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 Jul 21, 2016
Eastleigh-based Textile Artist Jill Brennan has won first place in two categories at the National Quilt Championships, with another of her works being selected to take part in a juried exhibition around the country as part of the Quilter’s Guild’s Anne Tuck Prize. Jill’s submitted work for the National Quilt Championships, entitled ‘The Last Rays of Glorious Sunshine Before the Rest That Night Time Brings’, won first place in both the Art Quilt and Machine Applique categori...Read More
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 Jun 29, 2016
The thing that The Sorting Office Prides itself on most is helping emerging artists to create and expand their businesses. Throughout it's three year history, a wide variety of artists have been able to ply their trade in The Sorting Office thanks to it's affordable studio space, and have been given the opportunity to attend dedicated workshops and networking events, helping them with all things business related, from managing finances to staying on top of social meda. To the artists in r...Read More
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 Jun 27, 2016
  Knitwear designer and founder of Sprig Knitwear Antonia Sullivan will be pitching her business to a panel of industry experts from Instagram, Pinterest and Etsy, as part of the highly-regarded Mollie Makes Handmade Awards. Antonia, who works from her studio at The Sorting Office in Eastleigh, is one of three people shortlisted for an award in the Start-Up category, having seen off strong competition from hundreds of entrants. The annual awards are intended to celebrate an...Read More
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 Jun 16, 2016
  Eastleigh-based Historical Costumier Helen McArdle has made a set of eight puppets to be used in inter-generational workshops aimed at bettering communication between young people and the elderly. Historical Costumier Helen McArdle and her puppets in her studio at The Sorting Office. Helen was commissioned to make the puppets by Emma Golby-Kirk, Heritage Project Manager for the Age Fusion Project at Age Concern Hampshire, a project funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund...Read More
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 Jun 14, 2016
VIDEO: The Sorting Office Summer Open Studios  Artists, organisers and members of the public alike were thrilled at The Sorting Office’s Summer Open Studios event this weekend. Hundreds of members of the public turned out to visit the Eastleigh designer-maker studios over the course of the weekend, and most were pleasantly surprised by the friendly atmosphere, variety of goods and vibrant displays of crafts on show. Visitors seized the chance to get to know th...Read More
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 Jun 08, 2016
The Maker's Fayre The Maker's Fayre at The Sorting Office's Bi-annual Open Studios event is an amazing opportunity to buy an eclectic mix of pieces from local artists. Set up in The Sorting Office's spacious Production House, the Maker's Fayre hosts a number of stalls which are rented to local artisans. Read on to find out more about the confirmed artists:   Kim Styles Jewellery Kim Styles creates intricate hand crafted sterling silver and gold jewellery, brid...Read More
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 May 19, 2016
The Sorting Office designer-maker studios in Eastleigh will be opening its doors to the public on Saturday 11th and Sunday 12th of June for its Summer Open Studios event. The bi-annual event gives members of the public the chance to see what goes on behind the vibrant creative hub’s doors, where they can meet and chat with the 16 resident designer-makers, watch them work, and browse and buy a wide variety of exquisite hand-crafted products and designs. A Maker’s F...Read More
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 May 19, 2016
  Internationally-acclaimed designer Wayne Hemingway MBE has praised The Sorting Office model as “total bravery”, adding “more power to Eastleigh’s elbow” after visiting the designer-maker studios on Friday. Wayne, co-founder of Red or Dead and House of Hemingway, was at the Eastleigh designer-maker studios to celebrate its 3rd birthday, along with 50 VIP guests including councillors, representatives from various organizations, and local creatives....Read More
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 May 17, 2016
  Fashion Designer - Maker Emily Burns has just moved into a studio at The Sorting Office. Emily is the owner of a small clothing business called Firecrest, which makes women's wear largely utilising natural fair trade and organic fabrics.   ...Read More
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 May 17, 2016
The Sorting Office welcomes a new jeweller, Cathy McCarthy, into it's folds. Cathy is a skilled jeweller and member of the Association for Contemporary Jewellers, who has joined the set of 16 designer maker studios in order to have the space to expand her business and be around like-minded creators.   ...Read More