Thursday 16 December 2010

Pop in to our Pop-up shop...

Filled with lovely cards, gifts, prints and artist multiples made by Jamaica Street Artists
(and associates like me!)
We are only open for business until 23rd of December, Wednesday to Sunday so come and visit us soon.
So many gorgeous little things. We love the owls.
Here are my little goodies. I've made a few extras for the shop: envelopes made from the pages of withdrawn library books and 'scrooge gift-tags' made from the pages of a copy of 'A Christmas Carol'.
And the new book of course....
If you have a search around in the browsers you will find a few of my sketches at bargain prices along with loads of beautiful and fun prints. Something for everyone and some fantastic cards.

Saturday 2 October 2010

It's here! Our new artist-book of poetry - Unsaid Words.

All the things you wish you had said but never did.... 
All the things you are glad you never said....
Things you just forgot to mention.

We are soooo excited! Check out our Unsaid Words page for more info and don't forget to visit the shop to purchase your copy.

Thanks Dan for helping with this brilliant animation.

Friday 24 September 2010

New Booties!

I was sent these lovely pictures last week of some of our Psalm Labels sewn into a gorgeous set of booties. Thanks Hannah for sending them. Checkout her blog....

We love to see what our Psalm labels have been used for. Have a look at the Psalm Label page to find at more about the project.

Monday 20 September 2010


The UWE Bookmark project has gone live! Check out Sarah J Trigg in the Participating artists.

Monday 6 September 2010

Come and visit us at Ffotogallery.....

Trigger Editions will be setting up shop for the day at Ffotogallery's Book Arts Fayre in Penarth, Wales. We are really excited as, not only will we be inviting visitors to have a go at paper-making using old library books, we will also be launching our new poetry book, Unsaid Words. This will be the first opportunity to see this beautiful little artist book which is the culmination of a two year project and subsequent poetry competition. More info and pictures to come soon......

Sunday 22 August 2010


Just come back from a great weekend in the market place at Westpoint. Met loads of lovely people (especially the other stall holders). Thanks everyone who purchased some of our Trigger Editions products, I really hope you and your friends enjoy them. If anyone took any pictures of the stalls I'd love to see them.

If you'd like to stay in touch do join our mailing list or find Trigger editions on Facebook or Twitter. There should be lots of new exciting art works coming soon.....

PS. Thank you Gina for all your hard work.

Friday 30 July 2010

Origami Library

I've been having a bit of fun with some of the pages of the books I collect that have been withdrawn from a library - algebra birds, poetry birds and Solomon's song birds.... These lovely birds are going to be used in the decorations for a wedding in August, but I've also been thinking of making some to sell at art fairs.

Wednesday 21 July 2010

Me at Checkout #3

sarah trigg
Originally uploaded by slumberparty_uk
It's so rare someone takes a nice picture of me, I'm really chuffed with this!
It was taken along with many others by Tim Cops aka (slumber_uk on flickr) at one of the Checkout events at Central Reservation in Bristol.
It's such a beautiful set of pictures, taken on a wide-format camera and then hand printed I think. They have a quality you just can't replicate. What a treat. Thanks Tom!

Saturday 17 July 2010

The Winners!

Thank you so much to all the poets who sent in entries to the 'Unsaid Words' Poetry Competition. We can now announce the winners.

Norton Hodges
Luke Mundy
Cathy F Wilson
Gwen Seabourne
Octavia Cox
Genevieve Claire
Dave Wood
  ... will all have poems published in our up coming publication 'Unsaid Words'.

The poets were asked to write works inspired by a collection of unsaid words which have been contributed by the public over the last two years as part of an artwork by Sarah J Trigg.

All the things you wish you said but you never did or things you just forgot to say....

These unsaid words have now been used to inspire a fascinating collection of poems which will soon be published both in a paperback and a hardback edition for Trigger Editions. The expected publication date is late September so keep an eye on this blog for updates on how it's coming along.

Many thanks also to Naomi Banks for all her hard work judging entries and giving advice.

Monday 12 July 2010

New Books

These new 'Blank Books' are made with from a collection of blank pages from withdrawn library books. I've only made a few just to try out the idea which I've been thinking about for a while. I'm curious to see what their new owners decide to write in them. At the moment they are like half complete art works.

As with my 'Worth less' and 'Price less' bookmarks, the book covers are made from hand-made paper formed from pulped library books. You can still see individual letters, words and fragments of binding cloth set into the paper.

We are selling these Blank Books in a set of two held in a case also made from the library books. You can view them in our online shop for more info.

Wednesday 7 July 2010

The final Checkout

Last chance to come and view the Trigger Editions stall on Stokes Croft in Bristol. We will be showing and selling our wares along with lots of other artists and crafty types. If you're looking for a quirky gift this is the place to find it. One day only! - 12 - 5pm @ Central Reservation opposite Pie Minster.

Thursday 1 July 2010

Thanks Poets

The deadline has now passed for the Unsaid Words poetry competition. Thank you to all the poets who entered. We are really looking forward to reading and judging all your contributions. The winners will be announced here on the 17th July.

The finished poetry compilation will be published in September....
  .... watch this blog for posts on how it is developing.

Wednesday 23 June 2010

One week left...
to enter your poems in to the 'Unsaid Words' Competition. 20 poets will be published in a beautiful, full colour, limited edition artist book - the first official Trigger Editions publication. See the Unsaid Words Poetry page for details.

Thursday 17 June 2010

Price less bookmarks

100 'price less' bookmarks made from withdrawn library books and fragments of broken books found on the floor of Bristol University libraries. Finally complete, this edition of bookmarks will be given away through a project called 'Bookmarks VIII - Escaping the Library System' run by UWE.

Two limited edition sets of 'Library Dust' bookmarks have been created - 'Price less' and 'Worth less'. The Worthless collection can be purchased now in our shop.

Tuesday 15 June 2010

My 'Worth less' bookmarks on sale at Checkout III last Saturday - soon to be available through our web shop.
Great to meet lots of new people, especially Amy and Laura from Robin & Mould - lovely, lovely things!

If you missed out on the wonderful cakes, music, stalls and screen printing this time there is one more chance 10th July.

Tuesday 1 June 2010


I will have a stall at Checkout this Saturday with new works for sale. Central Reservation is at the bottom of Stokes Croft in Bristol (Opposite Pie Minister) . Hope you can make it along.

Monday 17 May 2010

Paper making

125 bookmarks made, just another 80-odd more to go!

This weekend I've been learning how to make paper (so much fun!). A lovely lady called Julie Roberts has been showing me the techniques. I wanted to make paper out of the withdrawn library books and 'Library dust' I've been collecting. I am so pleased with the results. We pulped most of the paper down to a stage where you could only see individual letters and then sprinkled in my Library Dust' - all the bits of brittle paper, broken leather and library paraphernalia I've picked up from the floor. The next stage will be embossing some text in gold on to one side.... might take some experimenting to get that right.

100 are to be used for Bookmarks VIII Escaping the Library System 2010-2011 and will be given away for free. I am also making another hundred which will be a little different and available from Trigger Editions at various artist book fairs over the next year. More pictures and details coming soon......

Monday 10 May 2010

First Entries

The first entries to the Unsaid Words poetry competition have started to come in; many thanks. We're being very good and not reading them until after the deadline so that the poems remain completely anonymous until we have finished the judging.  I'm itching to look at them though! After all the time I've spent collecting the Unsaid Words and chatting to the people who have contributed them, I am so excited to read what the poets create.

Saturday 8 May 2010

Psalm Labels

Thanks to Judith Marshall for these lovely pictures of what she has done with her Psalm labels which are based on words taken from Psalm 139.

If you bought some psalm labels at my launch last weekend do send me your pictures too.

Sunday 25 April 2010

The Launch

The rush is on to get everything ready for the launch of Trigger Editions next weekend at the Spike Island Open Studios; work has gone to the printers, freebies are being made and the website is being transformed (hope you like the new look!). We are running a poetry competition to mark the launch. Have a look at the Unsaid Words Poetry page for more details.
See Spike Islands site for more info. on the Open Studios.

Wednesday 31 March 2010


Trigger Editions will be at this event in April selling our wares. Hope to see you there.

Sunday 28 March 2010

Made with my Psalm Name-Labels

Here is an example of a gift I made for a friend recently using my 'Psalm Name-Labels'. It is a gorgeous set of three vests for a newborn. The verses on top are from psalm 139 which inspired the name labels.

If you have some of my name labels please send me photos of what you do with them. I'd love to see your projects and put them up on the blog to give other people ideas. Happy creating!
Psalm Name-Labels are on sale at the various art fairs Trigger Editions visits or can be ordered by e-mailing Sarah J Trigg directly.

Saturday 20 March 2010

Solihull Book Art Fair

Today I've been collecting more contributions to my 'Unsaid Words' project in Solihull. Thanks to everyone who wrote something for me.

Soon I'll be launching a poetry competition inspired by my growing collection of 'unsaid words' (things you wish you had said or forgot to say). The plan is to print and publish a limited edition book of poems to be sold alongside the books of amalgamated pages of viewers contributions. So watch this space for details.