News 2012

December 2012

New stock of Albert Thurston Limited Edition woven silk braces just in at, including the much requested Hairy Fat Penguin/Fairy Hat Penguin Simon Drew design:

Vargas bracesGirl with a Pearl Earring bracesLondon bracesNew York bracesBallroom bracesKlimt bracesSimon Drew fairy hat braces

October 2012

We will be returning to Alexandra Palace, North London for the Knitting and Stitching show this year from the 11th to the 14th of October.

You will find us in the same place as last year, stand TGA10.


Further details on the show available on the Knitting & Stitching show site.

September 2012

St George bracesfour seasons braceschorus line bracesmini bracesVargas bracesNew stock of braces just in, available now from:


August 2012

Festival of Quilts 2011
photo:Flea Starr

We will be back at The Festival of Quilts this month.

At the NEC Birmingham, 16th to 19th August, Opening Hours: 10.00am to 5.30pm (closes 5pm Sun)

For more information see: The Leading Quilt Show in Europe

We have moved stand for this year, you will find us at F42

July 2012

More Simon Drew braces have just arrived, including:

gentlemen prefer ponds bracescamel in the wind braces

gentlemen prefer ponds


camel in the wind

June 2012

geisha bookmark

New bookmark this month “Geisha” after the original woodblock print by Eizan Kikukawa

available from:

Site navigation has also been improved (we hope); the silk bookmark index which can be found in both the top and side menus is now ‘clickable’ and all of the bigger images can be accessed from there.

May 2012

May the fourth be with you!

Lots of new braces just in, now available at both:

Albert Thurston from Papilionaceous on


Albert Thurston from Papilionaceous on

London bracesNew York braces


New York

Mozart braceshenry V braces

Mozart: Le Nozze di Figaro

Shakespeare: Henry V

Girl with a Pearl Earring bracesHenry VIII braces

Girl with a Pearl Earring

Henry VIII and his six Wives

Ballroom bracesKlimt braces


Water Serpents II

Simon Drew ele mental bracesSimon Drew fairy hat braces

Simon Drew: ele mental

Simon Drew: fairy hat – hairy fat penguin

Simon Drew ducktor bracesSimon Drew sitting duck braces

Simon Drew: trust me I’m a ducktor

Simon Drew: sitting duck

April 2012

Ann Morton image

I am an artist and have an unusual request for woven ribbon. This is an inquiry to see if what I need is even possible, and if so, if it is at all affordable.”

So began an e-mail that came in last Summer.

The artist concerned was Ann Morton from Phoenix, Arizona and happily we were able to work together very well.

The task was to weave 65 unique QR codes in silk to be used as identifying tags in an art project to go on show in early 2012.

February 27th – March 2nd, 2012
Arizona State University, Tempe Campus
School of Art
Harry Wood Gallery

The exhibition has now come to end and was by all accounts a great success.

Ann Morton image

“UNENTITLED, first shown in February of 2012, is a culmination of 3 years of research associated with the Collective Cover Project and my Public Action work with the homeless community in downtown Phoenix, Arizona. The installation combines 5 different works which offer an overall expression of lost individuals – those once attached to the found objects in the Collective and a number of homeless individuals whom I’ve come to know over time.”

To continue reading about this intriguing project see the review at

and to learn more about the Collective Cover project see here.

Ann Morton image

and yes, the QR codes did work as intended!

March 2012

ele mental bookmark

Now back in stock Simon Drew’s ‘ele mental’ bookmark!

ele mental on

ele mental on

February 2012

Baigneuse bookmark

New bookmark this month “Baigneuse” after the original by William Bouguereau

available from:

January 2012

We are pleased to announce that for the benefit of our customers in the United States, Papilionaceous silk bookmarks are now also available from