Angelina’s unveil new designs
Lockdown for some was a challenge and for others it presented an opportunity for creativity and so it was for Amy Coates of Angelina’s Curtains and Blinds of Heacham.
Former art teacher Amy learned lino cut printing at the Curwen Print Studio in Cambridge several years ago, and over the past three months she has used the time when the shop had to be closed to customers to create some new designs, some geometric and others incorporating ever-popular seaside images.
Linoleum was invented by Frederick Walton in the 1860’s and it was developed into the flooring material that we are all familiar with. Traditional block printing was difficult and laborious to manage while linoleum was cheaper and much easier to work with. It wasn’t long before linocut prints became popular with artists but it was when Matisse and Picasso took an interest that its popularity spread more quickly. Picasso’s work in the 1950’s really moved it into the fine art category.
Amy said: “I wanted to produce designs that are exclusive to us; I’ve chosen colours that I love for stock and I can produce bespoke colours for customers too.”
The layout of the shop has been changed to comply to social distancing guidelines and customers are seen on an individual basis so it is always better to phone for an appointment!
Angelina's Curtains and Blinds
Unit 5 Heacham Hall Ind. Units
Heacham PE31 7JT
01485 57 11 47