107    6    2d    

Joseph Roulin was a postman became a particularly good, loyal and supporting friend to Van Gogh during his stay in Arles.. Vincent painted him and wanted to represent a man he truly admired it was important to him. I love this bit Roulin was known to have purchased a large group of paintings by Van Gogh on September 1, 1897; he acquired further paintings by the artist in 1899. I hope his family profited well from this !!

 215    23    6d    

NEW Jacket part of the VINCENT collection. Loving the colour and the printed lining of Vincent’s bedroom in Arles. Not showing at Pitti this season but we will have a look book and Line Drawings for any customer who would like to order. Get in touch ! #workhousengland #hackneyunionworkhouse #linen #welovelinen @wearelinen #summerlinen #green #printedlining #springsummer #pittioumo

 138    6    1w    

Oversize Summer Jacket !! The best silhouette to wear, so much nicer to have something that is long in the body ,wide sleeve unlined. Made in French Cotton Ecru and Kuroki vintage denim. WASHED. #frenchcloth #kuroki #japanesedenim #workhousengland #hackneyunionworkhouse #oversize #widesleeves #widesleeve #madeinengland #madeinengland🇬🇧

 174    4    1w    

Working from my my Parents conservatory ! Back to where I started the business although I was in the garage! I had to come as the studio table is being used to pack production. The bonus coming here is I get fresh coffee, lunch provided and at No cost. Enjoying cutting and preparing everything for sewing samples on Monday. #workingfromhome #parentshouse #conservatorygarden #trestletable #fashionstudio #madeinengland #workhousengland #hackneyunionworkhouse

 95    5    2w    

Enjoying making Hang Tags using pritt stick, reclaimed picture frame card ( the bits in the middle ) Sissors and string #hangtag #hangtags #workhousengland #hackneyunionworkhouse #recaim #card #sissors #sissoring #sissoringskills #madebyhand

 90    1    2w    

A wonderful day by the sea

 104    2    2w    

Colours of wet stones but not from just any old beach St. Margarets Bay Kent the best place to see the white Cliffs you can actually get down to the waters edge. There are white chalk pebbles hundreds of them ! #holidays #kent #pebbles #whitecliffsofdover #whitecliffs #hackneyunionworkhouse #workhousengland #colours #stones

 132    6    3w    

CURRENT MOOD Emily Brontë Wuthering Heights. Listened throughout the night on audio book. I love being read to. “strangely original" book that depicts "humanity in this wild state Coarse even for men, coarse in language and coarse in conception baffled by the storyline and found the characters prone to savagery and selfishness "disagreeable story" The Atlas review called it a "strange, inartistic story," but commented that every chapter seems to contain a "sort of rugged power." Published in 1847 #charlotebronte #wutheringheights #savage #inartistic #disagreeable #selfishness #coarse #hackneyunionworkhouse #workhousengland

 109    2    3w    

Going Deep with Matthew Hopwood who walked 400 miles around Scotland wearing the Captain Trousers made from @halleystevensons a brilliant wax Cotton Herringbone! #workhousengland #hackneyunionworkhouse #cottonherringbone #hayleystevenson #scotland

 123    21    3w    

Creating the PERFECT Crochet s Panama Hat yesterday. Handmade in Ecuador blocked in Luton. We learnt how the women crochet the hoods up the mountains in their homes and our the best new supplier goes to meet them in local Churches and buys them directly so no more Middle Men ! “ You can crush you can bruise it “ Paul Simonon #workhousengland #hackneyunionworkhouse #panamahat #panamahats #genuinepanamahats #ecuador #summerhats #madeinengland #paulsimonon #crochet

 124    11    4w    

New Woven Label reworked version created by @thunkgood JD Gilston a extremely good designer and a close friend. #hackneyunionworkhouse #workhousengland #label #font #fonts #labeldesign #madeinengland

 146    7    4w    

Feeling it today !! Made progress everything takes time but I’ve worked on Gilets a Jacket it just feels GOOD. #hackneyunionworkhouse #workhousengland #summercollection #printedlining #linen #linenjacket #linentrousers #madeinengland #madeinengland🇬🇧 #artisan

 107    2    4w    

Touching cloth cutting it over and over again then to finally stitch it. You then stop think how it feels how does it look so materials work together ? I make my choice and believe it to be right , I immediately doubt my initial choice and start all over again. I go around and around. I console myself as I make myself believe I’m getting better at choosing materials. I am now choosing colours too which makes it so very NEW !! Posts on colour in a minute. #workhousengland #hackneyunionworkhouse #brightcolours #printedlining #printmaking

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Starting to cut the samples , thanks to @offthepresscollective James you are working hard for me printing the linings for the collection. I might have gone bonkers with the some of the colours but you only live once. It does look good cut !! Goodness knows what it will be like to wear ! I #printedlining #vincentvangogh #summercollection #brightcolours #burystedmunds #safarishirt #hackneyunionworkhouse #workhousengland #downthetable

 75    6    1m    

If you go to Woodbridge go into @homespuncashmere ! I went today to deliver more Workhouse !! Best shop in the best town in Suffolk. It’s a shame I can’t move there. #suffolk #fashionshop #woodridge #workhousengland

 155    3    1m    

Wearing the Club suit inspired by Paul Bowles who lived in Tangiers in the 1940’s. It’s great to be putting on a Panama and sunglasses once again. Off to a wedding wearing WH !! . Thank you to @wearelinen it’s good to know your there and have your support! #paulbowles #linensuit #madewell #madeinengland #hackneyunionworkhouse #handmade #workhousengland #buggylining #linentrousers #meninlinen

 145    4    2m    

At the I LOVE Linen event at the V&A on Monday with Julia from @ilovelinen. It was suggested I wore linen so I dusted off some old Workhouse Garments and put on a Chicken George. I loved the Green colour of Julia’s dress and with her 70’s her feather cut and flicked back hair ! #linen #linenjacket #linendress #workhousengland #hackneyunionworkhouse #v&a

 105    1    2m    

We have put up The WORKHOUSE spring summer collection online ! Go and see if you can find something you want to wear !! http://store.workhouse-england.co.uk/ #workhousengland #onlineshopping #summercollection #artisan #craftmanship #madeinengland🇬🇧

 76    3    2m    

South Kensington Station after the I LOVE LINEN at the V & A event. Thanks for wonderful event @wearelinen Looking forward to making the new collection for S/S using many different linen materials in some Vincent Van Gogh inspired colours !! #workhousengland #hackneyunionworkhouse #linen #linenjackets #linentrousers

 72    0    2m    

I LOVE Linen at the V & A tonight. It’s been a great night meeting stylists and journalists championing the growing and use of linen @wearelinen . @ilovelinen #linen #menslinen #hackneyunionworkhouse #workhousengland #sustsinablefashion #europeanlinen

 123    5    2m    

Always like to take a picture of the production of the same Garment hanging together like this. There is a lot of work gone on to achieve this and there is still the folding and packing to do before we send them out into the world. The Throw Shirt in Jute. @1417_yamane #hackneyunionworkhouse #workhousengland #garmentproduction #madeinengland #londonfashion #artisan

 107    3    2m    

Making Hats ... worth a fortune. I love hats x #hackneyunionworkhouse #workhousengland #makinghats #hatters

 125    1    2m    

We are in Luton today the capital of Hat making in England working on hats for winter and the summer collections. We were allowed into the holy sanctum to watch how it’s done. Very few people are ever allowed in this room. I took a female friend along today which seemed to open up many new doors all day long !! #hackneyunionworkhouse #workhousengland #hatters #madeinengland #strawhats #summerhats

 102    0    2m    

Organising production .. travelling to see 3 factories today .. need to go .. everything is packed and ready. #hackneyunionworkhouse #workhousengland #fashionproduction #vwtransporter #vwtransportert6 #vanlife #mensclothing #madeinengland

 101    7    2m    

Real Painters do not paint things as they are. They paint things as they feel them to be. The New collection based on Vincent Van Gogh is just getting started. #loving #artist #painter #hackneyunionworkhouse #workhouse #menswear #madeinengland

 105    3    3m    

Having fun on a Saturday afternoon buying cloth for the next spring summer collection. #workhousengland #hackneyunionworkhouse #outerlimitsjapan @1417_yamane @1417_osaka @satoshiyoshida1979 #mensclothing #artisan #vincentvangogh #menscollection

 162    13    3m    

Spending some days creating Spring Summer 2019 collection based entirely on Vincent Van Gogh although the picture of Picasso seems to show quite brilliantly how the collection should feel. #colour #southoffrance #vincentvangogh #embroidery #summercollection #linen #cotton #safarishirt #japanesedenim #drawstringtrousers

 218    17    3m    

Looking forward to wearing something linen or cotton or both !! A straw hat would be good to ... ✊ #linen #linenshirt #summercottons #cottonshirts #linencottonmix #artisan #whitecloth #whiteclothes .. thanks @noahs_pain we must do something again.. #riverphoenix

 100    6    4m    

Thanks Rachie.k.d for putting on the CG again ! Certainly puts the finishing touch to today’s outfit, love yellow .. it’s a great colour and something we’re going to use next season !

 91    0    4m    

How to wear the Chicken George ! #hightopbowler #bowler #bowlerhat #madeinengland #lutonhatmaking #lutonhatfactory #hatter

 84    5    4m    

This is 1 hall of 6 .. I actually really enjoy it .. finding that Fabric !!

 152    2    4m    

Working at Premier Vision which involves finding new fabric for the next summer collection but also sharing knowledge and contacts with friends, meeting new business contacts , just talking .. Good to meet again @spikespijker @miessplinter #premiervision #linen #workhousengland #hackneyunionworkhouse @1417_yamane

 74    7    4m    

On the way to Paris to Premier Vision the fabric show , looking for new fabric for the next summer collection. We have some new ideas .. it looks like we are to base the next collection on Vincent Van Gogh. #premiervision #hackneyunionworkhouse #workhousengland #vincentvangogh #ss2018 #mensclothing #summercollection #colour #artist #artisan