January 17, 2014 · 5:41 pm
For the last couple of months I’ve been working on a secret project which I can now unveil. Mastered is a place where creatives can get access to the world’s best teachers, take online courses and secure exclusive career opportunities to help grow their business. It’s pretty exciting stuff – there’s nothing out there like this. I really hope that you like it.
There’s a couple of things I’m particularly proud of:
• We’ve put Hatton Garden-quality teaching online for the first time, ever. Holts Academy have a strong heritage in London and people across the world can now learn how to cast, at home, without the need for expensive equipment. It means jewellers wanting to up their game can, in their own time, on any device.
• We’ve brought Diana Springall, the first lady of embroidery, online. As a tutor, lecturer and artist she is in-demand across the world and she’s a very, very special lady. And on this creative embroidery course, you can have direct access to her anytime of the day or night and learn her unique way of designing and stitching.
• We’ve partnered with Hand and Lock, one of the most incredible heritage brands in this country: the 250-year-old embroidery company work with everyone from Louis Vuitton and Kate Moss to the Queen. On this tambour beading course we teach milliners, fashion designs, embroiderers, jewellers and all manner of designer-makers to bead in the same way as Parisian couture houses do.
I’d love to hear what you think of it – if you have any thoughts, feedback and advice please do let me know on perri [at] mastered [dot] co. And, because you’ve all been so good to me over the last few years, I’m delighted to be able to give my blog readers a whopping 25% off all courses until the end of January. Just use the code THANX.
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Tagged as career, casting, craft, designer makers, diana springall, embroidery, hand and lock, holts academy, Jewellery, mastered, tambour beading
January 13, 2014 · 9:04 pm
December 3, 2013 · 10:42 pm
Look how lovely is looks!
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 4, 2013 · 11:08 pm
On this day last year I published by first book, Material World: The Modern Craft Bible. It features 100+ of some of the finest makers and designers in, in my opinion, the world. Really, I cannot believe so many brilliant people let me interview them.
A massive thank you to everyone who was part of it, who wrote about it and who bought it. I’ve got a copy spare, so to celebrate, I’m doing a little giveaway. Tell me your favourite blog or website (yup, it can be your own) before 11.59pm at Sunday 10 November (GMT) and I’ll do the random number draw thing, sign it and send it to one of you.
November 4, 2013 · 8:47 am
I love this interactive guide – it has everything you need to set yourself up as an Etsy seller.
October 29, 2013 · 9:00 am
They’ve started doing tours led by designer-makers.
It looks a lot of fun.
Betsy Greer is just mega (and a wonderful person to go for a pint with).
Plus, craftivism is big news, and as the lady who coined that term, she knows a thing or two about it.
September 25, 2013 · 8:59 pm
I filmed my first proper video as creative director of the Amazings.
Georgina the patchworker, who’s in her 80s, was ace.
September 12, 2013 · 9:00 am