News Release: Immediate Release
A Duo of Distinctive Styles in the Mix
This November, Concrete Wardrobe welcomes the return of the popular Edinburgh-based textile designer/makers, PickOne and Tessuti, who will bring their distinctive styles together as joint Maker of the Month.
James Donald of PickOne and Fiona McIntosh of Tessuti will each be exhibiting the latest additions to their growing collections of covetable and highly wearable hand woven and printed textiles, plus distinctive accessories for the home.
Work by Tessuti this November will include silk and cashmere scarves, cashmere ponchos and earthenware cups. Taking inspiration from the colours and imagery of mid century design, McIntosh creates her textile pieces by hand dying and then silk-screen printing the silk using the ‘discharge’ method, which enables her to create beautiful colour combinations whilst retaining the original soft handle of the fabric.
PickOne will be showcasing a new range of woven ties and scarves in seasonal, on-trend colour ways. The collection is hand woven using a mixture of lambswool, linen, dip-dyed silk, and mercerised cotton. The pieces have double cloth weave structures, designed and manufactured from PickOne’s Leith-based studio, on a 32 shaft computerised loom. Each piece is woven to a generous length before being hand finished, washed, air dried and partially pressed, to give each item its distinctive look and feel.
Speaking of the upcoming joint exhibition, James Donald commented, “Fiona and I are very excited about showcasing our work together again at Concrete Wardrobe this November. As co-founders of the shop, the event has a special significance for us.”
Tessuti and PickOne will be on display at Concrete Wardrobe from 1st to 30th November 2014.
Concrete Wardrobe is open Monday to Saturday 11am to 7pm. (Sunday 12 - 5pm.)
Concrete Wardrobe 50a Broughton Street, Edinburgh EH1 3SA
PR: Jenni Douglas. Co-Owners: James Donald & Fiona McIntosh.