Workshops Paddington Brisbane – B&T’s new creative space

New Workshop Area in our Paddington Brisbane Store Over the past few years we have held many successful workshops in our downstairs Creative Space.  As part of the renovation I decided that we needed a space within the store for some of the new workshops on the Blake & Taylor calendar. The Space Originally this area held the Blake & Taylor Cafe, then it became the Interior Design section and now it has been transformed into the new Workshop space.  I absolutely love that we can now experience some of the workshops up here in the main store.  Whilst we [...]

2019-11-17T23:08:13+00:0016 October 2019|Blog, Workshops|

Dyeing Fabric With Blake & Taylor Chalk Furniture Paint

My Chalk Furniture Paint has so many possibilities when it comes to painting different surfaces.  I have shown you in previous blog posts how to paint cushion covers, leather shoes and how to stencil fabric but did you know you could actually dye pieces of fabric with my Chalk Furniture Paint?  Yes really you can make up a dye bath and throw your fabric straight in!   Materials Blake & Taylor Chalk Furniture Paint – Colour of your choice Fabric – I used a 70 x 70 cotton tea towel. Large metal tub or something similar.  The container must be [...]

2019-02-28T01:55:23+00:0021 February 2019|Blog, On My Design Bench|

It’s Amazing What You Can Do With Rosemary!

Rosemary, what can you do with the plant? Here is a sneak peak at our journey in developing our fantastic new workshop. Natural Dyeing With Rosemary Liz and I had a great time together developing this new workshop.  It felt like we were conducting a beautiful science experiment. We had all the tools out; pulsers, beakers, pots and pans – and plenty of the delightfully scented herb, rosemary! For our inspiration and some direction we used Sasha Duerr’s book ‘Natural Color’. We also had the chance to use rosemary that we grow in the garden right here at Blake [...]

2017-12-13T22:14:03+00:0023 October 2017|Blog, On My Design Bench|