Huge thanks go out to Craft Guerrilla - Debbie in particular :)
28 August 2011
Over the weekend Craft Guerrilla curated Finamore [Walthamstow] to present: Little Shop of Crafty Splendours. I was asked by Debbie to design a Craft Guerrilla Weekend cutout for their window display.
I popped into the Little Shop of Crafty Splendours on Saturday morning. The shop, which is normally an antiques store, was beautifully arrayed with handmade goods from various artists. Albeit a small shop, the space had been used well without being cluttered or cramped. It was a cute shop with a lovely twee and vintage atmosphere.
If you missed this event, do not fret - Craft Guerrilla's next event will be the Craft Trail/Thames Festival in September; for more information, please click here.
For those of you who aren't familiar with Craft Guerrilla, it is an independent collective set up to work with crafts artists, designers and makers of high quality handmade goods. They also organise DIY Craft Nights, Crafternoons, Craft Workshops and Craft Markets. You can find out more about them via their website or Facebook.
26 August 2011
I recently submitted a zine to the "Girls + Zines" exhibition curated by the lovely Barbara Ryan. This was an exhibition aimed at the art of creating hand-made zines and making sure that this age old tradition does not wither in this modern day.
The exhibition dates [courtesy of Tatty Devine] have been extended until the 3rd Sept - for more event info please click here.
I popped into Tatty Devine [down Brick Lane] briefly on my lunch break; the collection of zines were so varied in style and content. They were all amazing - I wish I had had more time to browse every one! If you're ever in the area, go and take a look! I managed to take some snaps on my phone - please excuse the poor quality...
How to wow a woman - really liked this zine, but don't know who created it! If you made this zine, let me know and I will credit it :)
What not to say on a lesbian date - Elisabeth Lee
The zine I made was a concertina based on one of my favourite childhood television shows Jonathan Creek [played by Alan Davies]. Jonathan Creek was a typical British television series in the 90s, based on a magician's assistant [named Jonathan Creek] who has a knack for solving impossible crimes with his feisty crime reporter sidekick Madeline Magellan [played by Caroline Quentin]. The zine has illustrations of moments from the TV series, with lines of text to accompany. Images from my zine can be found in a previous blog post.