Artists Profiles

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Why Mending Matters with Katrina Rodabaugh

When I was 17, I went to an interview for a place on a Foundation Studies Art course at my local college. It was my first proper interview and I was terrified. Friends who were being interviewed for other courses at colleges and universities around the country were donning suits and posh frocks and I considered doing the same but somehow, just couldn’t. It wasn’t really “me”. In the end, I wore my old jeans, with the patched and [...]

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Joumana Medlej a.k.a. Majnouna – Calligraphy Artist

‘I am a calligraphy artist with an unexpected output: I create symbols, or mandalas, out of words in the Kufic script. I learned this ancient Arabic style from a master calligrapher in my native Lebanon; since relocating to London, I have dedicated myself to bringing it back to life in a form that would speak to our times. My subject matter is infused with Sufi philosophy and informed by my explorations of the inner world. The concentric geometry of [...]

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Hatch, Burn, Carve: The Stone Carver

Martin Wilson is an artist, crafter and writer based in the Scottish Borders. He works with slate and stone, creating finely carved pieces from materials that would otherwise end up as landfill. As well as using reclaimed stone as a medium, many of Martin’s pieces are made from natural materials carefully and respectfully sourced from his journeys around the country. He makes a wide range of pieces, from slate coasters to garden stones and works of art. Using his knowledge [...]

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Renee & Burt: A Sustainable and Ethical Crochet Brand

Renee & Burt is a sustainable and ethical crochet brand who creates eco yarns from textile waste, patterns and kits. We are on a mission to reduce textile waste through our products as well as teach and inspire people on how to reduce their own textile waste, encouraging people to create and upcycle their clothing and love their clothes for longer.  We are a zero waste brand from recycling postal packaging to making fabric twine from out of damaged [...]

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The Craft of Basket Making with Rachel Evans

Rachel Evans of Wheatcroft Willow is a basket maker based in North Staffordshire, UK. No Serial Number writer Kate Stuart asked her to tell us the story of how she came to the craft, what she loves about it and what advice she would give to someone at the beginning of their basket making journey. Here is what Rachel had to say. “I started my basketmaking journey at the age of 21. After I graduated I worked in the outdoors, [...]

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Quality Not Quantity – Why Clothes That Last Should Stand For People Not Profit

Kate Stuart is a practicing artist, writer and craftswoman based in the North East of England. She specializes in up-cycling, zero waste living, quilting and painting with acrylics on canvas. She owns The Phoenix Green Store, which she hopes will become Newcastle upon Tyne’s first zero waste store. She is covering Fashion Revolution Week for No Serial Number Magazine, between 23rd – 29th April 2018. This is the final post in a six part blog series for Fashion Revolution [...]

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The Rise and Rise of Bespoke Upcycled Fashion

Kate Stuart is a practicing artist, writer and craftswoman based in the North East of England. She specializes in up-cycling, zero waste living, quilting and painting with acrylics on canvas. She owns The Phoenix Green Store, which she hopes will become Newcastle upon Tyne’s first zero waste store. She is covering Fashion Revolution Week for No Serial Number Magazine, between 23rd – 29th April 2018. This is the fourth in a six part blog series for Fashion Revolution Week, [...]

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Second Hand News – Why Reusing Clothes is Back in Fashion

Kate Stuart is a practicing artist, writer and craftswoman based in the North East of England. She specializes in up-cycling, zero waste living, quilting and painting with acrylics on canvas. She owns The Phoenix Green Store, which is moving towards becoming Newcastle upon Tyne’s first zero waste store. She is covering Fashion Revolution Week for No Serial Number Magazine, between 23rd – 29th April 2018. This is the third in a six part blog series for Fashion Revolution Week, [...]

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Boro and Sashiko- The Japanese Art of Clothing Repair

Kate Stuart is a practicing artist, writer and craftswoman based in the North East of England. She specializes in up-cycling, zero waste living, quilting and painting with acrylics on canvas. She owns The Phoenix Green Store, which she hopes will become Newcastle upon Tyne’s first zero waste store. She is covering Fashion Revolution Week for No Serial Number Magazine, between 23rd – 29th April 2018. This is the first in a six part blog series for Fashion Revolution Week, [...]

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Landscape Medicine – The Weaving of Eloise Sentito – A #LoveStory For Fashion Revolution Week

Kate Stuart is an artist, craftswoman and writer based in the North East of England. Here, she is answering the call from Fashion Revolution, to tell the #lovestory of a garment she loves, as Fashion Revolution Week prepares to encourage people to call for sustainability,  transparency and kindness in the fashion industry, getting them to love the clothes they already own, and supporting them to ask the question #WhoMadeMyClothes. Kate Stuart, wearing her shawl, handwoven by Eloise Sentito. Clothes and their [...]

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