Wednesday, 5 May 2010


Another new exhibitor making their debut at our Vintage Fashion & Textile Fair this Sunday 9th May is Rachael Murphy of RJL Designs. Specialising in 'Measure Up', a range of fashion jewellery - primarily brooches, Rachael's designs use recycled fabric, cloth, twisted tape measures and buttons.

Rachael believes that cloth bares witness to our lives, being a powerful unspoken signifier of character, gender, era and financial status, and she uses fragments of discarded and vintage clothes and fabric in her work to recall memories and experience. Armed with knowledge of latest fashion trends and colours, Rachael puts together her artwork in a creative and fearless manner, playing with clashing colours and mixes of pattern, ensuring that each piece is a perfect measure of history and culture.

Visit Rachael's website at

Image © Rachael Murphy

The Frock Around The Clock Vintage Fashion & Textile Fair takes place on Sunday 9th May at the Holiday Inn, Ormeau Avenue, Belfast from 11am to 4.30pm. Admission costs £5 for adults and £3 for seniors and students. Earlybird offer applies from 11am to 11.30am when there will be £2 off the general admission price.

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