Tag Archives: textiles

Meet the Makers: Robyn Parker

TweetBrixton-based textile designer Robyn tells us how her great-grandmother’s notebook inspired her brand, and of the links between creativity and mental health. Tell us a bit about Archie Mac London, what do you make or do? Textile design. It’s all … Continue reading

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African accessories

Tweet Mariatu Turay of Gitas Portal specialises in contemporary, African-inspired ladies’ and children’s fashion, handmade slippers, jewellery and handbags. At Making Uncovered she will be showing how to make fabric headbands for children and adults, and how to make the best … Continue reading

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Meet the makers: Kim Winter

TweetBy Maya Kar Kim is the creator of the eye-catching felts and indigo fabrics at Flextiles, as well as one of the three directors of Makerhood . Here she talks of the magical properties of felt and why she became … Continue reading

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Alighiero Boetti at Tate Modern

TweetMaking art from “upcycled” materials and textiles may be very fashionable now, but it’s been around for a while, as a new exhibition at Tate Modern shows. Alghiero Boetti was born in Turin in 1940, and his first exhibitions featured many of … Continue reading

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New makers

TweetLet’s bound into the new year with an introduction to some of the newest makers on Makerhood. We now have more than 60 stalls, so make it your resolution in 2012 to buy local and support the local economy and … Continue reading

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Meet the makers: Gillian Arnold

TweetTextile artist Gillian Arnold makes beautiful textile prints of ferns and other plants on satin. She tells us about making 20-metre table runners for her wedding and why pregnancy has unleashed her creative powers 1. Your pieces attracted quite a … Continue reading

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Meet the makers: Ellie Laycock

TweetEllie Laycock, who makes beautiful cushions from vintage scarves and linen, talks to us about hunting, stuffing and the challenges of combining making with being a single mother 1. Tell us about the name – Hunted and Stuffed. It conjures … Continue reading

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We go shopping!

TweetKaren, Damian, Biba, Andy and I went to the lovely Crafty Fox Market at the Dogstar on Saturday. Fantastic! Great work from the organisers, three floors of lovely hand-made things and art, and great workshops. Artists and makers from all … Continue reading

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