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stencil helen
Northumberland, UK
If it stays still...stencil it.
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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
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This is what it looks like. and this is just one of the many things that it can do. It looks pretty handsome on floors and fabric too. If you don't use the guidelines on the stencil to make a... Continue reading
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I never tire of seeing our VN7 Chain Lightning stencil. I enjoy seeing our customer's pictures of their finished projects with it. The stencil has appeared in a film set, some rather famous people have purchased it and it is... Continue reading
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Happy Chinese New Year, it's the year of the pig and 'Poppa's got a brand new pig bag'. You can make your own, perky, porcine themed apparel with our 'Pigs Might Fly' stencil and some metallic paint. I just love... Continue reading
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We have designed a companion for one of our favourite stencils, the 'Y10 Three Swallows' The Y10 stencil features a swallow motif in different sizes. They can be stencilled as a swarm, in a row or as single motifs. Stencil... Continue reading
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Our VN5 Shadow stencil must be one of our simplest stencils and it is one of my favourites, we were inspired to design it after seeing some knobbly, rubber floor tiles. There are two layers to the VN5 Shadows stencil... Continue reading
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This time last year I was creating sample boards and fabric for a client that wanted a handpainted Chinoiserie room with stencilled wallpaper and matching fabrics. These are a couple of shots from the samples, in case you are inspired... Continue reading
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Last March I visited a friend who owns a riad in Marrakech. Before I went I stencilled a caftan to wear around her house. The caftan was made for me by a lady in our village. This was it before... Continue reading
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I do like rummaging in our photo archives, which I admit are massive and really need a good edit. I found a couple of pictures of stencils in our 'Chinese Style' collection that I don't remember posting before and they... Continue reading
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Today marks the end of an era. Rachel, my colleague, cousin, manager of The Stencil Library and co-author of this blog starts a new chapter and leaves us. Many of you have met Rachel, spoken to her on the phone... Continue reading
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When I say complex, I mean more laborious than difficult. But sometimes the effort is worth is. People look at this picture and ask where the stencil is because the pattern, which is indeed created with a stencil, does not... Continue reading