Titley and Marr

August 2019

Uncle Joe’s Mintballs, a nostalgia trip in a tin right there.

My Grandad always had a bag of these ‘travel sweets’ in his old #Volvo240. With the hand knitted crochet blanket and the Reader’s Digest volume on the backshelf for in-car entertainment.  What else?!  Why a box set of country & western audio cassettes bought from a Sunday supplement of course.

And those Uncle Joe’s, they tasted just grand on the journey home, with both of us soaked to the Cumbrian skin with wind-whipped & rain-blasted cheeks after a challenging Lakeland summit hike together.  Nothing like a fellside facial to freshen the pores.  We scaled Blencathra, Striding Edge, Fleetwith Pike and so slatey, many more fells.

With mint balls setting the (prop)scene for this textiles shoot along with hot July sunshine rather than Lakeland drizzle beaming down to light the photography, it was another riot of colour and pattern.

My work, my job, this taking of photographs malarkey does make my heart sing quite a cotton pickin’ by the yard, watch-out-for-the-pins whole lot.

I get to play with textiles like these delicious new prints and shades by Queen Couleur Kate Titley of @titleyandmarr.  There’s Zig Zag, Tick Tack and Trellis in a variety of colourways.

But! Big, fat, box-pleated BUT! .. I definitely also hear a twangy, squeaky violin sound between the ears when I’ve to hand back neatly folded metres of the gorgeous stuff.  Actually, what I’d rather be doing, is planning room schemes & matchy-matchy paint + soft furnishing combos.

I am always inspired by the palette within T&M Collections – Kate designs beautiful textiles – and relish the opportunity to shoot each new selection of T&M rolls.

Titley and Marr
Titley and Marr
Titley and Marr
Titley and Marr
Titley and Marr

© 2020 Copyright Sarah Sheldrake - design by Smith - development by Thames Web Design