Category Archives: Textiles

Vote Fanny!

Fanny Shorter has been shortlisted for a design bursary, courtesy of award-winning blog Confessions of a Design Geek. She is one of five contenders for this prestigious award but she needs your vote to win. Please cast your vote at … Read more

Three French Abbeys

This is probably one of the most famous lavender fields in all of France. It is cultivated by the monks of the Abbaye de Sénanque and blooms in early summer. By the time we got here it was all over. … Read more

Femme Vitale

A dress of pills by Susie Freeman & Pharmacopoeia highlighting the increasing incidence of diabetes.

Rue Des Roues

This is the Street of Wheels in L’Isle sur la Sorgue, Provence, France. The town once had seventy waterwheels, all powered by the Sorgue river, driving mills for grinding grain, making paper and weaving silk. Nowadays the river turns fourteen … Read more

A Wonderful Web

There’s a spider at the window in the centre of its web waiting for aphids. It has constructed the web in the perfect place, stretched like a cloche to protect the lettuce growing on the kitchen windowsill. Maybe it thinks … Read more

Maggi Hambling At Kensington Place

We are very proud to announce that The Art Wall at Kensington Place is now showing March Wave Breaking by the distinguished contemporary artist Maggi Hambling. This is one of her celebrated and continuing series of North Sea paintings, last … Read more

Boden ❤ Jelly Green

This is Jelly Green‘s delightful painting of a Marybelle Jersey cow. The original was sold some months ago but now its mirror image is available as a T shirt from Boden. Do you wear it or do you frame it? … Read more

Making Paper All Over The World

In March I participated in an annual papermaking swap with 40 papermakers from different countries. The package of papers which I received in the post from the organiser Elena Siff, of Etsy Papermakers Guild, introduced me to the diverse and … Read more

Compass Closing Party

The exhibition Compass finishes soon so Art@42 are having a Closing Party on Thursday 16th May. Please RSVP to the gallery. My Pharmacopoeia colleague, Liz Lee was featured on TV last week in the BBC 2 series Keeping Britain Alive … Read more

On Bermondsey Street

This is a postcard from the Fashion and Textile Museum, a souvenir of their exhibition Kaffe Fassett: A Life In Colour. It took me back to the 1970s when his influence was everywhere, in style and fashion and probably in … Read more