31 Jul 2012

Fabricate: Fabric & Pattern Exhibition In Edinburgh, 2nd to 31st August

We are really excited to share news about Studio One and We Made It's new exhibition, Fabricate. It opens on the 2nd of August and runs until the 31st and is showing off six of Edinburghs best designer/makers whose work incorporates and responds to fabric and pattern. If you love locally designed and handmade textiles, crochet, ceramics and skilled print craftsmanship for a contemporary audience you are going to adore this show!

Who is involved?

Ceramicist Lara Scobie’s current work is concerned with the dynamic interplay between form and pattern. This is explored through the integration of drawing, surface mark making and volume. Fabricate will showcase her simple yet exquisitely formed bowls, jugs and vases.

Fabric florist, Ruth Burgon of Rag Rose, draws her inspiration from vintage textiles, history of art, costume dramas and British wildflowers. She works with all kinds of fabric, particularly organza, satin and delicate lining fabrics, creating delicate single-stem flowers, bouquets and fabric accessories.

Eleanor Caie creates ceramic pieces which use natural patterns to bring light and nature together. Fabricate will showcase Eleanor's tea-lights and lamps, each of which is slip cast and painstakingly carved by hand to create organic patterned designs. 

Kirsty Anderson of A Wooden Tree transforms sourced and vintage textiles. She brings your granny’s linen closet to life by recycling found fabrics into plush pieces, accessories and art, including her ever-popular handmade stag heads.

Illustrator Victoria Fifield of Hipster Spinster has a love of line, pattern and detail. Victoria's work often combines hand drawn elements with digital techniques and collage. Inspired by a wide variety of sources including vintage imagery, textiles and nature, a Hipster Spinster print makes a great addition to any room.

Using primarily traditional crochet techniques, textile designer Emma Lamb creates beautiful and practical home-ware pieces, such as vintage and retro inspired crochet granny cushions, floor throws, pot holders, forever flower garlands and pin cushions.

The organisers
Studio One, a popular shop in Edinburgh’s West End, has been the place to go for great gifts, jewellery, home-wares, craft and design for over thirty years.

We Made It is a new initiative sharing and creating opportunities for local designer/makers, such as design markets, exhibitions and pop-up shops. We Made It are excited to be working with Studio One to showcase great local makers in their Gallery Room on Stafford Street.

So, if you are in town for the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, be sure to drop in to this event. We can't wait to go along and get inspired - these designers are going to be Scotland's next big things :D

Exhibition runs from 2nd - 31 August at Studio One, 10 Stafford Street, Edinburgh, EH1 2DJ
Opening  6.30pm on Thursday 2nd August - Facebook event here

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  1. I've seen this on book of face, it looks pretty exciting!

    1. We are looking forward to it :D want to go together one day? I think it would go really well with coffee and cake!

  2. This looks great! Its a shame I am not anywhere close ;) Hope you have a great time.

    1. Thanks for commenting Claudia!
      Perhaps one day it will tour :)

  3. thanks for sharing.