Mud spattered boots in front of door



Welcome to Slamseys Journal.


Slamseys Journal is about enjoying a creative life and finding inspiration in the everyday. If you’re a printmaker or artist, sewer, knitter, crafter, photographer, blogger … or aspire to be one, we hope that you’ll find something here to inspire your creative journey, whether you’re at the start of it or been doing it for years.

Living in the beautiful English countryside, we’re heavily influenced by the seasons and the fields around the farm, which we share in the Journal along with quite a lot of printmaking (because we love it), some cooking, a few craft projects and a little about Christmas (because we sell Christmas trees).


seagull flying over wheat stubble field looking towards farm buildings

Follow the country lane from Youngs End in North Essex and you’ll reach Slamseys Farm, where the Wheaton family live and farm. We grow traditional cereal crops such as wheat, willow trees for cricket bats and Christmas trees that are sold to the public in December.  Flowers and berries are picked on the farm to use in the range of fruit gins that can be bought from the Christmas shop.

In the renovated timber barn, known as The Barley Barn, we run printmaking classes for creative people who want to explore the countless possibilities that printmaking offers.


You can find out about Slamseys Fruit Gin, printing workshops and Christmas happenings on the Slamseys Farm Website

Looking for pictures of the farm, countryside and printmaking? Check out our Instagram

We also both confess to a slight Pinterest habit where we have lots of information that you might find useful for printmaking or other creative hobbies.


Ruth’s interest in art has taken her around the world, working in the Australian outback, London’s Mayfair and now back home running printmaking courses at Slamseys Farm in Essex where she enjoys helping people discover how easy it is to create their own designs using simple printing processes. You can see some of Ruth’s printmaking here.

Anne is always looking for new creative hobbies and bounces from one enthusiasm to another. She writes about these enthusiasms, farmlife and other stuff at Life in Mud Spattered Boots.

Ruth & Anne

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