Designs in Bud

Designs in Bud

Planning and paperwork have given way to some designing today.  I always launch a new range of work at the RHS Spring Gardening Show in May and have been seeking inspiration in the garden.  Last year’s designs were bright and bold, this year I am going to opt...
Stuart Haygarth Chandeliers

Stuart Haygarth Chandeliers

The January/February copy of Crafts has a feature on Stuart Haygarth and his fabulous lighting creations from found-objects.  I really like the fact that they are limited editions and not mass-produced and love the way he has created something beautiful by combining...
Hearts and Minds

Hearts and Minds

I have just come across a lovely project that has caught my imagination.  I am often teased by friends when I stop suddenly mid-conversation and point out a weird shape in a stone wall, or a strange pattern on a tree trunk, or an unusual petal formation on a flower. ...
Selvedge Offer

Selvedge Offer

Selvedge, the wonderful magazine for those with a passion for textiles, is having a sale.  If you take out a year’s subscription before 29 February you’ll get 20% off the £7.50 cover price; that’s six issues for £36 delivered. You will need to quote...
New Series of Grand Designs

New Series of Grand Designs

I am delighted to see that Grand Designs is back with a new UK series starting tomorrow at 9pm on Channel 4.  The first show promises to be another challenging development – an ambitious self-build in Cheltenham just 25 miles from me.  I have no plans to restore...
Autumn Leaves

Autumn Leaves

Today I am off to set up my display at the Worcestershire Guild of Designer Craftsmen Winter Show in Worcester, UK. New work produced for the show is inspired by the beautiful shape and colour of acer leaves. This one is from the tree we pass every day on our walk to...
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