Top Drawer SS 2018 - Stand CR811

December 26, 2017


Fiona has been hand making beautiful yet practical screen printed items for the home, since 2011. After graduating from the Royal College of Art with a Masters in Printmaking, Fiona quickly discovered her love for fabric printing, and has been hand printing and making products from her countryside studio near Falmouth since moving down to the South West in 2012. 

Surrounded by green fields, cows, and sauntering pheasants, Fiona developes her drawings in to fabric collections, finding her inspiration from the beautiful surroundings, wild flora and fauna, and countryside walks. Her British made homeware collection ranges from screen printed cushions, tea towels and lampshades to stationery and a ceramic range.

Originally form the North East of Scotland, Fiona has made a home, just outside Falmouth in Cornwall, with her wonderful husband Tom, and their gorgeous two children Edith and Archie.

Fiona also runs a programme of workshops throughout the year, including lampshade making, lino cutting and screen printing. Whilst living in London, she taught Printmaking at the London Print Studio, gaining a wealth of teaching experience. You can find out more about the workshops here, and they all include copious amounts of tea and homemade cake!

Particle press products are stocked in various shops throughout the UK, and you can also find them online at


So, with great excitement and anxiety, I am getting myself prepared for one of the most amazing opportunities I have had with Particle Press.

If you'd asked me where I'd like to be in 5 years time with my business, I would probably say that I'd like to be setting up for Top Drawer.  But, it seems, I will be setting up on the 13th of January 2018!

 With thanks to an initiative called the Export for Growth programme, run by Cornwall Chamber of Commerce and funded by the ERDF,  I have been selected to receive a bursary from this programme to exhibit my work.  It was one of things that you see advertised, and then in your mind, you run through the logistics. Will I get it?......How will I get to London with all my work..... and as my little heart sank a wee bit...... How can I leave my babies?! I have never left them for longer than a day....

So, amazingly I will be there, in the CRAFT section, along with 14 other Cornish businesses representing Cornwall in a ‘Cornwall Style’ delegation. I'll be at stand CR811 with my new homeware and gift range...without my children you'll be glad to hear!

You can follow my progress here, as I start to get press packs together, order vinyls and prepare and design my stand!

If you are visiting Top Drawer, I would love to meet you, pop by my stand and ease my Top Drawer nerves! I'll be at stand CR811.

Wish me luck!

Here is a copy of the Press release. If you would like any more information, please contact me! I'd love to hear from you!


Fiona Leighton
Fiona Leighton