Printed and Woven
This November Concrete Wardrobe showcases the work of two established Edinburgh textile designer makers. Fiona McIntosh, aka. Tessuti and James Donald, of Pickone.
The co-owners of Concrete Wardrobe will be debuting work simultaneously in Edinburgh at Concrete Wardrobe, and the US, at the Philadelphia Museum of Art and Design Craft Show. Tessuti introduce their new A/W colour range; ochre, terracotta, forest green and charcoal, and a new scarf, the Silk Slinky, a hand dyed and hand printed accessory using luxurious silk jersey. McIntosh describes the exhibition at Concrete Wardrobe as “an ideal opportunity to test the water with new design ideas and gain invaluable feedback from customers.” The Tessuti label continues to be inspired by the iconic and vibrant patterns of the 1950’s and 60’s.
Since the acquisition of a Creative Development Award 18 months ago, Pickone has been developing work and expanding the Pickone label. It now includes decorative ceramics, stationery and badge pieces, alongside a new range of distinctive hand woven lambswool and linen treble structured scarves.
Donald’s inspiration stems from a road trip around the Uists and Shetland, and the evocative dawn landscapes of these magical islands. He has also been experimenting with modern technologies where possible, including iPhone apps. A method he terms ‘Craft Hacking’. Donald enthuses, “I am really excited to see these collections being launched after what feels like an eternity in development. None of this would have happened without the help of the award.”