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Tent London 2014: Textiles and Surface Design

A review of the most exciting textiles and surface designs discovered at the 2014 edition of Tent London, held at the Truman Brewery.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Zoe Murphy
Yes yes it’s been 6 months since the 2014 edition of Tent London but straight after the show I became ridiculously busy with my 10th anniversary Kickstarter project, That Which We Do Not Understand. I have always wanted to share my finds properly, some of whom I have already profiled at length on this website, and I’m sure this little collection will offer some refreshing and exciting inspiration.

Zoe murphy cushions
From Mexico to Margate was inspired by Zoe Murphy’s summer travels, and is the perfect vehicle for her zingy colour ways. Used to great effect on these cacti fabric designs on cushions. Spot also the Snarfle ghost hand.

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Port Eliot Festival 2014 Review: Books, Food, Comedy, Craft & Fashion

From 24th-27th July the grounds of the stately home at Port Eliot in Cornwall once more played host to a wonderfully unusual and varied festival.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Port Eliot Festival by Maia Fjord. I’ve been meaning to take in Port Eliot festival for several years but it has always been just that little bit too far away. […]

An interview with Japanese embroidery artist Kaoru Hirota of HIPOTA

A look at the adorable, miniature creations of embroidery artist Kaoru Hirota, the needle behind the brand HIPOTA

Written by Jessica Cook

It wasn’t that long ago that I watched The Secret World of Arrietty (2010), the Japanese, Studio Ghibli refresh of Mary Norton’s The Borrowers, and looking at Hipota‘s petite, crafted […]

Sister by Sibling: London Fashion Week S/S 2013 Catwalk Review

Punks, dayglo and Poly Styrene - it was a riot at Sister by Sibling's Saturday morning salon show at Somerset House on 15 September…

Written by Matt Bramford

Sister by Sibling S/S 2013 by Antonia Parker On the Saturday morning of fashion week I cycled to Somerset House. It was such a sunny, cool morning that I couldn’t […]

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Charini Eco Lingerie Fashion: New S/S 2012 Season Preview Interview

Sri Lankan eco-lingerie designer Charini Suriyage discusses her budding brand Charini, lost heritage crafts, well-being, Issey Miyake...and the exciting next step ahead!

Written by Maria Papadimitriou

Charini S/S 2012 by Mitika Chohan The luxurious, handcrafted eco-lingerie brand Charini was launched during Colombo Fashion Week in 2009 – since then designer Charini Suriyage has caught the attention […]

London Fashion Week S/S 2012 Catwalk Review: Blow Presents Eleanor Amoroso

University of Westminster graduate Eleanor Amoroso specialises in innovative handcrafted crochet techniques. She was last to show as part of Blow Presents at LSO St. Luke's on Sunday 18th September 2011.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Eleanor Amoroso S/S 2012 by Gilly Rochester. Eleanor Amoroso‘s show made me nervous. I find it really hard to watch models struggle with shoes and that is exactly what happened […]

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London Fashion Week S/S 2012 Catwalk Review: Fashion Fringe

Competing for the title of Fashion Fringe Winner 2011 and showcasing their S/S 2012 collections were, duo Fyodor Golan, Heidi Leung and Nabil Nayal. The show took place on Saturday 17th of September at 8 Northumberland Avenue. Delve into the narratives behind the collections and discover the winner.

Written by Akeela Bhattay

Winners of Fashion Fringe 2011: Fyodor Golan S/S 2012 by Antonia Parker If you’ve read Matt’s or my account of The Swedish School of Textiles show at Fashion Scout, dosage […]

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 […]

An interview with jewellery designer Gemma Marissa Murray

We catch up with crocheted jewellery queen Gemma Marissa to find out what she's been up to - and she tells us all about her new homeware collection! Illustrations by Gemma Smith!

Written by Jemma Crow

Illustration by Gemma Smith Last year I had the privilege of interviewing the amazing Gemma Marissa. Gemma, erectile a jewellery designer and pioneer of individual hand made crochet pieces, website […]

Fashion Interview: Gemma Marissa Designs

Jemma Crow interviews Gemma Marissa - a crafty London-based accessories designer from Yorkshire with a penchant for The Secret Garden and 1940s fashion…

Written by Jemma Crow

Illustration by Jenny Robins This could become confusing as I’m interviewing the fabulous Gemma Marissa, recipe more about designer of the most beautiful crocheted jewellery and accessories I have ever […]

Kitsching Me Softly

Romance Was Born

Written by Sabrina Morrison

The eponymous release from New York based The Pains of Being Pure at Heart has everything you could want from a summer album. A certain been-in-the-sun-too-long hazy-headyness without the too-much-ice-cream […]