Bespoke Velvet Cushions by Lou Gardiner
 Bespoke Velvet Cushions by Lou Gardiner exhibited at TENT, The Truman Brewery, London  2013.
Studio
    • I'm really thrilled that my silk scarves are featured on Tatler's IT LIST today. 
    • My pop-up shop at Hoopers in Wilmslow opens on 1 November.  I'll be showcasing my silk scarves as well as the new range of pillows and poufs.  Come and visit!
    • I had a great time teaching Kirstie Allsopp how to master her sewing machine at the Handmade Fair At Hampton Court in September...she's getting good!
    •  I have launched a collection of SILK Crepe de Chine SCARVES available to buy on this website.
    • I have just completed an exciting ad campaign for Kettlechips.  Please see the commissions section of my website.
    • I was selected to exhibit a large installation of my work at COLLECT The Saatchi GalleryMay 2012.  COLLECT is the premier annual fair in Europe for international contemporary craft of museum quality curated by the Crafts Council.  Please see the short film on the commissions page 'You Blow me Away.' 
 
  • Thanks to everyone who voted in The Craft and Design Magazine Awards.  I won the Gold in the Textiles category and the overall prize 'Maker of the year 2012.' 
  • I am always working on an eclectic mix of commissions and have just completed a large embroidered artwork for The Royal Oldham Children's Hospital.  Please see the commissions section of my website. 
  • In November 2010 I was featured on 'Kirstie's Homemade Home' teaching Kirstie Allsopp a Master Class on how to draw with a sewing machine.  Kirstie exclaimed that Machine embroidery was the 'crack cocaine of craft!'.  Kirsty and I will be getting together again to launch a Kettlechips Craft Competition in March 2013. 
  •  I am looking for distributors for my SILK SCARF COLLECTION.  PLease email me with any enquiries.
  • I have recently finished a 6 month stint as column writer for SEW magazine which was a great discipline but very time consuming.  A great experience.