Monday, 28 September 2009


I think my favorite thing about living in London (except actually seeing my boyfriend - unlike before when I was in Newcastle) is the amount and variety of different things going on.

For example last week at the VandA I took part in a gilding workshop 'Be bold, be gold' as part of Design week. I took along an object to be gilded (surprise, surprise I took some knitting needles).
The needles that I took are a pair of old bamboo needles that I don't think that I have ever actually used - but now they look amazing. I would defiantly have a go again in the future.

It was surprisingly easy
- paint on the size
- leave it to dry
- talc your fingertips
- lay the gold leaf on the item
- rub it with a paintbrush

And admire.....

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