This weekend the 6th annual 'Colony of Artists' exhibition takes place in Edinburgh. The exhibition is concentrated around the colonies off London Road. Resident artists and craftspeople open up their homes for 2 days to bring you a selection of high quality work in a range of disciplines. 
Concrete Wardrobe's own Mairi MacSween will be taking part, opening her flat at 3/8 Salmond Place. You may spot a few pieces by other CW makers there too. 
Opening times are 3rd and 4th September 1 - 5pm. 
Visit their facebook page at colony-of-artists.com for more details.


Just a couple more images from our impending September Maker of the Month Emily Hogarth.

We currently stock these items as medium sized prints, but the cards will be with us in September.

More images to follow!

News Release: Immediate Release - Flora And Fauna For The Home

 Paper cutter and screen printer Emily Hogarth will be exhibiting a broad range of work at Concrete Wardrobe this September as the new Maker of the Month exhibitor.

Hogarth produces a range of cards, framed and unframed screen prints, home wares and original framed paper cuts. Her themes stem from her motto ‘making the everyday magical’. Hogarth captures the magic of the Scottish landscape, its wildlife, flora and fauna.

Working from her Edinburgh studio, Hogarth creates intricate paper cuts she then turns into screen prints.  With her ‘Caledonia’ Print, Hogarth collaborated with the Scottish singer Dougie MacLean, and created a hand screen-printed image that is both deeply Scottish and yet uniquely Edinburgh.
Her designs have recently adorned the new Cadbury's Flake 'Allure' chocolate bar, as well as the recent Nivea Pearl and Beauty global campaign. Earlier this year Hogarth’s designs featured in the book' Paper Cutting', published by Chronicle.
A bursary awarded in 2010 by the David Carter Memorial Fund has enabled Hogarth to develop her paper-based art and she has undertaken an exploration of the relationships between paper cutting and story telling. Through her personalised paper cut commissions, Hogarth has developed a commercial application through which she can weave a story and create deeply personal art.
New home wares to be on sale at Concrete Wardrobe include bright floral tea towels and a Highland Cow apron design, also available as a postcard. Of her exhibition at Concrete Wardrobe, Hogarth observed, “The exhibition enables my customers to get a real sense of the Emily Hogarth brand. I am delighted to be able to show a broad range of my work in one central location.”
James Donald, Co-owner of Concrete Wardrobe added, “I am really looking forward to showcasing Emily Hogarth’s work this September. Her work is vibrant, exciting and an excellent example of what contemporary Scottish craft represents today.”
Emily Hogarth’s work will be on sale at Concrete Wardrobe from 1st to 30th September 2011.
Concrete Wardrobe is open Monday to Saturday 10am to 6pm. (Sunday 12 - 4pm.)
Concrete Wardrobe 50a Broughton Street, Edinburgh EH1 3SA

PR: Katherine Emtage. Co-Owners: James Donald & Fiona McIntosh


Sale Selvedge Sale ! ! !

There is still a 15% discount on all previous editions of Selvedge Magazine ... get them while you can! 
Please find enclosed images of Aberdeen based Libby Day's work which we are currently stocking in Concrete Wardrobe.

These laser cut pieces are beautifully crafted with the edge on contemporary design. 

Come on in and see the variety of colours we carry which will make any coffee table shine!  


Some new images of work by co-owner of Concrete Wardrobe, James Donald being sold under his PickOne weave label. 

These pieces have been hand drawn, with areas hand punched out to reveal the reflective metallic background of the brooch.

These pieces are based on original drawings and marks made on recent research trips to the Uists and to Shetland, based on the transitory marks made in the landscape by lighthouses, distant house lights and car head and brake lights within the remote costal landscapes, making each one a unique art piece in there own right, with no two being the same.

These can be purchased as single brooch pieces or bought attached to a blank greeting card for your own message to send on as a individual gift.

New PickOne card packs will also be available from Tuesday 16th of August! 


 Sale Sale Sale !!!!

Just a quick note to let you all know that we are having a clearance sale of all our back issues of SELVEDGE magazine, with a 15% discount on the face value of each edition!

This fab sale will end at the end of August 2011 ... 

I am posting this Video up as a reminder and for all our new followers and fans and hope that this gives you a flavour of what we do here at Concrete Wardrobe. Please feel free to pass this on to all interested parties. 
As part of our August Maker of the Month calendar of events we have the work of Errol based maker Mhairi Wild who is exhibiting her work along side Blair Sorely, whose images we posted up last week.

We love the colours, warmth and functionality of Mhairi's work ... and she scrubs up pretty well in her own photo shoot, which just scream sophisticated Scotland at you!

Concrete Wardrobe is also promoting her range of tea and egg cosies along with her more wearable collections for the month of August. 

We firmly believe that both Mhairi and her work are to be watched and coveted when it comes to fantastic knitwear for the style conscious amongst our customers.


Perspex Clutch

We at Concrete Wardrobe have an embarrassment of riches this month with not one but two August featured Makers of the Month, the first in no order whats so ever is Edinburgh based duo Blair Sorely who produce these fantastic hand crafted leather hand bags ... some of which are presently exclusive to us in Concrete Wardrobe!

Heart Clutch

Perspex Clutch

Perspex Clutch

Coin Purse

Zip Clutch

Zip Clutch

Sporran Bag
Zip Clutch