01/09/2015

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September 2015


On Your Marks.

September 2015 will see the timely return of Borders based knitwear designer Frances Teckkham.

Teckkam graduated from Kingston University in 1976 with a BA Hon’s in Fashion and Textile design. Since then Teckkam has worked as a knitwear, accessories and graphic designer in the Scottish Textile Industry for various companies including Johnstons of Elgin, Lyle and Scott, Mackintosh, Beggs of Ayr, Hawick Cashmere and Claridge Mills. Teckkam has also worked developing British-made products for several international designers including Michael Kors and Hedi Slimane/Dior.

“Since my introduction to knitting, as a student, I have enjoyed the transformation that comes from knitting yarns into fabrics and garments and the infinite variations that can be created with yarns, colours, structure and pattern” states Teckkam.

James Donald, co-owner of Concrete Wardrobe added “With the onset of the cooler weather it’s great to get Teckkam’s work in store and with her on trend combinations of colour and texture her pieces are sure to cheer up an autumn outfit ”

Teckkam likes to experiment with the effect of colour of pattern and pattern in colour. Influenced by the historical use of patterns from around the world to decorate everyday objects. Teckkam also draws inspiration from a wide range of sources such as: traditional Fair Isle and Nordic knitting; colours and patterns from Moorish ceramics and interior decoration; and many other areas of the decorative arts. 

Ultimately Teckkam likes to create things that are individual, beautiful and usable and we at concrete Wardrobe could not be happier that she does.

Concrete Wardrobe is from Monday to Friday 11am to 7pm, Saturday 11am to 6pm and Sunday 12 - 5pm.
Concrete Wardrobe 50a Broughton Street, Edinburgh EH1 3SA 
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PR and Co-Owners: James Donald & Fiona McIntosh.
News Release: Immediate 
Release
September 2015
On Your Marks.




September will see a stunning display of limited edition prints and collages by one of Edinburgh’s leading screen printers.

Stewart was born in Sydney, Australia where she studied illustration and visual communication before moving to the UK. 

Edinburgh has provided a constant source of inspiration, drawing it's buildings and streets for commissions and screen prints for what has become her 15th anniversary this year.

“When I'm in the studio printing, there's no place I would rather be, in many respects I use screen printing like painting. I draw up 3 or 4 layers at a time to print, and then I work on the next few layers based on the results of the first few layers, and so on, sometimes building up prints with over 25 layers in the one image. It's great when after 25+ layers, the image looks just like I had in my mind before I started” commented Stewart.

Fiona McIntosh, co-owner of Concrete Wardrobe added “We haven’t had such a huge collection from Kelly before and it will be exciting to see a mix of her framed and collaged pieces all in the one space. Many of her prints of iconic views of Edinburgh are real collectables and we can’t wait to show them off to our customers ”

Drawing Edinburgh and screen printing goes hand in hand. It's not just about being able to produce prints in an edition, its about layering up drawings, mark making, handwritten text and textures into a single image, which Kelly makes look effortless.

Concrete Wardrobe is from Monday to Friday 11am to 7pm, Saturday 11am to 6pm and Sunday 12 - 5pm.
Concrete Wardrobe 50a Broughton Street, Edinburgh EH1 3SA 
ENDS
PR and Co-Owners: James Donald & Fiona McIntosh.

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We have just received these fantastic Pickle Plates by Edinburgh based ceramicist Chris Donnelly.

We have several colour ways in stock and all pieces are priced at £16 each.