Japan Textile Tour November 2016

In November 2016 I travelled to Japan for a three week textile tour. Part of this experience included a textile and dyeing trip with artists Natalie Miller and Ingrid Keneally. To experience Japan is to delve into the most stylish, hip and happening culture on the planet. We visited Shibuya, Tokyo and Kyoto (just to name a few) to source the most fabulous linens, fabrics, indigo and leather, as well as to participate in a natural dyeing workshop at a traditional Japanese textile school, not usually open to members of the public. This was my second time travelling in Japan, and I must confess, my love for the people, the country, the food and of course the culture has only grown stronger through this experience. 

 

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Japan Textile Tour
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Textile Tour Japan
Japan Textile tour
Japan Textile Tour

A new take on the traditional world of textiles - Thread + Colour Sydney 2016

Thread + Colour explores a new take on the traditional world of textiles showcasing the work of 21 International and Australian at the William Street Gallery, 14 William Street Paddington this week 23rd of April to May 1st. With the rise of technology many of these artists are turning to the tactile, hands on experience of the handmade, whilst transforming old world textile traditions into stunning contemporary art works. 

I was honoured to have my work showcased alongside so many wonderful pieces from Australian and International artists including Natalie Miller, Hariett Goodall, Liz Payne, Genevieve Griffiths, Jacqueline Fink and Katikaart to name a few. To appreciate the beautiful colours and textures of the works, not to mention the sheer scale of some, they need to be viewed in person to take in the full experience. Don't take my word for it, head along and get your art and culture fix this week, pick up some gorgeous hand dyed wool from artist Natalie Miller along with the full range of yarns from KPC Yarn and see what is happening in the art world right now. I promise you won't be disappointed!

Artworks from the exhibition are now available to purchase via the KPC yarn facebook page or email Ingrid Keneally ingridkeneally@gmail.com for the full catalogue of works. 

Thread + Colour is an exhibition by KPC Yarn, Natalie Miller and Style Brief Hong Kong's Ingrid Keneally.

All Images by Natalie Jones 2016. 

Thread + Colour Exhibition 23rd April

I was beyond thrilled to be invited to exhibit my work in the KPC Yarn Thread + Colour exhibition coming up later this month. The exhibition will be on display in Sydney at The William Street Gallery, 14 William St, Paddington, from April 23 – May 1, 2016 and will showcase work from 22 Australian and International artists including Natalie Miller, Harriet Goodall and Maryanne Moody. 
The entire range of KPC Yarn as well as original artworks and hand-made one-off designs will be available for purchase during the event. For those of you interested in a hands on experience, workshops with artists Natalie Miller, Harriet Goodall, Alex Falkiner, Cath Derksema, French knitwear label Marcelle & Clo Claudine Guerin and Ingrid Keneally are available throughout the week.

For detailed information about this exhibition or to book in to a workshop visit http://www.stylebriefhongkong.com/  or http://www.kpcyarn.com/thread-and-colour-sydney-exhibition

Hope to see you there! 

Image Credit: Natalie Miller via http://www.stylebriefhongkong.com/ 

Bohemian Dreaming at Alex and Corban

Alex and Corban, the winners of the 2014 Block 'NZ', have launched their latest room reveal 'Bohemian Dream' and it is gorgeous. I absolutely love design that embraces colour, and this bedroom is no exception. Say hello to warm tones and a dreamy, peachy palette complete with gorgeous A&C linen, tasseled throws from Kip and Co and Citta Design and natural timber and cane accessories. 

Featured in the room reveal are my Bohemian wall hangings. They look right at home in this beautifully styled bedroom. I am a huge fan of textiles in the home as they instantly add warmth and personality to a space. 

I love what Alex has achieved in styling this spring bedroom reveal. You can do a walk through of the room reveal here. Even better, each item featured is available for purchase directly from their website. 


A stylish collaboration

Style trader is a beautifully curated lifestyle concept store full of gorgeous pieces for the home, you and even your little ones. So when Lisa from Style Trader approached me to collaborate on an exclusive series of weaves for her store I was thrilled.  

If you are after a statement piece of art one of these weaves is definitely for you! The pale blush Australian leather used to hang these beauties complements the perfectly finished Tasmanian oak dowel. The materials sourced are a nod to Scandinavian design whilst the detailing and designs each have their own unique personalities. Any of these works would be right at home hanging from an oversized hook in an entry way, bedroom, living space or nursery and are designed to add beauty, warmth and texture to the home.

You can check out the Natalie Jones X Style Trader Collaboration here

Check out all of the other beautiful items Lisa has for you & your home here.