Posts about art & exhibitions

Leyton Studios open day & print workshop

5 December 2015

Leyton Studios is a an artist-run workspace for artists, designers and craftspeople, which is local to me in East London and has been up and running for about a year. One of the units houses… Read more

Art & design in Malmö and Copenhagen

28 October 2015

I just got back from another Scandinavian trip, this time browsing the museums and design shops of Malmö and Copenhagen. There was so much inspiration it is difficult to squeeze it into a single post.… Read more

The Knitting & Stitching Show 2015: And finally...

14 October 2015

The Gallery area of Knitting & Stitching Show at Alexandra Palace showcases the creative and experimental work of many designers and textile artists, but there was one that was clearly fishing for attention and blew… Read more

The Knitting & Stitching Show 2015: Knitting and spinning highlights

13 October 2015

Obviously, it’s the knitting and yarn stands I’m most eager to check out at Knitting & Stitching Show at Alexandra Palace, but this aspect has left me disappointed in past years. Each year I am hopeful… Read more

The Knitting & Stitching Show 2015: Tapestry and textile art highlights

11 October 2015

The Knitting & Stitching Show at Alexandra Palace, being the biggest annual show of its kind in the UK, is traditionally the calendar highlight for knitters, stitchers and quilters. It crept up on me this year having been very… Read more

Club to Catwalk: London Fashion in the 1980s exhibition

1 March 2014

As a London as a resident, it’s easy to get into a routine and miss the world of amazing things that are happening in this incredible city. I am definitely guilty of not taking advantage… Read more

Kaffe Fassett - A Life In Colour exhibition at Fashion and Textile Museum

6 June 2013

Tucked away in a quiet street near London Bridge station is the Fashion and Textile Museum, an amazing resource that until a couple of days ago I did not know existed. Founded by Zandra Rhodes,… Read more

Olek exhibition at Tony's Gallery

23 March 2012

As soon as I saw photos from Olek’s crocheted room at Tony’s Gallery in East London, I knew this was something not to miss. This is the New York basked artist’s the first UK solo… Read more

Christmas sweater art

12 December 2011

If you happen to be passing through East London for your Christmas shopping, why not pop in to KK Outlet gallery on Hoxton Square and marvel at their exhibition of alternative Christmas sweaters, Oh Come… Read more

Andy Holden exhibition at Tate Briatin

14 January 2010

This month knitting takes its rightful place in the gallery, alongside the great masters at the mighty Tate Britain. Demonstrating the versatility of knitting, contemporary British artist Andy Holden has created a giant knitted boulder!… Read more