Bespoke(n) at the V & A: Friday 28 February

The writing and tailoring project Bespoke(n) will be exhibiting at the V&A on Friday 28 February 2014 as part of the Friday Late: Hackney Wick Takeover. Our part of the exhibition will centre around our talented tailoress, Nathalie Limon, who will be exhibiting a coat made from fabrics associated with the history of Hackney Wick, as well [...]

February writing round-up

  We have a new piece up on The Peripatetic Studio: Laura Davidson talking about hunting for plug sockets and dystopian adventures at the Barbican centre in 'Tethered to the Barbican'. Coming up soon are contributions from Leanne Radojkovich, Gina Hepburn and Nathalie Limon. The Bespoke(n) project will be exhibiting at the V & A [...]

Bespoke(n) crowdfunding campaign: help us make coat tales

Following on from my December post about visiting a female tailor's studio in Hackney Wick, I'm delighted to announce that the Bespoke(n) project website is now live. You can read about the other writers & creatives involved in the project and follow our progress on the shared blog. There's also a small but VERY IMPORTANT crowdfunding campaign running from now [...]

Do you tailor your writing?

Writing and tailoring have a surprising amount in common, from drafting patterns/stories to weaving metaphorical and actual threads. So i'm very excited to be one of the writers on Helen Limon's Bespoke(n) project, and that over the next few months I'll have the opportunity to discuss and respond to the process of tailoring clothing for [...]