Over the Christmas break I am looking forward to...
Making... I am hoping to finally learn how to cut a clothes pattern from my mother. This year has been a particularly good one for my textiles collection and I can't wait to put some of my favourite finds to use. I am also ashamed not to already know how to properly construct clothes (my mother has been making them professionally since she was 18!) and am hoping that this will lead seamlessly into a 2019 resolution: to buy less and make more.
Visiting... Re-Found Objects in Corbridge. The most inspiring shop with ever-changing, ingenious displays and just a stone's throw away from where I'll be staying with family this Christmas. It's always a treat to drop in and see Simon and Jenny, the shop's founders, and I have never, ever left the shop empty handed!
Reading... The Cabana Anthology. An edit of the first ten issues of the interiors, art and design magazine. I can't wait to zoom in on the textile details of interiors in Colarado, Moscow, Lisbon and Tangiers, to name a few.
Cabana Anthology by Martina Mondadori Sartogo, published by Vendome Press, £75. Available in all good bookstores and online.
Seeing... Catwalking: Fashion through the Lens of Chris Moore at The Bowes Museum. I visited the show in the summer but am looking forward to re-visiting it (before it closes on 6th January) and the museum's amazing permanent collection and building.