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Artists Textiles

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Seems a while ago now since I went to see this exhibition at the Fashion and Textile Museum in South London. I shared the day with the 3 girls I used to share a studio with, 2 of whom are surface pattern designers,so we were all keen to see what was on display……we were not disappointed! And photography was allowed…Hurrah.

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Delightful headscarves from Marcel Vertes in 1945 were so vibrant…

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Salvador Dali,s hand was unmistakeable here…

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Some textiles were on display in their intended use as fashion garments,amongst them these gorgeous Horrockses dresses from 1940/50s

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……when curves were celebrated!…..

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Enter Picasso…..of course!

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This reminded me of some vintage china I found recently…..

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…..called Matador,made by Broadhurst in England so I don’t think Mr P was involved, but a girl can dream….

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Andy Warhol
The following 2 designs are from Zandra Rhodes who set up the Fashion and Textile Museum herself.

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This design put me in mind of the opening credits of Mad Men. Can’t quite imagine Don Draper holding a bunch of balloons though!

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This was one of Zandras designs for her degree show in 1964.

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I loved this vibrant print from John Rombola. It dates from the 60s but it’s so similar in colour and playfulness to some of Ikea’s fabrics available today….

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……such as this little beauty I bought recently…..it’s going to be a skirt….before you ask!
To finish here are a couple of detail images from my favourite Circus by John Rombola. The exhibition runs until May 17th so see it if you can.

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…..and if you do get to visit,when you leave the building in Bermondsey St, look up and you will be treated to this lovely mash up of architecture…..

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Fisherman,Friends and Fireworks

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Had a fabulous time this weekend at the Ipswich Maritime Festival,held each year on the waterfront of this Suffolk town. I shared a stall with a group of friends,which is always more fun than flying solo. The fact that we were displaying our wares under 2 gazebos gave an opportunity to display my work in different ways and seemed to prove popular.

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Charles and Di took pride of place and caused a stir!

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Some odd items for sale including these trays of succulents which made for a great photo opportunity …..as did the surrounding dockside buildings….in various states of disrepair.

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Oh how I love a bit of peeling paint!
After a good days trading and chatting with lovely punters it was time to enjoy,funfair,beer festival and fireworks….

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Who doesn’t love a carousel ?

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And here’s to doing it all again next year!…..