Sunday, 30 September 2012

Old Spitalfields Market London

Whilst in London last week I visited spitalfields market for the first time. Set in a old victorian market hall it a had a mixture of traditional market stalls and also unique designer items one of which was upcycled clothes from a designer called Enienay have a look which really stood out.

Afterwards we wandered over to Fournier st which has houses which date back from the 1720's. The houses were built to house a significant community of French Huguenots around spitalfieds many of whom brought silk weaving skills. More recently it has been known for the famous residents artists Gilbert and George

Thursday, 6 September 2012

new colours for autumn

I'm looking forward to making up these lovely new autumnal colours. I have a new design in mind to make these hides into.

Tuesday, 4 September 2012


In All Saints Park in Manchester I saw a 4-metre high inflatable head. Apparently this gigantic viking head was the work of Wafaa Bilal and is called technoviking which was linked in some way to the no of tweets it recieves to keep it inflated. Life is full of surprises.

Sunday, 2 September 2012

We Face Forward

Yesterday I went to see the exhibition at Manchester city art gallery We Face Forward which shows   contemporary art from West Africa. I was especially struck by the tapestry-like wall hanging by Ghanaian born arist El Anatsui. The metal cloth uses thousands of strips of aluminium bottle tops and discarded metal objects commenting on globalization,consumerism and waste.