Linocut and Letterpress printing, quality fabrics and kitchenwares, original artwork by contemporary printmaker Kate Guy working with traditional techniques, commissions welcome.
With my website I aim to provide a snapshot of what I do. I am a printmaker and designer working with traditional techniques. I share my skills in workshops, I create quality products for the home and take part in many markets and craft fairs. Please contact me if you would like any more information.
Explore my products

Simple Soups

Kitchen linens and ceramics illustrating recipes for simple soups - using seasonal ingredients FIND OUT MORE

Traditional British Recipes

A range of products that celebrate British food and ingredients SEE THE FULL RANGE 

Rebecca's Cupboard

An original lino cut print showing the well stocked shelves of a French country kitchen - tea towels and aprons SEE MORE

Three Fish

Best selling design, a strikingly bold abstract fish motif  CLICK TO SEE MORE

Ceramic Tiles

Beautiful handmade tiles screen printed with my original lino cut print designs, made into striking table centrepieces, trivets and coasters SEE FULL RANGE

Linocut and Letterpress; a blog about life at Cardabelle Design

By Kate Guy 13 May, 2017
I am in the process of developing a range of linocuts on a London theme for a new range of products. I want to concentrate on everyday London imagery rather than the famous landmarks which, to be honest, as a Londoner, I don't see very often. (Well yes, I know that is Tower Bridge)

It is something I have been thinking about for a long time but only just now finally finding the time to get around to actually doing. I love the day-to-day imagery of London and have always been frustrated that if you want to buy a postcard of this wonderful city all you can get are the predictable landmarks. In other parts of the world, e.g. The South of france, you can buy postcards that represent the area with just iconic images not famous landmarks; cypress trees, vines, sunflowers etc... so why not in London?

So this is my misssion for this design - to represent this glorious city through a range of individual images that I can combine together into a whole, giving a feeling of London. I currently think it will become a repeating pattern on tote bags, aprons and of course - tea towels. 

Watch this space for more developments.
By Kate Guy 27 Apr, 2017
I usually print my bakewell tart recipe in a pale-ish brown and then paint it either a range of browns (like the tea towel) or I might add a hint of pale blue and yellow.
A couple of weeks ago I recieved a request for one in a dusky purple and pink.

So, I printed three,  just in case one goes wrong, the cat walks on it or one is ruined by some other event beyond my control. All three came out well and I was able to offer my client a choice, each one subtly different - my prints are never exactly the same as they are hand painted.

The client chose no.2 the pinkest one and it arrived with her safely today, I just recieved a happy email -
'I received the print today. It is superb! Thank you very much.'
It is always nice to get good feedback - I do love a happy customer.
The other two prints will now go into my Etsy shop to see if anyone else likes a purple bakewell!

All my designs can be printed and painted to order in the colour of your choice.
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Upcoming Markets & Fairs

June

10th - Primrose Hill Summer Fayre
Chalcot Square, London NW1
1.30 - 5pm

11th - Duck Pond Market Highgate
Lauderdale House, Waterlow Park, 
Highgate Hill, Highgate, London N6 5HG
11am - 5pm

17th - Wimbledon Guild Village Fair
Wimbledon Common Southside 
SW19 4TG
10.30am - 5pm

18th - Cabbages and Frocks
Marylebone Village Fayre
Marylebone Parish Church gardens
Marylebone High Street 
London NW1 5LT
11am - 6pm
This is Madeleine who helps out modeling my aprons on my stall
Have nothing in your house that you do not know to be useful, or believe to be beautiful. 

The ethos for my business is inspired by my hero; William Morris whose vision was to link art to industry by applying the values of fine art to the production of commercial design, he was a key figure in the evolution of design as we know it today.

William Morris was an artist, designer, printer, typographer, bookbinder, craftsman, poet, writer and champion of socialist ideals. (Busy guy!)


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