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Got to Pick a Pocket

medieval celtic wedding dress and grooms frock coat with hand embroidery


In 2007 I made a wedding dress & coat for a lovely couple, Michelle & Stuart (see my previous blog ‘A Celtic Twist’)




A few years later I asked to borrow these to show at a wedding fair.  In payment Stuart asked for some pockets to be added to his coat.   I was more than happy to oblige.

celtic embroidered coat pockets 2

celtic embroidery coat pocket







He didn’t want pocket flaps to spoil the line of the coat so instead I just added a ribbon tab and button to close the pocket & hopefully foil the pick pocket (or2).




The Rashomon Effect

The National Youth Dance  Co's latest!

The National Youth Dance Co’s latest!

For the last 2 weeks I have been working on the costumes for the National Youth Dance Company. They will be performing the Rashomon Effect and an extract from Vertical Road.  Both pieces are by their guest Artistic Director, Akram Khan.

They open on Wednesday 16th April at Sadlers Wells, and are well worth going to see. The show includes some amazing dancing from such lovely young people.

And you don’t just have to take my word for it… Here‘s a fascinating piece in the Guardian written by Akram Khan about his experience of working with the NYDC.