Posts Tagged ‘Products’

Victorian Calling Cards – English visiting etiquette in the late 1800s

Posted by ellielaycock on October 3, 2014 in Textiles | No Comments

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 […]

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GANNEX, My Granny and the Lost Mills of Yorkshire.

Posted by ellielaycock on January 8, 2014 in Textiles | 14 Comments

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 […]

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Hunted and Stuffed Equestrian Cushion Featured on TV series GEORGE CLARKE’S AMAZING SPACES!

Posted by ellielaycock on November 15, 2013 in Textiles | No Comments

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 – […]

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New KIMONO LUXE upcycled vintage cushions for Liberty Best Of British 2013

Posted by ellielaycock on June 26, 2013 in Textiles | No Comments

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 […]

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Posted by ellielaycock on October 11, 2012 in Textiles | No Comments

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 […]

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Routemaster London Bus Cushions

Posted by ellielaycock on June 18, 2012 in Textiles | No Comments

I love the iconic design of the classic London Routemaster Bus, introduced in the mid 1950’s and still in service until fairly recently. Of course it would be hard to beat the London Bus that was unveiled at the Beijing Olympics closing ceremony which featured a flip-top lid and Leona Lewis strapped to a stick […]

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Happy Birthday Ma’am – Vintage Royal Cushions

Posted by ellielaycock on April 19, 2012 in Textiles | No Comments

This Saturday is the Birthday (or one of them at least) of Her Maj. Happy Birthday Ma’am! So I thought it might be time for a little round up of what Hunted and Stuffed have been making with the Monarch in mind. I’ve heard there might be a right Royal knees up going on this […]

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Queen Elizabeth II Vintage Jubilee Cushions

Posted by ellielaycock on February 6, 2012 in Textiles | No Comments

Today is the anniversary of the Accession of Queen Elizabeth II and with this year being the Diamond Jubilee too I thought it would be a good time to show the vintage souvenir cushions I’ve made to celebrate all things Queeny. I made this from an original 1953 linen tea towel which was in amazing […]

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Australia Day cushions from Hunted and Stuffed

Posted by ellielaycock on January 12, 2012 in Textiles | No Comments

It’s Australia Day soon and I wanted to share with you some covers that I’ve made with Australia in mind. As I source my vintage pieces, I’m sometimes attracted by themes I’m currently hunting for or sometimes just the striking designs I come across really catch my eye. Either way I seem to have acquired […]

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Vintage Tube Map Cushions

Posted by ellielaycock on December 8, 2011 in Textiles | 2 Comments

It’s funny how things seem to group together, or maybe it’s a symptom of having a pattern-matching type of brain, but I seem to have collected recently an array of Vintage Tube Map tea towels which I’ve made into cushion or pillow covers. It’s interesting (for me) to see how the maps develop over time […]

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