So I thought I would start the new year with a proper introduction to my new collection.
The new Honeycomb collection is something that has been with me from the start, it first started in my second year at university where all I would draw was something to do with bees, so much so I was told to do something different as all I would talk about was bees!
My Dad has been a bee keeper for many years now and I've always been fascinated by the bees and how they make the honeycomb and how they live in the hives.
I decided to make this my new collection as its something I have a great love for, I love to help my dad collect the honey and put it all in jars ready to eat. The bees really amaze me so I get a lot of inspiration from them and I wanted this to be part of my knits and to share my love for them.
The new collection currently is new patterns for the hats and scarves but I am going to be developing this collection through 2018 so make sure you keep and eye out for whats new.
I will be sharing a lot more about the bees in the summer times from sort of April on wards as this is when we start working with the bees again.
So for now here is a look at the new collection and please do take a look in the shop section to see it all.
28th October: Erpingham festival of Crafts 10am-4pm
11th November: The vintage & creators market 11am-4:30pm (Narthex Cathedral of St john the baptist Norwich)
19th November: Belton craft fair
26th November: Pensthorpe craft fair 10am-4pm
2nd of December: Cambridge Mill Road
3rd December: Norwich made local Etsy ( the assembly house Norwich)
4th December: Greshams school
15th & 17th December: Norwich Fresh Artisan Market
Above is me graduating can you believe!
And yes of course i wore my favourite Knot Knit mustard necklace.
Below are images from the university shop which ran along side the degree show.
These are all the products i had for sale in the shop that the staff at university displayed for me so well!
Ive also taken some images of my favourite items in the shop below for you to have a look at.
Woven cushions by @lizziekimbley
Printed textiles by @charlottestextiles_
Collage plant prints by @ameliaellwood_design
And lastly 3D Amsterdam buildings by @danielletaylordesign
So thats where i have been, and i promise i won't be away any more and will keep up with regular blog posts to let you have the inside scoop on what I'm up to here at ambermayde!