This year has been quite a whirlwind.
A year of leaps of faith (some terrifying, the ‘feel the fear and do it anyway’ kind of leaps), meaningful conversations and new experiences.
These moments can often blur into one amongst the endless plans and to do lists, so I’ve decided to take a moment to reflect on some of my personal highlights of the year.
Textiles Hub London
The first big leap, moving into a studio for the first time.
Textiles Hub London is my creative home, a dedicated space to create, share and develop my practice.
It’s been a long time coming and it was soon after I realised that I was outgrowing the small creative corner in my home, that I was offered the opportunity to join a studio.
Becoming a resident member of Textiles Hub London and working alongside other talented textile-based artists and designers has proved to be essential to the development of my practice. Looking back, I can see how the narrative surrounding my work has changed and evolved because of this space, conversations with my studio sharers and being part of a creative community.
Collaborating with KAPDAA-The Offcut Company
The lovely team at KAPDAA-The Offcut Company got in touch with me at the end of 2017 and invited me to collaborate with them to create a bespoke collection of sustainable pieces and it all came to fruition this year.
I can’t wait to officially introduce you to each luxury piece in this collection.
This collaboration required a certain level of letting go for me, letting old fabrics become new and allowing skilled artisans to be a part of that process.
These one of a kind, creatively sustainable pieces will be launched in 2019.
Look out for more on their story in a future post on The Making Of…
Kingsgate Workshops Summer Open Studios
Kingsgate Workshops Winter Craft Fair
Taking part in my first open studios in the summer as part of Textiles Hub London and the wider community of makers, artists and designers that make up Kingsgate Workshops was a wonderful experience.