Tags: bust craftacular, cicada books, craft books, seaside sisters, state of craft, victoria woodcock
We love craft books, so we were very excited when we were asked to contribute a project to the latest craft book to hit the streets – State of Craft! After some furtive meetings in our local dosa cafes, we hatched a project and exchanged swatches of fabric. Then we had to keep everything under wraps whilst the bookmaking elves brought it altogether. This week sees the official launch, so we are very excited that we can now tell you all about the book and invite you along to celebrate with us at the launch party – details here. Can you guess which project is ours?
We have only had a few glimpses so far, but are very pleased with what we have seen so far. Over 60 step-by-step projects are included along with some inspiring interviews with craftsters and a handy how-to section which covers the basics of knitting, crochet and sewing. The book has been edited by Victoria Woodcock, who’s knowledge of the craft scene from her experience as the London Bust Craftacular curator really shows through. As well as our crafty project, the book also features Gillian’s 1970s school bazaar inspired brooches.
There are some fab designers featured in the book and it is lovely to see so many of the familiar faces we have met at different craft events. There are even some nice reviews out already, including this one by BrandNewKindOf.
The photographer Dylan Collard recently used owls and many other nick nack’s from Linda of Handmade to Measure, to prop a personal shoot for his portfolio. It’s all about a crafter and the eccentric world she inhabits. More pictures will be put up here soon. But if you can’t wait go to Dylan Collard/Vue blogspot or go to the news page at Handmade to Measure.
The Fashion and Textile Museum in Bermondsey has a great exhibition on at the moment, celebrating Horrockses Fashions: Off the Peg Style in the ’40s and ’50s. Seaside Sisters are in love with the patterned prints and tailoring of this era, and we’re excited to be attending the talk by Horrockses designer Pat Albeck on Friday 24th September.
The exhibition runs until 24th October 2010, and the museum is open Wednesday – Sunday.
If you go along, check out Bermondsey Fayre a short walk down Bermondsey Street at number 212, a lovely boutique gallery and shop where Linda is selling her owls, bags and purses. Linda has recently made zodiac purses from an original Pat Albeck designed fabric, and these are available from Bermondsey Fayre and Covet in Islington.