Monthly Archives: August 2010

Rough Linen/Design Showcase

Rough Linen was accepted in the Apartment Therapy Design Showcase 2010 Contest! http://www.apartmenttherapy.com/ny/bedroom/rough-linen-bedding-by-tricia-rose-design-showcase-2010-125838 I started making this bedding in November 2009 and it has taken off from there. Please vote for me (click on the link), and please ask your … Continue reading

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Cutting the Gordian Knot

Ever since they bought their lovely bandbox of a house my sister has been exercised how to repair a little bit of cracked encaustic tile at the entrance. On walks we’d stop and examine other people’s tile – a wonderful … Continue reading

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Busman’s Holiday

I am experimenting with openwork hems. They make me nervous because I worry that I am weakening the fabric, but since sheets with this finish have survived many years, I am probably wrong. I like the simplest treatment, but look … Continue reading

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Love my Bee

 I have been monogramming my tea towels since 1997.  I know it was 1997, because I date them too. I’m in favour of doing anything that adds a little grace to the everyday.  I started on huckaback, then found plain … Continue reading

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Picnic

Picnic at China Camp – and we are harvesting our first grapes for dessert.  don’t quite know why a sword was needed – adds to the sense of ceremony!  fooling with his daddy’s hat~ shade, a cool breeze, and salade … Continue reading

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Summer in the City

Wow! At heart I am a city girl: I love the buzz – well, I lived in Soho for five years!  So it is a special treat for me to have a real city day, nothing boring like shopping, just … Continue reading

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Heritage

Today has been so exciting: in between the normal sewing and cutting, I finally took a photo of my great-grandmother’s (or her mother’s – I don’t know which) hand woven, narrow loom pillowcase which I found in my grandmother’s linen … Continue reading

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Superego

Sometimes I feel my inner world is stalked by a demented time-and-motion watchdog. I remember when we were children my brother got hold of the notion of time-and-motion study and we had a hilarious few weeks trying to dry the … Continue reading

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Tea and a Bikkie

I have been quite delighted with the way my last few projects have turned out, and more to the point, so were my customers.  Stefan has been on a similar run: I could hear the client enthusing on the phone … Continue reading

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Walking on Water

I really need my daily walk round the marina, out along the breakwater, broken and rough underfoot, parts submerged at high tide, right to the end where the cairns are. Bumper crop! Some are obviously made by children but others … Continue reading

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