Festive gifts and jaunts

We promised goodies and gift ideas for this festive season – and here we are! We have thought of some of the best gifts inspired or created by some of the friends of Printworks:


Tamsyn Gambell is a wonderful textiles print designer who creates an array of original and hand printed scarves, interiors and these lovely notebooks. Printworks especially loves the hardbacks covered with vintage scarves and the edition of a TG placement print. Perfect for any loved ones with a flare for writing, doodling or forgetting things.


If you are looking for a book to read rather than write, there is only one we keep pawing over and would encourage everyone to own; Yinka Shonibare, MBE by Rachel Kent and published by Prestel. Definitely an inspirational way to see through the mulled wine evenings. A book sure to be sourced from many reputable bookshops.


For a Christmas cultural jaunt we recommend the ‘Diaghilev and the Golden Age of the Ballet Russes’ at the Victoria and Albert Museum which is running until the 9th January 2011. This exhibition is a wonderful snapshot of 20th century culture through Diaghilev’s dramatic and notorious performances which engaged and influenced artists and designers. Displays include giant theatre cloths, original costumes, set designs, props and posters by artists and designers including Léon Bakst, Georges Braque and Natalia Goncharova. For tickets or more information go here


Dawn Dupree’s cushions are a wonderful gift idea – featuring her hand printed motifs that can also be seen running through her printed canvases. Contact her for available designs, prices and information here

Well, we hope this helps and inspires you to a truly individual and printed Christmas.

About London Printworks Trust

London Printworks Trust is the centre of excellence for textile print. Our passion has continued for twenty years since establishing ourselves as a charity to encourage professional artists, designers and emerging talent to learn, to share ideas, to produce new work and to fulfil their creative potential. Through our specialist hand printing equipment and workshop facilities we support and nurture creativity in people from the local community of Brixton, and across London. We are developing a new programme of residency places, courses, talks and new open access in response to the changes to funding. We appreciate and thank the support from our Board, Volunteers and Freelancers, without whom we would not have survived the changes to our funding. Continued support from The Leverhulme Trust and Lambeth also helps us to make a difference.
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