Premiere Vision Paris September 2019

September 15, 2019

So here we are again, returning to Premiere Vision for our third season running, ready to showcase our Autumn/Winter collection of woven delights! (And a little Spring/Summer too, as we know our clients all work to varying timelines and seasons all at once)

The Aviary Studio isn’t one to follow trends - we’re all about running with our inspiration and seeing where that takes us, trusting our own taste levels rather than looking to someone else’s for validation. Often we start by learning and reworking traditional weaving techniques, mixing ideas together and putting a fresh new spin on things.

Colour takes centre stage in our collections, not just for aesthetics, but also as part of a wider narrative around colour as therapy. Like with music, certain colours and combinations, like harmonies, can provoke an emotional response, create a mood, change a mental state.

Then comes the yarn choices, and with them an array of texture, hand-feel, tactility. A treat for the senses!

The weaving process provides endless possibilities in terms of structure, design, composition, pattern, technique.

Once off-loom, the finishing processes of washing, pressing, brushing, heat-setting, knotting, coating, scrunch drying, trimming, and mounting gives the fabrics a whole new lease of life.

Besides one to one meetings with our clients, exhibiting at trade shows provides us with one of our only other means showing our work openly, as we have to be careful how much of our design work we post on online platforms in order to protect the copyright for our clients.

If you’d like to see the collection, come by our stand in Hall 5, stand U53, in the DESIGNS area.

Hope to see you here!

Paris Here We Come….Again!!!

January 22, 2019

This coming February we will be back in the ‘DESIGNS’ Hall for our second season at Premiere Vision Paris.

Come and see the new Spring Summer collection of woven swatches for some design inspiration - we have delicious new colour studies, inventive combinations of yarns and structures, check and stripe ideas, plus some experimental Ikat and denim innovations. We have also been celebrating the colour white...

We will be located in Hall 5, stand V45, between 12th-14th February.

See you there!

HeimTextil Frankfurt Here We Come!

December 30, 2018

Now in our third year of business, we are very excited to announce our upcoming debut appearance at Heimtextil Frankfurt this January 2019.

We will be showcasing our current collection of handwoven design ideas in Hall 3’s ever inspiring ‘New & Next’ area, which is full of emerging talent in textile design innovation.

Our current collection includes a variety of weights, qualities, textures and patterns, with particular focus on checks, stripes, denim innovation, contemporary ikat, fancy tweeds and colour studies.

Fabric design is often overlooked in favour of the cut and style of a product, wovens often overlooked in favour of print, and with this in mind, it is our aim to put the spotlight back on wovens, celebrate their cultural importance, their versatility and the invaluable talent and craftsmanship of the makers.

In the fashion and home textile industry, design time is often of the essence. The swatches provide clients with ideas that are relevant and ready to use – to have something tactile to work with that has already come into form, based on the very research that brands often don’t have ample time to gather.

Each swatch is produced only once, ensuring that the same design cannot be sold twice, giving the client full exclusivity. We provide full technical information for each swatch, to aid the development process with mills and suppliers.

For more information or to book an appointment at the show, get in touch with us via the contact page, or alternatively come and find us in Hall 3, Stand E19.

See you there!

A Very Merry Christmas to one and all from The Aviary Studio!

December 25, 2018

We are doing Premiere Vision!

September 10, 2018

We are brimming with excitement about our upcoming debut showcase at Premiere Vision, in Paris this September 19th- 21st.

The ‘DESIGNS’ Hall showcases the best in wovens, prints, knit and vintage design, with fashion and homeware brands coming from all over the world looking for inspiration for the new season.

Our current collection of woven swatches is full of new and inspiring design ideas - from colourful pattern to minimalist white studies, from checks and stripes to contemporary ikat, from denim experiments to fancy fringes!

We are firm believers in considered design, as opposed to churning out idea after idea. All of our swatches are the result of on-going research and experimentation both on and off loom, playing with new yarn types and colour combinations, learning and developing both new and old weaving techniques.

It’s always been a dream of ours to exhibit our woven delights in Europe and what a wonderful city to start with….Paris Here We Come!!!

Find us in Hall 5, at stand W46, in the Designs area.