The current pandemic has made people look in all different directions as lives change.
Schultz & Wiremu Fabric Effects are one such business. They are a family-run business, run by husband and wife team Miriam Schultz and Kevin Wiremu, who have been creating fabric effects for Film and Theatre since 1983.
But as the pandemic struck, they found they were having little or no work. So, they turned tide a little and have invested in building an online shop. Here, they sell products they use in their usual work. They have created some exclusive products and have brushes, dyes, paints and acrylic paints to name but a few. They realised it was difficult to buy small quantities of some products. So, they collaborated with some of their usual suppliers and have created some great small quantities of these products. This means that products are available to people who wouldn’t normally be able to buy them in accessible quantities.
You can find these great products in their shop at www.swfxshop.com and we will shortly be selling some here, so if you are a keen textile artist, keep an eye out on our Shop in the coming weeks.
Who are Schultz and Wiremu?
We thought you’d also like to know a little about Miriam and Kevin and see some of their amazing work:
After working as teachers and technicians at Chelsea School of Art within the Textile and Surface Design Departments they were asked to complete two prestigious Print and Dye jobs for the Royal Opera House. On the strength of this work they opened a textile studio in Deptford in 1984 and have been there ever since.
Miriam and Kevin have successfully completed many varied projects in the entertainment industry since then.
These projects include working on numerous major films and for leading theatre, opera and ballet companies worldwide, as well as for West End and Broadway musical theatre productions.
Here are some of the Film and TV productions they have been involved with: Disney’s The Nutcracker and the Four Realms; Wonder Woman; Star Wars The Last Jedi; Fantastic Beasts; Dunkirk; Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix; Shaun of the Dead; The BFG; Pirates of the Caribbean – Dead Man’s Chest; Warhorse; Taboo; The Crown; Game of Thrones; Les Misérables; The Danish Girl; Great Expectations
They have also been involved in countless stage productions by The Royal Opera House, English National Opera, New York Metropolitan, Houston Ballet, Royal Ballet, The National Theatre, Royal Shakespeare Company, Shakespeare’s Globe, Regents Park Theatre, Glyndebourne Opera and many more.
Together with their children, Pearl, Louis and Rudi, they are a rare resource who dye, print, paint and distress fabrics professionally for set and costume in their own studio.
You can find out more about Schultz & Wiremu Fabric Effects at www.swfabricfx.com
Take a look at some of their work – just tap or click on the image for a description