November 8, 2013 · 12:15 am
Elisabeth Roulleau at Hand and Lock.
The couture embroidery tutor is wonderful – she’s from France, and whenever she’s in the UK we catch up. I always look forward to it.
She’s also one of the 100+ people who offer their wisdom in my book, Material World: The Modern Craft Bible.
November 7, 2013 · 12:32 am
The textile artist is showing at the Rebecca Hossack gallery from 7-30 November.
Here’s what the site has to say: “Karen Nicol‘s new exhibition is a Singerie, the French word for ‘monkey trick.’ Singerie is a genre that was first found in the eighteenth dynasty of Egypt and made hugely popular in 18th Century French Rococo art, in which artists satirically depicted monkeys wearing fashionable dress.”
I’m heading to the private view tonight, and have interviewed her for Mollie Makes in the current issue
Filed under Artists who craft, Craft + art, Crafted art, Embroidery, Fabric, Masters of craft, Things I have seen
Tagged as art, craft, embroidery, gallery, karen nicol, rebecca hossack
November 2, 2013 · 8:45 am
‘In response to the rampant misogyny of the Internet, feminists are putting “misandry” on shirts, hats and jewelry.’
September 14, 2012 · 9:20 pm
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.
September 4, 2012 · 7:19 pm
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.
March 13, 2012 · 8:05 am
Anna from A Alicia accessories sent me these a couple of months back: I still want them just as much as I did then.
October 15, 2011 · 6:23 pm
This one, from the Guardian today (“Designer vagina surgery: snip, stitch, kerching!“) by Hanna Melin, is particularly nice.
September 9, 2011 · 8:30 am
The full story is here.
July 13, 2011 · 8:30 am
All done by the fine hand of Toni Bowater, who’s just graduated. Fingers crossed will see some of her work elsewhere soon.