Category: Crafts

Sultans of Deccan India, 1500-1700 Opulence and Fantasy »

On July 1st, 2015 Grace Warde-Aldam wrote on the subject of Artisans,Artists and Designers,Crafts,Exhibitions, shows and workshops,Fashion,Historical textiles,Selvedge.

Over the course of the 14th and 17th centuries the Indian Deccan had a series of highly cultured Muslim courts and was, at its peak, home to Indian and Persian artists, European textile and gem trade as well as African high society. Hence there is an enormous wealth of paintings and textiles among many other […]

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The Arts and Crafts House: Then and Now »

On June 22nd, 2015 Grace Warde-Aldam wrote on the subject of Artisans,Artists and Designers,Crafts,Exhibitions, shows and workshops,Historical textiles,Selvedge.

‘The Arts and Crafts House: Then and Now’ looks into the legacy of the Arts & Crafts movement as a whole and its significance both on the interior and exterior of our homes and lifestyles today. ‘Devised as a series of encounters between historic and contemporary works’ the show includes commissioned work by the garden designer […]

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Alice Pattullo & Design for today »

On June 19th, 2015 Grace Warde-Aldam wrote on the subject of Artisans,Artists and Designers,Crafts,Selvedge.

‘The Brick House’ was always filled with friends engaged in the kind of activities anyone working in an office dreams of  – painting, gardening and walking. During the 1930s artists Eric Ravilious and Edward Bawden, who met at the RCA, briefly lived in the red bricked house in North East Essex together with their wives Charlotte and Tirzah. At […]

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Huguenot Summer 2015 »

On June 17th, 2015 Grace Warde-Aldam wrote on the subject of Artisans,Crafts,Exhibitions, shows and workshops,Fashion,Historical textiles,Selvedge.

The Huguenots are an often overlooked demographic whose persecution and subsequent fleeing of France (dubbed by them as ‘Le Refuge’) was the first instance of the term ‘refugee’ being used. We owe a wealth of skill and industry to the Huguenots’ migration to England, spanning from silk weaving to science. As French Calvinist Protestants they were forced […]

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Su Blackwell »

On June 1st, 2015 Grace Warde-Aldam wrote on the subject of Artisans,Crafts,Exhibitions, shows and workshops,Selvedge.

“I often work within the realm of fairy-tales and folk-lore. I began making a series of book-sculpture, cutting-out images from old books to create three-dimensional diorama’s, and displaying them inside wooden boxes.” London based artist Su Blackwell is currently showing at Ginza’s Pola Museum Annex in Tokyo. Su originally trained in textiles and began making […]

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