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Let’s get woolly inside

It's amazing what can be pulled out of a sheep and these felted wool doorstops will bring an autumn feel to your home

It’s the time of year  when  we re-bond with our home,  as the nights gets longer and the days colder.  Life round the barby is over for another year – unless you’re planning on cooking Christmas lunch on it like we did last year when the cooker broke down – wouldn’t recommend it however!  Autumn is an exciting time to have a change up in our homes and the best way to ease your way into winter is by introducing warmer textiles gradually. What better way to start than with these these warm woollen door stops that you’ll find at the eclectic Dial House Gallery in Kimbolton.

Rachel Morley

They’re made just over the border in Lincolnshire by artist Rachel Morley who gains inspiration from the colours and textures of the Scottish coastal landscape, and in particular the sea worn pebbles and the lines within them.

These chaps have just taken a little walk to the beach.

The wool used comes from British breeds and Rachel aims to create useful ideas, often with a storage bias, for your home which echo the organic forms of the rural and coastal landscape – so all very ethical and practical.  The quirky tail makes them easy to drag from room to room and the artist’s fine art background brings a very sculptural feel to her work.

Rachel Morley artist

Her pebble pods are an excellent way to store all those stones that the kids insist on bring home with them from the beach.

Rachel Morley artist

How many times do you say I’ve can’t find my car keys in a day?  No more, as the handy cubby bowls will be your go to place for all those niggly things that you need to be able to put your hand on quickly, but never can.

Rachel Morley artist

The pebble pods are available in the muted, natural hues or for a kids bedroom you can go a little crazy with the fun multicoloured bowls.  Perfect for bobbles, loose change, earrings, the list is endless…

Prices start at £12 and go up to £85.  Dial House Gallery not only sells art but also gifts, interiors finds, the odd antique piece, jewellery and much more.  There’s a very laid back vibe at the gallery – you won’t be pounced upon as you open the door and you’ll often get offered a cup of coffee. They gift wrap as well and although I can’t bring myself to mention the ‘C’ word yet you could pretty much nail your shopping in one visit, all wrapped and tagged all you’ve got to do is deliver it – they’ll probably do that as well (joke!).

Dial House Gallery, 20 East Street, Kimbolton, Cambridgeshire, PE28 0HJ, (open Wed – Sat, or by appointment on 07765 665415)



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