Penny Gray's Spring Fair New Exhibitors


To say it's been hectic organising Selvedge Spring Fairs in three different locations is something of an understatement but when everything comes together on the day it's all worthwhile.  I'll be at Chelsea from 8am helping everyone set up and I'm hoping to find time before take down at 5pm to run around and see the host of brand new exhibitors to the London event. It might be a flying visit but I'm definitely going to stop by Rebecca Brown's stall. She's currently studying an MA in Illustration at Edinburgh College of Art and her work is inspired by superstitions, worries, fears and old wives tales. She specialises in illustration but also works with a range of different surfaces and materials, including both ceramics and textiles. As a lover of ceramics I know I'll  find it hard to resist Rebecca's beautifully hand painted cups and saucers. Another new face this year is Kate Whitehead who I met a while ago at New Designers and whose work filled the Selvedge shop window for a month last year. Kate is an artist and creative designer specialising in weave and embroidery. Look out for her hand woven shawls and wall hangings. katewhitehead And lastly, I won't miss Miriam Griffiths super cool and colourful knitwear. Designed and produced in her studio in Chesterfield all of her clothing is made from fine and natural materials. I'd love to add an extra layer to my Spring time wardrobe with one of Miriam's lightweight jumpers – but I probably won't have time to try anything on! miriamg Advance tickets £5 (on the door price £7.50) The Selvedge Spring Fair, 25 April 11-5 Chelsea Old Town Hall, King’s Road, London, SW3 5EE

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