I fell in love with a piece of fabric recently but there was only 1m available, which left me thinking 'What are my options'. So I came up with a list I thought I would share: 1. Cushions - Depending on the size, and if you use a pattern on both sides (I often put a plain on the back) you could make 1-4 cushions with this amount of fabric. 2. Upholstery - this is enough to cover the top of a blanket box, or if you wanted it on a chair you could use your fabric for the centre and cover the back and sides in another design. 3. Kitchen Chairs - you probably have enough here to do 4 kitchen seat...
The Metro Newspaper asked me to take part in their new Make do and Mend column, and I'm so happy to see it out today! I'm talking about how to upcycle an old lampshade and turn it into a thing of beauty again. I've planned out all the steps for you, I hope it's all nice and clear. The photos are mostly from one of my Lampshade Workshops which I really miss not being able to do at the moment. Read the full article online here. Get making folks, kit is all bought from Dannells (use code HAINES for 10% discount) and feel free to ask any questions! Jules x
London based Interior Designer Rosanna Bossom speaks to Sheerluxe about her beautiful design aesthetic for commercial and residential properties. Rosanna lists the Haines Collection as one of her preferred suppliers: https://sheerluxe.com/2020/04/28/meet-london-designer-element-surprise
What an honour to be interviewed by the Chelsea Design Quarter. Below are a few snippets, but you can read the full article here. 'I’ve seen this waste first hand. Working in the textiles industry people throw away the old, to make room for the new – much like in fashion.' 'It’s not always easy to go for the environmental option as some are more expensive. However as the industry grows, more people will join the arena, competition and innovation will help drive prices down allowing us all to live in a more sustainable way.'