JO GIBBS: ‘NETCHING’ QUEEN

A while ago, I interviewed the talented up-cycler Jo Gibbs in her south London studio for Homes & Antiques magazine. You can read the interview in the June issue, out now!

Jo transfers delicate patterns from pieces of vintage lace onto reclaimed furniture – from eBay, auctions or skips – using a secret method that she calls ‘netching’ (net + etching). The results are stunning; A formica table is refreshed with a sublime gold and turquoise lace ‘tablecloth’, vintage school chairs are decorated with complicated geometric designs burnt into the wooden surfaces, and leather handbags, mirrors – even roof slates – are all revived with subtle, beautiful patterns…

Jo only completed her MA in Textile Design last September (2011), but already, her pieces have been snapped up by stylish shops such as Anthropologie and The Old Cinema, and she exhibited at Milan recently with Designersblock.

Here are some snaps I took when I visited Jo in her inspiring studio. It was filled with so many wonderful pieces, I could have spent hours there!

I love the mirrors. Like what you see? You can read an in-depth interview with Jo Gibbs in the lovely June 2012 issue of Homes & Antiques magazine, or find out more about her on her website.

 

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2 Responses to JO GIBBS: ‘NETCHING’ QUEEN

  1. BG says:

    Wow love this style, really shabby chic.

  2. I adore those roof slates – I think I really need (yes, need) some for my living room. When you told me about Jo’s work a while back I couldn’t quite imagine what it would look like – it’s absolutely beautiful. Thanks!

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