A Bit of Squeegee Action and a Beautiful Feast!
Mothers Day may feel like a heluva long time ago but cast your minds back a mo if you will. Did you treat your Mama to a gift? I’m not usually the type to give presents – a thoughtfully written card and a coffee is always the ticket for Mrs ShinyThoughts, but this year I was delighted to be able to offer her something I’d not only made by hand, but made with attributes such as not being completely tacky/badly made/useless. I’m sure my mum isn’t alone in her love for cosiness and homeliness so a cushion was just the perfect gift, and one HAND screen printed by her own daughter – priceless!
The ladies who run the gorgeous London based homeware brand Thornback & Peel asked if I’d like to join in a workshop at their studio to rework my screenprinting skills, allowing me to leave with a brilliantly unique little sommat for Ma. It was lots of fun; from choosing my own cushion fabric and print, squeegeeing the paint through the screen like the ‘good old days’ at uni, through to browsing the beautiful shop round the corner and finishing up with an incredibly tasty dinner, all hand made again by the girls! What was great was seeing how much work went into creating every single product that Thornback & Peel sell and being able to see all the behind the scenes first hand!
I’d already visited the Cockpit Arts studios where Thornback & Peel are based before when on an Open Studio Tour. The open days are a brilliant way of seeing British Designer-Makers in action, so do pop along to Holborn if you can this summer!
The finished cushion in my mums bedroom – she loved it! Thank you Thornback and Peel for a wonderful insight into your brilliantly British brand!