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Monday, January 31st, 2011

beginners quilting class

beginners quilting class

I am joining the Ladies of Dulwich in March to teach a beginners quilting course at the Scarlet Peacock, you can bring along favorite bits of fabric, well loved clothes and shirts and come a turn them into a quilt. Its a great way of learning a skill and creating new out of old and [...]

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Friday, October 1st, 2010

Polly Hope colaborates with eco fashion design label Beautiful Soul

Polly Hope colaborates with eco fashion design label Beautiful Soul

Having met Nicola Woods the face behind Eco fashion label beautiful soul last year at the EFF EXPO, she approached me earlier on this year to collaborate on a design for her latest collection. Here she has used Polly Hope retro bird design on a smaller scale to suit the medium of fashion textiles. Once [...]

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Wednesday, June 9th, 2010

Reupholstering

organic reupholstered chair

.. every now and again one gets board of the tired old chairs that are now sitting in the living room and one feels like making anew, now it seems like a good idea until you actually go and have a look in the shops and anything half descent is well over ones meager budget [...]

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Tuesday, May 25th, 2010

Chelsea Flower show

Eden project garden, designed by prisoners and homeless people

I am lucky enough to have a friend who has a stand at the Chelsea flower show every year, and this year he gave me and Karin (an American friend, who i met in Bhuj india) tickets. I had only been to the flower show a couple of times, but it was particularly exciting to [...]

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Wednesday, April 14th, 2010

Making lamp stands from reclaimed objects

Reclaimed floor boards lamp base

I had been thinking about getting some lamp bases made for the silk lamp shades i have had made from the Polly Hope Ahimsa silks. I had initially been thinking of creating lamps from other objects such as vases and pots and found this ceramic sculpture in a small second hand furniture shop in Herne [...]

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