London Design Festival celebrates and promotes London as a design capital, and takes place in hundreds of venues and institutions throughout the city every September, showcasing design projects and products from all over the world. This year we were delighted to have been selected to show as part of Brompton Design District, in one of the vacant retail spaces on the prestigious Brompton Road, allocated to designers by South Kensington Estates.Read More
Stitch by Stitch, creators of handmade textiles from India and Nepal, present an installation as part of the Brompton Design District programme under the theme ‘Material Consequences’. Located at no 197 Brompton Road, ‘From Rain to Loom’ highlights the Khamir Kala Cotton Initiative which is a reinterpretation of an old craft value chain reconfigured for the modern marketplace, and Stitch by Stitch’s work with this material.Read More
We’re extremely fortunate to have discovered Raimal, his wife and daughter, master quilt makers, from Gujarat.
They’ve been making quilts most of their adult lives, and their expert skills at piecing, layering and kantha stitching by hand are faultless. Their tiny stitches are close together in neat rows, which sets them apart from many cheaper kantha stitched pieces on the market.Read More
The award-winning Vankar Vishram Valji weavers are some of the most respected and accomplished weavers in Kutch. Master weaver Shamji and his family train and employ around 90 weavers on pit looms they built after the earthquake of 2001.Read More
Based on traditional radhi produced for the local market in Nepal, our radhi rugs are woven in the Himalayas by artisans using wool from local sheep, which is hand-spun. We use only the un-dyed wool in our designs - creamy white and a dark grey wool from black sheep.Read More
Why is kala cotton special? The crop is purely rain fed, so unlike large scale industrialised cotton production, it doesn't require vast amounts of water to grow. It's organic, since this hardy species has a naturally high tolerance to disease and pests.Read More
Stitch by Stitch founder Graham Hollick lives in the artistic and vibrant London borough of Hackney on the northeast side of the city. His home is an extension of his personal style, infused with his love of travel, folk art and all things handmade. He lives with many Stitch by Stitch pieces, and mixes these with flea market finds and interesting objets collected during his travels.
This 5-day festival is a celebration of craft, and this year's programme takes in hidden workshops, independent makers, heritage craftsmen, little known regional producers, small shops, celebrated masters, leading department stores, national museums, contemporary galleries, and famous artists and fashion designers.Read More
For 15 years, the Aram Gallery in London has been exhibiting new and experimental design curated by the store's director, Zeev Aram.Read More
Our radhi rugs are our best-selling products. Based on traditional radhi produced for the local market in Nepal, they are often used as blankets, floor coverings and even worn to keep out the cold and rain. They're woven in the Himalayas by artisans using wool from local sheep, which is hand-spun. We use only the un-dyed wool in our designs - creamy white and a dark grey wool from black sheep.Read More
We were honoured to have recently be interviewed for Li Edelkoort's Trend Tablet, an online publication which endeavours to explain how trends grow, evolve and flow; helping us to better perceive and understand how they interact with our daily life.Read More
At Stitch by Stitch we're committed to promoting sustainable, artisan textile production which enhances cultural livelihoods. That's why we're proud to be working with an organisation in the heart of Kutch in northwest India, preserving the cultivation of indigenous kala cotton, or Old World cotton, and supporting local hand weavers.Read More
We love Instagram! In 2017, we made a conscious decision to focus on our favourite social media platform, and have really enjoyed sharing images, not only of our own products, but of the artisans who weave for us and their locality, homes, buildings and interiors that inspire us, or speak to us, and art and design that we admire.Read More
When shoe designer Tracey Neuls asked us if we'd be interested in dressing the bedroom installation in her central London boutique, we leapt at the chance! We're both huge fans of her comfortable, playful and elegantly crafted shoes which have earned her a reputation as the "creative's shoe designer".Read More
We recently completed a long-overdue photo shoot of some of our textile pieces, displaying them in a way in which we imagine they could be used.
Popping in to The New Craftsmen in Mayfair, London, on a regular basis always gives me a jolt of inspiration and faith in the value of the handmade over mass-produced objects.Read More
We were privileged to have been invited to the private view of Collect this week in London. Organised by the Crafts Council, this fair brings together some of the best galleries selling art objects of museum-quality from an international roster of contemporary makers in the fields of ceramics, glass, jewellery, wood, metal and textiles.Read More
The Indian state of Gujarat celebrates some 200 festivals a year, but Uttarayan - the kite flying festival - is arguably the biggest, and is now a 2-day public holiday.Read More