Jen Moules Textile Design Blog 2014-12-21T09:52:32+00:00 Zend_Feed_Writer http://jen-moules.co.uk/blog/ Jen Moules http://jen-moules.co.uk <![CDATA[Etsy Sale Ends Sunday!]]> 2014-11-27T16:30:00+00:00 2014-11-27T16:30:00+00:00 http://jen-moules.co.uk/blog/328/Etsy-Sale-Ends-Sunday%21 Jen Moules http://jen-moules.co.uk Hey guys! Just a reminder my Etsy sale ends this Sunday. You can get 20% off everything including earrings, hair accessories, purses, pencil cases, fabric and cards. Bag your Christmas gifts and stocking fillers now. Use the code: MOULES11 to claim your discount, And don&#39;t forget I&#39;ll be at the Fairy Tale Fair on the 6th of December. It&#39;ll be my last show of the year so come say hi! &nbsp; <![CDATA[Etsy Sale]]> 2014-10-29T17:15:00+00:00 2014-10-29T17:15:00+00:00 http://jen-moules.co.uk/blog/327/Etsy-Sale Jen Moules http://jen-moules.co.uk In honour of pay day and&nbsp; the fast approaching festive season I am offering 20% of EVERYTHING in my Etsy store! Just use the code MOULES11 at the check out and bag yourself a bargain. Available for the entire month of November. Shop handmade this Christmas :) <![CDATA[The Fairy Tale Fair and Etsy]]> 2014-10-23T17:30:00+01:00 2014-10-23T17:30:00+01:00 http://jen-moules.co.uk/blog/326/The-Fairy-Tale-Fair-and-Etsy Jen Moules http://jen-moules.co.uk Been super busy lately beavering away on new products and taking part in Thread and the Festival of Crafts at Farnham Maltings. Thank you to everyone who came and made these events a real success! Next on the agenda is the Fairy Tale Fair at Brighton Racecourse on December 6th and in the mean time go over to my Etsy shop and take a look see at all my new goodies - perfect Christmas gifts! &nbsp; <![CDATA[Thread at Farnham Maltings]]> 2014-09-17T15:00:00+01:00 2014-09-17T15:00:00+01:00 http://jen-moules.co.uk/blog/325/Thread-at-Farnham-Maltings Jen Moules http://jen-moules.co.uk Everything&#39;s priced, packed and ready for Thread next week! Thread is only in it&#39;s second year at Farnham Maltings but it&#39;s a great celebration of textiles and the perfect place to stock up on dress making and craft supplies and start your Christmas shopping - yes I&#39;ve already started mine! I&#39;ll be showing some different products this year including my new fabric collection, vintage scrap packs, buttons, earrings, brooches, cushions and cards. Open Friday 26th September 12pm - 6pm and Saturday 27th September 10am - 5pm. It&#39;s been a while since I&#39;ve taken part in a selling event and can&#39;t wait to get back to it! See you there :) <![CDATA[New Fabric Now Available from Etsy]]> 2014-09-01T16:00:00+01:00 2014-09-01T16:00:00+01:00 http://jen-moules.co.uk/blog/320/New-Fabric-Now-Available-from-Etsy Jen Moules http://jen-moules.co.uk I&#39;m very pleased to announce my new fabric collection is now available from Etsy! My new collection includes badgers, budgies and lots more! Available in metre lengths, half metres and 50cm squares. Mini quarters and scrap packs will be out by the end of September perfect for craft projects :) &nbsp; <![CDATA[New Fabrics for Thread...a Festival of Textiles]]> 2014-07-21T17:00:00+01:00 2014-07-21T17:00:00+01:00 http://jen-moules.co.uk/blog/311/New-Fabrics-for-Threada-Festival-of-Textiles Jen Moules http://jen-moules.co.uk So I&#39;ve FINALLY decided on my new fabric collection! Very exciting :) These new designs will be getting their debut at Thread at Farnham Maltings in September. I&#39;ll be selling fabric, fat quarters, covered buttons and scrap packs for all those crafty people as well as a small range of home wares and accessories! Selling fabric and other supplies is relatively new to me and I&#39;m also mulling over some new products ideas too. Are there any new products you&#39;d like to see...?! Take a look at Farnham Maltings for more details about Thread. It&#39;s the perfect place to stock up on beautiful textile supplies or dare I say it....start your Christmas shopping! &nbsp; <![CDATA[New Collection for Autumn]]> 2014-07-04T15:00:00+01:00 2014-07-04T15:00:00+01:00 http://jen-moules.co.uk/blog/310/New-Collection-for-Autumn Jen Moules http://jen-moules.co.uk For the past few weeks I&#39;ve been busy beavering away on my new digitally printed range of fabrics - very exciting! There&#39;s going to be two ranges, the first will celebrate one of my favourite subjects British wildlife and the other is a contemporary collection of florals and birds. Here&#39;s a sneaky peak. &nbsp; &nbsp; I&#39;ll be putting on the finishing touches, ordering samples and making a final selection in time for Thread at Farnham Maltings in September. I will also be at Farnham Maltings for the Festival of Crafts and have just signed up for the Fairy Tale Fair Christmas Event at Brighton Racecourse - hoorah! Follow me on facebook and twitter for updates. Speak soon x &nbsp; <![CDATA[SALE!!]]> 2014-06-10T16:00:00+01:00 2014-06-10T16:00:00+01:00 http://jen-moules.co.uk/blog/309/SALE%21%21 Jen Moules http://jen-moules.co.uk In preparation for my new collection this Autumn I am having a HUGE end of season sale! All cushions are half price and if you spend &pound;40 or more you get a free gift - yay! This is for a limited time only so please go along to my facebook page and check availability. If there&#39;s anything that takes your fancy you can comment on the pic or email me and I will get back to you ASAP! Happy shopping :) <![CDATA[Fresh Start for the Summer!]]> 2014-06-03T16:00:00+01:00 2014-06-03T16:00:00+01:00 http://jen-moules.co.uk/blog/308/Fresh-Start-for-the-Summer%21 Jen Moules http://jen-moules.co.uk Well as many of you know May was a VERY busy month for me with the Festival of Living Crafts at Hatfield House but also for my first Artists Open House! I was fortunate enough to be part of the Peanut Butter Tree Arts in West Hove - an amazing group of talented designers and artists from the local (ish) area. We even managed to scoop an award for the Best Open House in the whole of the Brighton and Hove festival while also raising money for the Friends of Sussex Hospices. It was a fantastic event and I met some lovely people, both visitors and makers. Thanks to all of you for making the Peanut Butter Tree Arts debut a great success!! Now I am going to be taking a little break from exhibiting and working on a new collection which will be launched in the Autumn - eek, can&#39;t wait!! In the mean time I will be having a HUGE sale on all cushions so stayed tuned for that. All cushions will be half price! Check my Facebook page for updates and remember you can also follow me on twitter. :) <![CDATA[Going, going....]]> 2014-05-14T12:00:00+01:00 2014-05-14T12:00:00+01:00 http://jen-moules.co.uk/blog/307/Going--going Jen Moules http://jen-moules.co.uk Peanut Butter Tree Arts Open House is well under way! Not surprisingly it&#39;s proved a very popular stop on the Brighton and Hove Arts Trail and am very much looking forward to helping out this weekend. Please take a look at the Peanut Butter Tree Arts Auction. Lots of lovely work up for auction, all raising money for a very worthy cause - Friends of Sussex Hospices. All proceeds are donated to the charity so definitely worth a look! Also, just wanted to say a very big thank you to the Embroiderers Guild for featuring my work in their article&nbsp; on contemporary embroidered wallpapers in their Embroidery Magazine this month - thank you!! &nbsp; <![CDATA[Peanut Butter Tree Arts]]> 2014-04-28T15:15:00+01:00 2014-04-28T15:15:00+01:00 http://jen-moules.co.uk/blog/306/Peanut-Butter-Tree-Arts Jen Moules http://jen-moules.co.uk Last weekend I packed up the car and took off to Brighton and set up at Peanut Butter Tree Arts! Peanut Butter Tree Arts is hosting it&#39;s first Open House as part of Brighton and Hove AOH Festival. It will be open every weekend and bank holiday Monday throughout May, 11am till 6pm and has an amazing mix of work by local designers and artists. There will be artist demonstrations and we&#39;re also helping to raise money for the Friends of Sussex Hospices so definitely worth a visit! Come see us at 3 Lawrence Road, Hove, BN3 5AQ! &nbsp; <![CDATA[Peanut Butter Tree Arts and Festival of Living Crafts]]> 2014-04-17T16:15:00+01:00 2014-04-17T16:15:00+01:00 http://jen-moules.co.uk/blog/305/Peanut-Butter-Tree-Arts-and-Festival-of-Living-Crafts Jen Moules http://jen-moules.co.uk Last weekend I took part in the Fairy Tale Fair in Brighton and loved it!! Great customers and some lovely exhibitors too. Hope to take part again soon. Next on the agenda is the Brighton &amp; Hove Artists Open House where I will be showing a range of work including textiles, wallpapers, prints and original artworks at the Peanut Butter Tree Arts Event, open every weekend throughout May. 11am - 6pm. I&#39;ll also be at the Festival of Living Crafts at Hatfield House. I exhibited there last year and had a great time so am really looking forward to getting back there. So it&#39;s busy busy busy here at Jen Moules Designs&#39; headquarters, but don&#39;t forget you can following me on Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest and Facebook for updates on all kinds of lovely stuff! <![CDATA[The Fairy Tale Fair]]> 2014-04-03T14:00:00+01:00 2014-04-03T14:00:00+01:00 http://jen-moules.co.uk/blog/304/The-Fairy-Tale-Fair Jen Moules http://jen-moules.co.uk Been very busy recently prepping for some upcoming events and doing some freelance work - which I am loving! My next show is the Fairy Tale Fair on saturday 12th April at Patcham Methodist Church in Brighton. Fall down the rabbit hole with us and enjoy a day of shopping for handmade crafts, vintage pieces and CAKE! &nbsp; <![CDATA[Ideal Wallpaper of the Year Awards 2014]]> 2014-03-24T16:30:00+00:00 2014-03-24T16:30:00+00:00 http://jen-moules.co.uk/blog/303/Ideal-Wallpaper-of-the-Year-Awards-2014 Jen Moules http://jen-moules.co.uk For the second year running I was selected as a top five finalist for the Ideal Wallpaper of the Year Award. So last Thursday I wombled down to Earls Court for the prize giving ceremony. I was interviewed by Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen on stage about my &#39;sprouts&#39; design and no it&#39;s not any less nerve wracking the second time around! Sadly I didn&#39;t win but thank you to everyone who voted for me, I really do appreciate all the support. Now I&#39;m focussing on my upcoming events and tackling my first upholstery project - fingers crossed I haven&#39;t taken on too much!? <![CDATA[Ideal Wallpaper Design of the Year Award 2014]]> 2014-03-06T16:00:00+00:00 2014-03-06T16:00:00+00:00 http://jen-moules.co.uk/blog/301/Ideal-Wallpaper-Design-of-the-Year-Award-2014 Jen Moules http://jen-moules.co.uk Very exciting news!! For the second year running I am a top five finalist for the Ideal Wallpaper Design of the Year Award! The winner is based on a public vote so please take the time to click the link and vote for my &#39;Sprouts&#39; design and share this with your friends and family too. Ideal Wallpaper Design of the Year Award - Vote I appreciate everyone&#39;s support and let&#39;s win it this year! <![CDATA[New Work]]> 2014-02-27T14:45:00+00:00 2014-02-27T14:45:00+00:00 http://jen-moules.co.uk/blog/300/New-Work Jen Moules http://jen-moules.co.uk This week I&#39;ve been busy working on some new illustrations and patterns. I&#39;ve just added them to my online portfolio so take a look! <![CDATA[Back from the Spring Fair]]> 2014-02-12T09:30:00+00:00 2014-02-12T09:30:00+00:00 http://jen-moules.co.uk/blog/267/Back-from-the-Spring-Fair Jen Moules http://jen-moules.co.uk I&#39;m back from the Spring Fair and have been catching up with all the people I met and following up on enquiries. I just wanted to say a big thank you to everyone who viewed my collection at the Spring Fair and made my first trade show a big success! If you are interested in stocking any of my work remember there is no minimum order, orders placed before the end of February 2014 will receive 10% off and I also offer a bespoke colour match service. Please contact me for more details. Now I&#39;m looking to future shows and will be exhibiting at - The Fairy Tale Fair&nbsp; (Saturday 12th April) Festival of Living Crafts (Thursday 8th - Sunday 11th May)&nbsp; The Brighton &amp; Hove Artists Open House (every weekend in May). I&#39;m also embarking on my first upholstery project, which I&#39;m very excited about and I will keep you updated. <![CDATA[Spring Fair at the NEC]]> 2014-01-29T12:15:00+00:00 2014-01-29T12:15:00+00:00 http://jen-moules.co.uk/blog/266/Spring-Fair-at-the-NEC Jen Moules http://jen-moules.co.uk Only 4 days to go until the start of the Spring Fair at the NEC, Birmingham! I&#39;ve been busy finishing off some new products including lampshades and gift wrap (soon to be added to my online store). You can buy my new range of cushions from my store now and take a sneaky peek at my other new products on my facebook page. Well best getting packing for the Spring Fair, I&#39;m sure to post updates and pics from the show next week! See you soon :) <![CDATA[Last Show of the Year]]> 2013-12-14T08:45:00+00:00 2013-12-14T08:45:00+00:00 http://jen-moules.co.uk/blog/254/Last-Show-of-the-Year Jen Moules http://jen-moules.co.uk Yesterday was the Christmas Fair at Farnham Maltings and my last show of the year! It&#39;s been a great year and I just wanted to thank everyone who took the time to come to my events and show their support for this designer maker. I&#39;m taking a (very short) break then will be printing like crazy in preparation for my next event the Spring Fair at the Birmingham NEC in February 2014. Lots of new products planned including aprons, tea towels, lampshades and soon I will be selling screen printed fabric by the metre - very exciting! Watch this space and have a merry Christmas :) &nbsp; <![CDATA[Homebase Wallpaper Competition]]> 2013-11-30T09:00:00+00:00 2013-11-30T09:00:00+00:00 http://jen-moules.co.uk/blog/253/Homebase-Wallpaper-Competition Jen Moules http://jen-moules.co.uk Yesterday I received some amazing news - I&#39;ve won the Homebase Wallpaper Competition! Pretty soon my feather wallpaper will be available to buy in Homebase stores! Needless to say I am a very happy little designer right now :) Also, while I&#39;m here thought I&#39;d just mention I&#39;ve added a few bits and bobs to my website including a list of my upcoming events, so take a look. And don&#39;t forget to follow me on facebook, twitter, instagram and pinterest for news on products, events and lots of other lovely stuff! <![CDATA[Makers Boutique and Chrismtas Market]]> 2013-11-21T15:45:00+00:00 2013-11-21T15:45:00+00:00 http://jen-moules.co.uk/blog/233/Makers-Boutique-and-Chrismtas-Market Jen Moules http://jen-moules.co.uk Not long to go until my first Makers Boutique on the 7th December at Brighton Unitarian Church. It&#39;s open 11am until 5pm so come along to do your Christmas shopping and buy something truly unique! Also don&#39;t forget you still have time to get 15% off everything in my Etsy shop. Just use code MOULES01 at the checkout before the end of November. I will also be at Farnham Maltings on the 13th December for their Christmas Fair, open 4pm until 10pm, perfect for some late night shopping. Lots of printing and show prep going on at the moment but I&#39;m also developing a new range of lampshades and mugs - very exciting! So watch this space for updates and images :) <![CDATA[Etsy Shop]]> 2013-11-06T16:00:00+00:00 2013-11-06T16:00:00+00:00 http://jen-moules.co.uk/blog/232/Etsy-Shop Jen Moules http://jen-moules.co.uk I&#39;ve been super busy lately in the lead up to Christmas and had a great couple of events at Farnham Maltings, exhibiting at the Festival of Crafts and Thread. I&#39;ve also just opened a shop on Etsy and for the entire month of November you can receive 15% of your purchases! Just use code MOULES01 at the checkout - very handy for that Christmas shopping :) <![CDATA[Back in the Studio]]> 2013-09-25T16:00:00+01:00 2013-09-25T16:00:00+01:00 http://jen-moules.co.uk/blog/231/Back-in-the-Studio Jen Moules http://jen-moules.co.uk Well I&#39;ve had an amazing holiday and some much needed time off but now it&#39;s back to the studio and gearing up for Christmas! Sadly the Winchester Handmade event has been cancelled this year but I&#39;ve still got plenty going on and I&#39;m taking part in the following exhibitons in the lead up to Christmas - Festival of Crafts at Farnham Maltings 19th - 20th October Inspire at Walford Mill 2nd November to 31st December Thread at Farnham Maltings 3rd November Makers Boutique in Brighton 7th December Christmas Fair at Farnham Maltings 13th December I&#39;m currently producing lots of new work for these events and am working on some new tote bags and Christmas cards, so keep a look out for some pics. &nbsp; <![CDATA[Be Back Soon!]]> 2013-09-02T08:00:00+01:00 2013-09-02T08:00:00+01:00 http://jen-moules.co.uk/blog/230/Be-Back-Soon%21 Jen Moules http://jen-moules.co.uk For those of you who don&#39;t know I am getting married this weekend to my boyfriend of eight years. So I am taking a well deserved break and going on my honeymoon! I will be back in action from the 23rd of September but if you have any questions about my work or would like to place an order before then please email me and&nbsp; I will get back to you as soon as I can. See you soon :) <![CDATA[The Arches Studios]]> 2013-08-22T10:00:00+01:00 2013-08-22T10:00:00+01:00 http://jen-moules.co.uk/blog/229/The-Arches-Studios Jen Moules http://jen-moules.co.uk For those who don&#39;t already know I&#39;ve finally managed to find a new studio space! I am very excited to be joining the Arches Studios based in Southampton. The Arches is a space dedicated to emerging artists and designers and supported by A Space Arts who provide opportunities for emerging artists to develop their practice and reach new audiences. This weekend is the last chance to take part in the Southampton Open Studio Tours and take a sneak peak around the Arches, RedHot Press and Unit11 Studios so don&#39;t miss out!