Future Craft Exhibit

We’re pleased to say that recently the lovely folks at Royal Exchange Theatre, Craft Shop asked us to be a part of their latest exhibition!

What makes us Future Craft? All our scarves are digitally printed here in the UK. Digital printing is a more ecological way of printing both natural and synthetic fabrics – it’s perfect for us because it allows us to only print what we need, meaning that many of our scarves made to order and hand finished before shipping in recycled card pouches to our customers.

If you’d like to see more of our work and other wonderful future craft artists (laser cutting, 3D printing and more) then head down the The Royal Exchange in Manchester before 27th March. All pieces in the exhibition are available to purchase.

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Joseph Cornell and Etsy Collaboration

I was recently lucky enough to be contacted by Etsy to create a piece inspired by the Joseph Cornell exhibit at the Royal Academy London, along with 6 other creatives.

Needless to say, I was ridiculously excited to take part!!

For my piece I looked at Cornell’s piece “Pharmacy”…The small filled bottles were so intricate and full of colour that I knew they had to be my starting point! They reminded me of my own collections of vintage postcards, cigarette cards and pill boxes.

Cornell created pieces inspired by trips he never made, rarely venturing outside of New York he was a self taught artists and a pioneer of assemblage art.

My piece takes in the spirit of assemblage, combining blind contour drawings of Cornell’s Pharmacy with scans of Edwardian post markings, letters and cigarette cards. I used classic Wilful North colours alongside pop’s of Cornell like tones to create a unique and inspiring piece.

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The gorgeous photographs are courtesy of James Stokes via Etsy, you can see the original blog postΒ HERE

Skinny Scarves

When the skinny scarf made it’s re-appearance from the 70’s in Prada’s AW 2014 show, I sat up and took notice. Not only is the 70’s one of my favourite decades (hello! Fringe, Bowie andΒ Farrah Fawcett hair) but babes like Alexa Chung are also rocking the skinny scarves….

Obviously I had to create a couple of little fringed numbers for Wilful North!

The first, our Charming skinny scarf uses our classic bell repeat in 100% silk satin, with fringing ofc! Modeled by the beautiful Bex Β here, this piece is unisex and would look just as awesome worn with velvet blazer and patterned shirt like Liam or Pete

The second not to this trend is the Rock ‘n’ Roll Charlotte scarf, a little bit different with an ombre ground and featuring blind drawings of dolls heads and keys, because why not?

Now we just need super super skinny scarves for Autumn/Winter – the 70’s trend isn’t going anywhere fast… especially where Wilful North is concerned

Wilful North at Kalopsia Gallery

image via Kalopsia Gallery

image via Kalopsia Gallery

My work was recently picked for a textiles showcase at the Kalopsia Gallery in Edinburgh, in association with the lovely ladies at Printed and Co and BeFab Be Creative, who happen to digitally print my scarves!

You can see the work of all the amazing artists and crafters involved until 8th March at Kalopsia Gallery, Ocean Terminal Leath.

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