Hankies at the ready!

October 17, 2014

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To the Thornback & Peel shop in Rugby street in Bloomsbury yesterday for a Jelly and Pigeon screen printing workshop! One of my favourite interior design brands, Juliet Thornback and Delia Peel established Thornback & Peel in  2007 to create beautiful, intricate screen-printed pieces for the home with their trademark celebration of the quirkiness of British humour and design. They take inspiration from “an eclectic mixture of Victoriana, Mrs Beeton’s household management, Mr McGregor’s garden, 17th century microscope imagery of the natural world, Norfolk and Devon”. The workshops were celebrating the shop’s second birthday and there was prosecco and cakes to get the creative juices flowing..

Apron at the ready

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It wasn’t too difficult. Get your handkerchief nice and flat on the table

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Place the printing frame on top

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Place the paint at the top of the frame

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and drag to the bottom in a reasonably consistent and upright fashion

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Carefully lift frame

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et voilà

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The only tricky thing was to avoid imbibing too much prosecco. Otherwise, the results were great..

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Hankies hanging up to dry

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Our lemon jellies and grey pigeons are exclusive colour ways, not normally available!

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Time to peruse the rest of the shop while we waited for them to dry

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Love this peg board

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Happy Birthday Thornback & Peel! Thanks for a fun time

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Rugby street is a great destination for anyone interested in interiors. The fantastic Pentreath & Hall is a few doors down from Thornback & Peel, next to Darkroom, both regularly acclaimed in the design press for unusual, quirky artefacts.

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