Saturday, 21 May 2011

New beginnings

So things have been quiet for a while now at Cut-Out. And it's not because I've given up on printing T-shirts or making things, the complete opposite really! Since November 2009 my business partner Sam and I have been building up our screenprinting business GET A GRIP and now things are moving up a gear...

Things have been going well and we're about to move into our first retail premises in the Custard Factory together, just around the corner from where our workshop was, and right by the shop I used to share with Mouldy Loaf what seems like years ago!

We're having a party Saturday 28th May, so if there's any Cut-Out fans out there, it would be lovely to see you there!

To coincide with moving into a retail space, we've commissioned six illustrators to design T-shirts, and a few more have designed paper-based products for us. The label is similar to Cut-Out in it's roots, though now we have the equipment and budget to go all out, bringing you the best clothing and products we can print, designed by the most talented people we could find.

Unfortunately, because we're effectively launching this new brand, it's time to say goodbye to Cut-Out and put it to bed. I've had lots of fun running it, and as my first venture into self-employment, it was scary and a huge learning curve that has taught me things I'll always remember! The people I have met, worked with and who have helped me out have been absolutely awesome, and I'm so grateful of all the things I have done because of this teeny little project I started straight out of uni to keep me off the dole.

In the meantime, you can get bargain-priced Cut-Out T-shirts for just £5 each including UK delivery, at the Cut-Out Shop, and the newer, Cut-Out label T-shirts and tote bags will be for sale in the GET A GRIP shop, as well as in We Are Birmingham while stocks last! You can also check out the latest GET A GRIP brand T-shirts and things RIGHT HERE

I'd like to say a huge thank you to everyone who has supported Cut-Out over the last few years- everyone who designed something, saw me at fayres or popped into the shop for a cuppa, not to mention those who spent their pennies too!

Please keep in touch!


Thursday, 1 July 2010

New totes and T-shirts by Darren John

My lovely friend, Darren John, an amazing Birmingham-based illustrator, has designed not one, but two items for Cut-Out, three colour ladies T-shirts, and some great totes. Get them from the SHOP before they all go.

Monday, 12 April 2010

They're back!

In the Summer of 2008 I started drawing some of my favourite things- namely a 1960's typewriter and an 1980's SLR camera. The Writer and The Photographer became the designs used for the first prints in the homemade print studio in my parents' garage. Now in the GET A GRIP studio full time, it felt like a nice time to bring the designs back. Exposing screens that weren't made using bits of wood and a staple gun- but using the original acetates I had photocopied in the local post office. Available in the shop for just £6. Cut-Out is back and with a handful of amazing designs in the pipeline for Summer, it's all very exciting.

Saturday, 13 March 2010

Plans and puppeteers

I feel like I should apologise again for the lack of posts recently. Running GET A GRIP has turned into a full time job and to be honest, I've enjoyed having a break from trying to run my own clothing label. But 2010 is not going to see the demise of Cut-Out, and I have started the year printing some lovely T-shirts and vests by the very talented Camelia Dobrin. Puppeteer can be brought from our SHOP and is just £20 including free postage and packaging within the UK. So I may not always be on twitter, and blog posts and website updates few and far between, but I promise Cut-Out will still be here trying to make nice things you'll like and wear.

Tuesday, 15 December 2009

Christmas cheer for just one pound

For the run up to Christmas, Cut-Out has a special little plate in our Custard Factory shop full of items that have been reduced to just one pound each! Grab yourself a handknitted mini stocking, heart shaped tree decoration, the last knitted doughnut or a badge set while stocks last!

Many of you know the shop isn't going to be open after Christmas, so we all hope you come and say bye, and pick up a few things, Mouldy Loaf is having a HUGE sale, with all T-shirts reduced, and a bargain to be found.

Thursday, 10 December 2009

Clothes Show Live with Tatty Devine!

This week I was asked to help the glorious Tatty Devine out at their stand at Birmingham Clothes Show Live. The stand looked amazing and we were very proud to be on one of the brightest and busiest stands around. It was a LOT of fun meeting everyone who came along and bought stuff, and although my feet ache from three days of standing up, I can't wait to go along next year!

Sunday, 6 December 2009

Flair '09

Thank you to everyone who came to the Light House on Saturday, we had such a lovely day. I'm already looking forward to next year!