Archive for the ‘Textiles’ Category
The Somme – Remembering my Great Grandfather, Walter Jordan
From the Thiepval Memorial “JORDAN, Pte. Walter, 16/1186. 16th Bn. West Yorkshire Regt. 1st July, 1916.” My journey into discovering more about my great grandfather, Walter Jordan, began with my gran’s wedding certificate. She never knew anything about her father because he died before she was one year old. On her marriage certificate, he’s named […] Read More
Grayson Perry at National Portrait Gallery ‘Who Are You?’
I was lucky enough to catch up with some old friends and have a look round one of my favourite galleries, the National Portrait Gallery, in London yesterday, specifically to see the Grayson Perry exhibition. What struck me was the attention to detail and high level of craftsmanship in all of his work, which was […] Read More
Hunted and Stuffed + Virginia Woolf at the National Portrait Gallery, London.
‘A Room of One’s Own’ by Virginia Woolf. “In 1919 the Woolf’s bough Monk’s House in the village of Rodmell. This was a small weather-boarded house (now owned by the National Trust) which they used principally for summer holidays until they were bombed out of their flat in Mecklenburgh Square, London in 1940 when it […] Read More
Victorian Calling Cards – English visiting etiquette in the late 1800s
In England in the late 1800s, visiting one’s friends and relatives required a calling card. These Victorian equivalents of text messages were rectangular cards with the visitor’s name engraved or printed onto one side and covered with a highly coloured and decorated die-cut flap of paper. These designs incorporated many motifs and symbols including meaningful […] Read More
GANNEX, My Granny and the Lost Mills of Yorkshire.
To my amazement and joy, I recently sourced some fabulous deadstock fabric that had been produced at the now demolished Gannex Mill in Greater Elland, Yorkshire. Always one to love a bit of research to uncover the stories behind the vintage fabrics that we upcycle, I discovered that this unique textile is a surviving piece […] Read More
Hunted and Stuffed Equestrian Cushion Featured on TV series GEORGE CLARKE’S AMAZING SPACES!
We’re thrilled to tell you that one of our Equestrian themed upcycled vintage cushions was selected to appear on last night’s TV episode of George Clarke’s Amazing Spaces on Channel 4! For those of you not familiar with this programme, architect George Clarke presents a show that celebrates the extraordinary world of small design – […] Read More
‘A Colourful Adventure’ – Upcycling project with Farrow & Ball, Purple Carrot and The Perching Post, London.
Last month I was approached by the lovely Lauren from Farrow & Ball, Richmond to collaborate on an exciting new upcycling project to support Purple Carrot, a community project based in Barnes. Purple Carrot, the brainchild of Illana Adamson, upcycles furniture that would otherwise end up in landfill and aims to create a route for […] Read More
‘Creating The Vintage Look’ Book Launch and Pop-Up Shop at The Old Cinema, London.
Exciting news! – My first book ‘Creating The Vintage Look – 35 ways to upcycle for a stylish home’ is being published worldwide by Cico Books this month. To celebrate the launch, we’ve teamed up with The Old Cinema in Chiswick to hold a free exhibition of unique upcycled vintage furniture and homeware projects featured […] Read More
New KIMONO LUXE upcycled vintage cushions for Liberty Best Of British 2013
Hunted and Stuffed started out originally with a scrap of vintage Japanese silk from a woven Obi (Kimono belt) and an idea about upcycling so it seems really fitting that we can finally announce the launch of our new range of Kimono Luxe cushions! Our boldest pieces are one-of-a-kind works of art that take the […] Read More
SPACE THEMED UPCYCLED VINTAGE CUSHIONS from HUNTED AND STUFFED.
This summer has seen both the sad passing of “First Man On The Moon” Neil Armstrong and the Mars probe ‘Curiosity’ successfully land on Mars to begin it’s exploration. Space was also a theme seen all over the catwalks recently so it’s lucky for us then that we’ve sourced these amazing original vintage textiles to […] Read More