• Sunday Times Meet The Maker March

    IN THE PRESS: Sunday Times HW

    If you’ve been reading this blog for a bit, you’ll know about Making Fridays – my weekly practice of committing time away from the To Do list, just making things because it’s what I want to do. It’s been really important for me to find the balance as the owner of a creative business, so I’m delighted that this …

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  • Macrame Workshop

    Making Friday: Macrame workshop

    Want to learn the knotty arts? Sign up for our macrame workshop with expert instruction from Jade Paton of House of Grace.

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  • Baskets Suns

    Making Friday: Baskets and suns

    I discovered on Making Friday that Folk art and sun shapes are best friends.

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  • Post Trump

    Post-Trump Making Friday

    What I did when Trump was elected.

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  • Jaipur

    A Making Friday in Jaipur

    The last time I was block printing in Jaipur, I had a brainwave…

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  • Koel Mag Macrame

    Making Friday: Macrame

    If you’ve been following blogs for a while, you must have come across Bloesem – the beautiful design blog which Irene Hoofs has been writing for the last 10 years (we both started blogging in 2006!). Over time, Irene has evolved Bloesem, rebranding as BloesemDesign, adding BloesemKids, and now she’s even started a magazine… on paper! It’s called Koel, and …

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  • Process Diamonds

    Making Friday: A Multi-dimensional relationship

    You know Heath Ceramics, by now, right? We’ve been working together since they placed a first order in 2008, we’ve designed and produced staff aprons, tea towels and other custom designs for them, and last year I had a pop up shop in their LA store. We’re old friends! Lately, I’ve been using Heath’s Dimensional tile collection as …

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  • Pattern A

    Making Friday: Keep going

    One of the things I like to do on a Making Friday is to take a single motif and to print the heck out of it until I feel I’ve exhausted all its possibilities… and then to print some more. Had a great one of these days on Friday, using this simple motif. Now I’ve got itchy fingers …

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  • Buckets

    #BriseSoleilSA competition

    Not too long ago, when I wrote one of my BEST THINGS posts about all kinds of breeze brick walls and screens, I started the Instagram hashtag #brisesoleilSA, hoping to start a record of brise soleil walls and screens across South Africa. As you’ve posted your pics, we’ve been putting them onto a Google map. Take …

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