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Stall Focus #7 – Born Restless

27 Apr

Born Restless is a labour of love for which we must thank the marvellous Hayley Wright. Based in Manchester – but born and bred in Derby – Swop n Shop will be a grand homecoming for her, and we are genuinely honoured to count her amongst the ranks of our stallholders.

We caught up with Hayley for a little natter.

Hello Hayley. Could you sum up Born Restless in one sentence?
Uncomfortably cute.

Intriguing! So what sort of thing do you do?
One-off embroideries in re-claimed frames.

Embroideries!
That’s right. I make affordable pieces of art with obsessive detail and a hint of the sinister.

So how did Born Restless start?
Accidentally. After graduating with a fine art degree I moved back home and wanted to continue making work in a way that wouldn’t ruin my mum’s carpets. Sewing was perfect because it was something I could pick up and carry around.

Now I live in Manchester and have a tiny bedroom and a hectic job, sewing keeps me busy when I miss friends and family.

I’ve never really set out to turn it into anything more than a hobby, but its been great to receive such positive feedback on my work.

Finally, what attracted you to take part in Swop n Shop?
I do quite a lot of craft fairs up North, but I’ve always been keen to get more involved in the Derby creative scene. Derby’s my home town, and Swop n Shop is a great opportunity with a wide range of work – and its for a great cause.

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You can browse Hayley’s wares in advance Swop n Shop at her delightful Etsy store.  She can also be found on Twitter and on the blogosphere.

With such ouija board and tarot-inspired embroidery, she’s clearly a woman after our own hearts!

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Stall Focus #2 – Vieve

29 Feb

Swop n Shoppers rejoice! We have another stallholder.

The brainchild of one Genevieve Preece, they’re called Vieve and they rock. We couldn’t be happier to have them on board.

We caught up with Genevieve in order to learn who they are and what they do:

Hello Genevieve. Could you sum-up Vieve in one sentence?
Vieve is an eclectic mix of customised vintage and handmade fashion clothing and accessory pieces.

What will you be selling on the day?
Vieve will have beautiful, unique pieces of customised vintage and handmade clothing, hand dyed and printed silk scarves, vintage inspired jewellery and accessories.

What can we expect from your stall? Will there be any special new products or promotions on the day?
Vieve strives for an individual boutique style, presentation is key whilst love and attention is given to each individual item to ensure Vieve’s customers can find something perfectly special for them. Vieve will have a suitably summery feel and as a special treat we will be offering a complimentary present for those who spend over £30 in one purchase.

How exciting! So how did Vieve come about?
I have always had a strong passion for the creative world, at University I studied Fashion and Textile Design, and I am now really enjoying finding unusual vintage items and turning them into something special and making beautiful handmade pieces with a quirky feel. I love to embroider fabrics, and use print and dye effects to create something fabulous. My great passion is seeing others enjoy my pieces and look gorgeous wearing them.

What attracted you to take part in Swop n Shop?
The Swop n Shop is a great opportunity to support a worthwhile charity and also take part in a wonderful event in Derby. I look forward to spreading the Vieve name and meeting customers, new and old.

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And we look forward to meeting you, Genevieve!

Catch up with Vieve on Facebook, Twitter and, coming soon, a very swanky website.