Author: Katie Wells

10 Influential Macrame Artists on Instagram

10 Influential Macrame Artists on Instagram

I’ve finally finished scrolling through all the comments on the Instagram post (974 comments in total!) and would like to say a huge thank you all for your engagement and suggestions! I have to admit that the reason behind this blog post was that I’m […]

Needle + Pine | November Mood Board

Needle + Pine | November Mood Board

  1.’Fallen Leaves’ triangular shawl by Justyna Lorkowska.   2. Foraged plant and mineral dyed cotton quilt, hand pieced by Ashley Thayer.   3. Hand block printed textiles by sisters Hopie & Lily Stockman of Block Shop Textiles.   4. Minimalist handmade fashion by Atuko   […]

October Mood Board | New Moon

October Mood Board | New Moon

1. Mountain Blossom Midnight Blue Furoshiki by Leah Duncan.  £37.20 2. Fringed gypsy tapestry bag by Piper’s Crossing. £38.04 3. Violet mesh and velvet polka dot lingerie set by Garden of Delight. £38.04 4. La Chic Parisienne Collection green pleated skirt £69.09 and Fine Art Collection Japanese crane […]

Kinetic Dresses by Ying Gao That React to Movement, Sound and Human Emotion

Kinetic Dresses by Ying Gao That React to Movement, Sound and Human Emotion

    ‘Can’t’ and ‘Won’t’ are the names of these two interactive dresses by Ying Gao. The dresses, made of Super organza, cotton mesh, PVDF and electronic devices, react to human presence with slowly pulsating movements. Layers of fabric begin to oscillate, seeming to breathe […]

September Mood Board | High Tide

September Mood Board | High Tide

  #MoodboardMonday Launch! The Fiber Studio is now running a monthly mood board featuring the best in handmade and vintage textile products by small, independent businesses. This month’s launch theme is High Tide, inspired by Marine Crosta’s miniature oil seascapes. Each month’s mood board theme […]

Shakirra Rees giveaway winner announced!

Shakirra Rees giveaway winner announced!

    Congratulations @xeniaalcazar !   We are pleased to announce you are the winner of our giveaway competition for the above Shakirra Rees hand embroidered heart tee! Shakirra will be in touch soon.   A huge thanks to everyone who entered, we appreciate your […]

Justyna Wołodkiewicz Sculptural Embroidery

Justyna Wołodkiewicz Sculptural Embroidery

As you well know I’m a big fan of abstraction in embroidery, and Justyna Wołodkiewicz is one artist who’s smashing it in the abstract embroidery world right now. Her tightly embroidered alien landscapes (that’s how I see them anyway) are made with a mix of […]

Inflatable Climbing Frame Installation by Numen / For Use

Inflatable Climbing Frame Installation by Numen / For Use

This installation is a ‘self supporting inhabitable social sculpture’, essentially made up of interconnecting ropes inside a giant inflatable cube. ‘When the volume deflates, the ropes get loose and lay on the ground enabling compression of the installation. When the object inflates, the ropes tense […]

Damselfrau | Magnhild Kennedy Masks

Damselfrau | Magnhild Kennedy Masks

I have not one, but two masquerade balls to go to this year so I’ve been planning costumes like mad – I’m thinking a multi-coloured, over-the-top, beaded and embroidered floral mask/headdress thingy with tassels and possibly Pom Poms? I realise this is incredibly ambitious; it […]