Dimity Kidston

The delightful showroom of Dimity Kidston at Oddfellow’s Hall, Balmain East.

Dimity’s range of ceramics and unique weavings inhabit the space, framed by whimsical paintings and ceramic sculptures by her mother, Libby Hobbs. And next door is the studio of illustrator Binny, Dimity’s sister (who deserves another post, so watch this space…). Talented gene pool much?

The ceramic pieces’ naive, graphic designs are all individually carved using a sgraffito technique. Add the indigo, rose & peach hues, and you feel like you have to buy at least three to stack up together.

The upholstered examples of Dimity’s weaving work are truly gorgeous. Image above of a weaving in progress.

Two words: Christmas presents.

Dimity Kidston, Oddfellows Hall, 51 Darling Street, Balmain East. HF.



Filed under art, design, interiors, shopping, textiles

9 responses to “Dimity Kidston

  1. Pammy James

    So heavenly!!!! But not a surprise – you know how wonderful and an amazing artist their mother is!

  2. I love the chair in the first shot. Do you know how long it takes Dimity to weave the fabric for something like that?

  3. Hi Michelle,
    Just saw this – It takes me roughly one month to weave one square meter. Utilising very fine thread can increase this timeframe. That particular chair has a blend of wool and cotton and is approx 1.5 square meters.
    As you can see I have an affinity for labour intensive pre industrial techniques!


    • Hi Dimity
      Thanks for answering my question. I suspected it would be time-consuming but it’s interesting to know just what goes into a statement piece like this. The results speak for themselves! Michelle

  4. Awesome showroom Dimity! Just want to hug everything… It feels so cozy 🙂

  5. Pingback: Binny illustration & design | textile and terrain

  6. Robyn Briggs

    LOVE these photos!! Don’t know they’re not walking out the door en mass!! Xx

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