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David Bromley – Collaborating with Capocchi

by Jenny Butler
Tuesday 5th April 2011

Today David Bromley shows us a sneak peek at his brand new collaboration with Capocchi which includes a wonderful range of quilts! Many of the pieces featured in today’s post will be released this Friday at Capocchi in Armadale. – Jenny x

New Bromley Quilts! Available at Capocchi in Armadale.

All you have is good.  I have a constant desire or push to reflect character and warmth and narrative into any image (like I discussed yesterday with the new works, where it is possible give a piece of work character and a sense of place).  I try and reflect just not what the image is but how to portray it.

Ladies, can I interest you in a DAVID BROMLEY bag?!? Available in more masculine styles too, from Capocchi

I’ve always been a mad decorator. My parents were incredibly indulgent. I would write and paint all over the walls faking red blood dripping writing and gluing things on to the wall pulling all the plaster off.

I  moved out of home in my early teens and, despite being broke, would have my own little flat as opposed to sharing a space.  My first place had rolling stones posters everywhere, bottles, driftwood, old motorbikes and big black and white printouts with coloured textas… and friends would come over and colour them in.  Nothing’s changed.   I’ll move rooms around and design furniture in my sleep.

There is no hope for me, luckily I get to do it in my waking life too. Collaborating with Capocchi is great fun, mainly I have free reign to let my imagination run free. The throws are on the back of a great fabric / textiles collecting habit. I couldn’t have made a throw without an old school / antique backing, as they are just so charming and so different and emotional in their feel.  So the ideas was to combine a contemporary image (even though my work has a nostalgic narrative or style at times too) of mine on one side, and the antique on the reverse, hand stitched together.

David Bromley and Cappocchi throws being assembled in India

The long lines of hand stitched application just ties the two quilts together and I think adds a lovely quality to the image. It was always important that they felt authentic and had a sense of originality and were not just a throw, but a thing valued… a sense that you wanted to fall asleep under a bunch of them and float off into dreamland.

- David


by Jenny Butler
Tuesday 5th April 2011

5 comments

  • v 4 years ago

    I love the skulls on mirror effect – I want/I need/I must have!

  • Siobhan Rogers 4 years ago

    Love that you are Highlighting Art Quilts and showing everyone how beautiful they can be, hand stitching is fabulous – Top Job :)

  • Em 4 years ago

    Quilting is an amazing craft with an amazing history – but this is just something else! The images on the quilts combined with the images of the people making them is exquisite.

  • sandra 4 years ago

    Sorry! I’m not a great fan of David Bromley’s work; and now after looking at his latest commercial venture I’m even less impressed. Although I’m sure he’s paying his workers in India a fair wage.

  • Kara Cartisciano 4 years ago

    Such a fan!

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