Yearly Archives: 2015


Why choose variable height benches?

By |2015-03-12T11:07:53+00:00March 12th, 2015|Categories: News|

EMIR have been selling to schools, colleges and universities for decades and during that time we have been able to get to know the changing needs of students in the classroom. From speaking with teachers, we found that the design of special needs classes do not always enable students to work comfortably when carrying out woodworking projects. This led to [...]

The Great Heal’s Bodging Race comes to a close

By |2015-02-19T09:02:51+00:00February 19th, 2015|Categories: News|

A week of craft events The Great Heal’s Bodging Race took place last week on Tottenham Road where 6 world-renowned designers competed to create bespoke chairs. This was part of Heal’s Modern Craft Market where the stores windows were transformed into ‘live retail theater’ where passers-by could watch the chairs being made from the high street. [...]

Loom diagram – Harris Looms

By |2015-02-10T09:44:15+00:00February 10th, 2015|Categories: News|

When first taking up weaving, knowing your way around a loom can seem a little daunting. That's why we have put together a diagram of our 8 shaft Harris Table Loom which has each part clearly labelled for you. For more information on our table looms, click here. To view the diagram larger, simply click the image below:

Evie Armstrong-Clarke receives EMIR Jewellers bench

By |2015-01-26T12:01:27+00:00January 26th, 2015|Categories: News|

Evie at home with her new Jewellers bench Follow up from previous blog post: Central Saint Martins student, Evie Armstrong-Clarke recently received the Jewellers bench EMIR made for her after Evie won a competition to debut her exclusive range in Topshop’s top 20 stores worldwide and online. Evie worked with us on the design elements of the [...]

EMIR joins University of Kent for Employability Points Scheme

By |2015-01-21T09:36:56+00:00January 21st, 2015|Categories: News|

We have recently teamed up with the University of Kent to offer two students the chance to add an EMIR project placement to their CVs. This has been made possible due to the University’s Employability Points Scheme (EPS) that “rewards students for active engagement in extracurricular activities during their time at the University of Kent”. The [...]

Textiles students: Send in your designs!

By |2018-06-19T11:49:02+00:00January 7th, 2015|Categories: News|

    If you would like to send in any photos of finished woven fabrics, works in progress or perhaps some scrapbook snapshots then please scroll down for further information and contact details: To submit your photos, please email or message us on Facebook with your name, course of study and university and to what extent you [...]

Our top 5 YouTube channels for woodwork

By |2015-01-07T10:10:20+00:00January 7th, 2015|Categories: News|

YouTube is a great way to gain more knowledge and inspiration for a wide range of topics. Here, we have rounded up our top 5 YouTubers that produce great quality, informational videos: This Woodwork ‘ThisWoodwork’ is a channel created by Alex Harris, a UK teenager and woodwork enthusiast. His tutorials cover a wide range of things [...]