So, we moved, at one of the worst times of year. It has rained from the moment I started to pack , the two days we moved, and with the exceptions of a few days since we have been here.
Despite the usual stresses, we are in our country home.
It has had several uses over the years, it began life as an apple store, then when the orchards were sadly destroyed, became a granary, and then an annexe to the 19th century barn next door.
There are two and a half acres of seriously overgrown meadow, and the house is small but with planning to extend. We have so wanted to return to country life for a long time, and have found a beautiful place to live and inspire my designs.
The large windows overlook open farmland, Deer visit daily, Owls glide over the garden at dusk, Pheasants, Partridge and Foxes all come to explore.. We have noticed that Dorothy at first was a little scared of the dark, and the unfamiliar sounds and would only go outside if either Kit or myself was with her ....after all she has only known bright lights and city life in her four years.
I will post updates of our work as it goes along, and also my new additions to the Meadowlands range. My designer head is in overdrive.
It is a new home, a new beginning, a New Year, and I am glad we moved when we did, as we will have settled in and have the Spring and Summer to look forward to.
Thank you so much for your custom throughout 2019., I hope you are enjoying your purchases.
I am so excited for 2020, and hope your New Year will be happy, healthy, inspired and successful making beautiful homes.
Go well , Gloria xx
Welcome, our new website Pen & Weave is up and running.
Now that the wonderful warm Summer we have enjoyed this year has ended,
Autumn is well and truly in our midst, and it is an exciting time of year to start a new venture. So I have been working to create a new space that is dedicated purely to the textile side of my work.
I have painted for as long as I can remember, from my earliest memories drawing was the activity that I enjoyed most and as a child I would wander for miles, over farm and woodland, sketch book in hand, drawing flowers, trees, people and animals, and even though Kit and I now live in a small, but pretty Victorian end terrace house in the city, I still like to bring the countryside to our home.
I love iconic simplicity, evident in my paintings and relief prints, and thought many of the designs would translate well on to textiles, so we set about choosing lovely natural fabrics to print on.
I am currently working on a range of Interior furnishing fabrics and will be adding them to the site soon,
We share our home with Dorothy ,a Miniature Long Haired Dachshund, who spends most of her time with us in the studio, making sure that we take regular breaks to walk or play with her.
She is the sweetest presence, and will probably appear here as well from time to time.
Why Pen & Weave?
We wanted a name that catches the imagination but is clearly descriptive.
The Pen symbolises the work in the hand drawn designs, and the Weave simply represents the beautiful natural fabrics we source to print them on
We have loved creating them, and hope you love them too.