I was thinking recently about how so much of my design focuses on textiles. It’s something I have a real fondness of and I often design a whole scheme around a piece of old fabric. I got myself an adapter for my US sewing machine so now I can get cracking on various new home projects.
I had a look back through my portfolio and had to laugh about how many things I’ve hand-made out of fabric for almost every project I’ve ever worked on.
red seat cushion cover
big cushions made out of scarves. fuzzy pic, sorry.
all bedding and curtains
hanky wall hanging
seat cushion cover
pillow and bunting
fabric + cardboard birdhouses
and fabric covered cork board
chair/table seat cover
fabric covered books
It’s even in my old Anthropologie display work above. Here’s a huge canvas with a hand-sewn lady riding a bike. Made possible by a projector, embroidery floss, a giant needle, and lots of patience.
If you don’t already sew, I highly recommend it. I’ve had my machine for more than 13 years and it’s still going. All you really need to do is master the straight stitch to be able to make pillows, curtains, tablecloths etc….
I told you here how I customise everything – I wasn’t joking.
All images via my portfolio