Join us for our latest exhibition and preview viewing of new works from Ashley Amery.
Ashley works with ideas of visual storytelling and memory to create fragmented and surprising pieces that defy linear narrative. These pieces explore domesticity, childhood, craft and the handmade.
Mister Peebles is a quiet chap who keeps himself to himself, he likes the company of his creatures. Helen is his one human companion, she illustrates his animals and makes the tea.
Helen first started drawing these creatures four years ago, after running away from a dull job and going to Tasmania to join the other man in her life. There she and Mister Peebles began filling a sketchbook with creatures and puns. Four years later they are all in Stoke Newington and the menagerie has grown to fill a studio. The latest additions are here to meet you at Of Cabbages & Kings.
Each original illustration is drawn using watercolour pencils, water and brushes, in a studio just down the road. They are then turned into prints and stationary either in-house or by talented UK based printers. This new collection of creatures are all off on adventures. Travelling near or far to experience something different, making some new memories along the way. Travelling and exploring new places can make life better, changing the way you see the world. You get to see other people’s lives, find a new passion, discover a foreign brand of biscuits you can’t get enough of and sometimes realise what you miss and love about home. That’s the beauty of moving around the world, even if it’s just round the corner.
Of Cabbages & Kings and Knit with attitude invite you to take part in a whole range of workshops, courses and events taking place at their shared premises at 127 Stoke Newington High Street. The welcoming, well lit and comfortable workshop area, separated from the shop, offers space to focus and be inspired.
If you would like any further information or to book a course please visit the Knit with attitude site
Of Cabbages and Kings is offering mentoring sessions for aspiring product designers, artists and makers. Speak to Of Cabbages and Kings owner and founder Jessica Widdows in an informal atmosphere and address key topics such as product development, branding, marketing, pricing strategies and how to pitch your products to potential independent retail outlets.
Jessica has been working with, and nurturing new designers for over 6 years in her role as a buyer at the shop, event organiser at the Of Cabbages and Kings Market Days and also as mentor with Good Story, a mentoring scheme helping young creative entrepreneurs in the UK with grants, loans and business development.
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The popular Of Cabbages and Kings Market Days are a regular fixture at Abney Hall, Stoke Newington, showcasing some of the best art, fashion, prints, gifts, textiles and product design in London town.
If you would like to run a course or workshop, or hold another event at Of Cabbages & Kings and Knit with attitude, we have a great creative space available for hire. We have large tables and chairs available for use, and access to a toilet and running water and a kettle for the all important refreshments.
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