I’m so sorry for the lack of posts of late. It’s been ridiculously busy here with lots of early starts and late finishes. Feeling a bit like this little guy. I’m just about catching up now so stand by for more posts.
Archive for the ‘General’ Category
Indie Quarter recently went along to the Great Northern Contemporary Craft Fair launch to speak to some of the designers taking part, including previous Indie Quarter contributors Ness Donnelly, Tone von Krogh and Hannah Nunn. There was an excellent turnout with plenty of smiling faces ready to tell us about what they do and how[.....]
Recently I had the pleasure of having a one to one tutorial with ceramic artist Tone von Krogh. Born and raised in Norway, Tone spent some time trying several types of media before turning her hand to ceramics. She then took a university course in Oslo where she was discouraged from learning the potters wheel[.....]
Now in its fourth year, the Great Northern Contemporary Craft Fair, which takes place from 20 to 23 October at Spinningfields in Manchester, provides a unique shopping experience in the heart of Manchester.
Featuring 140 designer-makers in jewellery, fashion and interior textiles, ceramics, glass, furniture, wood, metal, paper and more, visitors can spend the day chatting[.....]
It’s Found on Facebook time again and this week brings some charming needlework from Heather Burgess at Rag Button.
Heather’s work combines hand stitching with machine stitching, modern fabrics with vintage fabrics, and takes inspiration from buttons and miniature things in general. The products have a traditional feel with a contemporary twist and I particularly like[.....]
The Aviary are a company who specialise in upcycling overlooked items into beautiful brooches, books, accessories and more. Recurring materials include sheet music, newspapers, maps and (my particular favourite) illustrations from old children’s books. These products are truly beautiful so I’ll just let the images speak for themselves shall I?
Pair of hand-bound journals:
Friday has come around again and with it comes our new weekly Found on Facebook feature.
This week I stumbled across a page called The Wonderful World of Forrestfairy which is full of these gorgeous little hand stitched whimsies. Forrestfairy make a range of fairies, bears and dragons, many of which have names and their own[.....]
Facebook is full of some wonderful artists, designers, makers and generally the sort of crafty people that we love. We thought it might be nice to feature some of the finest finds on Facebook starting this Friday with this fantastic illustrator. F-f-fabulous!
Our first Found on Facebook contributor is Dave Bain who produces some amazing illustrations[.....]