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National Stationery Week

Stationery is very important to us in the studio, not only because our shop contains lots of beautiful stationary accessories but because we believe writing by hand is something that should be celebrated. Receiving hand written notes adds something personal and shows how much the person cares, which is why every one of our orders includes a note by either Lorna herself or her willing staff.Lorna believes in supporting local businesses in the UK, which is why all of our cards are printed in Kent and are printed onto high quality card. All of Lorna’s designs are drawn on the computer and each detail is meticulously copied from her own images, which are the beginnings of her inspiration.Many of her cards portray pets, including her incredibly cute dog Jenkins. Jenkins loves cuddles from all of the ladies in the studio and whoever drops in, what a lucky boy! His personality is so infectious he is on four of our cards. Here he is sat with Ben the Budgie who is inspired by Lorna’s mother-in-law’s beautiful blue budgie, Milo.Lorna’s Coast and Countryside collection takes inspiration from many of Lorna’s walks in the British countryside. Many of the designs featured in this photograph have come from weekends away to Norfolk, with the long beaches and thick woodlands. The designs from this have become popular cards for men because of the geometric shapes and sharp lines.As well as cards, personalised notebooks are an important stationery accessory in our shop. Making a perfect small gift, as they are only £3.50! These paper backed A6 books feature the designs from Lorna’s textile collections and so you can pass on your favourite design to a friend. We love seeing what personalisation’s customers make to the binding on the front of the book and we have seen some truly unique ones!

National Stationery Week has given us the opportunity to look closely into our products, especially our whimsical animal cards, which are very fun to have in the studio. This week is all about celebrating the practice of handwriting and encouraging future generations to keep the tradition!

Written by Eleanor for Lorna Syson’s Our World.

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