Purple Community Fund in the Philippines

Purple Community Fund in the Philippines

Ash Cloud with a Silver Lining In the months leading up to summer, my small team and I would usually be busy sewing colourful upcycled wears ready for the festival season. However 2020 had different plans for us all. With this years UK festivals cancelled, we are now...

What Type Of Face Mask Is Best For Me?

What Type Of Face Mask Is Best For Me?

What Is The Best Face Mask For Me? What Type Of Mask Do I Need? If you are a healthcare worker and your job requires you to wear proper respirators then there is no real replacement for that. Cloth masks should only be considered if there is no proper PPE protection...

Can Reusable Face Masks Protect From The Coronavirus?

Can Reusable Face Masks Protect From The Coronavirus?

Can Reusable Face Masks Protect From COVID-19?  Do the Face Mask Really Work? The benefits and effectiveness of facemasks during the Coronavirus pandemic are widely debated across the globe. Some scientists and health professionals recommend that all members of the...

Velvet Patchwork Foot Stall-Cubes

Velvet Patchwork Foot Stall-Cubes

Upcycled Foot-StallsMade to Order UpholsteryMost folk who live in Brighton UK know about Shabitat - Home of Magpie Recycling. Treasure trove and bargain hunters paradise. I came across some battered old foot-stall cubes in there a while back. They were upholstered in...

Baroque Matador Jackets

Baroque Matador Jackets

I do love a good collaboration. These jackets were a joint effort with the super talented upcycling label Red Mutha. These guys have been doing it since the 90's. They used have a shop in Brighton but now they focus on festivals and online sales instead. The jacket...

Patchwork Dresses

Patchwork Dresses

Only someone who knits or crochets will appreciate how long it takes to make a garment. So when I find discarded knitting projects I can't bare to see them go to waste. This piece started as a beginners knitting project accidentally boiled in the washing machine. By...

Festival Season 2018

Festival Season 2018

When preparing for the season ahead its always difficult to predict what the weather is going to be like. But as we are in the UK, rain and cold evenings are always on the cards. So we make summer kimonos, bra tops as well as jumpers and jackets to cover all angles....

Festival Kimonos

Festival Kimonos

The kimono. The perfect garment to throw over anything night or day to create a bit of va-va-voom. Well, these aren't strictly kimonos. They are a much simpler cut that creates no waste fabric. Here is a selection we made in preparation for the festival season. We use...

Acid Smiley Jumpers

Acid Smiley Jumpers

In preparation for the festival season we always try to stock up on one of our staples, the upcycled acid smiley. We use 100% cotton salvage sweatshirts or high quality wool jumpers. Each circle, eyes and mouth are then hand cut from leftover jumpers and fabrics and...

Mid-Century Ben Chair Restoration

Mid-Century Ben Chair Restoration

I do love a mid century Scandinavian chair. At the first glance you might think this is Danish, but Ben Chairs were actually made in Frome, Somerset in the late 60's. They are recognised the world over for their fluid designs and use of bold colours alongside natural...

Patchwork Tubchair No 8

Patchwork Tubchair No 8

Looking at my previous armchair post, it was nearly three years ago I upholstered one of these. Well overdue! I found a bag of ready cut pieces of material from the last chair, added a few new colours into it, mainly all from vintage velvet curtains. [gallery...

Corner Sofa Re-Upholstery

Corner Sofa Re-Upholstery

Have you ever been searching high and low to find that very specific piece of furniture and eventually you find something that is close, but not perfect? Do you go for second best or try to find a way to make it what you want? Sian wanted a corner sofa for her flat....

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