Our Fisherman’s Garden Inspired Prints

posted on January 21st, 2016 by Laura Ellis

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Flowers and fishing boats are bountiful around Cornwall’s coast, often being found together, with the odd boat parked up in the yard, flowers sprouting at its base, ready for repair and waiting for high tide.

The prints in our latest collection reflect just that, a happy blend of Cornish flora and our fishing heritage.

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Oyster Dredger

Oyster dredgers, also known as Working Boats, play a big part in our fishing heritage.  When they’re not gathering oysters from the river beds they can be seen taking part in regattas across the county. This bright geometric print was created after watching the Falmouth Working Boats racing in the summer, filling the sky with a patchwork of triangular sails.

Berry Branch

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Wild berries pop up all over our Cornish hedgerows and their bountiful branches were the starting point for this print. The simple pattern was created using a batik technique, drawing the pattern in wax before dying. The wax resists the dye giving a silhouetted effect to the design.
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Fishing Boat Salt

Sophie Chadwick created this quirky design using a woodcut she made in her Falmouth studio, where she has a fantastic view of the little fishing boats going in and out of the harbour. Creating the woodblock by hand gives the print a real textured and artisanal feel.
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Wild Garlic

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Springtime sees drifts of flowering wild garlic the line the footpaths and riverbanks of Cornwall. Its clusters of tiny white bells inspired Sophie to create this charming print.
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Moorings Wreckage

Small wooden rowing boats moored alongside each other in Cornish harbours are one of the sights of the summer. Their higgledy-piggledy charm translates beautifully into this artful print.

Textured Daisy

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Our coastal paths and clifftops are scattered with an abundance of wildflowers. Sophie created this vibrant print while sketching daisies on the Cornish cliff tops. The stylized blooms, with their rippling texture echoing the sea below.
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Behind The Scenes On Our Fisherman’s Garden Photoshoot

posted on January 14th, 2016 by Laura Ellis

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Our latest collection has been inspired by the colourful gardens of Cornish fishermen. Hardy flowers and unusual shrubs spring up amongst bright buoys, fishing nets and weather worn driftwood.  Read the rest of this entry »

Job Vacancy – Experienced Graphic Designer

posted on January 8th, 2016 by Nikki Phillips

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We’re on the lookout for an experienced graphic designer to join our busy team in Falmouth.

Ideally you will have at least 3-4 years of industry experience, a flair for typography, print and web design as well as superb attention to detail, and a passion for fashion!

Great communication skills as well as a good eye for the ‘end user’ are vital. You will be fluent in Adobe Creative Suite and have essential experience in a busy design studio, as well as a relevant degree.

If you think this is you, please get in touch by sending us relevant examples of your work along with our job application form to emily.sullivan@seasaltcornwall.co.uk

This role is full-time, based in our Falmouth office.

Previous applicants need not apply.

Closing date 10th February 2016.

Job Vacancy – Customer Service Assistants

posted on January 7th, 2016 by sian

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We have a couple of exciting opportunities to join our busy Customer Services team.

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Top Three Winter Gardens To Visit in Cornwall

posted on December 26th, 2015 by Nikki Phillips

 

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Sitting on the coast means that Cornwall’s climate is usually quite mild, and so far, this winter has been unseasonably warm! Not great if you were expecting snow for Christmas, but perfect if you were hoping to get out and about to explore the great gardens of Cornwall.

Here’s a selection of our top spots, so pull on your wellies and get exploring…

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Pinetum Park and Pine Lodge Gardens

This garden is relatively unknown and is most definitely not a typical Cornish garden! With over 30-acres to discover, 12 gardens to see, over 6000 rare and unusual plants to look at, you’ll need a full afternoon to explore! Our favourite area to explore is Pinetum’s winter garden, planted to be at its best in January and February. Imagine winter flowers, bark, coloured foliage or lots of scented leaves.

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Eden Project

This place really is an experience for all the senses!

The winter sun glistens on Eden’s magnificent biomes as you make your way down to the gardens. Stretch your legs and feel the tropical heat as you take a walk around the beautiful Rain Forest Biome. Not one for the heat? Meander through the landscapes of the Mediterranean Biome and discover over 1000 varieties of plants!

If your feeling brave, you can even take a head-first “flight” on the longest zip wire in England and see the Eden Project like you’ve never seen it before!

They’ve got a really great calendar of events lined up winter from ice skating to craft workshop so don’t forget to check what’s on.

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Lost Gardens of Heligan

This garden has been a Seasalt favourite for many years now. It’s an oasis nestling in a lush valley on the south coast of Cornwall.

There are 200 acres of garden history, mystery and romance to peruse including their famous jungle valley, champion rhododendrons and productive gardens, which are home to beautiful examples of Victorian horticultural design.

This winter, take a gentle stroll across the estate and enjoy the breath taking Cornish countryside or pack a picnic (maybe a few turkey sandwiches!) and find a peaceful spot to observe the Lost Gardens’ wide diversity of bird life from woodpeckers to the elusive kingfisher.

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We’d love to see which winter gems you discover, why not post a few floral pictures on FacebookTwitter or Instagram – don’t forget to tag us in!

Merry Christmas, from all of us at Seasalt

posted on December 24th, 2015 by Laura Ellis

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Job Vacancy – Stock and Data Assistant

posted on December 24th, 2015 by Laura Ellis

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We are looking for a Stock and Data Assistant to assist in the management and reporting of stock. The role is full time and for a fixed contract of 6/7 months. The ideal candidate will have strong accuracy and good attention to detail. Please see the job description below for more information on the role.

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Please send completed applications to jobs@seasaltcornwall.co.uk by 7th January

Make Merry – How To Make A Paper Bauble

posted on December 14th, 2015 by Laura Ellis

We’ve been getting crafty again, spending the weekend making baubles for our Christmas tree. If you’ve got our ‘Seasalty Christmas’ catalogue to hand you can use the strips included on each of the pages, and make your own Seasalt paper baubles… Read the rest of this entry »

Make Merry – How To Make Your Own Christmas Cards

posted on December 11th, 2015 by Laura Ellis

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Have you got a few last minute Christmas cards to send? Don’t worry you’re not too late. …

We love a craft project here at Seasalt, so recycling old catalogues into Christmas cards is right up our street! Here’s our step by step guide to making festive cards, perfect for any friend, family or work colleague! Read the rest of this entry »

Job Vacancy – Studio Photographer

posted on December 11th, 2015 by Laura Ellis

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We’re looking for a Studio Photographer to join us at our Design Studios in Falmouth. Working within the Marketing team and reporting to the Photography Coordinator, the Studio Photographer will have a keen eye for detail and a good knowledge and experience of eCommerce fashion photography. This role requires a hardworking, focused, confident and driven individual who will be able to work in a fast paced studio environment.

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Please send completed applications along with a sample of your work to mikki.stratton-monck@seasaltcornwall.co.uk

Closing date: 15th January 2016