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Please click on the link below to read a PDF of an article which first appeared in Issue no 3 of The Stitcher’s Journal. John Craske
The Peto pergola at West Dean gardens I love the gardens at West Dean, just north of Chichester, for which the Edwardian architect and landscape designer, Harold Peto, designed a stunning pergola for owner and philanthropist Edward James. I met my husband there in 1984, when the gardens were unkempt, the fruit trees overgrown […]
Last year I started buying antique documents and experimenting with paper collage and a little mixed media. One document was so exquisite I had it printed across a width of linen and made a bolster, embroidering a little in the margins – my first attempt at machine embroidery (I have been doing a lot more […]
I have been to Sissinghurst many times, but it is always more fun to go back with someone for whom it is a first visit. My friend Jane shares my passion for plants. I have been with friends who like gardens, who stop and admire the larger view, but this was the first time I […]
The annual Decorative Living Fair at Eridge Park, a beautiful country estate on the borders of Kent and Sussex, has been run over the past ten years by textile designer Caroline Zoob and antiques dealer Henrietta ‘Hetty’ Purbrick. Over the years they have discovered wonderful dealers selling a wide variety of antique, vintage and decorative […]
The Decorative Living Fair is returning to London! Chelsea Old Town Hall will be full of wonderful decorative antiques, vintage and antique textiles and products made by designers and artisans, many of whom are exhibiting in London for the first time. We are giving away 10 pairs […]
All right, this is not about home – other than to express my gratitude for having one as another midnight passes into Christmas Day. My favourite carol is “It came upon a midnight clear”, unique among carols of its time in that it does not mention the birth of Jesus. Indeed it was written as […]