Wednesday, 19 October 2011

Autumn Textiles - Emily Mackey Rare Breed Collection

Emily Mackey is a textile designer, illustrator and weaver who specialises in using native breed English wools and traditional embroidery techniques.

She also works with some of the few remaining mills in the UK to produce her larger Herdwick blankets.

There is something intangibly romantic about Emily’s work. Her use of ancient materials, traditional crafts and imagery of bare trees seem to evoke a sense of place and heritage that speaks to our rural ancestry.


Autumn Pattern - Ellie Curtis Anthropomorphic Textiles

A graduate of the prestigious Camberwell College of Art and Design, Ellie Curtis’ first textile collection has been inspired by a recent residency in Southern Spain and time spent at the Pitt Rivers Museum in Oxford.

Her work explores an interest in anthropomorphic creatures which blur the distinction between human, animal and plant; tree-men, jiving birds, and women with roots for hands are some of the characters you can expect to meet. Ellie’s work has been featured widely from the ICA to the V&A Museum of Childhood and World of Interiors magazine.

Her fabrics are equally stunning as a cushion or upholstered on a large sofa

Friday, 7 October 2011

The new shop is open...

No.60 Market Street is Open

Our first bricks and mortar shop has just opened it's doors within the conservation area of Ulverston, a pretty market town in Cumbria.

The front of the shop is our showroom, whilst in the back is our warren of studios and offices for the online shop. We are so excited by the space and we think it does justice to all the wonderful collections on display.

If you are up this way, please pop in and say hello. We are open seven days a week 9.30am - 5.30pm (11am - 3pm Sunday). Next door is a fabulous organic coffee house and deli, their Mushrooms on Toast is legendary!