Goals For 2019
Already two weeks into 2019 and I have my eyes on the prize. With plenty of new product ideas, a spanking new website and a head full of projects I think this year will be full to the brim with greatness!
I’ll keep this post short and sweet I promise.
· Workshops and festivals
o This year is all about community! Showcasing my products and getting to know local and creative communities. No one would agree with me that I’m actually a very shy person and tend to keep precious things close to my chest but I certainly want to get out there more and do a couple collaborations this year!
· Broaden natural dye range
o I’ve got the bug and it’s not leaving any time soon! With a few dye garden flops last year and a few more wins I’m hoping to grow my range from the ground up! I hit the foraging scene a little late last year so with any luck I’ll be able to get a few more colour variations throughout the year!
· Beeswax products
o Now, I already have a few beeswax based products and I’m certainly not going to stop creating, designing and making even more potentially wonderful gift ideas ready for next years Christmas season. It’s January I know but got to get a head of the crowd.
· Starch resist indigo/ cold dyes
o Something I have been wanting to do for a looooong time. My obsession with fabrics all began with batik style fabrics years ago (pretty sure I still have some batik and mottled prints from 2005 somewhere) so it’s time to start designing and making my own.
· Build up my new website
o For those who’ve been here a while you might have noticed the lovely new website I have made using squarespace Seeing as it’s already looking 100 times better then the last site I will certainly do my best to keep it updated with new products, journal posts and general info for you all.
· Broaden products range
o I LOVE feedback on my products and one of the main concerns I get from general customers and people who view my stall is limited products for men. SO, this year I will be designing and dying fabric with this in mind. The good news is that most natural dyes in the UK are pretty sombre and earthy so this shouldn’t be a problem.
· DIY wedding prep
o The fun goal of the year but certainly one of more daunting is wedding prep! Being such a hand on and creative person means I will of course want a bespoke and hand made wedding vibe. From the wedding invitations, favours and decorations you best believe it’s going to be eco, locally sourced and of course handmade.