My new TV guilty pleasure! My brilliant friend Rachel Henderson is due to appear on two episodes of BBC One’s Money for Nothing as one of their experts this month, Monday 2nd and Thursday 5th November at 3:45pm
A trained textile designer, Rachel has just launched her own range of eye popping DIY homeware kits after a chat with TV presenter Jay Blades who encouraged Rachel to produce her own line of products.
She has taught for many years and published dozens of books on craft and knitting and very successfully turned her hand to interiors. We have photographed her home in Fife a few times, read about it here and she was a finalist and came second in the first Scotland’s Home of the year TV show.
Her home was a huge talking point all over the nation when she repeatedly knocked out competition from large, lavish properties with her candy coloured bungalow that she had inherited from her grandmother in Dalgety Bay!
Rachel is currently on a mission to encourage more people to get upcycling and create their own handmade home. She is passionate about sustainability….her new home ‘Rainbow House’, depicted above, is packed full of repurposed pre loved furniture, hand-painted decor, and colourful DIY’s!
On her website you can find all sorts of wonderful ideas for you home, including Upcycled wellies and T-shirt yarn projects, like the gorgeous rug below.
Here are the rolls of yarn that she starts with –
She merrily assisted in an upcycling workshop with the Scotland Rugby Team last year, led by TV Presenter Max McMurdo and regularly works with Scottish paint brand Craig and Rose showcasing creative decorating and diy ideas for the home and gives demonstrations to audiences at the Ideal Home Show.
If you are quick you will catch her DIY Christmas decoration zoom workshop programme very soon and she will be launching own DIY/interior design course next year!
Find her on Instagram for an almost never ending fund of inspiration.