Thursday, 13 October 2011

Typographic Spring Clean

I've been searching for a particular photo for a website I'm building and have found a lot of other things along the way.

I have a habit of photographing shop signs and architectural lettering on my travels but I rarely do anything with the photos.

Here are just a few to start off. I particularly like places where they keep the original signs so that the streets display a mixture of eras and not unanimously contemporary.

Friday, 7 October 2011

We can rebuild it!

Restoring this jacket has been the most satisfying project I have undertaken for a long time.

Granted, I shouldn't have put it into the washing machine but I think the stitches must have perished over time and all that was holding it together was the dust.

Thursday, 6 October 2011

You win some, you lose some

My cavalier attitude to precious old things has backfired this time.

A 1940s satin jacket
(plus a thick layer of dust from the antique shop whence it came) went into the washing machine in one piece… and came out in 12 pieces.


Wednesday, 5 October 2011

Tea Time Selection

Tonight I'm getting ready to hang some of my tea and cake textile collages tomorrow in a mini-exhibition at Cafe 110, Seven Dials, Brighton.

If you happen to be a café hound yourself, you might be interested in a review posted here: