Sunday, 28 October 2012

Exhibition





A couple of photos of the PV, exhibition and a cheesy press photo for good measure!

Friday, 26 October 2012

Opening tonight!



We've hung the show! Come along tonight for a glass of wine and a look around if you are in the area - 6-8pm. Thanks to Rosie for helping me hang it today - it looks great!



Tuesday, 23 October 2012

Newcastle Vintage Fashion and Textiles Fair


Newcastle Vintage Fashion Fair is back very soon so if you are in the North East don't forget to go - you will find quality real vintage pieces rather than 80's/90's retro that seems to dominate most fairs now! Anyway to whet your appetite there is a great interview with my mum and Jayne (who organise the fair) in this issue of Collection, on page 26,27, and 28 - they even provide some tips for buying vintage! (While you are there you should read the article about Kim Lewis - a family friend and wonderful Children's Book illustrator). Get it in your diary now!

Sunday, 21 October 2012

Saturday, 20 October 2012

It happened again...






Oh no, it happened again. Eastbourne has a ridiculous amount of charity shops and second hand book-shops. and they are all so CHEAP!

Myth, tradition and Folklore



Popped down to Eastbourne yesterday (in the pouring rain) to look at the exhibition at the Emma Mason gallery, that I have a few prints in - it looks lovely! Unfortunately I didn't take a camera but take my word - a lovely selection of artists, books and 'things' and a glorious selection of Robert Tavener prints as they hold the families archive - they created this brilliant book which provides a wonderful overview of Tavener's life and career. 
In conjunction with this exhibition I went in to see the Museum of British Folklore curated exhibition, 'Collective Observations' at the Towner Gallery which had a fantastic collection of photography documenting British customs and traditions - very inspiring!

Thursday, 18 October 2012

Ray Stitch Ribbons



I was commissioned a little while ago to design some Christmas ribbons for Ray Stitch, a rather wonderful Islington based haberdashery shop (and cafe) that plays host to a remarkable collection of fabrics, trims, ribbons buttons and more! The ribbons are hot off the press and look great - so if you fancy decorating your Christmas presents in a more unique way then usual, head down to Ray Stitch and pick up a couple of metres - I dare you not to go away with something else aswell!







Quilt








Picked up this lovely bit of hexagonal patchwork today - pretty wonderful colours in the pieces of dresses and shirts that must've been cut up to make this. Regretting a little now that I have packed it up to post it to my mum. Although I am sure she will do something much more interesting with it than I would...

Monday, 15 October 2012

November Coast Magazine




Just spotted the other day the new Coast magazine is out - I haven't got mine in the post but here are this month's illustrations.

Sunday, 14 October 2012

Bookshops











I love cheap bookshops - a good haul for one shop I think!

The Fry Gallery





Yesterday I had a sunny and crisp day trip to Saffron Walden to drop off some prints and have a look around the Fry Gallery (and every bookshop in the town). An absolutely wonderful collection of works by some of my favourite artists (I particularly enjoyed seeing Bawden's Fortnum and Mason work in the flesh) and 'The Fry Menagerie' a temporary exhibition showing works carefully (and brilliantly) selected by Mark Hearld from the permanent collection, that represent animals in some way. I feel refreshed and inspired and want to take up wood engraving. Here are a few of my favourite pieces on show from both the permanent and temporary exhibitions. Images from the Fry Art Gallery website. (Rothernstein, Cheese, Bawden, Hoyle, Ravillious)

Friday, 12 October 2012

Alice Pattullo at Wem Town Hall

I am having a solo show at Wem Town Hall, opening in two weeks today. Come along for the PV on the evening of Friday October 26th, 6-8pm if you are in the area! Otherwise it is on until Christmas so you have plenty of time to have a visit, view and a shop!Wem Town Hall, 28 - 32 High Street, Wem, Shropshire, SY4 5DG