Category Archives: Craft + art

Material World: meet the paper cutting experts

The masterclasses are by …

 

Who? Jonathan ‘Mr Yen’ Chapman

Why? From Dr Seuss quotes to the most delicate feathers, this artist cuts magic into each piece of paper he gets his hands on (mr-yen.com)

Where can I see more? mr-yen.com

 

Who? Claire Brewster

Why? It’s a painstaking job to hand-cut intricate flora and fauna from old maps and atlases, but Claire makes it look effortless and incredibly beautiful: it’s the reason her work has been exhibited in galleries across the world.

Where can I see more? clairebrewster.co.uk

 

The insider tricks are from …

Who? Katrine Hildebrand

Why? This paper artist creates some of the most beautiful, contemporary patterned paper cutting that I’ve seen.

Where can I see more? katrinehildebrandt.com

 

Who? Bovey Lee

Why? The painstakingly intricate work that Bovey does is beyond impressive – to the eye it looks near impossible for the human hand to make.

Where can I see more? boveylee.com

 

Who? Kris Trappeniers

Why? His portraits are like no other. That’s because he makes them from paper and cuts every minute detail by hand.

Where can I see more? kristrappeniers.tumblr.com

 

Who? Mike Lomax

Why? The stories told by the paper illustrator’s work can be witty, personal, incredibly deep, or all of the above – and are well worth a look.

Where can I see more? mjlomax.co.uk

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If I was in the North, this is where I’d be tomorrow.

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October 3, 2012 · 8:30 am

Nike + knitting

Nike knitting Love magazine

While we’re talking about craft things I missed while I was concentrating on the Olympics, NIKE + KNITTING IN LOVE MAGAZINE. OMFG.

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Grazia’s London HATWALK.

Grazia says: “Commissioned by the Mayor of London, in partnership with BT, the British Fashion Council, the London 2012 Festival, and *coughs modestly* Grazia magazine… Hatwalk saw 21 hats by the best of UK milliners displayed on iconic statues across the capital.”

All I was doing during the Olympics was WATCHING SPORT. What a waste of my time! I could have been scouting out THIS!

(Something else I missed this month was The Sewing Machine show in Edinburgh, about an 81-year-old woman in a nursing home. There’s a lovely review on The Telegraph by Laura Barnett, who incidentally has a brilliant piece in Psychologies in the November issue.)

 

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“Would you like to get a job knitting in an art gallery and become a living work of art?”

Yes please.

More over at The Independent

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The Leveson enquiry, in cake form

God bless Miss Cakehead. The world is a better place because of her and her cake, especially these Leveson enquiry-themed ones.

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You craft? You live in London? Then you must read this.

The most excellent Craft Guerrilla have been asked to curate the William Morris Gallery gift shop by selecting 20 London based designer makers. Products must be of high quality, hand made and be available to sell for a selected period and at a commission tbc by the gallery.

You fancy it? Read more here http://eastlondoncraftguerrilla.blogspot.co.uk/2012/05/do-you-have-craft-factor.html

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This crochet lion is in BIG TROUBLE.

He/she is one of the Cultural Olympiad crochet lions, but it seems no one told the market stall holders in Lincoln. Here over at thisislincolnshire.co.uk

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Cross stitching you totes want to do.

For more new designs from Urban Cross Stitch, take a look at their website.

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Are you busy on May 8? No? Lucky you.

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