Photos & poetry: Bespoke(n) at the V&A

Back in February, some of my poems from the Bespoke(n) project were exhibited at the fashion hall at the V&A during the Friday Late Hackney Wick Takeover.   The poems were hand printed onto pattern paper alongside poetry from Tara Bergin and hung next to a coat by Nathalie Limon, which was made using Meldola's Blue (a … Continue reading Photos & poetry: Bespoke(n) at the V&A

A Tailored View (with photos)

* The original version of this post was published, sans images, on the Bespoke(n) website* One of the disturbing and joyful things about collaboration is that it opens you up to seeing the world through a different lens. Since Bespoke(n) started, I have become more visually aware, taking note of the details of coat fastenings and fabric … Continue reading A Tailored View (with photos)

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

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 … Continue reading February writing round-up

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

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 … Continue reading Do you tailor your writing?