I spent the day sewing at the Imago gallery today, what a nice way to spend a Friday! The Camac Design exhibition is on until the 22nd and features work from both new graduates and established designer makers. Here’s a little peek - the wallpaper that I created for Zoffany, and a beautiful installation piece by wallpaper artist Tony Roche, who has a very impressive list of film set wallpapers to his name. I hope you’ll go and check it out!
Confession: I put down my sewing needles and escaped to Nice for a week. And oh wow, the French call it Beautiful Nice for a reason! Take a look at these eye-popping colours, artfully captured by my photographer friend Laura Bazley. I feel a new sun-drenched collection coming on…
Today I was ‘Designer in Residence’ at the Textile Fair in Braintree, showing my recent work and demonstrating my stitching techniques. Many thanks to CAMAC and The Warner Textile Archive, and to everyone who came to say hello; it was a brilliant day, and great to see so many people excited about textiles and design! The CAMAC Textile Challenge exhibition is on at the Braintree Museum until 15th June - there are some fantastic entries inspired by work from the stunning Warner Archive, well worth a visit.
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The launch of the first collection by Flock Design Collective is just around the corner, coming soon to Liberty London and Studio Four, New York. We’re all a little bit excited!
Left: Designs by Angela Johnston, Cerys Ackland, Lucy Rainbow and Rachel Parker. Right: Detail of ‘Northmore Blend’ by Rachel Parker.
Had a great day at Gainsborough Silk Weaving Company in Sudbury with Flock Design Collective - highlights included seeing a jacquard loom in full swing, Paul Smiths woven stripes in progress, and the amazing archives which document everything ever woven at Gainsborough. (They’ve been weaving for over a hundred years, so that’s quite a lot.) From the inside of the Royal Carriages to the inside of a VW Camper Van, they’ve done it all. We left full of inspiration and excited at the thought of creating our own woven collection one day, maybe…
Photos by our driver for the day, the lovely Angela Johnston