for "fun and profit".....my specialty is making Christening/Baptism gowns for babies from their mommies' wedding dresses....and many other requested projects...I LOVE your lampshades and all your patterned fabrics...think I will order a couple pieces and see what I can do with them. Good Luck!!

  • ThePinkDillo

    ThePinkDillo said 6 years ago

    What a great space - love the history behind it!

  • LittlePinkTractor

    LittlePinkTractor said 6 years ago

    Awesome! Your story and studio completely inspire me! =)

  • gretchenmist

    gretchenmist said 6 years ago

    wow, what an amazing work space! love your designs :)

  • handmadeinisrael

    handmadeinisrael said 6 years ago

    Beautiful work and a great interview. Thanks for that!

  • talies

    talies said 6 years ago

    I love it :)

  • shellsherree

    shellsherree said 6 years ago

    I can't tell you how much I want a studio in an old chocolate factory now! Your pieces look beautifully at home there ~ such a gorgeous space for your lovley designs. All the best to you.

  • deretales

    deretales said 6 years ago

    Precioso¡¡¡ Un taller maravilloso.¡¡

  • TeardropHankys

    TeardropHankys said 6 years ago

    Love this studio...so fun and colorful ! Its great to have a workspace to go to, and other like minded people around to chat with and get inspired from. Thank you so much for giving us a peek into your studio and your colorful designs !

  • deepfried

    deepfried said 6 years ago

    A chocolate factory would definitely inspire me!!! hehe Love it! REALLY clean

  • cosmichippodesigns

    cosmichippodesigns said 6 years ago

    I'd kill for your studio. Seriously, it's like the ideal space: good light, cozy and inspirational. Lucky girl!

  • JulieKim

    JulieKim said 6 years ago

    Can I live here?

  • BethsPencilMeIn

    BethsPencilMeIn said 6 years ago

    Love your work space and the location! You have constant inspiration all around you!

  • Picuchan

    Picuchan said 6 years ago

    Beautiful work. This inspires me to follow my creativity after seeing what you have done. :)

  • KIMMSMITH

    KIMMSMITH said 6 years ago

    Fabby story! Congratulations!

  • HelenRawlinson

    HelenRawlinson said 6 years ago

    Thank you everyone! You've made my week. x

  • WomanOfClayArtworks

    WomanOfClayArtworks said 6 years ago

    Just wonderful work, story and inspiring!

  • gemgemz

    gemgemz said 6 years ago

    beautiful studio! it looks like heaven :)

  • Freefred

    Freefred said 6 years ago

    That is such a cool space!! I wish there was something similar in the south west of london, were I am and work. Fantastic patterns and creations!!

  • AmianaLiBookshelf

    AmianaLiBookshelf said 6 years ago

    The charm of an old chocolate factory. Great place to work and be creative!!

  • debhillart

    debhillart said 6 years ago

    Really great space and great blog too. Perfect imagery, makes me want to visit!

  • gilstrapdesigns

    gilstrapdesigns said 6 years ago

    I really do like your studio and it really reflects your style and your beautiful designs the colors are so pretty and they look so good in your studio.

  • niftybynature

    niftybynature said 6 years ago

    I think I've found my "twin"!!!! haha! I was laughing about how you can clean your space and then it gets totally trashed so quickly..and the hoarding?!! I love it!! Great Space!!

  • Artouch

    Artouch said 6 years ago

    Great story!!! Thank you for sharing.

  • hotdogandbun

    hotdogandbun said 6 years ago

    Love the pictures of studio! It is like a dream land !

  • LoveButtons

    LoveButtons said 6 years ago

    Wonderful to see where the magic happens!

  • lasermoose

    lasermoose said 6 years ago

    What great studio space.

  • CourtneyRianDesigns

    CourtneyRianDesigns said 6 years ago

    Wow, what an amazing space...this is what I dream of! Thanks so much for opening up your studio and sharing for the rest of us to get inspired!

  • bettybuckinghamshire

    bettybuckinghamshire said 6 years ago

    I love that from chaos comes your beautifully considered, perfectly formed items of work - mind you your idea of chaos and mine are rather different - unless you tidied up specially for the photoshoot hahaha!! ps love to see other Etsians from the UK xxx

  • LittlePergola

    LittlePergola said 6 years ago

    Thank You for sharing, beautiful work!

  • CGlassDesigns

    CGlassDesigns said 6 years ago

    Love your studio! Beautiful designs!

  • allysonjames

    allysonjames said 6 years ago

    I LOVE this studio! What a pleasure it must be to get to work their everyday!

  • charmstore

    charmstore said 6 years ago

    Lovely and I love the light.

  • BanglewoodSupplies

    BanglewoodSupplies said 6 years ago

    Awesome! Thanks for sharing.

  • themadcapheiress

    themadcapheiress said 6 years ago

    Wonderful, light filled, workable space. So inspiring. Thank you for sharing!

  • martacreazioni

    martacreazioni said 6 years ago

    I really like your study, work you do is beautiful !

  • TheLondonEye

    TheLondonEye said 6 years ago

    I loved reading about your studio, and I love your prints ! congrats...

  • TheLondonEye

    TheLondonEye said 6 years ago

    I loved reading about your studio, and I love your prints ! congrats...

  • TheLondonEye

    TheLondonEye said 6 years ago

    I loved reading about your studio, and I love your prints ! congrats...

  • TheLondonEye

    TheLondonEye said 6 years ago

    I loved reading about your studio, and I love your prints ! congrats...

  • TheLondonEye

    TheLondonEye said 6 years ago

    I loved reading about your studio, and I love your prints ! congrats...

  • TheLondonEye

    TheLondonEye said 6 years ago

    I loved reading about your studio, and I love your prints ! congrats...

  • TheLondonEye

    TheLondonEye said 6 years ago

    I loved reading about your studio, and I love your prints ! congrats...

  • indiagemsbeads

    indiagemsbeads said 6 years ago

    it's very beautiful

  • Clairezeebelle

    Clairezeebelle said 6 years ago

    Great Stuff!!! Well done you!

  • GoogilysGifts

    GoogilysGifts said 6 years ago

    I found your article and work inspiring!! You mentioned your lack of organization and I find myself being too organized and wonder if organization stiffles creativity. There must be a happy balance somewhere. It sounds like you love what you do, keep up the good work!

  • eastwitching

    eastwitching said 6 years ago

    Ooh thi slooks like my kinda place! Lovely to see where you work - surrounded by purposeful clutter and the tools and materials of your trade! I love it! Alison

  • grotesquestudio

    grotesquestudio said 6 years ago

    really like it

  • emmaleneg

    emmaleneg said 6 years ago

    What wonderful work!

  • tomatoheaven

    tomatoheaven said 6 years ago

    lovely work, and great to see workspaces, more articles like this please!

  • Oimillie

    Oimillie said 6 years ago

    fabulous, I love your designs!

  • ocagnano

    ocagnano said 6 years ago

    nice craft!

  • lilinspirations

    lilinspirations said 5 years ago

    Love it!

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