Thursday, April 30
I forgot to share with you tales of my Ikea trip. Hmm, well, there aren't many actually (unless you count my complete ineptitude on the trolley front) but my favourite purchase has to be this duvet cover. My, that is one sweet sweet pattern, and fits so nicely in our spare room.
It seems to have borrowed quite heavily from a design called Cascade by Evelyn Redgrave for Heals (circa 1965)...
...but that's ok, I did the very same a couple of years back for a commission. The brief was for a stained glass panel to go in a lightbox as a wedding gift (the happy couple were due to move house, so it needed to be portable) They had a love of all things 1960s so the idea was to recreate a fabric design in stained glass.
This is the result. The effect of having it in a lightbox was quite incredible. The room literally filled with joy when we turned it on. When we turned it off, we all felt just a little bit sadder somehow.
I have to say, I LOVED making this window. The construction was very complex, and there was no margin for error in the cutting of the glass, so it was pretty intense stuff. But so enjoyable and satisfying getting those smooth curves in the lead.
I would love to do more of this kind of window.