GLASSHOUSE Contemporary Craft and Design Fair at Foxlane Garden Centre, Westhill, Aberdeenshire
This week we were overwhelmed with scarf love last weekend at Glasshouse, a contemporary Craft and Design fair which was held in a huge greenhouse just outside of Westhill in Aberdeenshire. Organised by Smart Consultants and part of Aberdeenshire’s placemaking programme Be Part of The Picture , this was a two day event held at the Foxlane Garden Centre, showcasing a diverse collection of artistic enterprises – the work of local, national and international visual artists, designers and makers.
The theme for our stand was a contemporary Scottish woodland scene – We wanted to bring a little of the wild landscape that inspired the designs into the display. Three mannequins were nestled amongst a leafless white branch and sat on moss covered wooden logs of varying height to give interest. The background colours of the display I kept as neutral as possible to really set off the bold colours of the scarves . Scarves and bow ties were hung, draped, folded and tied across the table to give maximum impact, and we had our AW13 video playing on a screen to draw people in.
We had such a fantastic weekend and met so many interesting people. We were lucky enough to have the Lady Provost visit our stand, as well councillors, gallery owners, media people and most importantly of all lots of wonderful customers! Great feedback on the designs – the skull motifs proved to be a big talking point with people either loving them or hating them, but definitely noticing them!
It was also great getting to spend the weekend chatting to other designers and business owners. Our neighbours were; Ginger Pickle – online emporium of all things super cute and UK made, Mags Gray – ceramicist who creates beautiful glazed bowls and little ceramic painted birds, and Nervous Stitch – Brightly coloured and patterned knitted accessories that will make you smile! Loved having these ladies to chat to over the weekend, couldn’t have asked for better company! Our Aberdeen stockist Peltoniemi Concept Store was also there with their beautiful and tempting treats – one of these being the cute snail ornament I bought for myself who has made himself at home on my bookshelf.
All in all, a fab weekend, if any of you managed to make it along I hope you enjoyed it as much as me!
Bird Bracelets from Ginger Pickle
Glazed Ceramic Spoons by Mags Gray
Knitted Accessories by Nervous Stitch
‘Wild Goose Chase’, ‘Dusk in Blue’ and ‘Secret Garden’ by Helen Ruth Scarves
AW13 Collection from Helen Ruth Scarves
Jade from Ginger Pickle looking gorgeous in our ‘Ruby Woodland’ Scarf
A handsome Prince in a Helen Ruth Bow-Tie
Handkerchiefs and Bow-Ties by Helen Ruth Scarves