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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
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 Sep 13, 2016
Two residents at The Sorting Office have had their work chosen for display in the National Trust’s Mottisfont Open Exhibition 2016 Visual Artist Eve Dawson and Jewellery Designer-Maker Cathy McCarthy, who are both residents at The Sorting Office studios in Eastleigh, both had their works selected to join around 100 other submissions.   The exhibition is held every two years at Mottisfont Abbey in Romsey, and will be opening its doors from October 1 to November 13 to displa...Read More
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 Aug 18, 2016
The artwork of Eastleigh-based Visual Artist Eve Dawson is to tour workplaces across the UK as part of a project run by exhibition company Little Van Gogh. Eve, who works out of her studio at The Sorting Office in Eastleigh Town Centre,has created 10 works of art which feature her signature style of broad, sweeping strokes, vibrant colours and expressive fields of colour. The pieces will spend a few weeks together on display in one location, before being replaced a...Read More
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 Aug 04, 2016
  Eastleigh-based Textile Artist and Screen Printer Miesje Chafer has struck up an interesting deal with furniture retailer Pelikan Online. Miesje had initially given some of her cushions to the Suffolk-based company, which largely works on re-upholstering mid-century Danish furniture, as a way to help present the furniture in photographs. After a few customers enquired about the cushions, Pelikan Online approached Miesje, who works from her studio at The Sorting Offic...Read More
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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