My name is Helen Rogers and I live and work in Manchester as a Self Employed Designer Maker.
After graduating with a BA Hons Degree in Fine Art, Photography & Painting in 1995 I began a career in the Art Education departments for High Schools & Colleges within Manchester City Council but after prolonged serious illness meant I was no longer able to maintain a normal job I started MisHelenEous in June 2013.
Inspiration comes from various sources including my surroundings, nature and our dog. Hence the miscellaneous nature of the items I make & the idea behind my business name. I’m a Punny Business but not everyone gets it first time! I’m a multi-crafter and if you follow me on social media you can see work in progress.
Many ideas are developed with my customers and friends and the ‘Muse’ often appears in my shop listings at Etsy or nuMONDAY. Mainly an online business I do attend some Craft Fairs & Events in the Manchester area. I recycle fabrics and craft materials and also try to support other UK businesses by sourcing my supplies in Britain.
As an official Made In Britain Member you can trust that all my work is designed, created and crafted in Manchester by me and carries the MIB Marque.
In my first 5 years of trading I have shipped goods to 34 different countries and recently won a Theo Paphitis Small Business Sunday Award in march 2018. I also undertake bespoke, custom orders and small trade orders to the pet product industry, so if you have any specific requests please contact me.
The things I make are not mass produced. I am the sole designer, creator and maker and all work under MisHelenEous is registered with the UK Copyright Service UKCS. All rights reserved. Copyright 2013 Helen Rogers.
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