Saturday, 30 June 2012

Tropical Print - Part 2.

I'm now wishing I'd printed more of the first colour as a base. I wasn't sure how the first colour would look once dry, but it looks good, oh well, blue next to fill in all the gaps!!!

Friday, 29 June 2012

New fabric print Part 1

Here's a look at the first print run of a 3 colour tropical inspired fabric print, our aim is to recreate the look of a hawaiian shirt on a handmade t-shirt. Parts 2 & 3 coming soon!!!!!!

Some Digital Artwork Photographs by Angie.

Print video

Here's a quick video of us printing our Moon & Stars design and a time delay of the bleach effect we use on the t-shirt.

Friday, 22 June 2012

Me&Yu at Blackpool Handmade & Vintage Fair Blackpool

This weekend sees us having a sort of day off with a pop -up stall in Blackpools amazing Winter Gardens.
Here's the info - A two day spectacular of crafts, vintage, entertainment and music with craft workshops, a vintage tearoom and lots of handmade goodness.
There will be over a 100 stalls selling the northwest's finest gifts, clothes, toys, accessories, food, art, cards, homewares, antiques, collectables and much more. Click here for more details

Tuesday, 19 June 2012

Me&Yu Monday Cycle Meeting

Even though we work  together/live together it is only really once a week when Angie & myself get to sit down and plan whats happening with Me&Yu (and sometimes we even miss this if we've got a lot to do), anyway as the weather was so lovely yesterday, and Angies got a new tricycle we decided to go on a bike ride along Blackpool promenade and have a sort of 'business meeting' in the sun.

Friday, 15 June 2012

Handmade & Handprinted Tropical T-Shirt - Sample

After finally finishing printing the tropical fabric, I managed to teach myself how to use our new sewing machine and produce a quick sample Tropical print, handmade and handprinted t-shirt.
We should hopefully be getting these instore and online late next week, the plan had been to have them ready for this Saturday but unfortunately they had to be put back as we had so much work to do re-stocking our shop after a busy weekend and re-stocking one of our bigger stockists.

Here's a sneak peak anyway!!!!!

Monday, 11 June 2012


We've just added loads of one-off sale items to our online store, click here to have a look

Saturday, 9 June 2012

Tropical Fabric

I've finally finished printing the tropical inspired fabric I started a few months back, now I just need to cut it all out and make t-shirts!!!!!!!

Friday, 8 June 2012

Tidy Studio & Sale

I've spent the last few days tidying our studio in order to accommodate some new machinery and it's probably the cleanest and most organised since we moved in!!!. Anyway all this cleaning has uncovered some old stock that we'd forgotten about so in the next few days we're going to be adding loads of sale items to the online store. I've made a bit of a start so check them out here

In the meantime here's a few abstract shots from the now tidy Me&Yu studio

Wednesday, 6 June 2012

New Look Book

We've just added a new Summer (girls) look book to our website, check it out here

New Photoshoot

Here's a sneak preview of a new Me&Yu photoshoot by Emily Cromarty, can't wait to see the rest of the images as this one looks amazing!!!!!

Friday, 1 June 2012

Moving Forward

For the 6 or so years we have been working at this thing called Me&Yu, our goal has always been to be able to produce handmade as well as handprinted t-shirts at a reasonable price. In the past we have produced random small runs of handmade and handprinted t-shirts, but have never really had the sewing set-up to make it work properly -  you may not believe this but it takes 3 or 4 different machines to make a t-shirt properly.
So today is an important day for us as we've invested in some new machinery that will hopefully get us someway towards our dream of having a complete in-house t-shirt production facility, from printing fabric through to making up the final t-shirt.
Initially we will be producing limited edition runs of all over handprinted (and handmade) t-shirts, vests and slouch tops, whilst still retaining our range of £15 handprinted t-shirts, but with the final goal being to produce everything ourselves (this may take a couple more years!!).
Now I know that by law every blog post requires a photograph so here's a picture of one of the machines we have purchased, it's called a coverstitch and basically it is used to create the hem and sleeve hem of a t-shirt, because of the stretch of the fabric used in t-shirts the hems must be able to be stretched without breaking the stitch - that is all this is for!!!!!