Wednesday, 7 October 2015

I love a bit of fluro tape.

 I am a big fan of brightly coloured tape so i was very happy when i got hold of some fantastic coloured fabric gaffer tape to finish off these new perspex frames which hold my hand stitched embroideries on vintage napkins.

It has been a bit of a textile summer for me, having received a large order for these pieces from Anthropologie in the USA. 

You can see them in a couple of weeks at MadeLondon on the 22nd-25th of October at 
1 Marylebone. It is a really great show so do try to make it.

Above is a snap form the other day when i was taking photographs for my website...
ALL NEW *NOW****** so have a LOOK.

                                                             'You Are My Sunshine'

*I am happy to stitch all different quotes


                                                                'You Are Ace'

*This piece has been loving gifted to my wonderful intern, who has been such a help this summer and for a good many years in fact.


                                                                      'Soda Pop'

Monday, 29 June 2015

Something special for someone special

What a nice way to spend a Monday morning. I have just finished drawing this piece commissioned by a best friend to give the bride to be Frankie and her soon to be husband Greg. Frankie already has her kitchen wall adorned with my work. This is a new one for her collection. What a lovely friend.

If you fancy something similar as a wedding gift, birthday present or to commemorate any other special occasion do get in contact...

Wednesday, 3 June 2015

Making of a Bangle...

How is it done, here's a step by step photo story of how i make a bangle.

This was a commission by an American client who wanted a special piece made all from English coin.



If you are after some thing really special for yourself or a loved one, then get in touch.

Monday, 13 October 2014

This & That

So it all starts again.
I will be off next week to Made London for a weekend surrounded by fine quality crafts, housed in a beautiful Sir John Soane church at number 1 Marylebone. All very nice. It will be my birthday on the friday so do bring some cake if you come that day! I will alas be missing my son's 2nd birthday.
This is a great show to be part of but i am going to have to not do it some time or change Lenny's birth date?! 
Noverber will hold a dash to Nottingham for Lustre, which will be great to be showing at it again after a 2 year break. Then back down to the South coast to Made Brighton. A fair i have not yet been a part of so it will be exciting to be back in my old stomping ground.
If you would like ticket's for any of these events do get in touch and i can send some on to you...

These beauties are at the platers being turned to gold! I am branching out so keep watching & i'll post the result. You could always see them in person at one of my shows too.

 Having kept myself away from all the social media i have entered in & am rather hocked on instagram. Being of very basic skills for all this modern computer things as you can see i haven't got as far as the working of how to get a link to my instagram feed so you'll just have to check it yourself if you fancy.... racheleardleysomerset
Snappy, i know but there are a lot of Rachel Eardley's out there.

Thursday, 4 September 2014

Summer Sewing

Back in full action after a trip to New York for the NYNow trade show & camping trips in our far land, now the children are back to school it's all go for autumn.
A great time has been had though and some business too! Re orders from the oh so lovely chaps at PatchNY 
& Dry Goods of Brooklyn which brims with all sorts of joy.
This 'Pop' embroidery has joined some other pieces to venture to The Grey Colt in Hudson, Ohio.
It has been a popular image so there will be more.
My Embroideries went down well this season, so watch out for more sewn sketches including playing cards & camp fires.

Tuesday, 15 July 2014

The Stationary Cupboard

I have been really busy since coming back form the West Dean show last month,  getting organised for my next event in New York and desperately trying to have some time off over the summer holidays.
Very important in my business, work hard and time to play too!
Being a fan of all things stationary and a lover of sending and receiving post, i have always made my business cards into picture post cards. Having just had some new photos taken of my work, here are my new picture post cards of x4 different designs. x2 photos of my jewellery by the brilliant Lorry Eason & the other x2, my  drawings of the coins used in my 'Nature Necklace' & 'Many Headed Necklace'.
Do send me your address and i'll get one off to you! or come & visit me at one of my shows later in the year.
*Note the bare feet, such a joy to be able to work bare footed.

Stickers too. This is extremely exciting for me as i have waited a mere 15 years!!! to get stickers for my business. I do finally get there with everything that's in my head even if it takes well over a decade. There's always so much to do.

& finally my stamps, i have diligently been hand drawing all my jewellery boxes with the coins used to make each piece for years now. After having to fulfill all my trade orders at the beginning of the year i  knew it was worth finding the time to get some stamps made for my most popular pieces. These will also come in handy for my next trip Stateside so watch this space for my stand displays (or booth as they call it, brilliant), where i intend to put them to full use. With all those ticks off the list - eventually, I am feeling pretty organised & thinking i might be in need of a stationary cupboard now!

Tuesday, 17 June 2014

West Dean

It will be a late night getting the last bit's done for West Dean Design & Craft Fair this weekend.

Here's a peak at one of my new Silhouette or Friendship Necklaces. There are more to see but your have to make your way to West Dean or wait & what this space!