2017: New pieces for HOSTEM
A new body of work installed over an evening event at Hostem's The New Road Residence in London. For each piece, I have had yarn spun for me in Japan, then I hand weave, felt, cut and stitch together by hand.
Garments now at Hostem's space in London, 28 Old Nichol St E2 7HR
handwoven striped cocooning coats | new body of work coming soon
T Magazine - The New York Times has written a story on my garments and relationship with the store Hostem in London. Photographs taken on location at The New Road Residence by Ryan Skelton in collaboration with Hostem. This story was also featured in print in the "Sunday's Styles" section. Article written by Hattie Crisell.
Victoria & Albert Museum Panel
I will be in conversation with Polly Leonard as part of the London Design Festival
Tuesday 20 September 2016, 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Mid-August | building layers with autumn around the corner
June studio days the hours stretching out full and long
more to come
I have recently delivered work to Hostem for their beautiful new Spring/Summer space at 28 Old Nichol St., London E2 7HR. I have sourced unusual fibres to build these garments - beautiful, nearly translucent bamboo, washi paper spun with linen, pine paper, matte silks pressed flat and dry-brush painted... all material spun and dyed for me in Japan. Every thread I have made comes to my London studio on a cone, where I work with it over two weeks to turn it into cloth, hand wash and dry until the textile becomes set, then playtime for wrapping and draping, cutting, and moulding each textile into a garment. New patterns were developed for these pieces; men's and women's are now installed in store.