Reloved magazine issue 45 is out now!

I can never pass a skip without peeking inside to see what treasures might be lurking, and right now there seems to be a lot of building work taking place along my street. In just one week I ‘liberated’ two fully glazed hardwood doors, one plain hardwood door, some guttering and a pallet – much […]

[Preview] Tyre Footstool

Brighten up your decking by creating a rope-covered footstool from an old tyre with this project from Kate Beavis. Add vintage fabric to give it a retro feel, then put your feet up, grab an ice cream and enjoy the sunshine. ‘The rope provides a nautical theme to tie in with the decking and striped […]

Colour Me Happy

Reloved magazine loves this lively colouring book from acclaimed textile designer and illustrator Jane Foster. Her striking illustration style and bold, happy designs draw upon the natural world, with birds, animals, flowers and plants that will inspire everyone to pick up a pencil or pen and get colouring in. And the book is made from […]

Blog Watch: Don’t Cramp My Style

With her bold pink hair, you might guess that interior designer Anna Lysik isn’t one for shying away from decorating challenges. Even the restrictions of living in rented accommodation and not being able to change much hasn’t stopped her from creating a cosy and stylish dwelling that would rival any set-up in a glossy interior […]

Fat Quarter Quick Makes [Star Book]

Fat Quarter Quick Makes Authors: Juliet Bawden and Amanda Russell Publisher: GMC Publications Price: £12.99 Admit it – your sewing box is overflowing with discarded fabric remnants and fat quarters and larger offcuts of fabric that might just come in handy one day (but that day never comes). Help is at hand in Fat Quarter […]

[Preview] Shibori Denim Beanbag

Cut up your old jeans and experiment with a bit of bleach and help from Vicky Myers to design a pouffe for your home inspired by dyed Japanese shibori patterns. ‘Each pair of old jeans responds differently to the bleach, creating unique patterns for your pouffe’ says Vicky and you add your own dash of […]

[Preview] Vintage picnic set

A rusty bike basket, an old biscuit tin and a battered flask were the ideal starting point for this picnic project by Cassie Fairy. Sewing a piece vintage fabric and getting creative with some paint was all that was needed to create a lovely portable lunch set. ‘I love to pack up a picnic whenever […]

Coastal Reflections

Glass artist Kate Osman has created these beautiful sculptures from reclaimed glass and recycled materials. From broken greenhouse glass to old picture frames, Kate recycles any odd bits of glass she can get her hands on. ‘My favourite finds are the fabulous gems of colour that you spot among the sand and pebbles at the […]