Tuesday, September 13, 2011

an introduction to baffie.

We are excited to announce that we have translated some of our crochet designs from American Standard to British Standard crochet terms and they are now available through baffie.co.uk. If you are interested in seeing which of our crochet designs have been translated click here. If you see a pattern that you have already purchased from us and you would like the UK version then please just let us know as we would be more than happy to email it to you.

"Baffie" is the Scottish word for slippers and baffie.co.uk is an online gift boutique, that sells handcrafted, affordable home accessories and home comforts created by artisans and independent designers. Not only will you have loads of fun exploring this great new site but you will also find lots of funky and affordable treats for your home and for giving.

Julia Douglas is a textile and mixed media visual artist based just outside Haddington in Scotland and she is the creative force behind baffie.

Julia's inspiration for her work is the home and the relationship that people have with the objects they put in their homes. In Julia's own words: "A constant inspiration for my work is the home and the relationship people have with the objects they put in their homes. I make art by exploring seemingly trivial household objects, and remake these by playfully transforming them, often using them as surrogates for the owner’s body, and, consequently drawing attention to their significance in helping to tell a story about the inhabitants’ life and the culture in which they lived."

You can view some of Julia's art here: http://www.juliadouglas.co.uk/. Some other places that you will find Julia are ravelry.com, and http://www.facebook.com/baffiegifts.  Or join in with her at http://www.facebook.com/Knit.It.Community and share your latest projects and passions.  Have fun browsing!!!

Update December 31st, 2011:

Lights out for baffie....we received some sad news from Julia this month regarding baffie. We are sad to say that for various reasons Julia has decided to close baffie :(

kim and tara.

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