What makes good art?

The Peter Norton Collection of contemporary art is going under the hammer on November 8th and 9th - he sheds some light on my understanding of what makes good art.

Creative space at Room 13 graphic design studio, Cape Town

Meeting the makers

As part of creative week, and in conjunction with Cape Town Design Network and Visi Magazine a calendar of "Meet the Maker" studio visits is on the cards for this week.

Knit wool handbag

Bags, bags, bags

At long last our beautiful wool handbags are now available in the showroom (R1295, we take credit cards!) and will very shortly be on sale in the soon-to-launch online shop. Each bag is individually made from a mohair wool blend

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I love you too

I found James Hopkins' website this morning and was delighted by the work of this very talented British artist – the "Love Seat" – what's not to love about that! His other work is quite lovable too! http://www.jameshopkinsworks.com/

crocheted wool handbag work in progress

Having your own business

Not being entirely as technologically literate as I'd like (or like to think I am!) I'm not sure how to disable some of the facebook notifications I get inundated with, and at the moment the pace is hotting up as

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Flowers for winter

It's been a chilly day here in Cape Town today, maybe the first of many, although I haven't been watching the forecast. But when I photographed my crocheted flower collection for a product enquiry this afternoon they felt woolly and

Hand-spun wool vest crocheted in an open weave with adjustable (and detachable) ribbon tie

Bowtie Vest

Handspun wool vest crocheted in an open weave with adjustable (and detachable) ribbon tie. Details: ≈65cm nape to hem, ≈40cm underarm to hem, ≈275g, various plain colours. Made to measure on request. R795

Label-making meditation

Lots of aspects of this business are done by hand, not just the making of the actual product. I print my own product labels (both the swing tags and the sewn-in ones), which means that occasionally I have to sit