I love these beautiful handmade nature-inspired hoops and the ethos behind them. I think these are the perfect gift for a child’s bedroom! My daughter has already claimed one of these Fox hoops for her room.
Claire named her business Snow Day because when she was working in a school she always hoped for one to give her some free time to be creative. Now every day is a ‘snow day’, spent creating handmade textile pieces inspired by nature and folk art using stitch and construction techniques. She began using repurposed fabrics after discovering that a shocking amount of the textiles we no longer want, end up in land fill or are shipped to other counties to dispose of. It is her way of extending the life of some of the masses of material going to waste. She finds most fabrics in charity shops – linen, pure cotton and wools that sit on the £1 rail destined for landfill. She seeks out hidden gems (leaving the things that still have a worth as clothing) and then the items’ qualities inform her design. Working this way means each piece is a one off or limited numbers, skirts, blouses, even a part embroidered but unfinished table cloth have all been utilised in a make. Claire describes herself as a fabric Womble, “making good use of the things that I find, things that the everyday folks leave behind”.
Total size: approx 26 X 26 cm.