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 Mar 16, 2017
Fashion Designer-maker Emily Burns, owner of small clothing business Firecrest Mode, has been picked to display her work at Selvedge Spring Fair in Bath. Emily, who creates sustainable women’s clothing from her studio at The Sorting Office in Eastleigh, successfully applied in January to exhibit her work alongside a curated selection of 40 other designers, makers and vendors. On being given the opportunity to display at the Fair, Emily said: “It’s the biggest fair I’l...Read More
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 Feb 16, 2017
Illustrator Iris Hill has been commissioned to create a painterly logo for a women's health and wellbeing company.  Speaking about her design, Iris said: 'Im passionate about watercolour, highlighting its unique colour blends and pigment runs. To link in with the companies messaging I am painting florals known for their therapeutic benefits these include echinacia, passionflower and geranium'  Women's Health Reflexology specialises in women's health, wellbeing and r...Read More
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 Feb 15, 2017
More than 50 children took part in a workshop hosted by The Sorting Office's Denise Hughes to create designs for a new mural that will brighten up a graffiti-blighted underpass in Eastleigh. Illustrator Denise worked with the children to create colourful flowers that will be featured in a mural she is designing for a commission by Eastleigh Borough Council. The mural will be used to brighten up a shabby underpass currently covered in graffiti which ...Read More
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 Feb 01, 2017
Hampshire-based illustrator Denise Hughes has been commissioned by Eastleigh Borough Council to design a tiled mural for an underpass in Fleming Park that is blighted by graffiti. The underpass is a busy pedestrian and cycle route which runs under the M3 and links Velmore to the Nightingale School, Aviary estate and Fleming Park, including the Leisure Centre and the Pavilion on the Park. The makeover project is being supported by Eastleigh Local Area Committee and First Wess...Read More
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 Jan 19, 2017
Designer-Maker Emily Burns set up her small clothing business, Firecrest Mode, in 2016 from her studio space at The Sorting Office in Eastleigh. Named after the tiny bird that comes to Hampshire in early Spring, the brand focuses on sustainable womenswear. Emily’s love of sewing started at four years of age when she learnt how to sew a running stitch at primary school. Both of her Grandmothers enjoyed embroidery and tapestry making and so naturally Emily was drawn t...Read More
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 Jan 18, 2017
This story is partly based on an article written by www.blog.machinequilter.co.uk. To read the original article, click here. When resident Textile Artist Jill Rose Brennan took a trip to central Italy to complete a one-off quilt commissioned by a friend, even she didn’t quite realise what the piece would mean to its new owner. Textile Artist and Quilter Jill Rose Brennan had just bought her brand new 8-foot New England quilt frame and Juki sewing machine when she made the decis...Read More
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 Dec 13, 2016
The Sorting Office resident interior designer Claire Vine has been handpicked to display her work at leading trade fair Top Drawer as part of the Spotted section for new businesses. Claire’s designs, which include luxury homeware items and bespoke soft furnishings that feature bold, bright designs in her distinctive style, were selected by Spotted curator, renowned design journalist and author of Scandinavian design book Hygge, Charlotte Abrahams. Ms Abrahams said of her decisi...Read More
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 Dec 06, 2016
Artists, organisers and visitors alike were delighted by the vibrant display of arts, crafts and design on offer at The Sorting Office studios’ Winter Open event this weekend. Record numbers turned out to visit Eastleigh’s designer-maker hub over the course of the weekend, with most pleasantly surprised by the talent of the studio’s residents, as well as the wide array of local artists selling their wares at the bustling Maker’s Fayre. 1. Visitors browse the popular Maker...Read More
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 Sep 15, 2016
Fashion designer-maker Emily Burns, owner of small clothing business Firecrest, is launching a look book to show off her upcoming Spring/Summer 2017 women’s clothing collection. The clothes, which are largely crafted from organic and fair trade textiles, are inspired by a range of elements, such as Emily’s love of nature, and her passion for dancing and classic style. Fashion Designer and owner of Firecrest small clothing business Emily Burns What kinds of people do you...Read More