The sumptuous stitched textiles of Mairi Brown have always been popular at Concrete Wardrobe. However, the 'Mairi B' diffusion range is just the tip of the iceberg in terms of her embroidery and sewing prowess. This month, Mairi Brown launches a new website to showcase the broad reach of her talents. Free-hand embroidered wedding dresses, wall panels, cushions, coats and waistcoats. All produced over the past 20 years by Mairi's capable hands, at her studio in Edinburgh. Each of these items is produced with the same dedicated care and attention as her individually embellished and embroidered 'Birdie' brooches and purses, stocked at Concrete Wardrobe. 
'Birdie' purse £26. See the new website here.


We are very pleased to annonce that we at Concrete Wardrobe have just taken delivery of these hand made silver pieces by Leith, Edinburgh based jeweller Lorna Hewitt.

We have a collection of wrist pieces, cuff links and rings, which can be made to order, should we not have yopur size.

These pieces have a beautiful rich textural quality to them, which we are sure you will love as much as we do!


Always with its finger on the pulse, Concrete Wardrobe manages to fit both the functional and the beautiful within its four walls. The ceramics of Craft & Design magazine 2012 Gold Award winner Patricia Shone fit into the latter category. Her Isle of Skye raku fired vessels echo the island's beauty and mystery, and explore the textural possibilities of the clay itself. Their 'other-worldliness' is emphasised by the minimal palette. £115 each.


To give you a sneak preview of the work of one of our Maker of the Month exhibitors this year, we have taken delivery of some of ceramicist Lara Scobie's new work. Fresh spring green, tourquoise and petrol blue glazes on clean white porcelain with delicate line drawn detailing. It all makes a welcome holiday for the eyes, and the burst of colour promises new beginnings, which seem impossible mid January. Right on time, me thinks. 
Lara Scobie will be one of our Makers of the Month in July 2013.


We all know that Harris Tweed is a versatile and hard wearing fabric. As such, it has been used in its newest incarnation yet; traditionally crafted rag rugs. 
Edinburgh based Annie Wright has revisited her textile roots as an ECA tapestry graduate and trained Dovecot studios weaver, to bring Concrete Wardrobe customers a range of tweed rag rugs in beautiful rich tweed colours. Backed with hessian, perfectly weighted and oh so tactile, she will even take rag rug commissions. That old, unwearable, but much loved jacket/woollen jumper/piece of fabric could become your new feature hearth rug... Tweed will live again, and vibrantly.


How much do we love these beautifully photographed and made silk squares and scarves by Edinburgh based photographer Michael Wolchover.

The colour has to be seen to be 
believed to appreciate the wonderful
vibrancy of these pieces.

Wolchover is an architectural 
photographer by trade and he has 
made an amzing and imaginative 
cross over with this, his first collection
of functional work.


Happy New Year! 
Welcome to a new year at Concrete Wardrobe, filled with lots of wonderful and exciting products, ideas and maker information. 
It's only January, and we already have plenty of new goodies and exciting work in the shop. 
New in this week are bags and sporrans by quirky Scottish company Sporran Nation. Sporran Nation is the brainchild of Jennifer Cantwell, a designer maker based in the north east of Scotland. Set up to provide an alternative to the traditional plain kilt sporran, Sporran Nation makes sporrans that are so original and different, you can wear them with anything. And, they're not just for men. Each bag and sporran is individually made, embroidered and lined in lovely contrasting fabric. Prices start from £195 for a leather sporran.