Our team of Seasalt window dressers, Kathryn, Tabitha and Tara, are based in the attic of our Falmouth shop with beautiful views over the harbour. Last week I popped down to get a tutorial on how to make the paper roses currently featured in our shop windows and of course for a cuppa.
It’s these lovely ladies who transform our shop fronts with their crafty makes, always creating, recycling and being generally thrifty. And they all have creative backgrounds, from fine art to fashion and textiles degrees, here’s a little bit more about them…
Name… Kathryn Wild
Studied… Fine Art – Falmouth
Favourite window so far… Walking Window – I painted my feet to make footprints onto long pieces of paper for a backdrop for the window. I also made stencils of animal paw prints i.e. foxes and badgers. It was a fun window to create and the finished result was really striking.
Thrifty tips… We buy a lot of our props from car boots and second hand shops, such as old suitcases, gardening tools, baskets and books etc. These items often have a history that makes them really interesting objects to use with our window designs.
Favourite Cornish place… Kynance Cove (great swimming beach!)
My must have Seasalt product is… Seaworthy Smock, great for gardening and messing about.
Name… Tabitha Thompson
Studied… Textile Design – Falmouth
Favourite window so far… Christmas 2011, lots of handmade owl heads using hand stitching. Loved all the flying saucers and candy floss trees. It was a really magical window.
Thrifty tips… I love Anne Saloan Chalk Paint from ‘Sweetpea and Betty’ in Falmouth. This paint is great to use on old objects to give them a unique vintage look and a new lease of life.
Favourite Cornish place… Porthcurno beach, stunning views, white sand, sparkling clear blue sea and of course the Minack Theater.
My must have Seasalt product is… Sailor Shirt, easy to wear, comfy and comes in lots of lovely colours.
Name… Tara Bradley
Studied… Fashion Design – Plymouth
Favorite window so far… As I have only been working with the window team for two months my favourite window has to be the Rose Garden. Creating the roses by simply rolling paper achieved very effective results.
Thrifty tips… Anything can have a second life, keeping small scraps of fabric, or even an item of clothing from a charity shop with a lovely print can later be transformed into unique bunting.
Favorite Cornish place… Polzeath beach on the North coast, especially towards the end of the Summer with its peaceful waters, which are perfect for an evening snorkel (when there’s no surf of course!)
My must have Seasalt product is… Suki Cardy, I have one in every colour. It brightens up any outfit.
Read our new Window Displays Scrapbook to see designs and themes past and present.