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MADE BY MRS M REVIEW OF OUR MINI CANYON # 1 KIT

We were really please to meet Kate Marsden textile designer, blogger, and crafter extraordinaire at the Knitting & Stitching show, October 2015. We love her designs so were thrilled when she bought Mini Canyon #1, one of our mini kits to try and then she blogged about her experience. It was just great to get[…]

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What is it about Modernism?

The Victoria & Albert Museum succinctly offer a short definition: “Modernism in design and architecture emerged in the aftermath of the First World War and the Russian Revolution – a period when the artistic avant-garde dreamed of a new world free of conflict, greed and social inequality. It was not a style but a loose[…]

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What is the Slow Movement?

I am aware that in our “info” blurb I talk about us being inspired by the Slow Movement, and I thought it would be good to write a bit of something about this as it is an idea. I found this short film called Music & Life, produced by Trey Parker & Matt Stone (perhaps[…]

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The Garden of Ninfa

Monty Don’s Italian Gardens – The Garden of Ninfa, Latina. On a drizzley, grey, March day, this looks like heaven. I love the layers of history in this garden, the clear cool waters, gorgeous roses and stunning views. We aren’t planning any flower designs right now, and it may not be Modernist in style, but[…]

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Short film made by the Eames

A short film made by Charles & Ray Eames of their house, Case Study House #8, after five years of living in it. There is some beautiful photography in this film, lovely colours, lines, angles curves. Also a snapshot of their lives through the objects the fill their living space with. Best accompanied by your[…]

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How to: Basketweave Tent Stitch

I thought it might be helpful to add some simple video tutorials There are an array of long and short video’s, chatty videos, shaky videos, dull and tedious videos. We thought about making our own videos and when we have some spare time we definitely will! In the meantime here is a simple videos tutorials which[…]