I’m loving Karen Barbe‘s cool embroidered potholders – a great piece of domestitchery.
It’s a great design and the potholder looks robust enough to do the job properly.
As if that wasn’t cool enough, Karen recently wrote a post about how to wash your hand embroidery and I thought it was worth sharing. Here’s the visuals:
Pearl Lowe knows vintage. She’s been living it and breathing it for years and her new book, Pearl Lowe’s Vintage Craft, helps you incorporate vintage style into your life.
It’s a lovely book, with five main sections focusing on areas of the home that are packed with ideas to upcycle, embellish and refurbish your life. All the designs include technique instructions as well as “Pearls of Wisdom” to help you think differently about the suggested design.
The book almost overwhelms with design and pattern, but there’s no denying that you will be empowered to personalise many items in your home. There are some really creative solutions within the different chapters and there’s bound to be something you’ve not seen before!
As well as the design inspiration, there’s a useful resource section at the back, containing techniques, supplier details and templates, that will help you on your mission. While this book might not be to everyone’s taste, Pearl Lowe has produced something that will leave you itching to get started on your own vintage voyage!
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