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85/100: 100 Days of Making

Curtains!

I don’t usually custom make curtains but when a lovely friend asks you, how can you say “no”!

Leanna has just had her house painted inside and out and new curtains for several rooms were on the agenda to go with the new lovely rich tones in her bedrooms, living room and media room. I […]

83/100: 100 Days of Making

Jasmine Vine Basket Weaving!

Well it is late afternoon here at our hideaway at Ravensbourne. @17_mile_cottage has a beautiful front verandah, perfect for taking in the view, enjoying a nice coldie and slowing the pace a bit with basket work.

I packed this dried out Jasmine vine from home in anticipation of sitting quietly and enjoying […]

81/100: 100 Days of Making

New entry deck almost!!

Well he’s hard at it again today after a full day yesterday. Maurice loves doing these carpentry jobs… I think he missed his calling. He had such an eye for detail and is willing to take the time it takes to get it right. He’s even using the ratchet straps from […]

76/100: 100 Days of Making

Time for wadding and foam!

This morning I have prepped the ottoman frames for the workshop this afternoon by glueing on the foam pads and stitching a wadding cover. To get the materials we have to climb up the ladder to our mezzanine storage area in the main studio space. We built this storage rack […]

75/100: 100 Days of Making

Ottoman Legs!

Maurice has been in the workshop this morning prepping legs for the Ottoman Workshop on Saturday afternoon. We have a full workshop with four participants and for the first time ever, we have each person making a different ottoman…. tall round tapered legs for Oscar, short round tapered legs for Hugo, tapered rectangular legs for […]

74/100: 100 Days of Making

The site supervisor is back!

Reggie loves overseeing the makeover of the entry courtyard. Progress is a little slow but we are getting there!! This project basically involves gutting the entry courtyard before the fun part of rebuilding can begin. We have been unsure of what the new design will look like and took the […]

71/100: 100 Days of Making

Shibori Vat Friday!

While the indigo vat from the workshop a few weeks ago was still active I decided to dye some pieces of linen to make a long sleeved top now that the weather is (almost) cooling down. The long thin strip is for a band to go around the bottom and the other […]

63/100: 100 Days of Making

Recycled Denim Apron!

I’ve just spent a wonderful afternoon with Jane Milburn @textilebeat prototyping a denim apron for a workshop at Makers Escape Montville, our creative workshop retreat being held in May. Jane will be running this great workshop, leading people step-by-step through several options for turning old jeans into a new usable product. A […]

62/100: 100 Days of Making

Little bedside lampshades!

I’ve just finished off these two shades for bedside lamps for Lynne Tanner @socialfabricau The fabric is one of her designs and it has lots of mid century punch! These shades will look right at home in their new Teneriffe apartment. We custom make shades in all sorts of sizes or why […]

53/100: 100 Days of Making

Mega Ottoman!!

This giant circle of foam arrived this week and today I started prototyping a new ottoman that is a whopping 1100mm in diameter. The largest ottoman we have made to date (Rollo, which is a workshop) is 780mm in diameter, so this is nearly 50% bigger.

I have wanted to road test a bigger […]