10.3.11

Prince's Foundation Eco House at the Ideal Home Show

For the past 6 weeks I have been working with brilliant set designer Christina Moore creating stylish interior textiles using only vintage and found fabrics. These pieces are now on show in an eco house designed for the Princes Foundation, on display at this year's Ideal Home show at Earls Court exhibition centre London, from 11th -27th March.
Christina has been the interior designer on the job, sourcing antiques from fairs across the UK, finding British designer pieces  and generally pulling together the look of the house. I have been lucky enough to be part of her 4 woman team along with artist Thomasin Smith and stain glass expert and interior  designer Dee.
All of my pieces upcycle old fabrics.  I have made roman blinds, bolsters, cushions and rugs as well as a pair of  patchwork curtains for a teenager's bedroom using denim, vintage pyjama fabric and ticking alongside fabric dyed with woad in France last October. I have also made a wall hanging of an owl from one of Thomasin's design.

I am waiting for official photographs, which I will post later,  but here are two cushions taken when still work in progress.

I cut down this old tea tray cloth and made it into a cushion having first chain stitched 'cheeky' to gently subverse the tweeness of this piece!
Hand embroidered 'Love' onto a pure wool cushion made from an old Welsh blanket  

patchwork owl from an illustration by Thomasin Smith

As soon as I have more images I will post them here...


2 comments:

silverpebble said...

I love the muted shades in these vintage fabrics and embroideries, especially the aqua stripe on that vintage blanket. I look forward to seeing images of the styled interiors.

jus said...

There is something so satisfying about using up scraps and patches isn't there? It's a bit like making a feast out of leftovers, x