I have a background in fine Art Textiles and Printmaking….I have always loved fabrics and made things from a very young age. After my two children started school, I returned to work as a teacher, working in adult and community education. After ten years of teaching, and my children growing up, I decided to use my creative energies and start my own business. My passion was to make things that were both beautiful and practical from linen.
Like many small business owners, I do a bit of everything. When starting the business, I used to make all the products myself, but as the business has grown and developed, I have employed a small local team to help me. I still do all the designing and the hand printing myself, something I love. I enjoy researching new product ideas and fabric colours, spend some of my week on marketing projects, catching up with our stockists and working on new designs.
We work closely with our linen provider in The Baltics and it is here that all the fabrics are dyed to our chosen colour pallet. We use water-based inks for printing and harvested rain water to wash all of our printing screens. All of our fabric scraps are used by local schools for textile and craft activities… it’s great to see their creations!
Being situated in a small Cornish village means we are often being asked for donations to local charities which we love to support. Each year we donate a percentage of our Christmas show sales to Macmillan Cornwall.
Our new Honey Bee Collection, launched in September 2017 has proved extremely popular and 2018 will see new products added to this range. Look out for lampshades, cushions, tea towels, bread bags and peg bags printed with the lovely bee design.