I did know that various hats would be worn as a sole trading textile designer, but I didn’t reckon on a lab coat. Yes, of late science has come into play to discover why the valencia linen was bubbling on some lampshades. Various experiments had to be carried out with small samples stuck to various bits of laminate with scribbled tags: with spray glue, scrubbed, scrubbed REALLY hard, left alone etc.
I was most proud and relieved to discover that both scrubbed samples showed no sign of bubbling and so, I have been scrubbing each band of linen before it becomes a lampshade. A drag in some ways but worth it for peace of mind. As well as a good scrub the lampshades are also steamed and air dried as an extra precaution. Banish the bubble!!

Posted by:mogwaii

Born: 13th March 1969 in Edinburgh Star sign: Pisces Where do I live? An beautiful island called Lismore Who with? I live with my gorgeous man - Yorick, and my beautiful boys Ruben (currently 14) and Tom (10) and we also have cat poppy, cat Bashy and cat Spyro. What do I do there? Water veggies in the polytunnel, loads of mopping up, picking up clothes, cooking and washing dishes. The rest of the time I'm in a blissfull state in my studio making things out of wool and designing the next must have (in my head!) and a lot of cycling to and fro My favourite Books: Right now...empowerment books like "The power of now" and "The Secret", but also John Fowles "The Magus" and "The kite runner" and I love the "Tao of Poo" My Favourite films: Babettes feast, Wings of desire and The colour of Pomegranites. My favourite music: Bach cello suites for designing, Dolly parton for making (especially her album Little Sparrow), Teddy Thompson and loads of other stuff! What did I do before moving to Lismore? * Went to school in Edinburgh (South Morningside primary then St. Mary's music school and then George Watson's) * Went to Brazil for a year, fell in love, learnt Portuguese and spun a lot of wool * Studied foundation in visual arts in Manchester poly and then went on to study BA Hons in textiles at Goldsmith's college * Made felt hats, sold them at Camden market and then eventualy Liberties and had Ruben in the midst of it all - moved to Pathhead * Tom came along and I stopped making hats. sung lots of Jazz, taught Brazilian and samba singing, recorded an album and started singing with La Boum * Tom went to school and I set up Mogwaii * Moved here in 2006 There you go!! xx Sarah (from left) Ruben, me and Tom (from left) Ruben, me and Tom

2 replies on “DO THE LINEN SCRUB

  1. Hurrah, I have rediscovered your blog! Not sure what happened but it stopped appearing in my blog reader. Am planning a lovely catch up later on with a large mug of tea. Still madly in love with your designs Sarah! x

    1. Thanks Pip
      You haven’t missed much as you’ve probably now found out as I well and truly fell off the blog wagon. Still and back now and really glad to have your company again.
      Thanks for saying hello. xS

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