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
We're delighted that our products have been featured in several high quality publications over the last couple of months, including Homes and Gardens, The Sunday Times and House and Garden.
I've only just got around to posting a few photos from Decorex International, the interiors trade show which takes place in London every September. Stitch by Stitch exhibited this September for the first time, and it was a very successful show for us.Read More
These wool cushion covers are hand woven from local "desi" wool on traditional pit looms in Kutch, Gujarat, an area famed for its weaving.Read More
Last week we installed an exhibition of our textile pieces at our friend Carole Waller's gallery, Waller & Wood, in the beautiful city of Bath in SW England.
Carole owns the gallery with her potter husband, Gary Wood, and the juxtaposition of our cushions, quilts, blankets and towels with Carole's hand-painted and hand printed clothing, and Gary's beautiful stoneware, was a winning combination.
We are delighted to announce that we will be exhibiting at One Two Five Gallery, 4 Abbey Green, Bath BA1 1NW, 7-31 July 2016Read More
We recently tried out a little idea with our wonderful friends at Ay Illuminate in the Netherlands.
The Z1 pendant lamp, designed by Nelson Sepulveda, has become an iconic product for super-stylish lighting company Ay Illuminate. I'm sure you will be familiar with it since it is regularly featured in interiors magazines and is stocked by many of the world's most stylish homewares storesRead More
What I love most about London's Clerkenwell Design Week is the sheer diversity of open showrooms and exhibitors, scattered throughout the historic streets and buildings in one of London's most interesting enclaves. This, and the lack of any tight format to which exhibitors must conform.Read More
We recently introduced this fresh new blue on blue colour way to our embroidered Indigo Kala Cotton Cushion Collection.Read More
We absolutely love Hirai's beautiful pieces, particularly the gorgeously textured Moon Jars made using the Kohiki technique. So we were thrilled to have been asked by the gallery owner to show some of our indigo kala cotton textiles, and a radhi rug alongside these fabulous vessels.
we recently learnt of this new show which just opened at the William Morris Gallery in north London, Social Fabric: African Textiles Today.
It explores how printed and factory-woven textiles of eastern and southern Africa mirror social change, changing fashion and tastes in the region. The exhibition brings together kanga from Kenya and Tanzania and schweshwe textiles from southern Africa, and reveals how African tastes have been shaped by global trade.
Have you seen these cool new city guides with a difference, from independent publisher Carl Goes? There's one for Berlin and Amsterdam, and most recently our home town, London.
Which is where we come in!
Carl Goes "wants you to become a citizen of the cities you visit" and to this end they've enlisted the advice of a number of creative locals, including our very own director, Graham, for the usual tips on where to eat and drink, and which museums to visit.Read More
In our increasingly urbanised world, where technology plays a huge part in our everyday lives, the WILD exhibition explores the notion of the basic human desire to reconnect with nature and the natural landscape, and inspires us to re-wild ourselves!Read More
Stitch by Stitch wishes all our friends and customers the very best for 2016!Read More
On a recent visit to the Kutch region of western Gujarat in India, we saw these Rabari women busy spinning wool at the workshops of master weaver Vankar Vishram Valji in Bhujodi.Read More
This comprehensive exhibition pulls together a vast number of exhibits, many collected in the 19th century for what was once the India Museum in London (1801-1879). It explores the wide variety of materials and techniques used to create textiles both for everyday use, and for the wealthy. It also documents the history of India's export of textiles all over the world.Read More
London is currently celebrating all things Indian, chiefly due to the V&A’s India Festival and landmark textile exhibition The Fabric of India, which I'm visiting later this week - can't wait! (I'll be writing a post about it next week). But recently Graham and I paid a visit to a small exhibition at Joss Graham’s gallery, focussed on textiles and costume from Kutch, the area of western Gujarat where our artisan weavers and embroiderers are based, or originate from.Read More
I'm a big fan of retailers pushing the boundaries of the shopping experience. Our American cousins have been slightly ahead of the curve for some time with unique concept store The Apartment, a fully furnished SoHo loft in New York, and an apartment in Los Angeles, where everything, even the toothpaste in the bathroom, is for sale!Read More