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Chair makeovers during the time of Covid

I was recently given a small broken chair to repair for my youngest grandson, and so I persuaded The Significant Other to make a new seat for it. Chair in need of TLC Once the chair seat had been replaced , I gave it a coat of primer. Prime the chair before painting When the… Continue reading Chair makeovers during the time of Covid

Blog, Press Show Picks

Maison & Object A/W 2020

With lockdown, self isolating and Covid still in full swing , Maison & Object has taken place on line this year. So rather than stay in Paris I have had to make my design choices from my lap-top . Recycling and sustainability are very much in evidence. Dirk Vander Kooij sells his work from Popcorn.… Continue reading Maison & Object A/W 2020

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Derek Jarman

My Garden's Boundaries are the Horizon This small, intense exhibition shows the life and work created during the last few years of Derek Jarman's life. It is currently at the Garden Museum next to Lambeth Palace and is on until 20th September. As well as a film maker Derek Jarman was also an artist and… Continue reading Derek Jarman

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How to dye fabric using berries

Use the dyed fabric to wrap presents The Japanese have been fabric wrapping, Furoshiki, for years so why are we still wasting paper to wrap presents? By fabric wrapping you are giving an extra present, and the recipient can re-use it. As berries are plentiful at the moment it is a great time to make… Continue reading How to dye fabric using berries