From Savile Row to Wirksworth Festival

You can see the work of more than 100 artists at this years Wirksworth Festival. The Trail weekend is on 10th & 11th September and you can view wonderful art in historic buildings, gardens, courtyards, shop windows and churches. #WFTrailArtist

EXCITING NEWS..... The Bespoke Merino of Savile Row will be exhibited from 9th - 23rd sept.
WHERE: Window installation at AIRR Clothing, 2A Market Place, Wirksworth. DE4 4ET
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a women’s clothing boutique showcasing a selection of the best ethical brands). 

ABOUT: The Bespoke Merino was sheep created in collaboration with Huntsman, Savile Row, London, for Wool Week UK 2015. Made in response to The Campaign for Wool, led by patron His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales to raise awareness about the beauty and versatility of wool. The 1.2 metre canvas is assembled using 1000's of bespoke Huntsman labels & dressmaker pins.

With special thanks to the 450 BBC Get Creative participants, including the Wollaton branch of the W.I. for stitching 100 WOOLMARK labels with Merino wool to celebrate the 100-year birthday of The National Federation of Women’s Institutes.

BUS: From Derby Bus Station theSIXES telephone Trent Barton 01773 712265

From Savile Row to Wirksworth Festival

From Savile Row to Wirksworth Festival

Bromley House Library Commission

2016 marks the 200th Anniversary of Bromley House Library. To celebrate this wonderful achievement a contemporary artwork will be commissioned by artist Joy Pitts. Joy creates images from new and used clothing labels and more recently from woven nametapes of WWI fallen. Joy’s portfolio includes commissions for Paul Smith, Liberty and Savile Row.

Since 1816 there have been 138 members of staff at Bromley House Library including presidents, honorary secretaries, librarians and other library staff. These 138 names (along with their time in service) will be specially woven onto individual nametapes and assembled on canvas depicting the four-storey building as it stood in 1816.  The result will be a personalised history of Bromley House Library over 200 years, an achievement that would not have been possible without the continued support of its members.

Work in progress 

Work in progress 

Bee print 'Yellow Bee with 104 garments'

Sale Bee print. 'Yellow Bee with 104 garments' 30 x 30 cm.
Limited Edition Print (of 95) £40 plus postage.
Details: Original print on 315g soft textured acid balanced fine art paper very high grade, light fast inks. Scanned on a cruise flat bed to give partially 3D effect. 

Original Bee assembled with dressmaker pins and used labels gathered from 104 garments. Bees help to pollinate cotton, cotton is used to make garments. Also available at Derby Museums shop selling unique insect inspired gifts. 

Bee print enquiries joy@joypitts.co.uk

Bee print: Yellow Bee with 104 garments 

Bee print: Yellow Bee with 104 garments 

Labeling Beauty: The Work of Joy Pitts by Derek at Put This On

Some people resist labeling, but Joy Pitts has made a career out of it. The British artist recycles clothing labels – often collected from charity shops that would otherwise turn them into rags – and transforms them into brilliant works of art. Each piece is made by pinning individual labels against a canvas, using dressmaker pins, until they form a greater image. We recently talked with Joy about her work:

How did you land on this style of art?  READ ARTICLE HERE