July 22, 2020

Interior design does not have to mean throwing out everything and starting from scratch. I am a great believer in that with a creative approach you achieve magic results and rooms can be transformed more holistically.  It is lighter on the envirnoment and the pocket to...

May 20, 2020

Great to be included in a favourite local magazine Living North recently and be able to offer some inspiration at a time when we are in the strange situation of being asked to Stay Home. The right thing to do to help save lives, hopefully we will be seeing an ease in t...

April 30, 2020

How do you chose colour? We all have favourites, or ones that catch our eye in a shop, magazine, online, in nature or a new boutique hotel. Colour speaks to us without words, it has a power to attract or repel!

My eye is constantly looking for combinations and sour...

April 17, 2020

In the midst of all that is going on are you finding new ideas popping up, or old ones coming to the front of you mind? Creativity will always find a way through the cracks, searching for the light, pushing its way into the world. Just like in nature where a bush fire...

April 6, 2020

How to make a fabric wreath, creative crafts using recycled fabrics, inspiration and textiles by Astrid Blake

September 23, 2019

I love sharing my studio and inviting groups up for some creative time. It is a space to relax and go with the flow, learn a new skill, experiment with pattern, play with colour, chat and have fun.

Here the studio is ready and set up for a Block printing workshop.

Block...

August 10, 2018

Norway's coastline is famous for it's fjords, the water is deep and if you fancy a dip it is often a leap of faith into the fresh sea water rather than a gentle paddle in! The coast line is rocky and full of fish and seaweed. Here I have taken a shot of the edge of my...

August 1, 2018

This summer an unexpected colour palette emerged from my visit to our summer cabin in Sørlandet (south coast of Norway). The sun broke through this year after a very wet one last year and keep shining day after day. My daily walk to the fjord edge for our ritual mornin...

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