Tuesday, 27 May 2014

Bridport Vintage Market

Bank Holiday Weekend- Sunday 26th May

Bridport Vintage Market.

I have spent the weekend back in Dorset with family and on Sunday we visited the nearby town of Bridport where they run a monthly Vintage market. It is one of my favourite places to browse as there are lots of stalls and quite a few permanent shops selling a variety of vinatage items. I have been a couple of times before where I picked up a pewter mug and a retro umbrella. On this occasion one particular stall had a selection of lovely fabrics on display and I was especially drawn to a 1950's Heals inspired woven length of cloth. I knew I had to have it and was so happy to discover it was only £10! My plan is to weave up my own samples using this fabric as a starting point for inspiration. I love the geometric design and would love to re-interpret it using more contemporary colours and different yarns. I also picked up two smaller pieces of woven cloth from the same stall for only 50p each. 

Wednesday, 7 May 2014

Hella Jongerius

I have recently discovered the work of Industrial Designer Hella Jongerius and not surprisingly was particularly drawn to her textile designs. I came across this video on the Dezeen website and found it very interesting. I was struck by the simplicity of her approach to colour and pattern within her woven pieces and I now feel quite inspired!