Tag Archives: Making Friday

  • Plant shadow

    Making Friday: Plant shadows

    Some of the experiments and photos I’ve been taking around the idea of plant shadows.

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  • halo all upside down

    Making Friday with GIH Studio

    This post is a bit of a mashup of our Friends & Neighbours and Making Friday features, because it’s a story about a South African designer who credits his start as a furniture designer to my Making Fridays idea. I met Gareth Henderson of GIH Studio on a glaringly hot rooftop in Cape Town earlier this year, as …

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  • Sunday Times Meet The Maker March

    In Sunday Times Home Weekly

    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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  • 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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