• Shavings Christmas

    Making Friday: Lino Shavings

    A little Christmas tree made of lino shavings is a neat way to round off a year where block printing has loomed large, what with our block print inspired Diggi Dot collection, two collections of block printed scarves, and another trip to Jaipur to teach (and learn) about this amazing way of creating pattern. When …

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  • Week New Scarves

    New in the shop: Block Printed scarves

    On my recent teaching trip to Jaipur with Ritchie Ace Camps, I had a couple of days off, and was pleased to put them to VERY good use, because after the success of our last crop of limited edition block printed scarves, I was excited to design some more. So now, just in the nick of …

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  • Snoo

    Making Friday: The restorative power of a nap

    I’ve been feeling a little scattered in the Making Friday department lately, partly because of all the promotions work that this time of year takes up, and partly because I’ve been working on designs for next year’s new fabric collection, but on Friday I really felt the need to simply sit down and make something. …

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  • The Big Catch Ray Komei

    Best Things: Ray Komai

    Instagram and Pinterest are wonderful sources of treasures, best enjoyed when I go beyond a simple ‘like’ or ‘pin it’, and take the time to explore a  little. This morning, thanks to @modernform on Instagram, I spotted this intriguing image of a design by Ray Komai – a name I’d never heard before.   Some Googling told me that …

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  • Crazy Happy Thanks

    We’ve had a truly odd assortment of things on the studio table lately, and I thought they were a perfect expression of what this time of the year is like. In a nutshell, it’s totally CRAZY, but there’s plenty of HAPPY underneath too! So let’s focus on the HAPPY as we go crazy and celebrate my …

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  • Week Christmas Tree Napkin

    How to: Fold a Christmas tree napkin

    Wish you knew how to fold a napkin (or dozen)  into a forest of Christmas trees for your Holiday table? Follow our video tutorial below, made by the super clever Melissa!

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  • Spoons Hm

    Spoons again

    Josh Vogel makes spoons. Lots and lots of beautiful carved wooden spoons, and in his new book, The Artful Wooden Spoon, the former architect and founder of Blackcreek Mercantile & Trading Co. shows us what he does… as well as how you can do it too. It looks like a gorgeous book, and reminds me of when …

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  • Begonia

    Begonia growin’ ‘ere

    The begonia I popped into a vase has started growing roots! More inspiration for Victoria of Sfgirlbybay who desperately wants to get to the root of things

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  • Week Hm Ceramics

    Group ceramics show

    Every year at this time, my ceramics teacher Louise Gelderblom has a show at which all her students can display some of their work. I’m going to be showing some of the peculiar Oddjects I’ve been making all year, which look something like this: Come to the show on Friday 13 November at 6pm. It’s …

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