Whats Happening Aberdeen!
It always amazes me when fab people take the time to find out about us at Teasel & Tweed and then support what we do.
Recently What’s Happening Aberdeen popped in for a chat and to offer to help in our efforts to promote small independent businesses, makers and artists. We have always supported Made In Scotland for those who make their products here in Scotland which has many challenges and so I am sure all those we have stocked (427 last count!) in the past and those in the future thank you too!
🏴Teasel & Tweed🏴I’ve recently visited Teasel & Tweed and I’m sooo in love with that wee shop focused on products Made In Scotland😍🏴I met with the lovely owner – Zoe – who told me more about Teasel & Tweed.The goal of this local business is to encourage people to focus on what’s OURS. Which is especially important during the times of numerous large chains and unethical production.🙅🏼♀️Zoe finds talented Artists and Makers from all over Scotland and supports them in what they do by selling their work in her shop!The products are of the highest quality, handmade and super unique!Moreover, she holds a number of CREATIVE WORKSHOPS with highly skilled professionals and artists… and keep an eye out…👁 you may have a chance to WIN some invites very soon!!!Teasel & Tweed 📍85 Rosemount ViaductHave a glance of Teasel & Tweed from the inside and tell me what you think!PS. Yes, I know, I’m one of those annoying people who film vertically 😂😂 I promise I won’t do that again!#shoplocal #Aberdeen #WhatsHappeningAberdeen
Posted by What's Happening Aberdeen on Thursday, 24 January 2019
Well it’s summer and after a long winter I find myself looking out the window to sunshine, yeh! Worrying though as if its June then we are half way through the year in what seems like a blink of an eye!
I remember planning the Maker Of The Month back in January and thinking that I couldn’t wait for June as our Maker Of The Month would be Cal Scott. Watching her work evolve over the last year has been a treat and a wonder. Since graduating from Edinburgh College of Art with a BA Hons in Design & Applied Arts, Cal worked in various media including ceramics, graphic design and textiles. Inspired by a love of colour and pattern, combined with a long-held interest in printmaking, Cal taught herself to screenprint in 2015 and launched a range of paper and wood products under the name Sad Panda Printing.
Gradually Cal moved towards her 3d Art and in May 2017 she started making framed wooden dioramas as a few one-off pieces for a group exhibition in Perthshire. The response to them was so positive that she found herself developing them further and under the name Hooperhart, they have now become her main focus.
Cal’s work is influenced by numerous things like memories of cardboard dioramas she played with as a child, working in theatre design on stage sets which led her down the path of creating these little contained worlds. The subject matter is inspired by storytelling, folklore, local flora and fauna, and a love of the Scottish coast. It is totally unique, just beautiful in it’s details, composition and colours and has such a child like fairytale and wonder in them that I could just sit and look at them all day (not so great when trying to work!).
So Ta Da….. drum roll and much expectation our Maker Of The Month for June is Cal Scott from HooperHart!
Devenick Designs are a family business based in Banchory Devenick, run by Jenny Corrigan.
Noticing the shortage of fun, attractive, modern and affordable garden art work available in the market place, Jenny began to design art work for their own garden.
The first design was ‘The herons’ in an effort to deter or distract a local heron from visiting the family pond and feasting on their Coy Carp!
After much admiration of this functional art piece and many commissions later, Devenick Designs was born and high quality affordable garden sculptures was their concept.
All designs boast modern clean simple lines, resulting in eye catching and elegant sculptures. Bringing both an element of fun and interest to gardens and indoors alike. The latest addition, the ‘Butterfly’, can be purchased in two lengths, various colours and used both singularly as a statement both out doors or in pot plants or used to create a stunning feature in your garden of a fluttering butterfly meadow.
All of Devenick Designs art work are registered designs and are manufactured in Scotland. With new designs being developed all the time and a range of colours and finishes available you are sure to fine one on their pieces to treasure!
The Maker Of The Month
February 2018 @Teasel & Tweed
Leanne from The Upholsters Edge is the first Maker Of The Month for 2018, yeh!!
Not only is Leanne our Maker Of The Month but she is also our fabulous Upholstery Teacher and takes commissions for her work through us too. We have some great projects planned for the year and we look forward to seeing much more of Leanne’s own designs, collaborative pieces and courses throughout 2018.
After recognising a shortage of unique and original pieces in the North East Leanne decided to focus her efforts of filling that gap with her beautiful pieces and passing on her skills to others through her workshops @ Teasel & Tweed. We will be posting more examples of Leannes work next week!
We held the first off these on the 4th February and it was a great workshop and the footstools that were made were amazing!
If you would like more information about Leanne’s work, see examples, attend a workshop or chat about commissions then please get in touch anytime not just February!
Late Night Shopping Event @ Teasel & Tweed| Mince Pies & Mulled Wine
10am – 8pm
Thursday 14th December
Late Night Shopping Event @ Teasel & Tweed| Mince Pies & Mulled Wine
Come visit us at Teasel & Tweed for Minced Pies, Mulled Wine & Shopping in collaboration with Rosemount rocks! The Rosemount Shops will open late offering festive fun and treats! Support your local independent businesses and get some fab christmas gifts and goodies.
Gin will be high on many people’s Santa list this year, but other than gin, what do you buy a gin drinker at Christmas?
A flourishing market
The Scottish Gin industry has been flourishing in recent years. While a Gin & Tonic may have traditionally been thought of as quintessentially English, did you know that Scotland now produces more than 70% of the gin consumed in the UK? In fact, gin is rapidly on course to catch up with, and some predict surpass, the spirit everyone in the world associates with Scotland, Whisky.
What has been wonderful about the success of the Scottish gin industry is that so much of it has come from independent craft distilleries, scattered far and wide across the country, each putting their own distinct twist on the juniper based spirit.
Gin is embracing Christmas this year, with many of the craft distilleries producing seasonally spiced variations. I’m sure many of your loved ones will be enjoying a glass or two of gin over the festive period. Here are some gift ideas to complement their favourite tipple:
This Gin map plots out many of Scotland’s finest gins geographically and features many of the spices and distinctive flavours used to make them. Available from Teasel & Tweed directly.
Designed by Teasel & Tweed and produced by Burns Crystal, these unique Scottish made gin glasses are elegant and fun glasses for enjoying your favourite tipple, featuring amusing gin inspired terms, that are sure to raise a smile.
3. Gin & Tonic Lip balm
This Gin and Tonic lip balm is a great wee stocking filler, available directly from Teasel & Tweed.
4. Boozy brussels
These chocolate brussel sprouts are made with a twist of gin and make an ideal stocking filler or after-dinner treat. Available from Teasel & Tweed.
5. Doric Ceramics gin beakers
A quirky alternative to a gin glass, gin lovers may enjoy these gin & tonic beakers, which are multi-purpose and can be used for drinking hot drinks, as well as gin & tonic.
Another stocking filler, this the Siabann Sloe Gin candle is a luxurious combination of oils and butters that are specially hand blended and hand poured in Scotland to nourish & rejuvenate skin. Made from a unique blend of 100% natural oils, butters and waxes, the candle can be burned to form a pool of warm oil, that can be used straight onto the skin.The warm oils are perfect for a massage, to treat dry skin or just to moisturise.
7. Siabann Juniper and Lime Liquid Handwash and Hand & Body Lotion
Juniper berries, gin’s key ingredient, are used alongside Lime, to bring a fresh and zesty scent to this range of soap and body lotion from Siabann. Elegantly presented in a s
8. Gin O’Clock coaster set
Ahh, Gin O’Clock…every gin enthusiast’s favourite time of the day and this wooden coaster set will provide a perfect place to rest their favourite drink in between sips.
9. GIN Bunny Tote bag
For your loved ones who enjoy both a trip to the gym and a glass of gin, this fun tote bag will be perfect gift. The bag i s a nice size for carrying gym wear, or it can be used as a multi-purpose shopping bag. Available at Teasel & Tweed.
10. Galloway Lodge Preserves Rhubarb
Gin jamMade using the finest ingredients and with traditional methods, Galloway Lodge Preserves bring together two of our favourite flavours for this jam and, yes, it tastes as good as it sounds!
11. G & T Tea
Juniper berries are used to give these teas a crisp and distinctive taste. Maybe not a real G & T but, nevertheless, a refreshing and healthy alternative that can be enjoyed at any time of the day. Available from Teasel & Tweed Shop.
For more information or to order any of these products, please get in touch with us today!