Deidre Hawken makes what might loosely be called hats or head pieces. However that description does not do justice to the exquisite intricate pieces of work created by this multi talented designer. I and my photographer went to interview her recently in her studio. JB.I know you as a hat designer and maker, but I… Continue reading Meet the Maker: Deirdre Hawken currently exhibiting at Metropolitan Museum, New York
Butterfly chairs are currently in vogue again. I saw lots of them at Maison et Objects in Paris. They were covered in a variety of fabrics and skins including leather and pony skin. I bought this old butterfly chair in a junk shop for £10. The cover was rust stained and not very nice so… Continue reading Make your own butterfly chair cover
Recycle your old cotton bed linen by using dyes in this years fashionable Pantone colours of Rose Quartz and Serenity, or as we know them pale pink and pale blue. We also added some jeans blue as Denim is so fashionable at the moment. You will need 1 packet of each of the following Dylon… Continue reading Upgrade your duvet cover and create ombre bedlinen.
Recycling week starts today so am posting some classy recycling projects on my blog this week. When I spotted this down at heel cocktail chair in a charity shop, I knew I was onto a winner. I made a pattern and then created my own shibori print just by pleating and using clothes pegs. The… Continue reading Dye your own shibori chair
Recently I found an ancient, well 1990’s Dylon leaflet about marbling on fabric and so intrigued were we that we decided to create a marbled cushion. Traditionally marbling was done on paper and was achieved by floating oil colour on water or size. If you try and do this on fabric, the fabric feels hard… Continue reading Marble your own fabric to create these stylish cushions!