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.
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
Lily (who everyone’s favourite model, right?) is promoting Innocent’s The Big Knit.
From the press release: “This year’s Big Knit takes place from 6-29th November. Behatted smoothies can be found in shops across the land, and for every one we sell, 25p will go to Age UK. There’s lots more info at www.thebigknit.co.uk.”
Made In Chelsea star, Rosie Fortescue, and designer-jeweller Laura Graves, have teamed up to create this collection, which launches on 11 November.
I love this interactive guide – it has everything you need to set yourself up as an Etsy seller.
Marvellous work by Katarina Thorsen, an art therapist who worked with rival gangs in Vancouver. They created this quilt together using painting, sketching and hand sewing, and the one rule is that nothing was censored.
She’s selling it to raise funds for Operation Sock Monkey.
Oh how I’d love to buy it.
Learn how to make them on Harriet’s Fix Up, Look Chic blog.
In August, I’m doing this.
“Are you a busy creative, struggling to find the time or the know-how to promote your business effectively? Come along to the second edition of Crafty Fox Talks and seek inspiration from our influential panel of speakers. Perri Lewis will tell us about how to best to approach journalists and bloggers with your work. Miss Cakehead will focus on the use of creative imagery and PR campaigns and Zeena Shah will speak about her own personal experiences of promoting her handmade brand.”
Date and time: Thursday 15 August 2013
Venue: Collective Hub, 37 Camden High Street (via Symes Mews), London, NW1 7JE
Tickets: £18 (early bird) / £22 (plus booking fee). Includes talk with Q&A, drinks and goodie bag.
Do come and join us.