Blog, Exhibitions

A unique opportunity to exhibit your lockdown photography at the National Portrait Gallery

Nurse Aimée Goold after a 13-hour shift treating coronavirus patients © Aimée Goold  The Duchess of Cambridge and the National Portrait Gallery have today (Thursday 7th May) launched Hold Still, an ambitious community photography project to capture the spirit, the mood, the hopes, the fears and the feelings of the nation as we continue to deal… Continue reading A unique opportunity to exhibit your lockdown photography at the National Portrait Gallery

Blog, Makes

Recycle sheets to make, dirty uniform, laundry bags for NHS and Care Workers

Having recently posted about using pillowcases to make bags for NHS dirty uniforms, I have been making more and more, and as with anything one does repetitively, I have found different ways to improve the design and speed of making. Being in lockdown I reorganised my bed linen and decided to re-use the sheets with… Continue reading Recycle sheets to make, dirty uniform, laundry bags for NHS and Care Workers

Blog, Features, Press Show Picks

Petit Pan

Today I am going to introduce you to the most fabulous concept stores that I discovered in Paris. Petit Pan design and make a great deal of product, however it is the surface design that they have applied to both papers and fabrics that really commands one's attention. Before lock down they had three shops… Continue reading Petit Pan

Blog, House Garden Feature, Press Show Picks

Sustainable Furniture from Recycled Rubbish

With Covid 19 and lockdown, comes less air pollution, more evidence of wildlife and birds, less cars on the roads and planes in the sky. This has made many of us think about how we want to live in the future. To be honest it was already happening. The horrors of plastic pollution in our… Continue reading Sustainable Furniture from Recycled Rubbish

Blog, Makes

Making bags from pillowcases for dirty hospital uniforms

Last night I was contacted by an ICU nurse, from a large London Hospital, to ask if I could make some draw string bags. These are for her colleagues to put their dirty uniforms into after a hospital shift. The scrubs get washed in the hospitals, but the normal uniforms are taken home to be… Continue reading Making bags from pillowcases for dirty hospital uniforms