This was my bathroom in the early 1990s. It was panelled with wood and decorated with stencils of roses. I apologise for the quality of the picture; I scanned it from a magazine that is yellow with age. I remember being interviewed in this room for a television programme, the interviewer elected to sit on the side of the bath tub leaving me to carry out my side of the conversation whilst perched on the lavvy seat.
Chips and I were quite enamoured with the whole castles and roses type of decoration, we painted plates, furniture and fabric with the designs then sold them through our first stencil shop. It was one of our earliest ranges of stencils and can still be ordered from our 'Folk Art Stencils' collection at The Stencil Libary.
I still use the large box, it houses the stencils for the classes that I teach. The colours that we chose are traditionally used in the painting of barges and narrow-boats but if pastel colours are used the design looks quite different.
Recently one of our customers bought a gypsy caravan with the intention of offering it as holiday accomodation. She was delighted that we offered the perfect tools for her to decorate it with. We helped with a few ideas and some resizing of some of the stencil designs to fit various areas. We hope that when she gets the project finshed she will send us some photos to show you.