Well, we have been busy these last few months so there's alot to catch up on, and there's going to be quite a few big changes happening over the next few weeks and months...
Firstly we are sad to say we will be closing the shop just after Christmas. I have absolutely loved running the shop, but most of you know I also love screen printing, and those who have been in the shop know that I cannot do them both at the same time, and keeping the shop open meant sacrificing print jobs I wanted to do, or meant I was working constantly to keep everything going. Cut-Out is not going anywhere however, I plan on releasing lots of new designs in the new year by our favourite illustrators, the website will still keep going and I will be representing a mini version of the shop in the form of a stall at the Saturday Flea Market at the Custard Factory, and I might show up in a few different shops around here thanks to some of the lovely shopkeepers who have offered me some retail space to help me out. I will still also be sending my lovely stockists in Falmouth and Bristol Cut-Out products too. The Birmingham Bead Shop will be moving to the space in the new year though which is lovely news! So make sure you still come down to stop by and say hello to Kate.
In the meantime I will be focussing on my new business venture GET A GRIP, a waterbased screen printing company which is based behind VAAD gallery in the Custard Factory, printing on commission for bands, artists, promotors, companies and designers. This is something I am really excited about, I will still be keeping the same DIY ethics that Cut-Out stuck by, but I will be able to take on way more orders and use much better equipment. We are offering such good value prices it's unreal, you can check out more about this new project here: www.getagripstudio.com
We hope that the new year will open up lots of new opportunities for GET A GRIP, and Cut-Out and Mouldy Loaf to collaborate once more in a larger retail premises we hope to combine with an open print studio... but we're just waiting for the right space to open up so it might take some time. We're not giving in yet.
In other news I will be selling Cut-Out things at the Lighthouse in Wolverhampton's Festive Flair fayre on 5th December, this was the first fayre I did last year when I 1st stared Cut-Out and it was so much fun I can't wait to go back for mince pies, mulled wine and lots of lovely stalls selling handmad gifts. Following that I will be helping my lovely friends out at Tatty Devine on their stall at Clothes Show Live on the 6th, 7th and 8th December at Birmingham NEC- so if you happen to be going along on one of those days please pop bye and say hi and look at their lovely jewellery!
Well, I think that's you guys up to date! I hope you are all looking forward to a season full of presents, food and joy!