25 February 2016
We love observing peoples passion and creativity especially when it involves our products being re-purposed. Over the years we have been involved and informed about exciting projects using our products.
Below we have listed some of our favorite projects from over the years. We hope you like them as much as we do. It is exciting to see a duvet set become a set of cushions, curtains become dresses and blinds become ornate masquerade attire.
When Our Curtains Became a Dress
In 2013 Katrina Doran collaborated with designer Lizzie Agnew to create the AW shoot for Erneside Shopping Centre. The focus of the shoot was a tailor made dress created using a pair of our curtains. I know for many of you your first thought will be of the questionable clothing Maria created for the Von Trapp kids in the Sound of Music. But this creation was decidedly more along the lines of Scarlet O’Hara’s famous green dress in Gone With The Wind.
The shoot took place in the stunning Castle Coole, which is beautifully decorated with ornaments and art brought back from a trip to China. To complement this oriental style of the house Katrina and Lizzie selected our Kyoto ready-made eyelet curtains, which had oriental elements in the print. The soft mint green of the curtains also complemented the colours of the castle and created a fabulous contrast between model Hollie Keegan’s vibrant red hair.
Susie & Co.
Instead of buying filled cushions or cushion covers, Susan, her mother and her boyfriend Terry spent time making these using the material from the Boatyard duvet set. The boatyard single duvet set provided them with enough material to make 12 cushions. You read that right, 12!
Junk Kouture Fashion Competition - Bank Of Ireland
After our curtains were donated to the Art & Design department at Larne Grammar School one pupil (Amy McDowell) turned them into her masterpiece "Venetian Blinds". Her entry has got her through to the finals of the competition.
Now lets see what you can do!