Sunday, 2 June 2013

Cathrine Holm, tassels, latch hook, blog friends and knot school!

Mine
Ouch Boy Pic

 Yes! that's right!
A Cathrineholm Lotus bowl from the US in such good nic, 
I had thoughts I'd bought a fake....(are they fakes, loitering about?)
There has to be perks to returning to full time work and this is it!
....sigh!






My heart has been doing small leaps as this latch hook slowly builds into a shaggy wall hanging, I think this is a better way to repurpose unruly tassels!
I can see myself moving into this more and more!
I think the colour palette will be simple .....natural, black and peach......but chartreuse may sneak in a some point, it's sneaky like that!
What do you think?

Oh and the black tassel is back!
So pleased....



I'm really into black and white at the minute but there has to be a splash of colour!
speaking of Black and White, I visit this blog often to get my fix!
It's very lovely!!!

And Black, White and splashes of Orange never looked so good, 
check out this delightful 'Modernist Nest'

Speaking of ace blogs, I met this lady at the Voices 2013, she's lovely and a very busy mum of five!

And this lovely maker too!  
Beautiful textiles!

Pop over and say hello!

Yesterday's macramé class went really well and the ladies who came, were keen knotters and the day flew by.......more about that soon!!

Pippa

25 comments:

  1. I can't wait to see your latch hook wall hanging unfold. I actually made those for my home in the 60s and 70s...but they weren't as beautiful as I know yours will be.

    Speaking of beautiful...I included a close-up of the macrame hanger you sent me on today's post. I love, love, love it, and it was so sweet of you to send me a housewarming gift!

    The blogs you linked to were wonderful. I love that little black trailer used as a shed.

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  2. I got so excited about the latch hook project that I forgot to tell you how great your Cathrineholm piece is!!!

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    1. LOL she's happy you like her!
      ..and the pleasure is mine to see the hanger so seamlessly integrated into your home it's perfection! xx

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  3. Nice bowl! Loving the latch hook too. I like that chartreuse is sneaky. I think it would love to join the party. Can't wait to see your progress! :)

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    1. Me too Christina, it's another craft addiction taking hold! x

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  4. Love a shaggy wall hanging! Cant wait to see it evolve. Thanks for those links too....found the most superb blogger AND wordpress template on one of them!

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    1. Do tell? Thinking of moving to Wordpress, have an account just looking for interesting template looks

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  5. Wow! Really REALLY loving your shaggy wall hanging Pippa! Pure artistry :)
    Jealous of your bowl buy too. Looking forward to reading about the class. Kx

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    1. Thanks Kylie..I have been enjoying your travel updates too! x

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  6. I used to latch hook in the 70s when I would have been about seven or eight. I loved it. I had a set. It was a bit colour-by-numbers latch hook. My Mum bought it for me to keep me occupied while she was holed-up in hospital after giving birth to my younger sister. Memories.

    I love your Cathrinholme. She's divine. They're quite expensive now aren't they? Bless.

    And Mel from Coal Valley View ... I really like her and her beautiful children. She's funny and intelligent and normal. So glad she's a blogger you clicked with. Like with like, I think. I wish I had more time to blog and respond to my favourite bloggers. xo

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    1. I thought you too would have some things in common!
      And yes the CH are expensive but I had to have this one!
      I did a latch hook in the eighties, a rainbow one! ...happy memories!

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  7. Oh my, that Cathrineholm bowl is such a lucky find, it's in one of my two favorite colors they come in, yellow and black. It's a beauty! I actually haven't heard of any fakes, it's almost strange with the incredible popularity... They make new ones in Denmark now, did you know? It's done by Lucie Kaas in collaboration with Arne Clausen's family. They're ceramic, so they have quite a different feel, but they come in the same great colors and with the large lotuses, like yours. I've seen them in shops here.
    Wow, your shaggy wall hanging is a real beauty in the making!!! I love how it looks so far! What a great way to reuse those tassels. I'm sooo looking forward to seeing it finished!!

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    1. Time you added one to your collection? It would look lovely in my/your real kitchen!
      Glad you like the shaggy, working on it diligently to see how it unfolds! I love making things that I don't know how it will turn out, going with the flow! xx

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  8. Gorgeous bowl! And gorgeous tassels! X

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  9. LOVE your shaggy wall hanging! It is divine. I would want to touch it all day long. I reckon it would be fun to see a sneaky bit of chartreuse poking through there...x

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    1. I have dyed up some chartreuse in anticipation, so much for repurposing, I new the design would need some forethought! ...glad you like it x

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  10. Jealous! I saw a perfect green CathrineHolm bowl today at a secondhand place, but it wasn't as beautiful as yours! I just love that yellow!
    And I love the denimy blue of your hanging.
    So great your macrame workshop went well and you enjoyed it :-) I knew it!!
    (thanks for your sweet words x)

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    1. Plenty of sweet words for you and your lovely work! I hope a sweet yellow CH comes to you soon!
      And thanks, the workshop went well! x

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  11. Those are great links - especially loved modernistnest. You should check out voguesparis for black and white too. I love your new header but miss the cactus too. It made me think of your little boy calling it that (that was the story right?) so cute!

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    1. Will do!
      I think I will bring in a small cacti friend just for you Mia, your right it does link to my story! x

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  12. so love what you're doing with the latchhook please keep going am impatient to see the end result lol!! also thanks for sharing my scandinavian home absolutely stunning :)

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  13. Oh my Pippa that hanging is going to be gorgeous! Love the black and peach combo and looking forward to seeing that sneaky chartreuse make an appearance.

    Oh and just a PERFECT YELLOW ch bowl. Swoon!

    P.S. Nice pic Ouch Boy!

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