Friday, 21 March 2014

Mother's Day Window, Our First Guest Dresser..

This week our new Mother's Day window display has been designed by our first ever guest window dresser, designer/maker Karen Belarouci .  And the result is really lovely, well worth popping along for a look.  Karen has been showing her jewellery and cards here almost since we first opened, and last year when Jessica wrote a blog she selected Karen as one of her favourite makers here at ArtParade.  See that blog here .

Many of the pieces Karen has selected for the window are from a new maker to us, Catherine Toolan.

Catherine uses vintage treasures and rediscovered, often luxury and
 designer, materials lovingly reworked into creative and individual designs.

Repurposed & alternative clothing, accessories, jewellery, gifts, a little story woven into every one.
Catherine writes "From a Mill town in the beautiful Calder valley - home of textiles - I continue the textile tradition with creative designs and couture that is far from run-of-the-mill. Inspired by fragments that others discard, and by locally & ethically sourced materials, each design is individually created and hand finished"
Scarves, bags, cuffs and brooches from the collection.
We have a wonderful selection of handmade Mother's Day cards and gift ideas in stock at the moment, we also have cards for children to buy at £1 each, so do pop in and make your selection before Sunday the 30th.