I believe that creativity is just one thought or action away and that handmade can mean well made, functional, beautiful and inspiring.
I believe that beautiful outcomes are made especially with an individual in mind, while colour and creative outcomes can inspire and comfort others.
I’m inspired by my customers and my children and I add colour to their lives through my creative processes and colourful outcomes. Ultimately what is made & created at Luscious Little Somethings comes from a deep love of colour & colour use. Colour is the root from which everything else grows.
I’m Beth Sutherland, Designer at Luscious Little Somethings. I add colour to people’s lives. I hand dye & sew using mainly natural, organic or fair trade fabrics and yarns, producing creative materials and outcomes for customer knitting, sewing, plus produce clothing & cloth for kids.
Luscious Little Somethings designs and dyes materials that enable you to create something beautiful and produces products that provide comfort and colour in your life and the lives of your loved ones.
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Sew Magazine ~ August 2012
“The products and materials on offer oppose mass production and instead favour handmade and hand-dyed outcomes… Bursting wit a delicious rainbow of colours, Luscious Little Something’s products are every bit as eye catching as they are organic so it’s little surprise its future looks bright.”
Luscious Little Somethings specialises in creating bespoke handmade designs. All products are handcrafted and created especially for you and your little ones, including:
- luxury & designer hand dyed yarns
- hand dyed and printed fabrics
- fibre tops, batts and handspun
- Cloth dolls
- patterns and made to order sewn custom outcomes such as clothing including dresses, skirts, longies and soakers for fitted cloth nappies, blankets, wipes, leggings, yoga pants and bags
- Cloth nappies
WHY LUSCIOUS LITTLE SOMETHINGS?
Luscious Little Somethings is all about simple handmade solutions, colourful yarns and fabrics, high quality, well designed products and great customer service. Some of the products are exclusive designs, some are created from bought and licensed patterns, while others are dyed, designed and created from scratch.
At the core of the Luscious Little Somethings product range is the Luscious Colourways. These are made up from a selection of multitone colours combined together as multicolour, tricolour or duocolour outcomes. You can become a Luscious Little Customer by buying from the Luscious Little Shop. There’s usually some instock hand dyed yarns, nappy custom slots or clothing custom slots available.
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We work with a range of materials, including free trade and organic Oeko-Tex Standard hand dyed fabrics such as bamboo velour, bamboo fleece, woven cottons and bamboos, wool interlock, hand dyed wool and luxurious wool silk blended yarns and fibres, designer woven fabric prints and knit prints. I use the finest gutterman threads in a Babylock Imagine Wave overlocker, a Janome CoverPro 1000CPX and a Bernina Aurora 440 QE sewing machine.
A BIT MORE ABOUT BETH
I’m a self employed designer / maker. I work from home flexibly while also being able to spend quality time with my daughters during their formative years. It’s a way for me to create, follow my passion for materials and colour, spend time with my children, but also continue to work and practise doing something I love. I started Luscious Little Somethings in Summer 2009 as a way to legitimise my growing passion for fabric, yarn, sewing and spinning.
I create materials for others because I want to help enable them to create and give nice things to those around them, with materials and outcomes that have huge intrinsic value. If I can be a little better at what I do everyday then maybe what I make will inspire others to create too and what I produce each day will be a little better than what I created the day before.
I blog about what I make and work on, as a way to express myself creatively. My website is sort of like a virtual sketchbook and notepad for me to keep track and formalise what’s in my head, which is why the blog format is such a big presence here. I flesh out ideas here and get them down into words or catalogue outcomes I’ve made. I can’t help creating and making things, so I like to blog about it as the creative process is a big part of what makes me tick.
I have a honors degree in Design from Glasgow School of Art class of 2000 where I studied Graphic Design & Visual Communication. I also have a PgDip in Digital Media Design which focus on video production and multimedia. I worked most recently in as a Design Service Manager for a games testing company and I’ve been a practising designer for almost 12 years now. I always tend to come back to my creative side and being self employed gives me the creative freedom and flexibility I relish as well as providing myself artistic and creative license through my practice.