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The Production House

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The Production House is the perfect professional space for creative workshops, large build projects, indie cinema screenings, conferences and much more....

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How-To Guides: Helen McArdle Historical Costumier

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Resident Historical Costumier Helen McArdle shows us how to use a selection of sewing techniques and equipment with her antique Singer sewing machine. ...

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How-To Guides: Iris Hill by Lisa Jean

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Resident Illustrator Lisa Gardner AKA Iris Hill shares the process behind creating some gorgeous ink run flies, using water, ink, a paintbrush and a pipette. The second video shows the creation of a few more critters in slow motion....

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How-To Guides: Joanne Tinley

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A selection of How-To guides from Jewellery Designer-Maker Joanne Tinley, filmed in her studio space at The Sorting Office....

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Creative Commercial Collections (CCC) Introduction

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Creative Commercial Collections is a pilot scheme run by Hampshire Cultural Trust and the National Motor Museum Trust, along with support from the Jane Austen House Museum and a-space arts. ...

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CCC: Mariska Parent’s Hand Tufted Retro-Futuristic Rug

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Print Designer and Illustrator Mariska Parent chose to use the 1929 Golden Arrow world speed record breaking car as inspiration for a hand tufted rug with a retro-futurism feel....

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CCC: Karen Head’s Golden Acorn-Trimmed Nuno Felt Scarf

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Textile Artist Karen Head chose to base the design for her Nuno felt scarf on Jane Austen’s pelisse coat, using luxury wool, silk and thread in golden yellow and brown hues as a nod to the romance author’s stunning garment....

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CCC: Denise Hughes’ Alium Vase

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Illustrator Denise Hughes chose Jane Austen’s cottage garden as her inspiration for an illustrated vase. Denise began gathering ideas for the project by visiting the garden, taking photos and talking to the cottage’s head gardener, Celia Smith,...