Just a quick post today to say that I've been working on a few new things recently. Here is a quick peek of some passementerie soon to be transformed into bracelets...
If you get the chance to go to the cinema in the next few weeks, go and see Belle - its stuffed full of beautiful passementerie and sumptuous costumes - and the film is pretty good too! Just look at that stunning fuchsia dress which is dripping in ribbons and trimmings.
I am thrilled that my Boroughbridge ribbon has been included in Mix Magazine's SS 2016 trend report as part of the
I have just opened an Etsy shop selling a small collection of hand woven bracelets and hand braided & beaded necklaces. Please click the image below to be taken through to Etsy.
I found these great 1960s Soviet fashion images whilst browsing on Pinterest, sadly no photographer or designer are credited. The first outfit is just beautiful, especially the coat - wouldn't it looks great with a bit of ribbon around the hem?!
The second part of Rising Stars 2014 has now opened at the Milton Keynes Arts Centre until May 31st. 2014. You can just see my ribbons peeking out on the left hand side. More information on www.miltonkeynesartscentre.org/rising-stars/
I love a collection of unusual objects, particularly when they're objects that tell us something about how people used to live and work. I recently went on a research trip to the Bluebell Railway & museum in Sussex - what a fabulous collection! I particularly love the enamel advertising signs and the wonderful old luggage.
Five of my ribbons were recently chosen to take part in a touring contemporary craft exhibition called Rising Stars. The exhibition is currently on at the New Ashgate Gallery in Farnham before then moving on to Milton Keynes and finally Bury St Edmunds later in the year.
I went to the private view last week which was great - so super busy and packed with people. There is roughly 34 different people's work in the exhibition ranging from ceramics to jewellery to lighting and all of it has been produced to such a high standard. I'm thrilled with how my ribbons have been displayed (see picture!), many thanks to the gallery for showing them off beautifully.
A couple of works really caught my eye, particularly silversmith Juliette Bigley's beautiful 'Conversational Vessels' and 'Split Bowls' collections which are simple in design but totally stunning. Image from www.juliettebigley.com
Sevek Zargarian's fabulous collection of 'Grogged Vessels' are formed by incorporating fired coloured ceramic pieces into each vessel. Image from www.sevakzargarian.com
Beth Lewis Williams collection of porcelain lights have been formed by using the traditional technique of lithopanes combined with contemporary 3D printing technology. The lights look great, especially when the three different designs are hung together. Image from www.arts.ac.uk
The exhibition runs at the New Ashgate Gallery until April 19th , before moving to The Milton Keynes Arts Centre (26 April-31st May) and then onto Smiths Row, Bury St.Edmunds (7th June-12th July).http://www.newashgate.org.uk/whats-on/458/rising-stars-2014
Rising Stars 2014
I am really excited to announce that I have been chosen to take part in Rising Stars 2014, a touring contemporary craft exhibition. My work will be on display at the New Ashgate Gallery in Farnham from March the 8th - 19th April before traveling to the Milton Keynes Arts Centre and Smiths Row in Bury St Edmunds.
I am thrilled to announce that the Journal of Weavers, Spinners and Dyers has used my Lyttelton ribbon in all its eye-popping glory on the front cover of the winter issue.
The cover looks fantastic - great for brightening up these grey winter days! Many thanks to the journal for the brilliant cover.
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