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  • Detail of Faye Toogood's design for the Bill Amberg Leather Collection exhibited at London Design Festival.

CCHQ Weekly Round-up, 7 September 2018

Murano glass, monumental textiles and nonagenarian quilting for newborns

What happened
 
Thread Bearing Witness opened at the Whitworth. It is a major new series of large textiles by Alice Kettle that considers cultural heritage and refugee displacement
 
Labour MP Ruth Smeeth has proposed country of origin stamps to protect products made in Stoke-on-Trent.

Top designers have been paired with master artisans from the Veneto region for the upcoming Homo Faber exhibition starting soon in Venice

Hand-woven textiles from Co Down are making their way to Paris Design Week courtesy of the family-run Mourne Textiles.

Our Maker of the Week is Sara Impey whose quilts were recently acquired for the International Quilt Study Center and Museum's Collection.
 
What was said
 
"We’ve tried getting wrecked, we’ve tried hard capitalism, we’ve tried social media, and they’re not making us happy" Barn the Spoon as the Guardian look at how craft has the power to save us.
 
What was made

500 baby blankets by quilting nonagenarian Jack Morrow.
 
What to look forward to

Goldsmiths’ Fair, showcasing the work of 138 exceptional jewellers, takes place from 25 September.

And finally

Crafts magazine pick their London Design Festival highlights.

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