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Looking Forward to the KDF Summer Show

Our next live event is the KDF Summer Show at Kensington Town Hall. Planning for the KDF Summer Show 2023 has begun. We are excited to be back at Kensington Town Hall & hope the show is going to be…
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Tour of Inspirational Early 20th Century Houses.

Visit Eltham Palace & The Red House with our specially tailored tour on Thursday 11th May 2023 Visiting beautiful houses is a great way to get inspiration for your next miniatures project. Where better to go then, if you are…
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Cute as a Button

Sabrina’s quirky & witty take on haute cuisine. Sabrina Lee was not someone particularly familiar with miniatures.  She did like cute & tiny things like many people do, but that was as far as it went.  Sabrina is currently studying architecture in…
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Spirits in a dolls house

Jennifer Kallin talks about her passion for Triang dolls houses. When I was a child I always loved miniature things seen in museum cases, free gifts in comics & cereal boxes, pictures in books & little treasures found at jumble…
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Are you a KDF Virgin?

Top tips for anyone travelling the the Kensington Dollshouse Festival for the 1st time. If you are traveling to Kensington for the 1st time, here are some pointers as to how to make the day flow smoothly. If you have…
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Umbrellas at the ready.

Laurence & Angela St Leger talk about what is needed to create mini masterpieces – Ladies knickers, Gin & a scrubbing brush (really!) The Perfection in Miniature Awards have become the highlight of our year at LDF HQ. This year…
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KDF Christmas Show 2022 Floorplans

Here is the floorplan for the KDF Christmas Show, taking place on December 3rd at Kensington Town Hall. Please be aware that some changes may still occur You can download copies of the floorplans here. Updated 02.12.22: Lower Foyer Ground…
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John Hodgson, a Master Craftsman in Miniature.

Sue Hodgson talks about her husband John & his incredible 45 years of miniatures & where their buisness is heading now. It is with great sadness that I heard the news this week that John Hodgson had died suddenly last…
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LDF Debut Award 2022/23

New award to celebrate & support the new talent attending the Kensington Dollshouse Festivals. 2022 was a year of discovery for us.  We have spent the past 12 months scouring our tiny world for new craftsmen, passionate about small scales…
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Kristin Baybars & her Aladdin’s Cave.

It is with great sadness I found out the news that Kristin Baybars died in November last year. Anyone who has been involved in dolls houses & miniatures over the last 40 years will be aware of Kristin & her…
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LDF Membership

Why not sign up for 2023? Memberships for 2023 are now available.  We will be limiting the number of members to 50 as usual, but there is always high demand, so we advise you to book your card as soon…
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Minimizing Fashion

How some of the world’s top fashion designers are turning their attention to our tiny world. There is no doubt that miniaturism has got a big boost during lockdown.  Social media & a couple of TV shows have spread the…
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Dolls House Club members read this!

Are you a member of a dolls house club? You are eligible for reduced price tickets to our shows. Kensington Town Hall has always been a place when dolls house enthusiasts, collectors & artisans can come together to celebrate our…
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Featured Artist : Phyllis Hawkes

Practice really does make perfect! Phyllis tells us about her love of miniatures. Back in 2014, Phyllis Hawkes came to London to attend the Kensington Dollshouse Festival Summer Show.  This is one of the best things about our events, we…
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Featured Artist : Gill Rawlings of Petite Fleur

Floral Artist Extrodinaire tells us some of her secrets. In the 1980’s Gill specialised in growing and arranging dried flowers and she began to notice that a number of customers were buying her tiny arrangements for their “houses”. Talking to…
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Featured Artist: Pam Jones of Island Miniatures

Now based in the Isle of Wight, Pam has travelled the world, Pam love of miniatures was born thousands of miles away. Pam has been making miniatures from epoxy clay for over thirty years. Her love for sculpting in miniature…
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Featured Artist: Jeremy Smith of Catmando Miniatures

The only craftsman to have won 1st, 2nd, 3rd & Highly Commended in the Perfection in Miniature Awards, tells us more about his work & his entries into the contest. Jeremy’s first Kensington Dollshouse Festival was in around 1989.  At this…
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Featured Artist: Delph Miniatures.

Kathy Holden, co-founder of Delph Miniatures, talks us through how she got involved in miniatures & what she loves about them. On a family day out when I was 11, we stumbled across a miniature fair in Ripley. Mum’s friend…
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