Mary Quant – The Victoria and Albert Museum

A little textile inspiration from my YouTube Textile Collection. Today it features the beautiful vintage clothing collection of Mary Quant -from miniskirts & hot pants to vibrant tights & makeup, discover how Mary Quant launched a fashion revolution on the British high street. Filmed at The Victoria and Albert Museum in London.

Missed the ‘Shoes: Pleasure & Pain’ Exhibition at the V&A? Read all about it in a previous blog post.

Selvedge Winter Fair 2015

The Selvedge Winter Fair is an annual event for me and my chums. It’s the perfect start to the Festive Season.

The stands were set out a little differently his year giving the stall holders even more space to hang their fabulous goodies.

The fair a wonderful venue to meet our favourite Textile artists, and gleen a bit of inspiration from some stunning handmade products.

Teresa Dunne of Willapark Designs
Ella Robinson and her fabulous drift wood art
Grace from A Threadbear Production
by Julie Arkell

Of course we need to browse and maybe buy a goody or two. I bought some yummy pieces and caught up with quite a few textile friends from Facebook and Instagram.

I am so happy with these goodies!

After the Fair, we wondered over to the V&A for tea and took in the wintry sights on the way back to the Tube.

The tea rooms at the V&A
Ice skating outside the Natural History Museum

It was a fabulous day out. I can’t wait for next year!

The V&A and the Tower of Babel

I was so excited to see this piece – The Tower of Babel –  displayed at the V&A. Consisting of 3000 bone china shops (each around 10 cm high), this exhibit by the artist Barnaby Barford, went on public view just a few days ago. I love the way each tiny shop represents a real shop in London and that you can buy one of them too! I have to confess I have bought one or two.
Each is glazed with a photograph of a shop spanning everything from derelict shops to buildings like Harrods. I would recommend you visit it soon – the crowds were building whilst we were there today. You can get up close to the ‘shops’ – which is your favourite?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I hope you get a chance to see it. The exhibition is on until 1st November 2015.