A Touch of Colour by Hazel

by Hazel Besley in Beverley, England, United Kingdom

A Touch of Colour by Hazel

£215

raised of £1,000 target
7
supporters
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Flexible funding – this project will receive all pledges made by December 31st 2019 at 1:46am

I hope to fund my creative business in an environmentally focussed way, to contribute to a sustainable future.

by Hazel Besley in Beverley, England, United Kingdom



“History has remembered the kings and warriors because they destroyed, Art has remembered the people because they created” - William Morris.



The Concept


A Touch of Colour by Hazel is my creative business inspired by nature. I have designed a collection of lino-cuts which I am hand printing, and I have many more designs which I plan to bring to life. I am using these designs to create unique, captivating textile items and prints.

Arts and crafts have been a long-standing passion of mine, allowing me to focus my creativity. Following the birth of my son, I am ready to take the next step and start bringing my creations to your homes. I am ready to embrace this career change – balancing the challenges of motherhood with the work and pleasure of creating art.

 

Initial Success


 In 2019, my Robin design was selected as the Christmas card for Young Women’s Trust, a charity that empowers young women. I have also set up a sales-space in The Creative Lab in Beverley, showcasing my designs.  

Environmental Aspirations

 

I surround myself with things I love, we all do, but this does not have to be at the expense of our planet. In a society of mass manufacture and throw-away culture, our climate, and our planet are currently in crisis.

TOGETHER, WE CAN CHANGE!

Artisans, such as myself, can support more sustainable manufacturing methods and alleviate landfill waste by avoiding single-use plastic, using biodegradable packaging which re-purposes recycled materials, and promoting the reuse of items which are made to last. We can also encourage people to value nature.

 I want to bring the climate crisis into the heart of my work. Your funding pledges will help me set up my business in an environmentally focused way, to contribute to a sustainable future. I plan to use sustainably sourced biodegradable packaging, and will be promoting a range of children’s clothing - “For Their Future”,  which re-purposes pre-loved clothes with my designs. This will enable you to make environmentally conscious choices, by enjoying beautiful hand-printed products, designed to last, which do not cost our world.  

Be part of something … creative, green, forward thinking…

The Products

I will be offering hand-printed textile items such as bags, aprons and tea towels. I will supply beautiful handmade cards, and original limited edition lino-prints. I am developing two ranges of baby’s clothes, one of new hand-printed items, and the other hand-printed on pre-loved items in excellent condition to give them a new lease of life: “For Their Future”.

I am looking to raise £1000 to build upon my own resources and help establish a green creative business, fit for our future.

 

More About Me and Why I am Here…

Having worked as an employment coach I have supported many individuals to start their own businesses and successfully pursue ventures they had previously only dreamed of. My passion for supporting and empowering others remains, however with some big changes in my own life, I am ready for my own new (ad)venture! I have learnt, when you need help, ask. Through crowdfunding small financial commitments accumulate to be life changing. I need your support to pursue my ambition – running my own creative business, capturing natural beauty and driving sustainability.

Your generosity will be rewarded through offers of limited edition products, discounts, original prints, and more!

Essentially, I would love for you to buy my products in advance. This would allow me to invest in our future, focusing on building my product range in a sustainable and environmentally friendly way – while providing some beautiful unique hand-printed items that are just waiting to be loved by you!

Each and every pledge means a great deal to me. It is invaluable, helping to transform my passion and hard work into a business, bringing something creative and nature-inspired to your home!

 

Rewards

If you pledge before the 12th December I will do all I can to have your order ready by Christmas! If you have any questions about any of my rewards, or prefer different designs to the ones on items offered, please just drop me an email: art@hazelbesley.com

  • Cards 

5 hand-printed, unique cards complete with envelopes. Printed with 5 different original lino-print designs. This will also secure you a discount, giving you 10% off all online purchases for a whole year!

 

  • Gift Vouchers

Gift vouchers from £10 upwards are available.

Larger Gift Vouchers cost you less than their face-value. You'll receive an e-voucher that you can print or email: ideal as a present for someone to choose the perfect gift, or to keep and use to treat yourself at a later date. Valid for 24 months from date of receipt.[tephen Be4] 

Pledges for gift vouchers will also secure you a discount, giving you 10% off all online purchases for a whole year! 

Shopping

My website www.hazelbesley.com should be stocked up and trading by March 2020. Although, I aim to add my creative products from January 2020 onwards. You will be able to use your gift voucher and discount voucher online by entering the code given at checkout. If you wish to make purchases before then, please contact me directly via email art@hazelbesley.com  

 

  • Bee-Happy Baby Bodysuit / Childrens T-shirt

Baby bodysuit, or children's T-shirt (white) with my bee design hand-printed across it including GOLD detail (not photographed). Because your baby is the best! UNIQUE, AND ONLY AVAILABLE HERE

This price includes postage in the UK. It will also secure you a discount, giving you 10% off all online purchases for a whole year!

 

  • Mounted Limited Edition “Bee Happy” Prints

Exclusive to Crowdfunder. A limited edition print. I will be producing a short run of only 25 numbered, signed limited editions of my “Bee Happy” Bee print, with hand-painted detailing in colour, and gold ink. Please note, prints are mounted in 6”x6” mount but unframed.

This price includes postage in the UK. It will also secure you a discount, giving you 10% off all online purchases for a whole year!

 

  • Reusable Cotton Bag

Hand-printed with one of my lino-print designs repeated over one side

100% cotton bag  

Available in bee print, plants, oak leaf and acorn, or a surprise option which may include new designs!

This price includes postage in the UK. It will also secure you a discount, giving you 10% off all online purchases for a whole year!

 

  • Tea towels

100% fair-trade organic cotton

Hand printed in a number of designs and colours on white, pledge £15 for one or £40 for three. If you have preference for design or colour, please email me – art@hazelbesley.com

This price includes postage in the UK. It will also secure you a discount, giving you 10% off all online purchases for a whole year!

 

  • Subscribe to a Mini Print a Month (for a year)

Receive by post each month a different delightful, miniature, hand-printed artwork. They will be designed with love to bring you a touch of joy each month! Approximate size – A5.

This price includes postage in the UK. It will also secure you a discount, giving you 10% off all online purchases for a whole year!

 

  • Subscribe to A Print A Month (for a year)

Receive by post each month a different delightful, hand-printed artwork. They will be designed with love to bring you joy each month! Approximate size – A4

 

This price includes postage in the UK. It will also secure you a discount, giving you 10% off all online purchases for a whole year!

  • Commissioned One Off Print

Designed especially for you A4 (or similar) sized print, inspired by your brief. Completely unique, an exclusive print for you, and that exact design will then never be printed again.

Print will be mounted and framed.

This price includes postage in the UK. It will also secure you a discount, giving you 10% off all online purchases for a whole year!

Shipping

To voice my appreciation for your support, I offer free postage and packaging within the UK. For international orders, please contact me to confirm postage costs.

Rewards

This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£160 or more

Subscribe to a Print a Month (for a year)

Receive by post each month a different delightful, hand-printed artwork. They will be designed with love to bring you joy each month! Approximate size – A4 This price includes postage in the UK. It will also secure you a discount, giving you 10% off all online purchases for a whole year!

£10 or more

Bee-Happy Baby Bodysuit

Baby bodysuit, (white) with my bee design hand-printed across it including GOLD detail (not yet photographed). Because your baby is the best! UNIQUE, AND ONLY AVAILABLE HERE This price includes postage in the UK. It will also secure you a discount, giving you 10% off all online purchases for a whole year!

£10 or more

£10 Gift Voucher

You'll receive an e-voucher that you can print or email: ideal as a present for someone to choose the perfect gift, or to keep and use to treat yourself at a later date. Valid for 24 months from date of receipt. Pledges for gift vouchers will also secure you a discount, giving you 10% off all online purchases for a whole year!

£10 or more

Cards

5 hand-printed, unique cards complete with envelopes. Printed with 5 different original lino-print designs. This will also secure you a discount, giving you 10% off all online purchases for a whole year!

£10 or more

Reusable Cotton Bag

Hand-printed with one of my lino-print designs repeated over one side 100% cotton bag Available in bee print, plants, oak leaf and acorn, or a surprise option which may include new designs! This price includes postage in the UK. It will also secure you a discount, giving you 10% off all online purchases for a whole year!

£10 or more

Bee Happy Children's T-shirt (2-3, 3-4, 4-5 years)

Childrens T-shirt (white) with my bee design hand-printed across it including GOLD detail (not photographed). Because your child is the best! UNIQUE, AND ONLY AVAILABLE HERE This price includes postage in the UK. It will also secure you a discount, giving you 10% off all online purchases for a whole year!

£15 or more

One Tea Towel

100% fair-trade organic cotton Hand printed in a number of designs and colours on white, If you have preference for design or colour, please email me – art@hazelbesley.com This price includes postage in the UK. It will also secure you a discount, giving you 10% off all online purchases for a whole year!

£20 or more

£20 Gift Voucher

You'll receive an e-voucher that you can print or email: ideal as a present for someone to choose the perfect gift, or to keep and use to treat yourself at a later date. Valid for 24 months from date of receipt. Pledges for gift vouchers will also secure you a discount, giving you 10% off all online purchases for a whole year!

£20 or more

1 of 25 claimed

Mounted Limited Edition “Bee Happy” Prints

Exclusive to Crowdfunder. A limited edition print. I will be producing a short run of only 25 numbered, signed limited editions of my “Bee Happy” Bee print, with hand-painted detailing in colour, and gold ink. Please note, prints are mounted in 6”x6” mount but unframed. This price includes postage in the UK. It will also secure you a discount, giving you 10% off all online purchases for a whole year!

£40 or more

Three Tea Towels

100% fair-trade organic cotton Hand printed in a number of designs and colours on white, If you have preference for design or colour, please email me – art@hazelbesley.com This price includes postage in the UK. It will also secure you a discount, giving you 10% off all online purchases for a whole year!

£45 or more

£50 Gift Voucher

You'll receive an e-voucher that you can print or email: ideal as a present for someone to choose the perfect gift, or to keep and use to treat yourself at a later date. Valid for 24 months from date of receipt. Pledges for gift vouchers will also secure you a discount, giving you 10% off all online purchases for a whole year!

£80 or more

Subscribe to a Mini-Prints a Month (for a year)

Receive by post each month a different delightful, miniature, hand-printed artwork. They will be designed with love to bring you a touch of joy each month! Approximate size – A5. This price includes postage in the UK. It will also secure you a discount, giving you 10% off all online purchases for a whole year!

£85 or more

£100 Gift Voucher

You'll receive an e-voucher that you can print or email: ideal as a present for someone to choose the perfect gift, or to keep and use to treat yourself at a later date. Valid for 24 months from date of receipt. Pledges for gift vouchers will also secure you a discount, giving you 10% off all online purchases for a whole year!

£200 or more

0 of 1 claimed

Commissioned One Off Print

Designed especially for you A4 (or similar) sized print, inspired by your brief. Completely unique, an exclusive print for you, and that exact design will then never be printed again. Print will be mounted and framed. This price includes postage in the UK. It will also secure you a discount, giving you 10% off all online purchases for a whole year! Print will be mounted and framed. Please email art@hazelbesley.com for details.


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