Tag: design

Kaffe Fassett: The Power of Pattern

Published on 22nd September 2022

Kaffe Fassett is one of the most successful artists and designers working in contemporary craft today. His career spans over 50 years with a prolific oeuvre that encompasses knitting, needlepoint, mosaic, quilting, textile design, painting and drawing. His books and projects have encouraged millions to make and to create. Kaffe Fassett’s inspiration comes from everything around him; his inimitable eye can translate the most everyday of details into the base for one of his colourful, sophisticated maximalist designs. These designs by Kaffe and the Kaffe Fassett Collective textile designers – Brandon Mably and Philip Jacobs – are used and interpreted by quilters around the globe. The exhibition will feature works from international quilters and makers. Kaffe Fassett: The Power of Pattern will explore Fassett’s world, drawing on original artworks from invited makers as well as Kaffe Fassett and Brandon Mably and Philip Jacobs, textiles works, photographs and archival material to illuminate the work of this distinctive, influential artist and designer. This exhibition is accompanied by the book Kaffe Fassett: The Artist’s Eye by our Head of Exhibitions, Dennis Nothdruft and is available to pre-order now. Book tickets

Orla Kiely: A Life in Pattern at Fashion & Textile Museum

Published on 04th May 2018

An exhibition dedicated to one of UK and Ireland’s most successful designers. Orla Kiely’s stylised graphic patterns are innovative, influential and instantly recognisable. With a global audience in thrall to the rhythms and repeats of her designs, this exhibition explores the power of decoration to transform the way we feel. Featuring over 150 patterns and products, as well as collaborations with photographers, film directors and architects, Orla Kiely: A Life in Pattern emphasises the role of ornament and colour in our everyday lives. With unique access to the company archives, the Fashion & Textile Museum offers a privileged insight into the designer’s world – how she works, what has inspired her, and why her facility with pattern has produced designs that have resonated around the world. Meet Orla Kiely and see the exhibition at a special preview event on May 24th. Book here. Tickets Advance booking online is recommended but tickets may be purchased in person on the day of the visit, subject to availability £9.90 adults* / £8.80 concessions* / £7 students * Includes 10% gift aid Children under 12 are free. Book Online  

London Hat Week 2018

Published on 22nd February 2018

The fourth London Hat Week (#LHW18) is set to be the biggest and best yet featuring many greats of British millinery including Stephen Jones OBE, Dillon Wallwork, Bridget Bailey, Ian Bennett and Edwina Ibbotson. London Hat Week is a collection of more than 80 hat related events across London including over 50 classes, The Great Hat Exhibition, styling events, the London Hat Walk and even some millinery magic! The Team London Bridge Hive and Guy’s Hospital near The Shard will be the learning and shopping hubs for London Hat Week 2018. Further events are spread around London and the first LHW regional partner, Hat Works, will be holding events in Stockport, bringing LHW to the home of felt making. A number of carefully chosen partners will be selling their millinery supplies and trimmings at the LHW Supplier Fair, with some also providing demonstrations, to show the full potential of their products, aimed at milliners, hatters and hobbyists. The schedule for learning at London Hat Week is online via the channels below and courses are booking up fast. Website www.londonhatweek.com Instagram https://instagram.com/londonhatweek/ Facebook https://www.facebook.com/londonhatweek Twitter https://twitter.com/LondonHatWeek #LHW18 LHW 18 SCHEDULE