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stencil helen
Northumberland, UK
If it stays still...stencil it.
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If you have no garden you might consider painting a wall of flowers instead One of our customers showed that with imagination, paint and a stencil of wisteria you can acheive a wall of blooms that need neither sunlight or water. Continue reading
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I expect that those of you who have a garden are spending more time than usual in it at the moment. For the next few weeks I do not forsee me going anywhere other than the four metre commute accross... Continue reading
Alicia, I used to follow your blog when I first started mine. I think we were both featured in the same magazine that month. It was such a joy to see Posiegetscozy on my email feed this morning, I visited immediately and enjoyed reading you as much as I always did. A delicious start to my day. Wishing you safety and kindness from across the pond.
Toggle Commented Apr 10, 2020 on Ride at Posie Gets Cozy
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In my previous post I promised to try and make helpful 'How To' videos in this time of lock down. My first one is on this link. The information is based on 30 years experience of stenciling fabric....but zero years... Continue reading
Tricia, that is so kind of you. Thank you. I hope that we can inspire you. Thanks for the visit to our Instagram page too. My best wishes to you, Helen.
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To our customers, students and followers. As I write this Chips and I (The Stencil Library team) remain healthy. Our business is located across the yard from our home so we are able to cut and send your stencil orders... Continue reading
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Kris from Florida wrote me an email and asked 'In your tile selection MD23, do any of the sizes have the cutouts in about a 1” x 2” size?' Well, no I replied but we can make you one....and we... Continue reading
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All of the rooms in Stocksfield Hall are decorated with stencils. The house has been featured on television and in many books and magazines. The tour visits 13 rooms, Continue reading
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Based on the 17th-century work by Giovanni Battista Salvi da Sassoferato, Chips imagines The Madonna as Marilyn Monroe; one of his own icons. Continue reading
Posted Feb 5, 2020 at Chippendale & Morris
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This is what it is and.... this is what it can do. FR6 Versailles Repeat designed and made in England by The Stencil Library....which is not that far from France. Ooh, la la! Helen. Continue reading
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This is how I repair a torn stencil. I get a craft scalpel, a roll of clear adhesive tape and a cutting mat. Cut a small piece of the tape and apply to the broken area of the stencil, just... Continue reading
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This is what our stencil MD73-X Pulsar looks like before the paint is applied through the pattern... and this is just one of the things it can do. We split the extra-large stencil into two pieces so that it will... Continue reading
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I'm a bit late with the announcement but we have a tour this Thursday evening and a weekend class at the end of the month, you could attend one or both days. The information for all the September 2019 events... Continue reading
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Rush because it is only here for three more days and in the words of Hush's creator Steve Messam. 'Once it has gone it'll never happen again. Anywhere.' Steve Messam is an environmental artist who produces large-scale temporary works in... Continue reading
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Stylist, designer and general interiors supremo Katrin Cargill has created some beautiful projects with our stencils over the years so it was lovely to design a stencil for her 'Indian Summer' featured in the September issue of Homes & Gardens... Continue reading
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I'm a little nervous but this weekend we are opening the house to followers and friends. We will have some of our paintings and stencil work for sale and there will be vendors in different rooms around the house. Susi Bellamy's luxury home accessories will take up one of the... Continue reading
Posted Jul 2, 2019 at Chippendale & Morris
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The Mandurah Wearable Art Showcase 2019 is on now! I was nearly too late with this news the last day is tomorrow and if you are near Mandurah in Western Australia then run don't walk to book your ticket. The... Continue reading
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Chips and I had the pleasure of working with Colour Collective in their early days. I think their first group outing was a visit to our house; we talked about colour and stencilled decoration, we ate macaroons and looked around the decorated rooms at The Stencil Library, Stocksfield Hall. This... Continue reading
Posted Jun 15, 2019 at Chippendale & Morris
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Last year I offered a new event at Stocksfield Hall, it was great fun and I fancy doing another. This time I am not setting dates. If you can get 4 to 8 people together and we can arrange a... Continue reading
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An image was sent to me a while ago and the sender wrote 'I think Ms Mulligan is wearing your kitchen, was this your inspiration?' Well, no it wasn't but it certainly looks that way when you see the two... Continue reading
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I have been corresponding with a lady in the USA who wants to stain her wooden floor and stencil a border around it so I thought it timely to show one that I did at home. It may help her... Continue reading
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During a visit to my family that lives near Naples, Italy, I made an overnight excursion to the Royal Palace at Caserta. Built in the baroque style for the Bourbon King of Naples it is one of the largest royal... Continue reading
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I posted a couple of pictures of our LTL3 Designer Blossom stencil on our Instagram page @thestencillibrary and you seemed to like them so I have added a couple more photos here and can show you what the stencil looks... Continue reading
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The bee has fascinated us for centuries. Their image carries much symbolism, it can stand for community, industry, power, immortality, sweetness and resurrection. Perhaps that is why Emporer Napoleon adopted it as one of his symbols and so did the... Continue reading
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During an early morning walk down Pont Street in London, I stopped to admire the shop window of Anya Hindmarch which was decorated with large folk art roses. To me, this style of traditional roses are a cheerful site whether... Continue reading