Archive by Author

Welcome to The Stencil Company BIO and first Blog.

LAZART STENCILS cc T/A The Stencil Company

The Stencil Company was founded in 1999 by husband and wife team Tina & Andy McDermott.

Inspired by Tina’s long association and interest in stenciling, and our inability to source locally made product.

Our business was born, literally from a hobby into a Company.

We purchased our first Laser in 2000, the first of its kind in the southern hemisphere.
We have subsequently purchased further lasers as our business has grown.

We traded in several locations in Cape Town, before being invited to join the small business family at the Waterfront. A unique entry level small business umbrella initiative created to help and assist small business owners trade within a premium retail environment. Several businesses have benefited under this initiative to expand into the Mall proper.

We are now proud and delighted to be part of the new Watershed Craft & Design Centre, after both the Red & Blue sheds were amalgamated into Cape Town’s hottest new retail destination.

We are both self-taught graphic artists, which allows us to remain current, if not ahead of international trends in both the craft and interior sectors.

Our customer base at the shop is predominantly overseas tourists, who are inspired by our contemporary designs and our price point which is extremely competitive with international comparisons.

We move quickly to respond to both local and overseas trends, for example our “Vintage French” collection has been very well received. More recently we have created a range of Afrikaans inspired designs launched this year.

You will also find us during the winter months around the country at various trade shows such as HobbyX and Décor-EX.

You can also find us on Facebook and Pintrest.

So welcome and thank you for reading our company Bio and first ever blog.

Watch this space for regular stencil and decor related updates.

Come find us 7 days a week, adjacent to the aquarium open from 10.00 until 18.00hrs during the winter months. The new “Gateway” to the V&A Waterfront.