New bookings for spring…

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It seems that spring is *almost* in the air (let’s ignore the rainy days and focus on the odd blue skies, okay?) and everyone’s feeling creative!

We’ve had a slew of exciting new bookings, from illustrators, to felt makers, to mega zine writers…Reetsweet March is looking hella good. Top of the newbies includes ‘Plewsy’ aka Fiona Fawcett…

Tell us about how ‘Plewsy’ came about?

It all started with six greetings cards, an etsy shop and a lot of support from my pals! After graduating with a graphic design degree in 2012, I spent some time working in a branding and marketing agency, learning lots about paper stocks, pantone colours and printing techniques. In 2014 { with a little help from The Princes Trust } I fully launched Plewsy and now my range of paper products and homewares are stocked across the UK in some lovely shops!

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What’s your favourite piece?

It’s got to be my grumpy little Bobby bear – he’s wrapped up for winter in his wooly scarf. The original illustration was created from layering watercolours and inks, but now he’s popped up on a greetings card, notebook and china mug!

How do you stay fresh and motivated?

I spend a lot of time outdoors in the countryside with my puppy, Noddy – fresh air, colours and textures are a big inspiration! Motivation is a tricky one, mostly I’m really easily self motivated by setting small daily, weekly and monthly goals to work towards!

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What do listen to when you’re working?

Yesterday was a throwback of 90’s RnB (hahaha)… but usually it’s calmer acoustic stuff.

What fairs are you doing this year?

I’m kicking off the year with this fab Reetsweet fair, then onto two trade shows in the summer; Pulse and Home & Gift. I’d love to do Renegade too!

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Catch Fiona and our other reetsweeters on Sat 26th March at Leeds Corn Exchange!