Stella Harding: Manual Work beyond the Boundaries of Tradition

“Basketry deserves to be appreciated as a living, evolving tradition that develops with each new generation.” She went for the visual arts when studying, but suddenly realised she should veer to sculpture. And then, in an attempt to fix her own vintage baskets, Stella enrolled in a basketry course. These two points in the life… Read More Stella Harding: Manual Work beyond the Boundaries of Tradition

Alexandra Drenth: Reinterpreting Embroidery in a Sustainable Key

“If I give attention to my work, time disappears and gives me endless freedom to create.” Alexandra specialises in hand embroideries and collage techniques. This sort of label sounds quite simple but actually beyond it, there is a deep sense of sustainable and quality-time oriented practice. A woman who knows how to bring innovation into… Read More Alexandra Drenth: Reinterpreting Embroidery in a Sustainable Key

Searching for alternatives to toxic fabrics by recycling plastic bottles: Quagga fashion label

Bringing an animal that has been extinct for one hundred years back to life may seem like madness, indeed, it has a touch of Frankenstein about it… nevertheless Dr Reinhold Rau (1932-2006) and his team managed to do it, using the breeding back concept, a kind of artificial selective breeding. In 2016, the team managed… Read More Searching for alternatives to toxic fabrics by recycling plastic bottles: Quagga fashion label

Targaryen/Drogo Raised Embroidery Created with 95% Recycled Materials By Eco Alkhemy

As with most of my embroideries, this piece was inspired by both Game of Thrones & the extraordinary work of Michele Carragher whose work takes my breath away and I hold in great reverence. Her work is genius – my absolute favourite. I wanted to focus on Daenerys union with Khal Drogo as I haven’t seen one… Read More Targaryen/Drogo Raised Embroidery Created with 95% Recycled Materials By Eco Alkhemy