Monday, 2 November 2009


I am super sick but I keep meaning to post this! if your in bristol please come along to our workshops! it'll be super fun! (and I promise I will hopefully be germ-free by then!)

Friday, 19 June 2009

what is that aeroplane?

I normally use etsy, but I'm experiementing a little and I've opened a store on big cartel! here I've got some badge sets, emroideries and planes for sale! Please check it out!

Tuesday, 26 May 2009

Pick a colour

You can pick a set of 4 hand screen printed 1" badges for just £3 by clicking on the image above, or heading over to Folksy. I'm giving Folksy a try for a while as dealing in my own currency is so much easier! However- don't be put off if you don't live in the UK, I ship to everywhere on the planet and accept Paypal in a multitude of currencies.

These badges are made in a limited edition of 24 sets, and as several sets sold during the week of our exhibition if you want to get your hands on some you better act fast. Each set is slightly different due to it's hand made nature.

I'm going to be listing more items for sale over the next few days, soon as I'm 100% recovered from the show!

Thanks to everyone who came to visit us- it was lovely to meet some fellow bloggers, and the feedback we both got was really we just have to wait until October until we do it all over again.

Monday, 18 May 2009

As Claire said in her post- the weather yesterday was horrible, it was pretty horrible again today- I hope it's not like this all week. Here's a few of my photos from yesterday's installation.

room 212

A brief break in the rain let me pop outside and take an 'almost finished' photo

Claire in the window while torrential rain falls outside

then it's back to torrential rain, while Claire hangs hankies in the window

plane formation

One of Claire's plane formations

part of my wall

part of my selection- screen prints, embroidery and a whole lot of hankies.


We hung the show yesterday! and now it's open from today till saturday! The weather was absolutly awful yesterday, which made many of my pictures very dull looking so I shall re-photograph when I'm there on wednesday!

Sunday, 17 May 2009

pick a colour

Installation begins...the weather is pretty horrible so I'm not sure if we're going to get any very good photos today, but keep checking back and see how we're progressing!

Friday, 15 May 2009

Now just what do you call them?

pick a number

Thanks to some very kind folk I am now building up an interesting list of names that people have for these 'fortune tellers'. The name fortune teller seems to be used in the UK, USA and New Zealand, but there's lots of variations to be found, here's the ones i've been told so far...

Salt Cellars (thanks Sarah)
Cootie Catchers (thanks to numerous Americans)
Himmel und Hölle (thanks to Johanna from Germany)
Chatterboxes (thanks to Jen)
Ravas (from Lia in Romania)

Thankyou Poppytalk and Mr X Stitch!

Poppytalk and Mr X Stitch both mentioned our exhibition on their lovely blogs. It's really nice to hear what other people have to say about our work-we're hoping to get all the work photographed on Sunday when we install, and then there'll be lots more images for you to look at if you can't actually make it along to the show. We'd love to hear what you think about it all!

Poppytalk also have a studio tour with Claire that they did last spring.

Wednesday, 13 May 2009


I've been busy knitting alot, and still am for the show! These are some of the almost finished ones in my studio on monday! I've been knuckling down (and still am) so there should be quite a few more ready for the show!

Tuesday, 5 May 2009

we love badges

left overs from badge making

mmm...screen printed circles
A sneak peek at badges currently in production for Calm Air All Ice.

Tuesday, 28 April 2009

The super lovely Chip-Fork has made a poster for our show, this is the almost completely finished version. I really like how it combines our work.

Thursday, 23 April 2009

work in progress

I've been screen printing onto vintage hankies that came all the way from California, and then doing some basic x-stitch on the top of them. I want to go back and re-work the stitching on this one, but I also wanted to show that there's some work being made!

Today I spent the day screen printing onto paper- one of my top secret projects that I hope will turn out ok- it involves using multiple colours and making sure things are aligned well, which spells disaster pretty much.

Tomorrow i'm going back to print two more colours and see if I can start to pull everything together a bit - in four weeks time the show will nearly be over and we'll be on to thinking more about our next one later in the year.

Sunday, 19 April 2009

I found this little treat for Claire yesterday whilst I was at the seaside (I live at the seaside, but yesterday I was actually on the beach), for some reason they were selling laminated place mats featuring 'Legends of the Air' and I couldn't resist picking one up for her.

Our work continues, but we both have to be careful not to get distracted by the news that we have lined up at least another two exhibitions for us- more details nearer the time.

Friday, 17 April 2009


These are some of my planes in flight formations! It's a start - slowly my ideas are coming together - theres some more formations here

Thursday, 26 March 2009

Pick a number

pick a number

Still stitching away at the vintage hankies and turning them into fortune tellers full of strange fortunes. The numbers were picked at random- I wonder if there's any meaning behind them...

pick a number

Monday, 2 March 2009

knitted planes

This is my first attempt at a knitted plane! The shape is fairly simple, as I cut the wood underneath with a saw! Hopefully I'll be using a lasercut for future attempts! I'm quite pleased with it though, dreaming about having fleets of them on flying across the wall.

Saturday, 21 February 2009

Pick a colour


I've been trying to get some photos of these embroidered pieces for you to see, but I don't seem to have mastered the art of taking good photos of my work. I think what I notice the most is the state of my hands!

These are one of my interpretations of the paper folding games that I played when I was younger, i'm not sure what they are called- do you have a name for them?

Tuesday, 17 February 2009

A sort of introduction to the Calm Air All Ice blog

(I don't know what's going on with the crazy formatting in the post down below, but hopefully it's just when I look at it and you can see it nice and clearly...)

We set this blog up as a way of documenting our progress towards the show, and to provide somewhere for us to direct people who won't be able to come and see the show 'in real life'- nearer the time we will be listing work for sale, and hope that this blog will act as an archive of our experience working together.

Both Claire and I keep blogs elsewhere and have found the internet and the blogging community to be invaluable to the way we make our work, and our networks, and it feels natural to be setting up a blog for this show.

'Calm Air All Ice' started as an idea Claire had for us to show together, following on from our exhibition with Cindy Jaswal at the here gallery in 2007. Our work is different and yet the same, we are both inspired by similar things and share a reverence for vintage fabrics and traditional craft techniques. We plan that 2009 will be our year for global domination, starting with this little show...

Saturday, 17 January 2009


18th-23rd May 2009

Room 212, Gloucester Road, Bristol

Claire-Elizabeth Platt and Camilla Stacey

before, during and after