[What’s On]: Tobyboo at the Corner Shop, Clerkenwell Green

I had a rather busy afternoon running errands in town and I decided to finally pop along to Craft Central’s Corner Shop in Clerkenwell Green  to catch up with Tina of Tobyboo. I had been meaning to drop by sometime earlier in the week but seeing as I was up to my eyeballs in work I kept postponing my trip so I was delighted to finally have dropped by before heading home! Oh and I even got to meet the little man Toby himself…..he’s such a cutie! :) Anyhoo, if you haven’t come across any of Tina’s work before then can I urge you to do so :) While many of us choose to draw/sketch with our pens and pencils, Tina uses her sewing machine to create her wonderful freehand machine embroidered illustrations that you see on her products. And boy does she do a great job of it….and it’s the one thing I think that makes her work so different from the others. Well, she’s all set up at the Corner Shop (21 Clerkenwell Green, EC1R 0DX) for a week (she’s there till this Sunday) so please drop by and check out her marvelous work – she has everything from cushion covers, aprons, tea towels to tea ware, stationery and children’s wear…….perfect place to treat yourself or to find a gift for a special someone. I took some photos from this afternoon which I hope should help tempt you lot even more! :P And FYI – after eyeing it up for a few months, I’ve gone and bought her ‘Oranges & Lemons’ Cushion cover (the bright yellow one!) to add a burst of colour to our couch – happy days!! :D

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