Thursday, 26 August 2010

James Brown - printmaker

I love James Brown's prints. Check out his website.

Wednesday, 25 August 2010

'Things I would like' - Fabric, woolen, wearable

I have an ever growing list of 'things that I would like'. It is more a wish list than an actual shopping list, though I would like to think I may at some point be able to purchase the odd item. Anyway, I thought I would share some with you.

Angie Lewin's new dress fabrics for Liberty. Any one of these colour schemes please... and there are more! I'm not sure what I would make with it... perhaps a blouse, maybe a pretty summery top. Though todays weather is not putting me in a very summery mood.

While on an Angie Lewin theme, I would also like to get my hands on one of these new prints. They are exclusively to buy in the V&A shop... I feel some online shopping coming on. I am aware this is not fabric woolen or wearable, but it is on my list, and lovely!

A knitted ladies slipover from Old Town. (Definitely feeling a little autumnal all of a sudden.)

Two Wheeler shirt dress from Anthropologie and Modcloth skirt.

This Topshop coat would be nice.

Leather bag - Jones, yes please!

And lastly, trying to keep myself in a summer mood... it is still August after all...

...these gorgeous shoes from Camper. (These are in fact 1 of about 5 pairs I like!)

Monday, 23 August 2010

Swaps and gifts

It's always nice to swap work now and then. Here are some of my recent swaps.
The amazing knitted moustache is from Louise Smurthwaite. She sells these beauties at the Marchmont Gallery in Edinburgh in a variety of styles and colours. ( I'm sure if you asked her nicely she would knit one in any colour you like. I got her to do this candy cane stripe! Wow!)

The scarf was a swap with Hannah Widmann. She is an incredible knitter, and knits beautiful shawls, socks, and hats, amongst other things. She knitted me this yellow shawl, ooo!

Hmmm, there are a lot of woollen products here, I think I must be getting in a wintery mood! In return for the shawl, I painted a mug for Hannah, with a little bit of a knitting theme!

I've also recently received this lovely print by Emily Sutton. I used to work in the Zillah Bell gallery, so she sent me this print as a gift. I went to College with Emily, and she produces some stunning work. Check out her website. I'd better get on with doing some printing to return the favour!

Sunday, 8 August 2010

Tea Time Mugs

Oh, and here is my new range of Tea Time mugs, a trio if you please! On sale soon...

The Mechanical World of Robert Race

I recently popped along to The Brewery Arts Centre in Cirencester and stumbled upon this fantastic Robert Race exhibition, full of toys, and automata. Every piece in the exhibition was interactive, playful and made of wood. One of my favourite pieces was this, the 'Seaside Machine' (above).

Also these birds on pegs in their giant wooden display case looked very sweet, and you could purchase one. I love an exhibition where you can take part, as well as take part of it home!
There were some fantastic wooden stags heads with moving eyes, which I really did want to take home... for some reason I don't seem to have a photo of these, oops!

I bought these paper climbing bathers instead.

Also on our way home we stopped off in Painswick , where I bought this fantastic old book.