Eastbourne Art had its beginnings in the family room with all the kids and the dog harmoniously enmeshed in a somewhat chaotic state. Known then as Eastbourne Barncraft the business was known for its aprons & t-towel range and we were invited to Art & Craft shows throughout the year. It wasn’t long before everything moved it into a beautiful purpose built stone barn, out of the house and in the bottom of the garden.
The first Trade Show was quite an experience. We had a small wall on the end of a friends stand and managed to come home with a number of orders. With only four products & three designs we had begun our wholesale business.
A move to the rural part of Northern Sydney opened up the space to grow a larger range of products including garden accessories, doorstops and the furnishing fabric range.
Creatively the ideas come with searching for fabrics, the colour palette and new and existing items to create and make into a complimentary range. The furnishing fabrics are vibrant, and of excellent quality. The main range including aprons and ironing board covers is made of canvas/drill which is hard wearing and guaranteed to give the user years of wear. Recently, in order to achieve a contemporary look, we have designed and had fabric hand printed by the metre as well as continuing to hand print the smaller designs on to the finished product items.
Eastbourne Art is a collection inspired by our rural surroundings & family life. There has always been a skew towards garden & the outdoors, as it’s where you'll find us when we are not in the shed.