When I previewed my new venture to you in November the response was electric. Many of you told me that you loved my cushions and wondered where and when you could buy them. Well I’m delighted to let you know that after months of designing and planning I will be officially launching my new cushion collection at the Birmingham NEC Spring Trade Fair at the beginning of February!

Birmingham NEC Spring Retail FairThe Spring Fair in Birmingham is the UK’s definitive destination for the home and gift industry to come together and do business, amongst the most achingly wantable new products out there. I am ecstatic to be a part of the creative throng which makes up this popular event, and can’t wait to showcase my cushions to the buyers and industry insiders who help to oil the cogs of creative commerce.

Flower Cushions by Artist, Yvonne Coomber

Yvonne at Birmingham NEC Spring Retail Fair

Flower cushions and printed canvasses on display

As with any creative process, when I started to think about designing and creating a collection of cushions the planning and experimental stages were pivotal. Although I love working with textiles and fabrics I know that my strength lies in the painting and floral designs, so searching for and finding a talented small social enterprise to create the cushions and who hold the same values and ethos as me was a magical discovery. The local company based in Bristol really understand my directive and vision, and the resulting craftsmanship is outstanding. Each luxury flower cushion is 100% organic cotton on one side with velvet on the reverse, and then loaded with feathers to create a reassuringly plump backdrop for my floral designs. Each cushion is individually handmade and made with the highest quality fabrics, they truly are very special. I will be releasing several collections of my cushions; the first to be launched at the Spring Fair in Birmingham is entitled ‘You’re Gorgeous’ and will comprise different segments of the painting of the same name. I can’t wait for you to see them!

When is the Birmingham NEC Spring Trade Fair?

I will be exhibiting a brand new collection of newly released giclee prints, hand embellished printed canvasses, printed canvasses, fine art cards and (of course) my new line in cushions at the Spring Trade Fair at Birmingham NEC which runs from Saturday 6th February until Thursday 11th February 2016. Opening times are as below:

  • Saturday 6th February 10am-5pm
  • Sunday 7th February-Wednesday 10th February 9am-6pm
  • Thursday 11th February 9am-4pm

Where? The Spring Fair takes place at The NEC, Birmingham, B40 1NT.
Find the Yvonne Coomber stand here.

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