This week we’ve been reminiscing about our weekend at Port Eliot Festival. It was lovely to meet so many of our customers so we wanted to share our “How To Make A Fabric Fish” workshop with those of you who couldn’t join us! It’s a great rainy day activity, something we seem to be having a lot of at the moment!
The lighter nights are creeping in, the beautiful flowers are peeking through and the clocks will soon jump forward, all of which indicates one thing, spring is just around the corner (20th March)!
To herald winter’s end, our very clever Window Dressers have transformed the front of our shops with showers of bluebells.
Each flower is made by hand- the team delicately cut the narrow bell-shapes out of card, folded them by hand and then secured the leaves using split-pins. The purple blooms are carefully hung with fishing wire or placed on a mannequin’s head!
Keep up to date with what our window team are up to by following them on Pinterest.
Our window dressers, Kathryn, Tara and Janet, have been busy creating yet another fantastic Christmas window display. Drawing inspiration from our woolly heritage and love for crafts, the window is a knitter’s haven. With knitted headwear, woollen Christmas trees and presents wrapped in yarn; this year’s window is full of festive fun.
To show you just how much work goes into building a new window display we’ve made this short video for you to enjoy. The Tavy Tars, our lovely shanty singers who often sing at our new shop openings, recorded the soundtrack for us. It fits perfectly, don’t you think?
Our window dressers are a talented bunch, you can keep up to date with what they’ve been creating on their pinterest board.
These fish made a splash in our store windows, so we’ve written up a fun little ‘How To’ so you can make your own fishy friends.
Step 1: Cut out the shapes
Step 2: Stitch the two side fins onto the body.
Step 3: Stitch the heads onto each body.
Step 4: Stitch onto the top fin with right sides facing.
Step 5: Stitch lines down the tail (two pieces put together)
Step 6: Lay the top fin onto the body facing in.
Step 7: The tail needs to be rolled and secured with a pin so that it doesn’t get caught when sewing around the body.
Step 8: Lay the body parts on top of each other, right sides facing, and stitch around the sides. Remember to leave a gap so you can turn your fish the right way!
Step 9: Stuff the fish with wadding, hand sew the gap and sew on the eyes.
Ta dah! Your very own fishy friend.
We’re proud sponsors of the Falmouth International Sea Shanty Festival this year and in honour of this fantastic event, we’ve chosen a Sea Shanty theme for our June window Displays.
Our May Window theme is ‘Watering Flowers’, and window dressers Kathryn and Tara have been busy collecting material for another fantastic window display.
Our April Window theme is ‘Falmouth Sketchbook’, and our lovely window dressers Kathryn and Tara have been busy collecting material for another fantastic window display.
Our March window theme is Daffodils and window dressers Kathryn and Tara have been busy making lovely Cornish daffodils.
Kathryn and Tara made the daffs using tiny pompoms of wool, attached them onto the end of bamboo sticks and then wrapped tissue paper petals around the pom pom. Each daffodil has its own unique name, which has been stamped onto the luggage tags.
The inspiration for the window came from Ron Scamp, a daffodil breeder in Falmouth. You can read his story here
You can see lots more window displays and craft ideas on Kathryn & Tara’s new Pinterest board: http://www.pinterest.com/seasaltclothing/seasalt-window-displays/
Our January window theme is Seed heads and window dressers, Kathryn and Tara, have been busy on their sewing machines making giant cow parsleys and teasels.
Our 2013 Christmas window displays feature giant paper pine trees inspired by vintage Scandinavian prints. Hanging in the tree tops are sparkly sequin stars which are really easy and fun to make – read our how to guide . The display was recognized in Falmouth’s annual “Best Dressed Christmas Window” competition.