Wooden Magnet Fashion City Workshop

Wooden Magnet Fashion City Workshop

  • £4.00
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This Fashion City wooden magnet is part of an exclusive range depicting a design by London based graphic designer Craig Yamey which was inspired by the fashion workshops of London's East End past.

We asked Craig about his inspiration for this exclusive design: "As a jewish designer with a deep interest in East London history this was a dream job! I have been on several guided walks of Jewish East London, covering the rich history of shopkeepers and garment factories around Whitechapel where I once lived. One of my fondest memories as a child of the 70's was visiting my father who worked in a clothes shop in Golders Green where he would fit customers with suits and jackets.  

As a designer of museum shop ranges, I often create designs which need to communicate the visual language of a particular decade or era so the Museum of London has always been a great source for researching historical artefacts where many an afternoon has been spent with sketchbook in hand.  

For this exclusive range, I took a hand drawn approach in order to evoke a sense of history and draftsmanship. I share my studio at Cockpit Arts with a weaver, a bag maker, and an embroiderer, so I am surrounded every day by beautiful vintage tools of the craft. Sewing machines, tailoring dummies and old scissors take centre stage of this Fashion City collection as I meticulously sketched each object with pen and ink.

From magnets to coasters, notebooks to mugs, each product in the range required a different configuration of the illustrations, much like piecing together the patterns of clothes. I love how so many items in the range can be used by tailors; a bag for fabrics, a notebook for measurements or an enamel mug for scissors and pins."

  • Made from wood.
  • Measures 78x53mm
  • Comes with backing card
  • Exclusive to Museum of London Docklands

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