Next Thursday (20th September) I am chairing an event for a charity I have got a hell of a lot of time for: Fine Cell Work. As part of the London Design Festival I’ll discussing the power of needlecraft with Sarah Corbett, founder of the Craftivist Collective, an ex-prisoner called Neil who was taught by FCW to embroider while inside, and Rachel Tavernor, the director of a documentary called Stitched Stories that we’ll be watching before the debate.
Wanna come? Ace. There’s more details here.
Wanna read a little bit about Sarah’s involvement with the film? Then read her blog about it, here.
1. Finishing a spot of knitting by Tottenham Court Road.
2. Drinking wine with Elisabeth Roulleux, the haute couture embroidery tutor at Central Saint Martins, who appears in my book.
Anna from A Alicia accessories sent me these a couple of months back: I still want them just as much as I did then.
This one, from the Guardian today (“Designer vagina surgery: snip, stitch, kerching!“) by Hanna Melin, is particularly nice.
The full story is here.
All done by the fine hand of Toni Bowater, who’s just graduated. Fingers crossed will see some of her work elsewhere soon.
Nice to see the Radio 4 covering embroidery. Hear artist Sarah Greaves here.
You should all go and buy it.
Saw the grandparents’ yesterday and noticed this amazing embroidery in a frame, made by my late Aunty Jess.