I’m ready for summer, or spring at least!…which mean bicycles and bunting….soo I decided to combine them….hope you like it

Cutting out paper bikes with my trusty old scalpel and over worked cutting matt…

Assembling the bunting…

Finished!

Hi everyone! It’s been such a long time since I’ve written a blog it makes me sad ):

Anyways I have something worth posting for once…for the last few weeks I’ve been busy designing and cutting away for an exhibition at The Butterfly Rooms in Saltaire which opened on Saturday night.

Here are a few pics…









The exhibition runs until 1st December so theres plently of time to nip down and have a look if you fancy (:

Its all new work and I’d really appreciate any opinions so let me know what you think!!! (:



A follow on from yesterday’s post about bicycles and how pretty I think they are, here’s a look at what I’ve been doing today:

All pieces © Hannah Greenwood 2010

I’ve been cutting bicycles all day!

From top: “His & Her’s”, available in my Etsy shop now!
Middle: Bicycle repeat pattern, cut from green vinyl mounted on clear acrylic (scanned with yellow or white backing).
Bottom: Large yellow bicycle paper cut.

Let me know what you think!

…except I live on top of a hill so it’s too much like hard work!

Instead, I’ve put together a pretty selection of bike related things as I am a bit obsessed at the moment…I’m working on a couple of new pieces for the shop at the mo so hopefully they’ll be on sale tomorrow.

Top Right: Beautiful hand printed bicycle scarf from Jenna Rose Handmade.
Centre: Pashley, Poppy Bike.
Middle Left: Le Fameux Tandem from Letterpress Delicacies.
Bottom: Screen printed bicycle card from 2 & 21

I decided to give Frankii Tonge her own blog post separate from the one I did yesterday about the Manchester Degree Shows as her work really caught my imagination.

Frankii studied 3D design, which seemed to be a bit of everything, there was a bit of jewellery, a bit of ceramics a bit of glass and some furniture. (Unless I got confused and merged a load of separate courses together |: )

She describes her work as “Alternative Approaches to Contemporary Adornment”…

Basically she has created beautiful, delicate replicas of dead birds using metal work, fabric, feathers, ceramics and various techniques, though it took me a while to figure out that they weren’t actually birds! This may seem a little gruesome, but they were incredibly beautiful, she had caught the fragility of a tiny bird perfectly.

From her card: “A macabre body of work that highlights the inhumanity of humankind and a personal solace in nature. Creating objects and wearables, which are intended to evoke a sense of unease and broadcast ones overriding opinions surrounding animal welfare. A combination of precious materials and found objects are introduced to become crafted narrative jewels.”

Fantastic work!

She has her own blog with more pics and stuff…check it out!

So, yesterday I pootled off to Manchester to have a nosey around the degree shows, and I thought I’d share a little bit of what I saw.

My favourite section was definitely the textiles, though I suppose I’m a bit biased. ‘Textiles For Fashion’ as it was titled (though I think it was previously BA Embroidery) was full of exciting and innovative work, great use of colour and some unusual materials and techniques.

Grace Hamilton – knitted chains, lovely colour!

Ashley Millward – beautiful, detailed embroidery, big metal elements contrasting with intricate stitch.

Leanne Richards – absolutely fantastic colour! Beautiful geometric designs, which were displayed as very cool bus seats!

Apparently I’m loving grey combined with citrus bright colours and geometics at the mo!

Thats that for today, but there’s some 3D design to come tomorrow…

Well done to all the graduates for such a fab and inspiring show!

I’m feeling inspired today and decided to have a new start! So that means new work and new ideas and goodness!

Here is a little pic of what I’ve been doing today…

His & Hers © Hannah Greenwood 2010

Lots more bicycles and summery icons to come (:

I am in loooovveee with Rifle Paper Co...and keep seeing it everywhere, so it seems like everyone else is too!

Here are some of my favourite bits…


Wonderful! Can’t wait for the Wedding stationary and party invites which are coming soon!

Today I created my first ever treasury on Etsy…let me know what you think! Now I need to go outside and actually enjoy the sunshine (:

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