Recently I went to see the wonderful Artist Textiles exhibition at the Fashion & Textiles Museum. Mum and I wandered around Bermondsey, nosing around the little shops, cafes and bars. It’s such a fantastic area of London with all its arty and culinary delights, and has a peaceful and community feel to it, which is just lovely.
The exhibition itself was brilliant, I would highly recommend it if you are interested in textile and fashion design. It was inspiring to learn about the lesser-known textile work of famous artists like Andy Warhol, Picasso, and Joan Miro. The pieces were beautifully displayed alongside mannequins showcasing the fabrics crafted into pretty dresses and outfits.
A highlight was an insight into the world of textile artist Sarah Campbell (pictured). There was a room dedicated to her, with beautiful displays of her decorative sketches and pattern designs. They are all hand drawn and painted, which is lovely to see, when a lot of pattern work is now digital. There was also a video which showed the artist’s techniques and working process. I love her vibrant use of colour, and how she draws inspiration from the beauty of nature. You can learn more about Sarah and her work here.