ART-CHERIE: Inspiration from online archives

Clothing and textile archives are fascinating places. Although, as a fashion historian, you might expect me to visit archives as part of my research, they're also very useful places for designers to look for inspiration. Even more so now that many museums have extensive online catalogues with images, available from anywhere in the world, but... Continue Reading →

February Lust List: Floral

I thought I'd stick with the alliteration theme for February's Lust List and so here's a quick and pretty bunch of fabulous floral things from my fantasy wishlist. 1) Jess De Wahls' FLOVARIES Embroidery Inspirational feminist artist Jess De Wahls is selling lots of her hand embroidery on Etsy and the beautiful FLOVARIES 2 is... Continue Reading →

Yarn: The Movie

I was emailed at the weekend about a documentary film called YARN, that "reclaims knitting as a feminist statement and which poses interesting questions around whether knitting and crochet is an art form". The film explores the lives of four international artists who are redefining the tradition of knit and crochet, and more importantly, reclaiming... Continue Reading →

Review: Photo printing by Cheerz

I have loved making photographs for a great many years. Thanks to the wonders of the internet, digital photography and social media, many more people than ever before are taking photographs of themselves and their surroundings but, with a little bit of knowledge and thought, you can make photographs. Ones that you created and are,... Continue Reading →

Art + Feminism = STOPJECTIFY

Back in February 2014 I wrote about a fundraising campaign for a feminist art exhibition called Big Swinging Ovaries. Created by London-based Berliner artist Jess de Wahls, who I interviewed for my Exploring Creativity blog series, the show featured huge sculptural portraits of inspirational women which were all hand made by Jess from recycled textiles,... Continue Reading →

Powered by WordPress.com.

Up ↑