Tuesday, 12 November 2019

Mlkwood 2018 vs 2019!

So can you believe it, the gallery is a year old already!

Wow it has changed! We opened 28th October 2018.

I cannot actually how bare and minimal we was when we opened the doors.

We have gone from this.....

To this!

It is great to see how we have developed, the gallery is now full of colour and lots of handmade and creative items. 

With Christmas coming up, its certainly got lots of choice for presents for loved ones!

The website is slowly coming along nicely. We are hoping to get this up and running asap so for those of you who aren't local, can purchase such gorgeous items online.

We can post anyway so if anyone did ever seen anything, just drop us a message.

Otherwise we are open:

Tuesday-Saturday 10-4pm
Sunday 11-3pm 

Sunday, 10 November 2019

Better late than never! Introducing Mlkwood Studio, Bridlington!

Its been some time, but I thought I would get my blog going again! After selling The Priory Menswear in 2017 to Internet Fusion, it sadly closed its Bridlington stores the summer of 2018. It was a sad time, but me and Leo thought we would go back to our creative roots. 

 We got the keys to number 12B High Street, Old Town the 1st October 2018! And along came Mlkwood!

The name is from the poem of Dylan Thomas.. "Undermilkwood" we have just slightly changed the spelling.


Mlkwood is part gallery, part creative studio. Leo with his background in graphic design, uses it for his office and create hub. Whilst I use my creative taste filling the place with original art and handmade goods.

We are both pleased that from coming from a creative background, a lot of the pieces to purchase are friends of ours, local and from slightly further a field. 

We have been open a year now! Its crazy! The place is completely different from when we opened, it definitely shows more of our personality. Going into Christmas, we are very excited and can't thank everyone enough for there support.

Anyhow, that's my first blog post done for a while. I hope to keep this a regular thing again, and share ideas and news from myself and the gallery!

I still have my print studio at home and desperate to get back in it, it just needs a Spring clean,

You can check Mlkwood out here:

The website is still in progress.


Saturday, 29 October 2016

Hello Blog! I'm back! Where has this year been!

Hello my lovely blog! I am back! After the Christmas fairs last year, I decided to take a break in January. But not for long... I was delighted to be approached to produce the tote bags for the ESPU Congress in Harrogate 2016!

It was slight a challenge and in the end the grand total of bags was 569 totes.

Each bag had two logo's and a total of 7 colours. This was a lot of time and attention to detail, the most important screen was the text detail and ensuring the design all lined up correctly. 

I was so glad to be asked and have received some great feedback!

Tuesday, 29 September 2015

East Yorkshire Open Studios 2015!

I am very excited to be taking part in the East Yorkshire Open Studios this October for two weekends!

Preparation is in full swing! A little paint here and a little tidy there, but most importantly some creativity and printing! I am so excited to have two full weekend at home with hopefully some visitors to pop by and discuss screen printing with! 

You can find myself and the very talented Jenny Morton right opposite each other! Along with Rosemary Abrahams also located in Bridlington. 

Dylan has been the first favourite I have been printing! I have also been experimenting with these hand printed fabric pieces and making them into bunting! 

I love printing and have some exciting events I am attending over Christmas! 


East Yorkshire Open Studios is on the 10th/11th 17th/18th of October! You can pick up a brochure locally in Bridlington at the Victoria Mill or please drop me a message :)


Thursday, 3 September 2015

Getting Green Fingers This Summer!

This summer I have been very busy in my garden. Last year, it was my first year practicing and finding out about my new home. I have a number of trees but last year only saw a plum or two.     This year the tree has blossomed and I have mountains of plums. Which my lovely nan has been busy making them into jam!

We have also found out we have an apple and pear tree. There is quite a few pears but only a
couple of apples. At the weekend I also discovered there caterpillars amongst my willow tree. First I found one, then I discovered 5, all eating away at the leaves. After researching I do believe it is a hawk eye moth. I will keep an eye out incase they change. I was surprised how huge they was.
I also felt lucky when I discovered this clover hiding behind my herbs!

I absolutely love my garden, it is definitely a new hobby I love. Its such a shame summer is coming to an end but I will still continue to spend time tidying when I can. This year I have managed a crop of blackcurrants, potatoes, peas, runner beans, onions, and some raspberries and strawberries. We have just planted a blue berry bush so hopefully this will be growing and produce a few in the future :)

Monday, 8 June 2015

CCAD Degree Show 2015!

It is great to see everyone's work and even more so this year. Textiles took over their entire department, displaying work around the print rooms and the dye lab! 

Loved seeing all the printed lengths hung! Very inspiring! Great use of layering colours! I appreciate the hard work as I've been there myself!

Absolutely loved the print rooms being full! 
It was great to see how the students were able to spread out and use the space! 

It was great to see the work displayed in the area it was created! I think the public will enjoy seeing the print rooms! 

It was a gorgeous day as always and there was even a cheeky photo booth! Cannot believe it's been four years since I left! I still love creating and printing!

Tuesday, 26 May 2015

Summer is on it's way I think!

It's actually getting warmer now which means I can get outside in my studio! I have been busy also getting the veg in my allotment area! Let's hope everything grows well like last year! 

I am hoping to use my garden as a focus point for photographing my work. I love flowers and nature. The garden is changing daily! 

Here is the early developments with the veggie patch :)

Dylan is also ready and waiting for the sun! He is very good at understanding when I'm working in my studio and normally sunbathes outside :) 

More posts on the developments on the veg soon!