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A new (old) chair

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  About 6.5 years ago, I spotted this old chair in a vintage shop in Brunswick that is now a cafe. I decided I HAD to have it and I was going to recover it. Coz let’s face it, it started out it’s life with me as pretty damn ugly. I meant to finally recover […]

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New Year, New Vat

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9 days in to the new year I finally get around to starting a new vat. For quite some time I’ve been wanting to try my hand at a truly natural vat, so today I started a fructose lime vat. Often also called a 1-2-3 vat, which is confusing because a ferrous sulphate (iron) vat […]

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More new stuff

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poor neglected blog! I’m sorry, I’ll try to do better next year. I’ve worked on some new stuff recently which I haven’t shown off yet blog wise! I’ve done a short run of Linen cushion covers which you can grab in the shop, and I also made some one of a kind patchwork scarves using […]

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A New Range

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For months and months and months I’ve been wanting to work on creating a new range of products, something fun, something for the home, something with a pop of colour. I am a huge lover of bright colour. I began working on these new products for Markit, and I’m quite a bit in love with […]

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Belle Magazine!

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Remember the wonderful collaboration I did with Gemma Patford recently? Well we extended our little collaboration to another 10 or so vessels which are for sale exclusively at Hermon & Hermon right now, alongside the stunning work of Shibori master Aboubaker Fofana. In addition to being stocked at such a lovely shop, we also got […]

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Perfection

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I know I’ve been quiet on the blog front for the past month or so, but a LOT has been happening on the personal front so I’ve not had much good dye stuff to talk about. I have worked on a few projects, I’ve worked up a new design which has become a fast favourite, […]

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Dye Garden, Interrupted

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I received some sad sad news yesterday. My lovely home which I adore is going to be bulldozed and have 4 – 6 concrete boxes AKA townhouses built in it’s place. So this means I will be moving house and potentially will not be able to plant the large dye garden I have been planning […]

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Sustainability & Consumerism

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I’ve never talked about my views on sustainability and consumption on my blog, which are both very close to my heart in different ways, and also inform my decisions in my business and in my personal life. So I’m going to talk about them a little bit now. These days the impact that I have […]

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Gemma Patford Co-lab

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For months now I’ve been dyeing (geddit??) to get my hands on some of Gemma Patford’s rope baskets. From the first moment I saw them I’ve been wanting to turn them blue, and finally she said “yes!” I’m quite sure I emitted a very girly squeal of joy when she did. I’m a bit of a […]

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Indigofera Australis

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I was able to make a quick visit to Ceres yesterday thanks to a trip to the doctor (shoulder problem!) which is nearby and was delighted to find they had a few Australian Indigo plants in their nursery. I picked up the 3 strongest looking plants and have chosen a place in my front yard […]