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finding yourself at home...

textile traditions from around the world are always inspiring for creating texture and depth in a room. at planet we have a huge range of cushions that can provide a simple lift for your home. we create many pieces at planet from our textile collections. included in this snapshot are japanese obi silks, kadhi handspun and handwoven wool from india,...
on December 04, 2015

finding yourself at home...

12th september is fashion saturday in sydney. to celebrate fashion in sydney, please join us at 10.30am at planet commonwealth to hear about "the possibility project" australian women are working with an ngo in jaipur india to create a fashion collection called "slumwear" its all about empowerment and with some very beautiful results, creating garments from recycled saris......pieces will be...
on September 02, 2015

we are all creative

planet commonwealth had a delightful visit yesterday from artist gael lambie and her husband jim who is currently exhibiting in sydney. while discussing their many interests, gael tried on an uzbeck woman’s mantle. traditionally from central asia and embroidered to represent a woman’s status, these ceremonial garments are traditionally worn as a headdress and have vestigial sleeves held together with...
on August 15, 2015

finding yourself at home... 18/06/15 newsletter detail

in kerala, southern india this january i discovered a tropical paradise. pepper vine and jackfruits became the inspiration for one of our carpet designs that were then crafted in northern india. i always thought that pepper grew on trees till I watched this skilled man harvesting a crop up his nifty bamboo ladder. if you look carefully you can see the dangling clusters of...
on June 18, 2015

finding yourself at home... 4 june newsletter detail

indigo dye has been used for thousands of years. it has played a major role in many civilisations having been associated with religious paintings dating back to 500 AD and at the time of the crusades, it was considered a highly valued 'spice'. the dye has been used across the world from asia to europe and this colour is still being used today. originally,...
on June 05, 2015

finding yourself at home... 21 may 2015 newsletter detail

pashmina is the finest type of cashmere. a wool which comes from three breeds of pashmina goats that are native to the himalayas. these materials share a long history with india and nepal having been hand spun and hand woven for thousands of years.  hand spinning and weaving is an extremely lengthy and skilful task that requires patience and dedication.  the...
on May 21, 2015

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