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Posts Tagged ‘craft’

Vintage Tea Party, by Angel Adoree: Book Review

A cook book with a difference: Vintage Tea Party guides the reader through the whole process of putting on an old school tea party, with style tips galore amongst the recipes, and lots of wonderful illustrations.

Written by Amelia Gregory

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Time for one final book review before Christmas. Tea and Cake, enjoyed in all their fashionable old style glory have never been more popular - I suppose it's a retaliation against the generic big bucks corporate American coffee culture that has dominated our lives for the past decade. With the rise of crafting, upcycling and general home made goodness has come a renewed appreciation for a very British cup of tea, with all the accoutrements that brings.

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Christmas Gift Ideas 2011: Eco-friendly, Ethical and Crafty Gifts

A diverse range of gifts for the ecologically, environmentally aware and craft minded in your life: from Kirsty Allsopp's aspirational range for M&S to an arts activist pamphlet from Platform.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Christmas gifts by Sinead O’Leary. Just in time for a last minute eco Christmas round up before the Royal Mail goes totally pear shaped…. Firstly, I am a bit in […]

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Lesley Craze Gallery: Christmas Late Night Opening 2011

Nestled on the edge of Clerkenwell Green, the Lesley Craze gallery is a must-go destination for jewellery lovers. I went along on their late night opening to see what new work they had on show.

Written by Miranda Williams

Photography preseves a moment forever – it marks and preserves time as it has been spent. It is, information pills to draw Barthes into the conversation, a memento mori. Amy […]

Analogue Books in Edinburgh celebrates 10 Years as an Independent Bookshop

The wonderful Julie Nicoll and Russell Ferguson of Analogue Books have been stocking my various publications for 8 years, and in 2011 they celebrate their 10th birthday. Here's a bit of history mixed with some top tips for imaginative gift ideas for Christmas.

Written by Amelia Gregory

One of my favourite stockists, Analogue Books of Edinburgh, celebrates their 10th birthday this year. I spoke with co-founder and owner, the lovely Julie Nicoll. For those readers who don’t […]

Fashion Philosophy Fashion Week Poland Off Out Of Schedule S/S 2012 in Łódź: Olga Szynkarczuk

Olga Szynkarczuk's fabulous BIOmimicry collection was shown on Sunday 30th October on the Off Out Of Schedule catwalk: brilliantly inventive and on trend laser cutting, knitwear and futuristic shapes galore.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Olga Szynkarczuk S/S 2012 by Gareth A Hopkins. I loved Olga Szynkarczuk‘s show on Sunday. BIOmimicry featured plenty of neon fabrics mixed with clever textured knitwear, sheers and laser cut […]

Frieze Art Fair 2011: Exhibition Review

As Frieze Art Fair once again beckons to art lovers and billionaires alike, I ponder the trends and the meanings of art as we know it today... featuring neon lighting, craft-tastic installations and creations that belie our current spiritual deficit.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Salon 94 at Frieze Art Fair 2011. It shouldn’t really be possible to deduce trends in the art world, approved should it? Yet that is exactly what I was able […]

Renegade Craft Fair in London 2011 Review: Ceramic Design

Unique hand made ceramic wonders from Melody Rose, JimBobArt and Zosienka & Rosie. Discovered at the Renegade Craft Fair, held on the 8-9th October 2011.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Upcycled vintage crockery from Melody Rose at Not On The High Street. Plenty of fab ceramic design at the Renegade Craft Fair last weekend. Here’s my favourites. Melanie Roseveare – […]

Renegade Craft Fair in London 2011 Review: Illustration and Wall Art

The inaugural London Renegade Craft Fair took place on the 8th and 9th October 2011 at the Truman Brewery. Here's a look at some of the best illustration and wall art that I found, including The Bungaloo, Being Natalie, Julia Pott and upcycled wallets from Magic Industrie.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Music posters by John Vogl of The Bungaloo. The Renegade Craft Fair obviously has some clout back in its home country of America, health since quite a few of the […]

London Fashion Week S/S 2011 Catwalk Review: Leutton Postle

On the 16th of September 2011 the winners of the Vauxhall Fashion Scout Merit Award revealed their intricate new work at Freemasons Hall. Meet new knitwear designer duo Leutton Postle.

Written by Maria Papadimitriou

Leutton Postle LFW S/S12 illustration by Alia Gargum Upon checking some of Leutton Postle’s previous work I became really excited about the prospect of going to see their first London […]

Camberwell College of Arts MA Graduate Show 2011 Review: Designer Maker and Fine Art

Lovely Designer Maker craft from Chieh Ting Huang and Yaqi Zhao in Making_Makes_Me_Me. And an amazing Fine Art installation in the form of Rachael House's Feminist Disco.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Illustration of a feminist icon on a paper place at the Rachael House Feminist Disco. Now for the best of the rest that I saw on a quick whip around […]

Power of Making at the V&A: exhibition review

The Power of Making celebrates the best of human imagination and creativity in craft: here's some of my favourite things I discovered, including an embroidered surgical implant and a baby created out of marzipan.

Written by Amelia Gregory

A hyperrealistic baby doll created by Elaine Colbert for ‘adoption’. Yesterday I went along to check out the new Power of Making exhibition at the V&A Porter Gallery in conjunction […]

Mich Dulce launches her new Saints and Sinners S/S 2012 hat collection at No-One

A wonderful new millinery collection from Filipino designer Mich Dulce, hand crafted in woven T'nalck by the T'Boli people of the Philippines.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Mich Dulce S/S 2012 Saints and Sinners. All photography by Amelia Gregory. Last night I went to the launch of Mich Dulce‘s new hat collection, side effects Saints and Sinners, […]

Central Saint Martins: MA Textile Futures Graduate Show 2011 Review

Exceptional ideas from Textile Futures graduates Jenny Lee, Andreea Mandrescu and Hao-Ni Tsai. With a little craft inspired Industrial Design from the Knitting Craftsman Jan Rose.

Written by Amelia Gregory

I had the most fun with augmented reality on Jenny Lee‘s stand at the Textile Futures show at Central Saint Martins. Her design philosophy is to ‘awaken the imagination, this […]

New Designers 2011 Part One: Contemporary Craft Graduate Show Review

The best Contemporary Craft came from Ashleigh Williams, Sarah Bevan and Hollie Anderson at Hereford College of Arts who deservedly won Best Stand. There was also lovely stuff from Nottingham Trent University - especially Laura Matthews' upcycled acrylic rats.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Creatures, troche by Hollie Anderson, purchase at Hereford College of Arts. During part one a large part of exhibition space was given out to what is known as Contemporary Craft […]

Metric Collective Jewellery Pop Up Exhibition at 94 Columbia Road

The Metric Collective was set up by Emma Madden and Myia Bonner to showcase the work of up and coming creatives from all sorts of craft disciplines. Currently sited in Columbia Road until the 28th August 2011.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Jewellery by Myia Bonner. Metric Collective describes itself as a ‘collective of thinkers and doers, troche designers and makers who use co-creativity to engage and empower.’ Pendant from The Diamond […]

Contemporary Patchwork and Quilting at Papered Parlour with Cassandra Ellis

On Saturday 9th April I spent the day working on my very first quilt at the Papered Parlour in Clapham. It was a wonderful chance to upcycle some fabrics that I've been carefully hoarding for over 20 years...

Written by Amelia Gregory

Papered Parlour fabric blooms at the Quilting class. All photography by Amelia Gregory. Since I went to the fantastic V&A quilting exhibition last year I have become somewhat fixated on […]

Silversmith me: Jewellery upcycling workshop at the Papered Parlour

Grandma’s brooch with the broken pin is no longer confined to the jewellery box, but swinging on a chain in its new life as a necklace. The Papered Parlour’s silversmithing class is full of little histories given a new lease of life. With illustrations by Naomi Law, Madi and Avril Kelly.

Written by Jessica Furseth

Ada Zanditon A/W 2010 Echolocation Ada Zanditon A/W 2011 The Cryoflux by Ankolie. I cannot tell a lie: I went into Ada Zanditon‘s presentation with high hopes, order especially after […]

The Warmest Chord

Introducing a homemade record label that combines music and screen print releases, plus all manner of delicious trimmings.

Written by Cari Steel

Jean-Pierre Braganza A/W 2011. Photography by Amelia Gregory Jean-Pierre Braganza A/W 2011 by Catherine Askew. Ponytails, viagra sale red eye make up, cure close fitting suits, dosage black, lots of […]

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Valentines oh Valentines…

Love it or loathe it, Valentines is around the corner. Here's some options for both couples are singletons that won't have you vomming into your laps. With Illustrations by Ellie Sutton, Alison Day and Daria Hlazatova.

Written by Hannah Bullivant

Love it or loathe it, Valentines is around the corner. Heres some options for both couples are singletons that wont have you vomming into your laps. With Illustrations by Ellie Sutton, Alison Day and Daria Hlazatova.

Craft: christmas decorations.

This is the third and final Christmas article from Hannah Bullivant- and we're talking decorations. With illustrations by Matilde Sazio and Avril Kelly.

Written by Hannah Bullivant

v Fabric Garland by Hannah Bullivant Christmas Craft by Matilde Sazio So far you have heard me rant about the mass consumerism and waste that is now so ubiquitous with Christmas […]