Cocteau Encore

Je reste avec vous.   (I stay with you) These are the words on Jean Cocteau’s grave stone.  He makes a confident statement in death. A contradiction? a truth? a creative legacy? a philosophical statement? a denial? an assertion? definitely … Continue reading

Bohemian Birtwell: a very british delight

The very first fabric I ever bought was from Celia Birtwell, I vaguely appreciated it was Celia I had the long chat with – as I mooned over fabled creatures, princesses, stars and stripes whilst upending the entire basket of … Continue reading