I’m thrilled that the lovely Super+Super ladies will be pitching up to Brighton Craftaganza this Christmas! Come and see their delightful wares on Saturday 29th November.
Please introduce yourself….
Hi, we’re Claire and Amy from Super+Super in Brighton. Super+Super offers studio spaces, workshops and craft parties for creatives. We have also just released our first two books, entitled ‘Printmaking’ & ‘Embroidery’ which are available online and in all good book shops.
Describe the products you currently make to sell
We are bringing a small selection of our favourite products to Craftaganza. You can expect a selection of bright coloured crochet cord necklaces like the ones we wear all the time and hand rolled fun giant bead necklaces. We also make woven wallhangings out of cool coloured jersey yarn (our favourite material at the mo!) and they come in a variety of sizes. Perfect to brighten up your workstation! We are also very excited to bring signed copies of our two publications to Craftaganza too!
Where and when do you design and make your products?
We make all of our products in our HQ. The HQ is the ideal space to be creative and make a mess, although we must admit they often end up finding their way into our bags to finish at home, on the sofa with our cats!
How long have you been selling your wares and how did it begin?
Amy is a craft fair veteran and has been selling her Miss Amy Phipps wares for years. Claire was also selling vintage clothes online so when Super+Super was formed we put our heads together and started doing fairs selling second hand clothes and handmade products.
What drew you to the Brighton area, if you are not a ‘native’?
Amy went to University in Brighton and is still here to this day and Claire moved to Brighton after going to university in Southampton. Both of us feel that it’s such a creative place to live and work and we couldn’t imagine being anywhere else. Although we would’t say no to an NYC HQ!
Any other crafty disciplines you like to practice?
We’ve tried everything once! We love learning new skills but our favourites are probably screen printing, macrame, embroidery and papercutting.
What inspires the things you make?
A lot of the products we make are all ones we want to wear ourselves. We find a lot of inspiration from learning new craft techniques, a new type of material and bright colours.
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