Unconfirmed sightings of ‘Fairies’ were first reported at Hereford College of Art in 2001.
Reports started to emerge of a recent graduate who was trying to invent labour saving devices for fairies. These reports were initially dismissed by officials, the graduate ridiculed and labelled as a loon.
However sightings continued to increase and were eventually linked to the efforts of designer maker Samantha Bryan (later known as Brain). Her pioneering approach to improving fairy life, saw a sharp rise in fairy appearances. Sightings became frequent and wide spread.
Things took a dramatic turn when an official sighting was confirmed in Islington, London. Brain was pulled in for an urgent interview. A full report detailing the findings was published in 2002.
The article catapulted Brain and her fairies into the spotlight. Suddenly people were happy to have fairies in their homes… keen even. Fairies started travelling far and wide. Brain was labelled revolutionary rather than ridiculous. Brain was delighted, thrilled… jubilant!
Samantha Bryan became nicknamed ‘Brain’ during her time at Hererford College of Art. A particularly curious elbow patch wearing tutor decided it was a fitting name for a pupil who frequented the metal workshop wearing a white coat and goggles. The name ‘Brain/y/iacstuck fast and fairy flight suits developed elbow patches.