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Sneak Peek into my Touchee Feelee life

17 Apr

Ever wondered how it’s made? Today I’d like to share a special feature with you, get to know me a little better by reading Etsy’s interview with me here.

I open up the door to my studio and share my process from sketch to final textile product and everything in between!

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Hello Weylandts

13 Jun

I think by now everyone’s heard about the drama I had with Woolworths in 2013. It discouraged me to work with any other large retailers out of fear of being ripped off again.
However, I was approached by Weylandts in March this year and after much thought decided to grab hold of this opportunity with both hands!
And I can say, so far it’s been wonderful. I’m very happy to have found a retailer that better understands design and supporting local artists and designers.
Visiting their Green Point showroom in Cape Town is a must. Make a day out of it – you do not want to rush through it. The ambiance and textures drive me crazy (in a good way :)).

For those outside of Cape Town, go here:

South Africa:

Johannesburg: Fourways & Kramerville
Knysna
Pretoria: Brooklyn
Umhlanga

Australia:

Melbourne

Below are the cushions you can find in stores for this season:

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Soft dusty pink home

11 Mar

I love this dreamy space. The hand blown glass pendants by Woltemade dangling above while I lay my head on a soft cabbage cushion in that light filled room with one of Mej. Leus’ vintage styled skirts, eating little strawberry meringues by Lady Macaron…

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From top left:

Pots & blossoms in corner by The Photographer

Woltemade’s Vonk Light

Lady Macaron’s Strawberry Meringues

Mej. Leus’ Wobble Hem Skirt

Interior space via The Style Files

Touchee Feelee’s Cabbage Cushion.

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The Stable of design

26 Aug

Good news! Touchee Feelee’s products are now available at The Stable design space in 65 Loop Street, Cape Town.

The Stable (a collaborative exhibition platform showcasing innovative South African design) is an initiative by Aidan Bennetts, some of you might know him as the TV presenter for Top Billing and product designer for is own company called Aidan Bennetts.

Stable’s launch evening will be this Wednesday (28th August) from 7pm – 9pm.

They are also participating in the Open Design Cape Town Festival with an open day on Thursday (29th August) from 10am to 5pm.

If you would like to join us on Wednesday evening for the opening of, probably THE best, design space in the city of Cape Town, RSVP to info@stable.org.za.

If you live outside of South Africa, make sure to put The Stable on your itinerary next time you visit Cape Town (an absolute must for art & design lovers). It’s walking distance from the popular Kloof and Long Street and surrounded by an array of coffee shops like The Colour Red, Oumeul bakery and Skinny Legs & all.

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The Fringe Arts’ golden triangle.

21 Aug

It’s been chosen as one of the top gift shopping spots in Cape Town by Lonely Planet and it’s run by two lovely ladies and their angels as they call them.

The Fringe Arts is a quirky little shop in the ever so popular Kloof Street and about a year and a half ago seen in the Victoria & Albert Waterfront. They recently opened up shop in Lonehill, Johannesburg as well – these girls just keep on growing and growing.

What makes this shop different to so many other designer goods & craft shops in South Africa? They’re out to make a difference in how designers do business, making sure they spend 2 or 3 hours with EVERY designer that stock their shelves.

They address issues like designers under-cutting themselves, pricing do’s & don’ts and encourage continues creation. So if you’re an up coming designer or a crafty knitter, The Fringe Arts is a good start.

The two Cape Town shops (I cannot speak for the Lonehill shop) carry a very wide range of small gifts and what can be described as ‘cutie’ memorabilia, a lot of knitted animals and jewelry.

They also carry  my re-usable cotton coffee filters, No-Feet-On-The-Table felt coasters and sets of white & brown tea bag bath soaks in their Kloof Street shop and also in the V & A Waterfront.

The Fringe Arts on Kloof

99B Kloof StreetGardens, Cape Town, +27 72 252 9709. Mon to Fri, 9h30 to 17h30

The Fringe Arts at V&A

Shop 11B Alfred Mall V&A Waterfront, Cape Town, +27 79 494 1156, Mon to Sun, 9h00 to 21h00

The Fringe Arts at Lonehill

Shop LL10 Lonehill Shopping Centre, Lonehill, Johannesburg, +27 82 361 8095, Mon to Sat, 9h30 to 17h30

hello@thefringearts.co.za

http://www.thefringearts.co.za/

What to expect in terms of products: quirky & cute small gifts priced on average at around R250-ish.

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Felt doily potholder giveaway!

29 Jul

I’m giving away 3 of my felt doily potholders (worth R160 each – US$18) to three lucky gals!! As some of you might know, all my felt products are proudly made in South Africa right here in the heart of Cape Town. It’s made from thick durable industrial felt that’s also washable (very gently by hand) and it can handle the heat – tried and tested!

What’s great about these potholders are that they can be used for soooo many things, not only to keep your table from those dreaded heat stains. I sometimes use them for place mats, especially for lunch or tea time when I use smaller plates. They’re also great used as traditional doilies, under decorative bowls.

How to enter:

1} Like my Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/touchee.feelee.euodia   (or hit the FB like button on the right sidebar of this blog)

2} Join my tribe: http://eepurl.com/vtkDb (or hit the blue ‘join my tribe’ button on the right sidebar of this blog)

3} Answer the question below in the comment box (click on ‘change’ then click the small FB icon to use your FB account):

If I gave you an R800/ US$85 Touchee Feelee voucher, what would you buy at my online shop: store.toucheefeelee.co.za You can go a bit over or under R800 (about US$85)

The deadline for entries are Wednesday morning 9:00, the 7th of August. Three winners will be announced later in the day.

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UPDATE: This giveaway is now closed.

The winners are:
1) Victory York
2) Karen Kelly
3) Nicolette Nel

Congratulations! You will each receive a felt doily potholder! Please get in touch here: https://toucheefeelee.net/contact-me/ and send me your delivery address (if you live in Cape Town you can alternatively pick up your prize from me).

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Visi and my feet collection

13 Feb

My husband drew his feet with his left hand (being right-handed). He is after all the silent partner of Touchee Feelee. I put the pencil drawing up on the wall and it came to me, napkins! It’s perfect, wiping your mouth with someone’s feet, what more could you want after a roquefort ciabatta?

Slowly the table runner and no-feet-on-the-table felt coasters developed and finally after many failed attempts of trying to laser engrave an image onto felt, the welcome place mat emerged.

Now, the reason for the life story of the feet collection, Visi magazine thinks it’s pretty awesome. See my interview here: http://visi.co.za/content/article/2061/art-touch   it’s worth a read.

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light grey welcome place mats

light grey table runner

light grey table runner

no-feet-on-the-table felt coasters

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