As International Women's Day happens to be creeping around the corner, what better way to celebrate than to see some work by some wonderfully talented young women at contemporary textiles event 'SEWN'! 'King Crumpet', set up by Hartlepool events guru Hannah Butler, will be showcasing exclusive works from the designers this Friday (March 7th) at Hartlepool College of Further Education from 6.30-11pm.
You may remember in the summer we wrote a blogpost sharing the wonderful work of degree graduates at CCAD (Cleveland College of Art and Design)...welcome back Rosebud Cassoon, Poppycock, Kayleigh Falcus and Linear Outline! We're looking forward to seeing the totally unique jewellery, fashion and illustration from these ladies, and we're also really excited for our free goodie bags worth £10 that come with the £5 tickets to the event!
Here's a little information on the designers taking part:
Rosebud Casson's work has a lush organic quality and is heavily inspired by nature, as you can see from her many beautiful laser-cut wooden pieces. We love the quirky illustrative beetles and fox heads in particular, and think they would look fab with a floral tea-dress!
Picture credits to Rosie Cassoon.
We love Poppycock's vibrant playful characters...just how amazing is her deer illustration?! She's a bit of a multi-tasker, selling knitted goods, illustrations, jewellery and other textile pieces, we wonder what she will be selling at SEWN?
Etsy: https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/PoppyCockCrafts (currently getting makeover!)
Image credits to Rachael Armstrong.
Kayleigh Falcus creates dainty but colourful jewellery with an urban edge and beautiful packaging. Her jewellery ranges from kidswear to menswear, and has even been snapped up from as far as New York!
Image credits to Kayleigh Falcus and Penny Jane Photograhy.
Linear Outline will embellish the least likely of prints with her colourful lines, giving them a curious twist and a vibrant lease of life. There's a really personal feeling that runs through her work, and we love the pick n mix feel of her Paloma Faith set list!
Image credits to Sarah Davidson.
Unfortunately Tracy Lloyd is no longer taking part in this event, but we would still like to share her amazing work with you...
Showing a more artistic approach to textiles is artist Tracey Lloyd, who ensures that all of her products are completely unique! She up-cycles unwanted fabrics into conceptual pieces, cushions and textile creatures, and we adore how animated her characters are.
Image credits to Tracy Lloyd.
If you're interested in popping along and seeing more from these designers and show your support for some local talent, tickets are available on the door for just £5! To find out more about the work of 'King Crumpet', here are a few more links:
Events Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/1418899858352159/