Tag Archives: woolwork

The Os de Mouton chair gets it’s new cover

Remember this vide- grenier buy from August 2016? An ode to the os de mouton chair The frame was great, though we did treat it for woodworm just in case. It wasn’t safe to sit on, only two working springs … Continue reading

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The Thursday Three- cushions for me

Last weekend I took a break from making up cushions to sell and used some pieces from my stash of antique and vintage embroideries to make up cushions for the French house. Left- large needlepoint woolwork panel in Arts & … Continue reading

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The Wednesday One- Selfie with Footstool

It’s been a Trying Week and it’s only Wednesday! I won’t tempt cruel fate by postulating that the only way is up, but I really need a boost today. So. we picked up a repro mahogany demi-lune table for a … Continue reading

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The Thursday Three – Broderie & Brexit

I have spent another week editing our lives on every level. The pile of boxes, books, pictures and mirrors in our UK garage has been rigorously sorted and tidied and the stuff destined for France edited down to what I … Continue reading

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The Thursday Three – woolly thinking and a new apprentice

How do they meet this price point? I thought Primark had moved away from sweat shops? I don’t know, this cushion was made in India, in a wool like fabric with faux patent leather piping. It’s quite spectacular and would … Continue reading

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The Thursday One – Happy Christmas to me

This is one of my Christmas presents to myself. It is not one of my 99p bargains or from a charity shop or troc. But, when something is perfect for a space I have to have it. I even know … Continue reading

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How to clean 18thc woolwork embroidery with your fingers crossed

AnotherĀ  piece from that well known internet auction sight. I was looking for a vintage piece with similar colours and dimensions to one I already own to balance out the main picture wall in the terrace bedroom. I am aiming … Continue reading

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