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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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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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Featured Artist : Rachel Hinds

Fantastic new painter exhibiting with LDF for the 1st time. Rachel is a new artist joining the LDF family.  She contacted us after lockdown, as, during the long months of the Covid epidemic she had turned her hand to painting…
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KDF Masterclass – Tarbena Miniatures

Alan & Barbara Barnes show us the work that is needed to create one of their beautiful pieces of miniature furniture. Back in 2008, I had been running the Kensington Dollshouse Festival for 3 years & was wanting to find…
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Perfection in Miniature Awards 2022

The winners & the runners up. The PIMA competition is always a bit of a blur for me as the judging happens on the same evening as we are setting up the Summer Show in Kensington Town Hall. It means…
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Lauras Cat – Can the Catman do?

Jeremy Smith of Catmando Miniatures tells us more about his articulated cat. We always expect something complex & unusual from Jeremy’s entry in the Perfection in Miniature Awards, but this year he supposed himself. We had to know more about…
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Never Ending Journey

Yevheniia & Vavara’s path to safety. Every day, we watch horrifying scenes on our TV from Ukraine & surrounding countries but unless we are connected personally with someone suffering, can we understand the trauma of what they are going through..…
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Is there anybody out there?

In 2022 we are on the hunt for new, talented miniaturists to be part of our shows. Covid has definitely had an effect on the miniatures industry over the last 2 years, with many established makers, who were either near…
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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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The Creation of Mrs Greta Boyd.

Sarah Hendry talks about the heartache & process that went in to making her extraordinary PIMA entry. I had years of frustration wanting to enter the PIMA competition but lacked the time and energy I felt was needed, I wanted…
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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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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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