As it's Halloween, a day of tales that are sometimes spooky, and fairytales (in their original tellings) were usually a bit off-kilter, it seemed a good day to introduce you to Grimm 188!
My goal is to be able to share my handwovens, handknits, and other fiber-based creations at craft fairs in London and beyond on a fairly regular basis. I had my hopes dashed at getting accepted into any of the "big name" Christmas craft shows here this season, but I'm sure once I've gotten my feet a bit wet, it'll be easier next time!
Right now my shop on Etsy has a sampling of my creations from handwoven scarves...
...to sweet, soft knit baby blankets....
(yes, I know I need a better photo spot for blankets than my couch)
...to fun, funky friendship bracelets with clasps. A bit more grown-up and wearable for those of us past summer camp age!
I do plan to expand my offerings, with a focus on beautiful fabrics and such. In addition to the Etsy shop, I've also started a Grimm 188 Instagram to share in-the-making photos and other things that might not be on my personal stream.
I would love to know what sort of handmade fiber-y things you'd be interested in seeing and do hope you'll think of my shop as you begin any seasonal gift-shopping! It's a great new adventure and I have such hope for it to do well!
Happy Halloween, friends!