I was watching Crufts earlier this year and playing around with patterns I’d taken out of Batty Langley’s ‘Treasury of Design’, tiling them together and colouring them in. When the idea came to me that perhaps Ben and I could turn them into wrapping papers.
For a while we’d been wanting a project to do together but we weren’t quite sure what it was, we knew it would be called Pentreath & Hall. We thought we might start an antique shop, which looking back now seems crazy. I guess it was a round about and necessary thought process to go through to reach the conclusion, in May (the weekend I stayed in Dorset and we visited the Bluebell Wood) that we would go into business together.
It was staring us in the face really, I would buy a half share of the shop. A project we were already doing together. And we would start our own little range of products, the first being the Pentreath & Hall Patterned Papers. After months of carefully laying out our partnership agreement and endlessly colouring in and working out colour ways. In mid September we became business partners and paper traders.
Hours were spent colouring in, a bit of a chore but worth it for all the felt tips we got to buy.
Colouring in would get pretty manic, more than once we’d step away with burgeoning migraines.
The end result! Four patterns with three colour ways.
If you are interested in stocking our papers, do email me at firstname.lastname@example.org to request a set of sample papers and a price list.
Behold! The papers in my new studio!!!!