A kind friend gifted me a wonderful and much loved knitting book, inherited after the sad death of an elderly aunt. The book is undated but Mrs Google believes it was printed back in the 1940s or 1950s. The knitting patterns are simply wondrous with photos of each gorgeous pattern accompanying the simple to read instructions. I was so excited to start knitting from the book. There is everything knitted from stockings and bras for ladies, to some mad hats, to a “fashionable” housecoat. . After a delightful nostalgic ponder I decided to start with this Two Colour Turban, using old money size 10 pins previously used by my knit-loving mam, (who needs 3.25 metric pins huh) but I’m really having a little giggle to myself thinking that maybe my next knitting project from the book should be this vest and pants set for The Husband ❤️
Blinkin’ love Trash and Woody together … two top blokes, doing what they love, supporting each other, developing each other, inspiring each other, creating amazing tattoos and wonderful art, and also having some fun ❤️
Forever Art Tattoo Studio Pembroke for an ace Tattoo by top blokes and maybe some live music too! 🎶
I absolutely love adding a few new T-Shirt designs to our collection! Brother-in-law came to visit this weekend and is a fan of the ‘old skool’ Tattoo style art. We found some great pieces in Lee’s drawing book in and I was able to add them onto some T-shirts for him to take back to London. Inspired by the new designs I decided it was time to make myself a new Tee too and used Lee’s flaming heart and dagger drawing that I received as my Valentine Gift this year. Instead of wearing my heart on my sleeve I can now wear it on my Tee.
Don’t forget any of Lee’s art you admire can also be added to a Tee and of course will proudly bear our unique ‘Trashcan Emporium’ label.
We also have a pretty good selection of arty Tees in the studio at the mo so why not stop by and wear your art on your Tee too!
We sometimes have some wonderfully unusual ideas brought to us. The other day Lee had popped down Main Street and upon his return to the studio found this on the couch …
He immediately went into high alert, wondering whether gang warfare was about to commence in sleepy Pembroke, until he was advised by Woody that a customer had just brought them in to support his idea for a tattoo design.
Lee then worked his magic for this very personal and unique design …
And we had a very happy customer who got the exact tattoo that was in his head created from his personal hammer and knife…
I simply love receiving a special ‘arty farty’ creation from the husband on Saint Valentine’s Day. This year my gift was a burning heart pierced with a dagger, set against a shocking pink backdrop showered with hearts, declaring simply “LOVE. Well I do and he does and we hope you do too!
Hope it was a happy Valentines Day for you all (whether it was filled with hearts and daggers or not!) 💜
Meet George, the very handsome Vizsla.
Yesterday George visited The Thread Shed with his proud mam and dad who were going to spend a couple of hours with me designing their own T-Shirts. Unfortunately my trusted Silhouette programme, on which I have designed and made over 600 images, chose yesterday to be completely evil, and every time we tried to play with George’s photo to turn him into a cartoon doggy, Silhouette would crash and die. Images I had previously saved were lost, files disappeared, and Silhouette began rapidly flashing on and off. Because I have always used Silhouette so successfully unfortunately I didn’t have a back up plan to cope with it’s very bad and extremely naughty behaviour. Luckily George’s parents were simply lovely and very patient, and finally we abandoned Silhouette and they headed over to Paint to create their designs.
Handsome George became a cute cartoon doggy on his mam’s Tee, and some original geometric designs were sublimated onto his dad’s Tee.
This morning I have been investigating and it seems that a Windows 10 update may have caused a compatibility issue with Silhouette. Further investigations are underway.
A huge thank you to George and his mum and dad for being such lovely visitors, and for their humour and patience. I really hope they will enjoy wearing their unique and original T-shirts designed (eventually) here at The ThreadShed in Fresh East.
The moral of this story, of course, is ALWAYS HAVE A BACK UP PLAN.