News 08/09

June 2009

Thank you to everyone who visited us at Bovey Tracey over the weekend, with a special mention to those who braved the conditions on Saturday!

stand at contemporary crafts fair Bovey Tracey

Much of what was on show can be found here.

If there’s anything you can’t find, or just want to get in touch we’d be happy to hear from you.

address on ribbon

May 2009

Coming soon:

See us on stand no.58, just inside the entrance to the central marquee

contemporary crafts

Contemporary Craft Fair 5-7 June 2009

April 2009

One joy scatters a hundred griefs (Chinese proverb)

Matilda limited edition woven silk panel

Matilda woven silk panel, currently on show at

Joy Of Life

an Open Art Exhibition at Harbour House, Kingsbridge

Friday 3 – Saturday 25 April 2009

March 2009

A date for the diary: we will be back at the Contemporary Craft Fair 5-7 June 2009

February 2009

Papilionaceous – The Start Bay Silk Weavers

Start Bay from Strete

Papilionaceous moved to the beautiful Start Bay area of South Devon in February 2001.

The wide open spaces, the ever changing sea and the relaxed pace of life all seem to complement the very detailed discipline of silk weaving.

To discover more about this wonderful coastal area visit:
The Slapton Line Partnership


The Venus Company

Information on our home town of Dartmouth is here: Dartmouth

photo: Robert Ely

January 2009

New Year, new bookmarks

ele mental bookmark thumbnaill'amour bookmark recto thumbnaill'amour bookmark verso thumbnailfleur de lis bookmark thumbnailmucha bookmark thumbnailangel bookmark thumbnail

Featuring artwork by: Simon Drew, George Barbier, Alfons Mucha and Leonardo da Vinci (oh, and I did one as well)

Simon Drew Gallery, Graphics Gallery

December 2008

As soon as we get back after the Christmas break there will be a new set of bookmarks available – we’ll get them loaded just as soon as we can!

Meanwhile a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to all our readers.

November 2008

Bonnet spotting:

Claire Foy (Amy Dorrit) wears Papilionaceous in the 2008 BBC production of Little Dorrit.

Claire Foy (Amy Dorrit) wears Papilionaceous in the 2008 BBC production of Little Dorrit.

Bonnet: Little Dorrit (Claire Foy)
Ribbon: Papilionaceous
More: BBC Production – Little Dorrit

October 2008

Many thanks to all those who visited the stand at the Knitting and Stitching Show, and for the many nice things that you said.

If you would like to refresh your memory, all of our bookmarks can be found via the links on the right of this page.

knitting & stitching show

For those who really couldn’t decide which ribbon to take for their hair, they are here, along with more on the rest of the display.

September 2008

twisted ribbon

Papilionaceous will be at the Knitting and Stitching Show, Alexandra Palace next month.
It runs from 9th – 12th October and will be our first visit to this London show.
Alongside our bookmarks and silk panels we will also be bringing a large selection of silk ribbons available by the metre – your only chance to stock up on these gorgeous ribbons this side of Christmas!
You will find us in the Textile Gallery, stand TGA10
For further details visit: Twisted Thread


July 2008

Two works by Robert Ely appear in the Summer Exhibition at The Brownston Gallery in Modbury, South Devon.

matilda five ribbon silk panelstart point five ribbon silk panel

Woven silk panels by Robert Ely, 2008.
Size including frame: 305 x 385 mm
More on panels can be found here: Silk panels