Homemaker Magazine's entry was conceived, designed and made by Corinne Bradd, In House Crafts Project Designer. "I’ve always lived by the coast and deckchairs were an integral part of my ‘70’s childhood holidays. I wanted to create a luxury version that reflected the colours of summer. I started by blending ice-cream shades of chalk paint then added a little sparkle to the corners of the frame using mixed metal leaf flakes to imitate sunlight reflecting off the sea. I’m a bit of a quilt addict so a pastel, padded patchwork runner was the obvious choice to recover the seat. Hand-stitched across the existing canvas, I added pads of extra wadding between the lines of stitching to plump up the quilt. In addition I created a large ‘pocket’ at the top of the deckchair to act as a pillow case.
About Corinne Bradd: Corinne Bradd has worked for Aceville Publications for more years than she cares to count. As In House Crafts Project Designer for a number of creative titles including Homemaker her work is varied and never boring. A childhood spent sewing, painting and gluing things together has resulted in a dream job that allows her to spend time with her daughter while filling her house with ‘lovely stuff’.