Friday, 26 March 2010

Easter Butterfly Hunt

The Independent newspaper is running a great campaign calling for people to join their Great British Butterfly Hunt

"To many people the most beautiful of all insects, butterflies have long captured the human imagination. The Victorians collected them avidly. The 20th-century novelist Vladimir Nabokov, a passionate enthusiast, said that “literature and butterflies are the two sweetest passions known to man”. To Wordsworth, butterflies were a cherished childhood memory. And even in our own time, children still find them endlessly fascinating, in both their complex life cycle from egg to caterpillar to chrysalis to adult insect, and in their short adult lives when they briefly add their brilliant flashes of airborne colour to the world. "

Lee May Foster is one of The Shop Floor Project's favourite designers who has demonstrated her love for the butterfly in her illustrated t shirt "The Butterfly Catcher" which captures that wonderfully innocent pastime.

Why not take time out over the Easter break to do a bit of butterfly spotting - I can heartily recommend it!

You can view the full collection of Lee May Foster T Shirts at The Shop Floor Project

Monday, 15 March 2010

Ablaze with Colour - A new collection of silk scarves

Textile artist Ella Doran experiments with mixing old printing methods with new digital technologies to create vibrant textiles that translate beautifully into wearable scarves.

A graduate of the prestigious Edinburgh College of Art, Ella’s silk scarves have been exhibited across the country and, until recently, only sold through art galleries.

The new Digital Landscape collection is inspired the patterns, forms and colours found in Aboriginal and African art.

Visit The Scarf Department to see the full collection