Textiles

A Woman’s Work is Never Done

A Woman’s Work is Never Done

Eliza Bennett: A Woman’s Work is Never Done British artist Eliza Bennett has a unique take on the world.  In “A Woman’s Work is Never Done”, Bennett explores the  neuroses surrounding the human condition. Eliza Bennett: A Woman’s Work is Never Done In her “self-inflicted sculpture” Bennett makes the bold move of using her own skin as a […]

WRAP up this winter: Valuing our clothes

WRAP up this winter: Valuing our clothes

WRAP: Valuing our Clothes It’s December which means one thing… shopping.   And the UK is a nation that knows how to shop, regardless of the season.  But…did you know: the average UK household owns around £4,000 worth of clothes – and around 30% of clothing in wardrobes has not been worn for at least a year; […]

Smart Textiles

Smart Textiles

New tech is awesome! It comes in many forms and is limited only by our imagination. Being creatives we have quite a big imagination which is great news for making new projects. Some of the new tech that I find particular awesome is smart textiles which includes self repairing fabrics, water soluble textiles and environmental […]

Adults Only

Adults Only

Megan Kellett a recent graduate of Embroidery from Manchester School Art has created a series of designs inspired from the 1970’s porn industry. Kellett uses photography as a tool to explore the use of colour and pattern in an urban context. Much of her work is inspired by taboo subjects, she writes ‘I am fascinated […]

The Great Grayson

The Great Grayson

Every year textile students of St Martin’s art school are given the opportunity of a lifetime: to design a dress for eccentric artist Grayson Perry. The process is long with tough weekly rounds such as The Week of Dreams, where students bring their ideas and samples to Perry for initial assessment (hint: Perry might be […]

Heather Cheung

Heather Cheung

I’ve just returned from New Designers (Week One) at the Design Business Centre in London where I had the opportunity to exhibit my graduate collection and get an insight into the work of my fellow 2013 design graduates from around the UK. My next few articles here at Pinso will place focus on the graduate […]

The Modern Dog

The Modern Dog

It’s the time of year when degree shows are either gearing up or are in full swing and when the full length and breadth of talent in the UK is proudly on display for the entire world to see.  And there’s so much talent out there! There are so many shows going on, it’s impossible […]

Chloe Wood

Chloe Wood

  Chloe Wood is a surface pattern designer and textile artist who graduated from the Cardiff School of Art and Design in 2008 with a 2:1 degree in Contemporary Textiles. Chloe’s designs are split between two very different stylistic elements. Her surface pattern designs are charming and illustrative whilst her textile based work exhibits an […]

Morris & Co – Archive II

Morris & Co – Archive II

Design Week at Chelsea Harbour saw the launch of the brand new Morris & Co collection Archive II, a collection of wallpapers and fabrics for interiors which will be available for purchase from early April. The collection is by far the most contemporary yet, which manages to retain the working craftsmanship style of Morris whilst […]

Tilleke Schwarz

Tilleke Schwarz

Following the recent release of her second self-published book, New Potatoes it feels befitting to feature an article based on the textile work of Dutch embroidery artist Tilleke Schwarz.  Scratch, 2012 Schwarz combines thread drawn typography and illustrations in a modern manner through the traditional medium of embroidery. Her work is constructed on white linen […]

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