I wanted to sew a little holiday skirt out of the cool fabric we designed using Lee’s Bic Biro skull drawings and had printed through Spoonflower. Despite having hundreds of sewing patterns I couldn’t find one that matched the picture in my head and so I just drew up a sweet design myself.
I wore the skirt for the first time yesterday and had lots of compliments. Blinkin’ loved that I was wearing a skirt made by me, using fabric designed by me created from drawings penned by Lee. Now that is truly one-off skirt!
Oh and surely every girl needs a skull skirt?
Recently The ThreadShed had it’s very first workshop visitor, booked through AirBnB Experiences. These experiences are a chance to do something different from the norm when you are travelling, and The ThreadShed is on there offering a few different experiences.
The very lovely Kate, who was holidaying in the area, spent a happy Saturday morning with me in The ThreadShed on an ‘Arty Farty Make Your Own Skirt’ workshop. Kate, who had very little sewing experience, learnt how to make a half circle skirt without using a sewing pattern. She inserted her first zipper, stitched her first button hole, attached her first waistband, and finished her very first garment.
I forgot to take a photo of the skirt at the end of the workshop and so Kate very kindly sent me a photo to share. She also gave the workshop some very positive feedback which I was blinkin’ chuffed to bits with.
Kate now is the proud owner of a stunning half circle skirt made by herself in a wonderful, unusual true vintage fabric. Kate’s skirt is an absolutely unique and beautiful item of clothing, with a story attached, and a memory of a holiday in Pembrokeshire.
What do you think?
I really enjoy finding cool new ways of sharing Lee’s art.
I love this circle of skulls image and I am planning on getting it printed onto some fabric. It also makes a great repeat pattern on my new doormat.
I also love this tattoo style flying heart and think that the design absolutely transforms this cute miniature back pack into something pretty special.
Why just hang your art on the walls when you can wear it or, in the best possible way, even wipe your muddy boots on it!
Love Art … any which way you choose it ❤️
I have been busily making us some new Tees for our forthcoming little jaunt. I absolutely adore this vest with a print of some art that Lee created for a Valentines gift for me.
It immortalises our first dance as Mr and Mrs, whilst still in the beautiful chapel at Manorbier Castle, to ‘Baby I Love You’ by The Ramones.
I am one lucky gal … and so to my beautiful, creative, colourful, kind, and now beardless husband…
‘Baby I Love You Too’ ❤️
Lee creates some wonderful art, and not just on skin. Lee’s drawing and canvas work is also exceptional. Lee’s punk values mean that we endeavour to keep everything we do accessible to all. You can purchase a high quality limited edition prints of any of his artwork for around £25 in a cardboard mount, or £40 on canvas.
However, our most recent venture is makes Lee’s art even more accessible. Literally any piece of Lee’s art you admire, can be worn on your T-shirt for just £20. The T-shirts are soft poly-cotton and come in all sizes for men and ladies (in a flattering lady-fit).
We are not able to fulfil orders throughout November due to our forthcoming little jaunt – but all orders placed now will be fulfilled in December, in plenty of time for Xmas.
Art makes a great Xmas gift – whether it’s on the skin (tattoo vouchers available), on the wall, or on a T-Shirt.
Oh but do remember that art is definitely not just for Xmas …
I love peacocks and for a while has been pondering on having a peacock tattoo. Of course the moment I mention it to The Husband he has designs on my body (quite literally). This stunning bird was the result of a few sittings at the studio and I truly love it. The peacock is a symbol of luck, patience and kindness and fits so well with me right now. I feel so lucky to have a husband that adores me and has the amazing talent to create beautiful art that I will wear for the rest of my life ❤️
Lee recently completed this stunning pencil drawing of the gorgeous Oscar. The drawing was commissioned as a very special birthday present for Oscar’s lucky lady owner by her wise husband. She absolutely loves the drawing and he has banked a years worth of ‘brownie points’ for the thoughtful gift. He sent Lee a selection of photos and if you look carefully and zoom in on Oscar’s left eye you will see the outline of the photographer reflected there and reproduced in fine detail by Lee and his clever pencil.
If you are thinking of a pencil drawing commission for someone special this Xmas then get in touch but do remember that Lee will need plenty of notice as these are many hours of patient work!