Meet the stallholders #5: Ben the Illustrator Collection

Ben and Fi O’Brien are a husband and wife design team who are joining us on Sunday August 11th at our Bath Folk Festival special. Here’s a little bit about them – and their colourful, bespoke design bags and purses- in their own words.

We want one of these! From Ben the Illustrator Collection
We want one of these! From Ben the Illustrator Collection

Please tell us a little bit about yourselves and your work.

We are Ben an illlustrator and Fi a designer/maker who live in Frome, Somerset. We’ve been working together for 7 years now  – we’re both very inspired by places and colour! We will be selling our fabulous handmade fabric products including Beach Totes, Shopping Totes, Backpacks, Make-up Bags, Pencil cases and cushions! All made with colourific patterned textiles designed and made by us and printed in the UK! Up to now we have mostly been selling online.

Original purses from Ben the Illustrator Collection
Original purses from Ben the Illustrator Collection

 

What are you looking forward to most at Bath Artisan Market?

This will be our first stall but we have visited the market and were really  inspired by the relaxed and friendly atmosphere.  We were sold with the reggae playing on the speakers!  As a seller, it is super important to us that things are organised well run and well promoted and the Bath Artisan comes up trumps on all accounts. We are really looking forward to having regular stalls at the fair becoming part of the community!

Bespoke backpack from Ben the Illustrator
Bespoke backpack from Ben the Illustrator

For more info about Ben the Illustrator Collection follow @benillustrator & @filobrien on Twitter, visit their Facebook page, see their website www.bentheillustrator.com

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