Blog, Exhibitions

Ben Nicholson: From the Studio

Pallant House Gallery is currently hosting a major exhibition of the celebrated Modern British artist Ben Nicholson OM (1894 –1982). Talc du coty 1932 Oil on board          The exhibition explores the importance of still life and the studio within Nicholson’s art– from early highly-finished paintings to abstract reliefs that secured his international reputation. On… Continue reading Ben Nicholson: From the Studio

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Up-cycle a Jeans Jacket

Denim Jackets seem to be having a resurgence in popularity currently. However why would you want to wear a plain boring jacket that looks the same as everyone else’s, when you could embellish and make something truly original? I have been collecting vintage pieces of tapestry and embroidery for applique and upholstery and I had… Continue reading Up-cycle a Jeans Jacket

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Charlotte Perriand: The Modern Life

There is no way I can beat the brilliant headline The Financial Times produced to describe this exhibition. ‘Charlotte Perriand: The thrill of the chaise at the Design Museum.’          This is the first retrospective of her work in the UK for 25 years and it draws on her archives in Paris and sheds new… Continue reading Charlotte Perriand: The Modern Life

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Regrown

How to Grow Fruit, Herbs and Vegetables from Kitchen Scraps        With the current passion for all things RE, be it cycled, loved or invented, REgrown is a great title. This is a fun and informative book especially for those with little or no knowledge of horticulture and those with a limited budget and not… Continue reading Regrown

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Stitch in Bloom

Botanical- inspired embroidery projects for you and your home I am a great admirer and follower of Lora Avedian, mixed media textile artist and RCA graduate. Like many designers her work looks deceptively simple. However don’t be fooled by this, as like the work of other great textile artists such as Marimeko, Orla Kiely, Zandra… Continue reading Stitch in Bloom