Archive for the ‘Interviews’ Category

Working with Formica

If you’ve got the latest issue of Reloved you will have read Jay Blades’ Focus on Formica feature, where he looks into the history and the manufacture of this hardwearing material. We also put the spotlight on Lucy Turner, an upcyclist who works with Formica sheets to transform discarded furniture into beautiful statement pieces. We […]

Hester’s Handmade Home

Interview by Lindsey Harrad Photography by Hester van Overbeek and James Gardiner Be inspired by innovative thrifty makes and upcycled Scandi chic in blogger and author Hester van Overbeek’s Victorian terrace. Craft and interiors blogger Hester van Overbeek has a drill and she’s not afraid to use it. She loves putting together Ikea flatpack furniture […]

Focus on: Petit Miracles

Lindsey Harrad discovers how Elisicia Moore is restoring pride and furniture in West London through the Petit Miracles project. I sold the wedding gift given to me by my husband for £500 to help fund this project!’ laughs Elisicia Moore, founder of the Petit Miracles furniture restoration project in Shepherd’s Bush, which trains people who […]

An interview with tie-dye expert Shabd Simon-Alexander

Shabd Simon-Alexander is an expert in the world of tie-dying and her book Tie-Dye has just been published by GMC. To celebrate, Shabd is doing a rather unique ‘blog tour’, and today she joins Reloved to talk about her passion for crafting and how tie-dying can be used to great effect when upcycling. Read on […]