Sunday, 7 August 2016

New book! Exhibition and book launch!

Very excited to announce this!

Make Creatures with Felt Mistress: 12 Couture Characters to Sew

Say hello to Fringle, Rokpok and Grunch! These loveable creatures are a few of the cast of characters dreamed up by Louise Evans, aka Felt Mistress, for you to make. Each creature is beautifully illustrated by Jonathan Edwards and specially photographed for the book.

Clear step-by-step instructions, accompanied by line drawings, guide you through the making process, and an introductory chapter helps you tackle working with fake fur, using toy joints and more. At the back of the book you'll find full-size patterns for all the creatures (and their clothes) ready to use.

250 illustrations
112 pages
250 x 190 mm
ISBN 9781780678276
Published August 2016

Making Creatures with Felt Mistress from Laurence King Publishing on Vimeo.

Scroll down for more pictures from the book.

To celebrate the launch we have an exhbition and launch party at Colours May Vary in Leeds. Here's the details from their blog -

"We are SUPER excited to be welcoming Felt Mistress back to the shop on August 19th!

Felt Mistress aka Louise Evans was our very first book signing WAY back in February 2013! Since then our space has grown and we are very, very excited to host an exhibition of her work to celebrate the release of her new book “Make Creatures With Felt Mistress”!

There will be a launch party on Friday 19th….Details to follow but you know we always look after you on the refreshment front so don’t worry about that. On Saturday 20th there will be a book signing and when she returns from her travels Felt Mistress will hopefully be holding a workshop too! (TBC)"

We'll be exhibiting over 25 characters and Jonathan will be on hand at the signing to personalise your copy with a monster drawing. See you on the 19th of August from 6pm! We'll also be instore signing more books the following morning (Saturday 20th).

You can buy it from Colours May Vary and all other good bookshops!

Power Up! Simmer Down! Tokyo

This is a very late blog post about our show, Power Up! Simmer Down!, at Cafe Zenon in Kichijoji in Tokyo.

"Power Up! Simmer Down" is a collection of work specially produced for Cafe Zenon. Inspired by sunshine, 1980s exercise videos, leisure wear, 1970s pool parties, ice cream, low-impact workouts and Sony Walkmans. It included one off fabric sculpture dolls and original brush and ink drawings.

Niles likes sunshine and low-impact workouts.

Myles like sunshine and FM radio.

Hank likes sunshine and pool parties.

Marlon likes sunshine and 1980s exercise videos.

Roscoe likes sunshine and leisure wear.

Monday, 16 November 2015

The Sunday Times Style Magazine

This job was such fun! So great working with the team at Style Magazine. Photos by Matthew Shave

Here's some backstage pics...

...some process shots and a few before they left for their assignment. One of the dresses was hand painted by Jonathan (the dresses were a nod to Moschino and Saint Laurent)

Wednesday, 15 July 2015

Blip and The Sugarhill Gang

I first met Blip in Tokyo. He was breakdancing in Yoyogi park on a flattened cardboard box. When I was asked to produce a poster for The Sugarhill Gang's appearance at the Tramlines Festival in Sheffield I knew he would make the perfect model and thankfully he agreed. The posters will be exhibited at the Millennium Gallery from the 24th - 26th of July. The A3 posters will also be available to buy from the gallery.

Thursday, 30 April 2015


First of many new characters inspired by our recent trip to Japan.

Introducing Bonteeq...

Bonteeq spends most of his time hanging around the backstreets of Harajuku accidentally interfering with people’s internet connection and emitting a loud humming noise near vending machines. He lives on a diet of tempura-fried USB cables and dropped pixel lattes. He speaks fluent English, Japanese and Fax machine (with a slight Telex accent).

Bonteeq will be joining me in Toronto at TCAF next week. Be sure to stop by and say hello!

Jonathan's sketchbook of drawings from the trip is available HERE.

Monday, 16 February 2015

Momo and the Moon Peach

I was asked by Gallery Nucleus and Nickelodeon Studios to take part in the official art exhibition paying tribute to Avatar : The Last Airbender and Legend of Korra. Here's my piece, Momo and the Moon Peach, and a few making-of shots. The exhibition is open from March 7th -22nd. For more details and sales enquiries click HERE.