Jen Moules Textile Design Blog 2014-04-24T01:39:04+01:00 Zend_Feed_Writer http://jen-moules.co.uk/blog/ Jen Moules http://jen-moules.co.uk <![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! <![CDATA[Keka Cases]]> 2013-08-22T09:00:00+01:00 2013-08-22T09:00:00+01:00 http://jen-moules.co.uk/blog/228/Keka-Cases Jen Moules http://jen-moules.co.uk The lovely people at Keka based in San Francisco have selected my surface pattern designs for their collection of iPad and Kindle cases. A very exciting collaboration where fashion meets technology! My range includes Apples, Sprouts, Goldfish, Birds and Foxes. Please take a look. <![CDATA[New Cushions Now in Store!]]> 2013-08-01T11:00:00+01:00 2013-08-01T11:00:00+01:00 http://jen-moules.co.uk/blog/227/New-Cushions-Now-in-Store%21 Jen Moules http://jen-moules.co.uk I&#39;ve been busy working on some new designs and my new range of cushions are now available! The new designs feature feathers and foxes so please take a look at my online store. If any of my work takes your fancy but you&#39;d like it in a different size or colour why not commission a piece? Please contact me for more info and remember there is no additional fee for this service! <![CDATA[A Day in the Life of... Jen Moules]]> 2013-07-04T12:00:00+01:00 2013-07-04T12:00:00+01:00 http://jen-moules.co.uk/blog/219/A-Day-in-the-Life-of-Jen-Moules Jen Moules http://jen-moules.co.uk This week the Makers Boutique did a lovely feature about my work and ran &#39;a Day in the Life of.... Jen Moules&#39;. Great little post so please take a look. I will be exhibiting at the Makers Boutique December 7th at the Brighton Unitarian Church. Hope to see you all there! <![CDATA[New Range of Cushions!]]> 2013-06-05T15:30:00+01:00 2013-06-05T15:30:00+01:00 http://jen-moules.co.uk/blog/217/New-Range-of-Cushions%21 Jen Moules http://jen-moules.co.uk My new range of cushions are now available! The collection features 3 different designs on digitally printed fabric, including birds, foxes and my abstract sprouts. Please take a look at my online store and I&#39;m also available to work on commissioned pieces so please contact me to discuss any&nbsp; projects you have in mind. <![CDATA[Beckabonce Spotlight]]> 2013-05-24T13:30:00+01:00 2013-05-24T13:30:00+01:00 http://jen-moules.co.uk/blog/213/Beckabonce-Spotlight Jen Moules http://jen-moules.co.uk This week I was very happy to hear that my work was to be featured on Beckabonce; one of my favourite blogs featuring work from Rebecca Wilson and many other emerging designer makers. Take a look at the feature here - Wednesday Spotlight: Jen Moules Also I am very happy to confirm my exhibition dates for the rest of the year - Festival of Crafts, Farnham Maltings Saturday 19th and Sunday 20th October 2013 Handmade Winchester - Designer Maker Fair, Winchester Saturday 30th November 2013 Makers Boutique, Brighton Unitarian Church, Saturday 7th December 2013 And next year I will be exhibiting at my very first trade show - the Spring Fair at the Birmingham NEC 2nd - 6th February 2014. &nbsp; <![CDATA[Festival of Living Crafts]]> 2013-05-13T15:30:00+01:00 2013-05-13T15:30:00+01:00 http://jen-moules.co.uk/blog/198/Festival-of-Living-Crafts Jen Moules http://jen-moules.co.uk Last week I took part in the Festival of Living Crafts held at Hatfield House. I was selected as part of the Emerging Designer Makers scheme which showcases some of the best new design talent and it was great working along side other like minded new designers. The show was a great success with sales and commission enquires so thank you to everyone who braved the weather to come and support me and the other designer makers! &nbsp; <![CDATA[Wallpaper of the Year Competition 2013]]> 2013-03-20T13:00:00+00:00 2013-03-20T13:00:00+00:00 http://jen-moules.co.uk/blog/192/Wallpaper-of-the-Year-Competition-2013 Jen Moules http://jen-moules.co.uk On Monday it was the Wallpaper of the Year Awards Presentation at the Ideal Homes Show at Earls Court. I was thrilled to be one of the five finalists for the Competition and it was truly a great experience. Sadly I didn&#39;t win but I was so pleased to be part of such a prestigious competition and I had the opportunity to go on stage and talk about my design with Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen - very scary but really amazing!! Thank you to everyone who voted for my design, I appreciate all the support. Safe to say I will be applying again next year :) &nbsp; &nbsp; <![CDATA[Ideal Wallpaper Design of the Year ]]> 2013-03-05T13:00:00+00:00 2013-03-05T13:00:00+00:00 http://jen-moules.co.uk/blog/191/Ideal-Wallpaper-Design-of-the-Year Jen Moules http://jen-moules.co.uk Amazing news - My &#39;Apple&#39; wallpaper has been selected as one of the five finalists for the Ideal Wallpaper Design of the Year 2013. There is an online vote to select the winner so please take the time to vote for me! http://www.idealhomeshow.co.uk/wallpaper-design-vote/ The winning design will be sold on Wallpapered.com so fingers crossed!! <![CDATA[Rising Stars 2013]]> 2013-02-27T14:00:00+00:00 2013-02-27T14:00:00+00:00 http://jen-moules.co.uk/blog/188/Rising-Stars-2013 Jen Moules http://jen-moules.co.uk For the past couple of weeks I&#39;ve been busy working on some new designs and will soon be printing a range of cushions, bags and greeting cards. These will all be available to buy from my online store, The Gallery on the Wey and Walford Mill Crafts in Dorset. In the mean time here&#39;s a sneak peak at a freelance project I&#39;ve been working on producing a range of commercial greeting cards. I will also be exhibiting a small range of cushions at the Rising Stars Exhibition at the New Ashgate Gallery in Farnham from the 23rd March to the 4th May 2013 so please go along to see&nbsp; the work of the Rising Stars in the craft world! &nbsp; &nbsp; <![CDATA[Print & Pattern]]> 2012-11-29T15:30:00+00:00 2012-11-29T15:30:00+00:00 http://jen-moules.co.uk/blog/187/Print--Pattern Jen Moules http://jen-moules.co.uk One of my favourite design blogs Print &amp; Pattern has just done a feature on my work - exciting stuff!! Print &amp; Pattern: DESIGNER - Jen Moules I&#39;m still busy working on some new products for the Designer Crafts at Mall exhibtion in January, so I will keep you updated on the progress. <![CDATA[Walford Mill Crafts]]> 2012-11-13T12:30:00+00:00 2012-11-13T12:30:00+00:00 http://jen-moules.co.uk/blog/186/Walford-Mill-Crafts Jen Moules http://jen-moules.co.uk I&#39;m pleased to confirm a new stockist - Walford Mill Crafts! Walford Mill Crafts is a beautiful gallery space and shop based in Dorset and promotes contemporary craft and local designer makers. A selection of my cushions, greeting cards and Christmas cards are all available to buy from the gallery shop at Walford Mill Crafts just in time for Christmas too!