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Take a walk through the EMIR factory

By |2015-05-27T08:18:15+00:00May 27th, 2015|Categories: News|

In our latest video, take a look through the factory where you can view the process of one of our made-to-order benches being made. All our workbenches, handtools and weaving looms are made here in our Ashford factory and as everything is designed and manufactured in the same building - we can work with you on [...]

This year’s craft and design events 2015

By |2015-04-21T12:55:18+00:00April 21st, 2015|Categories: Events, News|

We have compiled our top craft and design events coming up in 2015, covering jewellery design, fashion, silversmithing and textiles. If you are looking forward to a craft or design event that has not yet been listed, let us know in the comment section below! MA Fashion Exhibition  - 15 – 25 April Currently taking place at [...]

EMIR visits the Country Living Fair Spring 2015

By |2015-03-24T09:58:30+00:00March 24th, 2015|Categories: News|

The Country Living Spring Fair 2015 took place on the 18-22 March to champion UK craftspeople and small businesses. We went along on the first day of the fair and have rounded up our main highlights:         Rustique Interiors. Click for larger image Rustique Interiors Rustique Interiors’ stand featured a variety of [...]

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. [...]

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 sophie@emir.co.uk or message us on Facebook with your name, course of study and university and to what extent you [...]

Weaving workshops with schools by Harris Looms

By |2014-12-12T09:22:57+00:00December 12th, 2014|Categories: News|

A weaving workshop has recently taken place at a London School with Harris Looms to provide children with the opportunity to try out the traditional craft. This has been in partnership with Teresa Georgallis who shares our vision that art and play are important factors in a child’s early development. Children are able to plan out their designs [...]

Christmas events taking place at Universities

By |2014-12-10T09:19:51+00:00December 10th, 2014|Categories: News|

There is plenty to do this Christmas with a wide range of events taking place at universities. Here we have rounded up the top five taking place in London, Cambridge, Brighton and Kent: Central Saint Martins 14 Nov 2014 - 30 Jan 2015 BA Jewellery Design. A project at The Foundling Museum In response to the [...]