Showing posts with label Interesting Finds. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Interesting Finds. Show all posts

Tuesday, 16 June 2009

Mary Portas - Queen of Charity Shops!

A little while ago the good old Mary Portas came to Ravensbourne to speak to some of us fashion students to see if we could help her assisting with a re-vamp of a charity shop in Orpington.

I found this delightful screenshot of Mary stood next to a Hannah Taylor and a Hannah Buswell 'pre-collection original' in the studio..!

The idea was to get local people involved in not only donating goods but to offer services to widen the shops appeal. I offered to hold knitting groups and my friend Calum Harvey volunteered to sell his 'Long Life' clothing range, where goods are made from recycled materials.

I'm not too sure what footage they've chosen to use, but you can catch it tonight on BBC 2 at 9pm!

Friday, 8 May 2009

A Peep!

Today I recieved an email introducing me to Elizabeth, who is a rare Austrian Mangalitza Gilt breed of Pig. (Have a look at Pig Paradise Farm in Wiltshire for more information..) Apparently she was sold for £250 at a livestock auction in Lancashire, where farmer Tim Fitton bought the pig for his daughter. Isn't she lovely? Perhaps I am biased though being a knitter..

Saturday, 25 April 2009

Tricot Machine

In the studio yesterday, we were joking about current television programmes that could substitute the word 'knitting' in their title, such as 'Knitting on Ice', 'Britain's got Knitting' and 'Have I Got Knit For You' - Today I came across this amazing video by a Canadian band called 'Tricot Machine' who's name translates to as Knitting Machine. I thought my intarsia was time consuming, but these clever devils used 700 stills of knitting to form the animation, have a look it's incredible!

Tricot Machine || Les peaux de lièvres from Dare To Care Records on Vimeo.

Thursday, 16 April 2009


That my friend found Sean found in a bookshop in Warrington Circa 1935.

We have no idea who these people are. It reminds me of the time I once bought a camera in the charity shop which still had film left in, so I decided to have it developed. It must have belonged to an old lady who took the camera with her and two friends on a day trip to Blackpool back in the 70's


A dog that looks like a panda! Pandog!

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