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EVER-SO-EXCITING NEW WORKSHOP

Here it is: the upholstery studio

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BOOK REVIEW: CONTEMPORARY UPHOLSTERY BY H STANTON

I love this book. I think I’d actually go further and say it’s the best practical upholstery book I’ve ever had the pleasure of reviewing. Everything from the way it’s laid out to it’s visually appealing furniture and fabrics makes me warm and fuzzy inside.

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SOMETHING FINE IN 2012

2012 has been an epic journey for something fine. I’ve had some amazing opportunities come my way and upholstered some fabulous chairs and met some talented funny and above all crafty friends at the vintage market (you know who you are!). So excited to see what 2013 has to offer, but in the meantime here’s […]

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IT’S DANISH DARLING

I was at a car boot recently and came across a man unloading two rather interesting looking chairs. I bought them (of course) and squeezed them into the car amongst my other finds. When I got home I stacked them in the corner of my office with the rest of the ‘I must do something […]

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MAD ABOUT MARUSHKA

A couple of years ago I was at a carboot and I bought the most amazing screen printed image. At the time I didn’t know anything about the name that was scribbled on the bottom but it oozed 70’s appeal so I had to have it. The owner told me he had brought it whilst […]

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A BIT BONKERS: TEXTILES & UPHOLSTERY

1. Everything pink and everything geometric (is it wrong that I LOVE this).

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BRITISH TEXTILE INDUSTRY – OLD BLEACH LINEN

I was in Northern Ireland this weekend visiting my beloved cousin and her gorgeous new baby. Not one to miss out on the chance to pick up some vintage fabric, I stumbled upon a little book store with a vintage section and picked up a huge piece of 60’s unused linen by ‘Old Bleach’ a […]

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BOOK REVIEW: THE PRINTED SQUARE

I was perusing the aisles of Waterstones recently – I like to see what crafting/business books are out every now and again – and I came across this: The Printed Square by Nicky Albrechtsen. Ugh. Practically no text, just pages and pages of gorgeous vintage handkerchief visuals. My kind of book.

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PRINT, DESIGN & WINE

I don’t know about you, but I’m a bit of a novice when it comes to Art, so when I was invited to go along to the opening of an art gallery exhibition at the University of Bournemouth at their Atrium Gallery last week I was a little nervous. To my delight it was a […]

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ORIGINAL DESIGNERS OF VINTAGE TEXTILES

Last month I made a last minute dash to the Fashion & Textile Museum just before it closed down it’s exhibition called ‘Designing Women-Post War British Textiles’. I’m really glad I made the effort, even though the decision was a little disastrous on the family front (my mother in law tripped over and broke her […]

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