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Our Story

Hello, I’m Laura, founder, designer and everything else at Hashtag House.

This page should really say “My Story”, as Hashtag House is a one-woman show. I draw, design, laser cut, engrave, carve, print market, sell, sweep up wood shavings, and make the tea. Who said being self employed was easy?!

I studied Graphic Design at the University of Huddersfield, and left in 2014 with a degree - and a deep love of laser cutting. I wanted to explore how this process could be used as an alternative to more conventional printing – and Hashtag House is the result.

Using laser cutting as a printing method is a new idea, and I was bowled over by the beautiful outcome as I started experimenting. The cutting process complements the natural wood or paper, burning into what’s already there to create the design. I don’t need to add inks or paints (although I sometimes choose to) as the natural wood colours and the lines made by the laser do it all for me.

Over the last few years, I’ve designed a range of laser cut and laser engraved gifts. I make each piece is individually to order in my Yorkshire studio, and some of the collection can be personalised (just ask).

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