Who are we?

ME IN OFFFICE 

Princesskitten – aka Pandy Grenville-Evans has been a presence on the web for more years than she cares to admit to. She is an accomplished all round crafter - turning her hand to a mind spinning range of skills. She has finally found her niche in calligraphy - and has been practising for a good few years now. She scribes texts, make cards, albums and books, scribes poems in her handmade books, makes scrapbook and memory pages, and works to order. 

Her style is modern and colourful, with layers and textures - very touchy, feeley. You can see the love of papers, ribbons and contrasts in all her work - and the attention to detail is just amazing.  In this modern day and age of push button machines Pandy still crafts solely by hand. She really does use a knife and rule to cut out most of the shapes used in her work - often drawing them out too. This does mean that the odd knife mark might show – hey, that really proves it’s real - and that is what hand crafting is about.

Recently Pandy's love of everything ink and paint has morphed into mixed media canvass - and you can see her distinctive style reflected in these pieces.

She has also noticed a lack of 'hands-on' advice for other crafters wanting to improve their skills so she tries to include other crafters as much as she can. You will find her a huge resource for tips and techniques - always keen to explain how a card is made. 

The workshop is a hive of industry – there is always new and interesting work in progress to discuss and loads of time to explore the various crafting supplies on sale, so do drop in for a chat and a nosy round the shop.

Website -  www.princesskitten.co.uk

blog - http://princesskitten-calligraphy.blogspot.com/

contact me - kittenandgoat@gmail.com 

 evsie

Robin Grenville-Evans is the ‘Goat’, of  ‘The Kitten and The Goat’.  Entirely self-taught, he’s been a professional cartoonist and illustrator for most of his working life, and his range of styles encompasses fantasy art, book and magazine illustration, corporate design and animation work. Every year,  companies both local and national, commission him to create their Christmas cards.

He is often asked to run cartoon workshops at The Pencil Museum in Keswick, and his mural work can be seen there on the outside of the building, a photo opportunity  favourite with tourists from all over the world.

Robin is also known as ‘Evsie, the Kendal's Kind Kartoonist’, for his quick sketches of people at weddings, corporate events, and family fun days. ‘Caricaturist’ is a term he steers clear of, however, as it suggests to people an artist who is going to make cruel fun of them, which is something that Evsie avoids, as he only does nice fun.   He know this is the way to go because he is always being invited back, and is a regular favourite at several prestigious venues, including The Lodore Falls Hotel and The Inn on the Lake.  You can also find him on the prom at Grange-Over-Sands during the summer months,  and regularly visits the shop for sketching days (dates will be displayed in the window, and on the site - or contact the shop).

In more recent years Robin has taken to animation like a duck to water.  He has been commissioned to create everything from short 5 second clips for websites to feature length moving scenery backdrops for stage shows and presentations.

 His website can be found here:  www.grenville-evans.co.uk

 Or email him direct: robin@grenville-evans.co.uk

 Telephone (01539) 740303