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New In – Personalised Tea Towels

For many of us, personalised tea towels have been limited to the well-loved primary school design, featuring a collection of carefully drawn children’s faces, like the one below by hand-print. As you can see from our dog tea towel on the right, ours are a far cry from those childhood treasures (and much less likely to result in groans from your now-grown children when you whip them out at a dinner party) Our selection of tea towels are printed a little differently to the tea towels of yore – with... Read More

Father’s Day Gifting

On the 19th of June people across America, the UK and 88 other countries around the world will celebrate dads and their role in the family, giving them a day to put their feet up and enjoy time with their kids. So if you’d like to hear a little more about the day, and how we can make it even better, keep on reading… Much like its complementary mother-appreciating day, Father’s Day has a long history, spanning all the way back to the Middle Ages. Originally, St Joseph’s Day (after... Read More

Create a Photo Watercolour

For your treasured locations and precious pet portraits, we’re excited to show you our new favourite technique – using a little photo editing magic to elevate a simple photograph into a stunning watercolour. Although the technique itself is a little bit of a Studio Hop secret, we think the results speak volumes! Here’s a sneak peek at taking a sweet cat photo and transforming it into a magical watercolour splash style print. Whether you fancy using a photograph of your pup, or an image of your first home, our creative... Read More

Mothers Day – Origins + Gift Guide

Mums are amazing all year round, no matter whether she’s teaching you how to cook her secret cake recipes, or being a sympathetic ear to listen to you vent! So of course, all around the world, there’s a day dedicated to just her, letting mum relax, take a breather and be pampered. But where does the tradition of Mother’s Day even come from? Here in the UK we celebrate Mother’s Day on the 4th Sunday of Lent, adapted from the original Mothering Sunday. This harks all the way back to... Read More

BTS – Laser Engraving

At Studio Hop we love experimenting with new ways of personalising gifts for you and your loved ones, creating long lasting presents for every occasion. When it comes to our ever popular scarves we have all manner of options – dye sublimation, foil finishes, embroidery, even hand felting. Not to mention our ever expanding range of photo gifts, complete with your own images. But what about if you want personalised jewellery? Introducing our new toy – a laser engraver With the ability to engrave almost any metal with precision, this engraver has... Read More

The Embroidery Machine

Every 15 or so minutes in the Studio Hop studio a chime like tune plays. This would be the sound of another successfully embroidered scarf (and maybe time for another coffee). 800 stitches per minute just wove into the chosen scarf, creating a one of a kind personalised item. Over the past few years the popularity of personalised gifts has risen. With the help of designer brands such as Burberry and Longchamp, consumers have gone mad for their initials/name stitched/etched/printed on just about anything. From personalised Coke bottles, Nutella jars,... Read More