Beads are the best. There I said it. In fact, I bloody love them! My mum is one who knows best, that I am notorious for not finishing sewing and knitting projects but beading is something I really love and need to make more time for. 

I remember being blown away by beading, when seeing a beaded bouquet resting on a grave stone on holiday in France, when I must have been eight or so. And for the rest of that holiday, my family and I attempted to recreate the bouquet we saw, making up techniques and using whatever beads we came across. Which looked a lot more like a bundle of flowers, pictured below. Perhaps, it is that they are like mini gems - maybe that's what makes them so alluring.

The next time bit of beading that I came across that blew my mind away was at The Power of Making exhibition at the V&A. It was a Haitian voodoo flag on display (similar to the ones below). Which showed beading in a very different technique; they were 2D and creating a narrative, rather than being floral and (slightly) twee. They are great and the time spent making them is awe inspiring.

After having missed out on a fantastic Cadbury's beaded bag on ebay, I am determined to do some beading over the Christmas holiday and finally break my pattern of in complete projects! 

Beading should be seen as a material, rather than a style - not limited at all in it's forms and style


This shop front that Nous Vous created with Studio Weave for an opticians in Mitcham is brilliant. Cant wait to see the glasses on all the chirpy characters!


My first typography memory


Margot, who I was assisting this summer, has finished her awesome music video for Lucky. Ultra catchy, watch the video and read the interview here ... http://www.hungertv.com/feature/premiere-margot-bowman-x-lucky/#



Pinch, punch, first of the month!
Work in progress xx