Welcome to Noolibird, where you will find a unique collection of rubber stamps designed to help you create your own beautiful cards, gifts and special messages for your friends and loved ones... Inspired by a love of nature and folklore, all our stamps are designed and handmade at home, on the South Coast of England by textile designer and artist Nula Shearing.
I set up noolibird in 2003, being a new mum the focus was then on children's fabrics and wallpapers and also introducing stamps for customers to add their own pattern to children's bedroom walls, fabrics and furniture. Since then we have continued to evolve the stamp collection, due to my love of exploring new ways of creating and combining pattern and colour and the range of designs has expanded way beyond what I would ever have imagined!
My childhood was spent in the beautiful viIlage of Firle in East Sussex with three boisterous brothers and numerous furry friends for company!
My Mum and Dad set-up and ran one of the UK's first mail order businesses, Clothkits which was a huge inspiration to watch grow and be a part of ... literally, as my brother's and I and various friends and relations ended up modelling for the brochures!
I have no doubt these early experiences helped shape my love of pattern and design and I went on to study textiles at Winchester school of Art ... followed by a move to London and working freelance, designing fashion prints for the European, Japanese and American market. From there I was fortunate enough to work full time as an in-house designer for Jane Churchill for three years designing wallpapers and fabrics.
I now live a stone's throw from the sea just outside Brighton with my husband Daniel who helps with the website and photography, and our three lovely sons and dear labrador Toki.
So, I do hope you have great fun with your stamping projects and I'd really love to hear from you with your fabulous creations.