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St Oswald’s upcycling specialist Sophie is a TV star ‘in the making’

St Oswald’s own Sophie Adamson, shop manager at our Newcastle-based upcycled furniture boutique, Re-styled by St Oswald’s Hospice has crafted up a career milestone with a live TV appearance on shopping channel, Hochanda (Home of Crafts, Hobbies And Arts).

Last Thursday (15 June 2017), the 29-year-old made her TV debut co-presenting an hour-long demonstration of Everlong Superior Chalk Paint, showcasing her talents to viewers looking for interiors inspiration across SKY, Freeview, Freesat and online.

The episode, which sees Sophie divulge expert advice on getting the best from the paint using unique Re-styled pieces, can be viewed online until 13 September 2017 by clicking here.

Anyone interested in sampling the Everlong paint range and trying Sophie’s tips at home can choose from the wide range of colours available at Re-styled now. Shoppers can also buy the pieces ‘as seen on TV’ very soon.

Despite the Hochanda slot being Sophie’s first time on the big screen, she made quite an impression on the show’s presenter, Alex Turchyn, as well as the production team and her fellow demonstrators, with all commenting that she was a natural. 

But Sophie is no stranger to sharing her upcycling secrets. Together with Re-styled’s assistant manager Sarah Finnemore, the artistic pair have developed and launched a series of interactive workshops, where members of the public and customers can try their hands at new crafts. 

Held in-store, the creative classes offer something for all abilities, from beginners looking to learn to paint, to more advanced upcycling techniques such as upholstery.

To find out more about the workshops on offer, please contact the shop on 0191 230 3184, call into Re-styled at Unit 19 Eldon Garden Shopping Centre, Newcastle, NE1 7RA (open Monday to Saturday 9am – 4pm), or email re-styled@stoswaldsuk.org.

You can also keep up to date with the team, with updates on new workshops as they’re added to the schedule, on Facebook and Instagram by searching ‘restyled st oswalds’.

The following workshops* are running at Re-styled by St Oswald’s Hospice from June – November 2017. Spaces are limited and as it’s first come first served, early booking is recommended to avoid disappointment. We hope to see you there!


Saturday 8th – Basic upholstery (£30 per person) 10am-12pm

Wednesday 12th – Rag wreath/embellishments (£30 per person) 1-4pm

Thursday 20th – Decoupage (£25 per person) 10am-12pm


Tuesday 1st – Beginners painting (FREE) 10-11.30am

Saturday 12th – Intermediate upholstery (£45 per person) 1-4pm

Friday 18th – Rag wreath/embellishments (£30 per person) 4-7pm


Tuesday 5th – Basic upholstery (£30 per person) 5-7pm

Saturday 30th – Beginners painting (FREE) 12-1.30pm


Friday 6th – Rag wreath/embellishments (£30 per person) 1-4pm

Tuesday 17th – Decoupage (£25 per person) 5-7pm

Monday 30th – Beginners painting (FREE) 2-3.30pm


Thursday 9th – Rag wreath/embellishments (£30 per person) 4-7pm

Tuesday 21st – Christmas stocking (£25 per person) 5-7pm

Wednesday 29th – Christmas bunting (£30 per person) 5-7.30pm

All profits raised from Re-styled’s workshop programme contribute towards the excess of £7m the Hospice needs to raise each year to continue to deliver its specialist services to North East people with life-limiting conditions, and their families, at a time when they need it most.

*All workshops are subject to change and must be booked in advance with a 50% deposit which can be paid in person or via phone.