I have just met Lisa O’Neill via the internet – she is a breath of fresh air and a newfound female friend. A mum of 4 kids, lively, loving life and encouraging women to take responsibility for their own lives and happiness. Why? “I spent 25 years in the fashion industry, with all these unhappy women and they weren’t in charge of their stuff. And … Continue reading Meet a tonic: Lisa O’Neill
Di Gilpin, a self-taught knitting designer in Scotland, speaks in this video about her collaboration with couture designers, including her shrug inspired by the White Witch in “the Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe” – and the tattoes of a Russian warrior princess. As she points out, with a lacey knit worn over bare skin, the effect is of tattoes on the skin.
Watch from 90 minutes in. (It’s a long vlogcast).
(The video is by the knitting vlog, Fruity Knitting)
As well as knitting a grey shrug to mimic tattoes, Di also designed a featured full-length, red knitted ballgown, with a tabard full of Scottish symbols “Including a lovely Continue reading “Couture Knitting (and tattoos), Scotland: Di Gilpin”
“You don’t need a new bag or item; you need new emotions and new dreams – and that’s what fashion is for” – Pierpaolo Piccioli – Valentino creative director
Yes, way. Cross-stitch and hip-hop do meet. Here.
Here is a brief audio-visual intro to the American poet, WilliamsCarlos Williams. Just be aware that the beginning and end of this video have a few flashes of white light and black screen. Continue reading William Carlos Williams – in 5 minutes
This video tells the tale of one woman’s imagination and textile recycling adventures with Miss Ethel, her sewing machine. Quirky.
Rosalie specialised in assemblage – putting together pieces of abandoned wood, paper, household goods – and putting them together in exciting, intuitive ways.
Married at 25, with 3 children born in quick succession, she was a bored housewife, uninterested in displaying the ‘perfect’ home – but she walked a great deal, gathering objects in nature which interested her, and displaying them in her home, to the amusement and bemusement of her conventional neighbours.
This 5 minute videos tells of her life and shows a large 4 part assemblage, “Suddenly the lake”