I am learning macrame and I’ve been looking for cord that would work well for a macrame plant holder project. It needs to be fairly thick, flexible and not too resistant to being knotted and flexed, and strong enough to hold a pot of earth which may be watered. A plant holder project requires eight strands ofContinue reading “Cord for macrame”
Category Archives: Design
I can’t think of much else but building worm towers.
Knots and lashings, from survivalist to macrame.
Survivalist skills and ancient Japanese lashings, all the way through to 1970s macrame skills.
Futuristic toast racks
These toast racks were designed around 1880 by Christopher Dresser.
Buildings, cities and Utopia by Bodys Isek Kingelez
Bodys Isek Kingelez designs and creates maquettes for fantastic buildings.
I have used this white rocky substance recently in the making of two things; home made base cream and silver jewellery. Here it is on display in the Natural History Museum. For the cosmetic, a teaspoon of powdered borax, dissolved in water, turns a melted mixture of cocoa butter, bees wax, almond oil and wheatContinue reading “Borax”
One point perspective
A Victorian ropery, Singing in the Rain and Stanley Kubrick.
(A short video of the) Jumps – Olympic Cross Country
A taste of what it was like to watch the cross country competition at Greenwich Park. Not all the jumps are recorded, but the ones that are are in the right order.
My Olympic Bid
A retro souvenir tea towel
Muster (River Thames)
[portfolio_slideshow] Photos taken on a Thames walk the day before the Jubilee Flotilla. “A vast range of vessels also plied their trades upon the water. Barges and barks sailed beside chalk-boats; they were joined by small work boats, by pikers, rush-boats, oyster-boats and ferry boats, by whelk-boats and tide boats…. There were boatmen and chalkmen,Continue reading “Muster (River Thames)”