Started making these dog bandanas because I was walking my dog out in the evening for his second walk of the day and I wanted something I could keep in my bag and just put on him as the day turned to night in Autumn and Winter. I wanted something to keep him a little safer and I wanted to be able to see him running about down the beach at dusk.
Then I thought I’ll make a few with some Alexander Henry Tattoo fabric. I thought it went quite well with the glow in the dark sugar skull fabric. I took them in to The Emporium on Saturday and by the following Saturday they had all sold! So I made some more, and have been making them every since.
Customers and friends suggested I use floral and polka dot fabrics. They didn’t necessarily have to glow in the dark. Now it’s spring verging on summer, I use bright colours and clashing sides. I have recently done a special commission for a customer, in some Robert Kaufman Pleasures and Pastime fabric.
I think he looks great! And the customer was super pleased too. I make a variety of sizes to cater for dogs of all shapes and sizes. I even sold one to a cat owner who’s gorgeous big fluffy ginger cat likes to frequent Five Ways in Brighton. And I have done a few specific orders for customers too! I can use different fabrics on request. These are available to buy from The Emporium at Tarmount Studios. Prices range from £3-£5!