Printed Wonders Open Studio

April 23, 2012 at 7:29 pm | Posted in Events, Workshops | Leave a comment
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Join Xtina next week for an open studio as she prints new work on paper and fabric with British celebratory themes. Motifs ranging from May Day green men to Jubilee diamonds, British cultural icons and lucky symbols will be printed on bunting, flags and artworks and used to decorate Craft Central’s Showcase gallery space, foyer, and window.

You can get your fingers inky too if you want to join in. Book an evening workshop for the chance to make prints from your own artwork with Print Gocco screen printing machines. Or visit during the daytime and you’ll be invited take part in the printing in progress, or just enjoy taking a peek at how Xtina’s colourful products are made.

Printed Wonders Open Studio
The Showcase Craft Central, 33-35 St. John’s Square, London EC1M 4DS – Map
1st – 4th May 2012
11am – 5.30pm Tue – Fri, Free entry
Gocco workshops, Wed 2nd & Thu 3rd May, 6.30pm – 9.30pm, £40
Gocco printing workshop

Bunting Stories

November 8, 2011 at 12:25 am | Posted in Products | 1 Comment
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Xtina makes bunting as all sorts of wedding, birthday, Christmas and bedroom decorations, and it’s fantastic to sometimes get a photo back of the banners being used in their new homes.

Earlier this year Lucy bought some bunting with lucky motifs and promptly emigrated with it. She sent this great photo with the message “Just to say thank you for getting the gorgeous bunting to me in time before we flew. We moved into our Chicago apartment with nothing but an inflatable bed, a duvet and your bunting, it was the perfect instant decoration and has indeed brought us much luck.

lucky bunting in Lucy's Chicago apartment
Greg got in touch in September with the delightful idea of commissioning custom alphabet bunting to help him propose to his girlfriend Cathy. He chose the style that threads onto tape with a hem, so that he could assemble the letters himself and build a sense of anticipation! Plus the bonus of being able to rearrange them into amusing anagrams afterwards. Thankfully Cathy is now his fiancé, and Greg sent this photo with the news “Just to let you know that I finally asked and she said “yes”! Your bunting worked a treat. Everyone was very impressed!“. Phew! What a great idea, who could resist a proposal written in bunting, and someone sweet enough to think of it?

'Will you marry me?' bunting

Cally Festival

June 30, 2011 at 11:02 am | Posted in Events, Fairs | Leave a comment
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Cally Festival FlyerCome and visit Xtina’s Printed Wonders stall this weekend at a big new North London, community street festival. The Cally Festival takes over a 300m section of the Caledonian Road on Sunday and closes this big busy road to traffic for the day. There’s music, over 70 independent trader market stalls, food, workshops, and lots of activities for children. It’s a free event and looks like it will be a lot of fun. Many local community groups have joined forces to organise the festival and they’ve managed to get some impressive sponsorship. Fingers crossed for the fine weather to hold, but there are marquees and places to shelter from sun or rain, and they’ve even got a big screen showing the tennis.

Cally Festival
Noon– 6pm, Sun 3rd July 2011
Caledonian Road between Offord Road and Bingfield Street.
thecallyfestival.com

Printed Wonders at Craft Central

June 9, 2011 at 6:28 pm | Posted in Events | Leave a comment
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Xtina is busy getting ready for her show next week and clambering over all her new stock. The first delivery of vinyl lucky tape arrived today, and next week there will be a very colourful new wrapping paper design with the same motifs. It’s fun sending out parcels when you have such nice packaging to play with! The lucky tape can transform a plain wrapping into something that looks really special. Xtina has even wrapped some parcels in newspaper and stuck them down with lucky tape, and they look really good.

lucky tapelucky tape parcels

The show and shop at Craft Central runs from Tue 14th to Sat 18th June. New lines are being launched during this week, including seaside and wedding themed bunting banners, the lucky tape and wrapping paper. You’ll also be able to see the full Printed Wonders range of lucky bunting, alphabet pennants, vintage fabric bags, and stationery.

Cabinet of Thrifted CuriositiesA cabinet of thrifted curiosities will display some of the paper ephemera, vintage fabric, tin & plastic treasure that inspires Xtina’s work, like a mini museum of printed wonders!

Come along and be cheered by this colourful, positive collection of textiles and paper goods. The foyer will be festooned with bunting and there will be free cake, if you’re quick!

See more about Printed Wonders on Facebook

Craft Central
33-35 St John’s Square
, London, EC1M 4DS

11 – 5.30pm,  Tues – Fri
11 – 2.30pm Sat

Free tea and homemade cakes on Tues 14th June
Private View: 6.30 – 8.30pm Wed 15th June

Xmas cards

December 14, 2009 at 11:07 pm | Posted in Products | Leave a comment
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xmas tree hat cardsThese xmas cuties are screen printed in dark blue and white, on pink or green card. The girl in a xmas tree hat is adapted from a mid-century wrapping paper design.

£2.50 each  or £10 for 5
Available from our stall at Truman’s Brewery – see events.

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