Meet the Maker: Eleanor Pritchard

Decorator's Notebook meets Eleanor Pritchard British weave designer

I met weave designer Eleanor Pritchard at Maison et Objet a couple of years ago and immediately fell for the vibrant colours and intricate patterns of her traditionally-woven Welsh blankets. Joe and I called in on Eleanor and her assistant Holly as they were hard at work on designs for their new collection to explore… 

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Meet the Maker: Ciara McGarrity of Waffle Design

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I first met Ciara McGarrity, the Irish designer behind Waffle Design, at HOME last year. The strong graphic quality of her grey and white cushions drew me to her stand and on closer inspection, I loved the intriguing combinations of woollen threads running through the textured cloth. Later, over tea at The Albion, we chatted… 

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Meet the maker: Hatchet & Bear

Decorator's Notebook meets maker Hatchet & Bear

In our shop, we’re really proud to sell products that are made all over the world. The Decorator’s Notebook shop is a gentle, but deliberate, kick against high street shops that search only for the nearest, the easiest and the cheapest. Instead, we choose the most authentic, ethical and lovingly-made pieces to be part of… 

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Meet the maker: Merrick Angle (aka Double Merrick)

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It was a strange set of coincidences that first led me to discover the work of Merrick Angle, a British born illustrator living and working in a renovated farmhouse in France. Several years later, when Joe and I were choosing designers to work with on products for Decorator’s Notebook, I knew straight away that Merrick… 

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Our gingerbread tags in Sunday Times Style!

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Hope you’ve enjoyed having a go at your own gingerbread tags and garlands… I’ve just got my hands on the page in Sunday Times Style where they were featured so thought I’d pop it up here so you can have a look! {© Sunday Times Style}

Meet the maker: Basha kantha blankets

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The stories our makers share are always inspiring, but the story of Basha – the organisation that makes our beautiful new Kantha Bedspreads – is so powerful that it actually took my breath away. Last week I interviewed Robin Seyfert, Basha’s founder, to find out more about the lives of the women she employs and… 

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New arrivals in the shop!

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We’ve been busy bees adding more beautiful items to our virtual shelves… what do you think of the things we’ve picked? First up is our classic Enamel Billy Can, guaranteed to make you feel like your favourite member of the Famous Five whether you’re camping, hiking or on the allotment. A bargain at £15 and… 

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