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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 for a...

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Decorative Antiques and Textiles Fair

I'm interested in textiles and antiques and they are combined at The Decorative Antiques and Textiles Fair 22-27 January in Battersea Park, London SW11.  Unfortunately I won't be able to get down to London next week, so if anyone would like my e-ticket which admits...

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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. ...

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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 JANSALE in the...

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How to Clean Lampshades

Potential customers often ask how easy it will be to keep my lampshades clean, believing they are more fragile than traditional fabric shades.  In fact, they have two main advantages over many fabric shades - first their surfaces are vertical so they attract less dust...

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Winter Sun

Those of you who know me or have been following my blog will know that I am inspired by plants and flowers.  The only thing in flower in my garden at the moment is this architectural shrub Mahonia x media 'Winter Sun'.  After days of grey skies the sun at last shone...

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  1. Designed for Christmas

    December 4 @ 10:00 am - December 15 @ 4:30 pm
  2. RHS Malvern Spring Festival

    9th May 2019 @ 9:00 am - 12th May 2019 @ 6:00 pm