Christmas in July the Handwoven Way!

Christmas tree yarn The Makers year is usually a few months out of synch with the real calendar.  It takes time to accumulate materials and ideas. To make something totally desirable, either timeless or modern, requires research.  Quality necessitates patience.  

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Christmas tree yarn

The Makers year is usually a few months out of synch with the real calendar.  It takes time to accumulate materials and ideas. To make something totally desirable, either timeless or modern, requires research.  Quality necessitates patience.  

Birthday Hat Commission – an ideal winter birthday gift!

Brand Makery Merry Market If you are looking for an ideal winter birthday gift that will be appreciated and worn every day – please look no further than my latest ready-to-wear collection! This autumn I launched a collection of winter berets, finished with handmade tartan flower trims and petersham bows, which I designed especially with TBCH customers in mind. Just…

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Brand Makery Merry Market

If you are looking for an ideal winter birthday gift that will be appreciated and worn every day – please look no further than my latest ready-to-wear collection! This autumn I launched a collection of winter berets, finished with handmade tartan flower trims and petersham bows, which I designed especially with TBCH customers in mind. 

Just in case you want something that’s extra special, there’s also a custom finished version, including my favourite version that I have nicknamed my “Holly and Ivy” option, so you can design your own curated beret and commission me to make it for you from a selection of nine beret colourways and trims. 


Just what you need for those frosty mornings!

Beret and tartan flower collection For A/W20 I have created a collection of decorated berets that combines my interests in fabric and design, regional textile history as well as the repurposing of fabrics. So for this blog post, I thought I would write a little about the design concept behind my new winter collection of wool felt berets that I…

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Beret and tartan flower collection

For A/W20 I have created a collection of decorated berets that combines my interests in fabric and design, regional textile history as well as the repurposing of fabrics. So for this blog post, I thought I would write a little about the design concept behind my new winter collection of wool felt berets that I finished with Lochcarron Scotland tartan handmade flowers and petersham bows.


Introduction to Wax Melts

Wax melts are small, scented pieces of wax designed to be gently heated torelease their stunning fragrance. They’re like candles but without thewick, you simply melt the wax using either an electric burner or a tea light heated burner

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Wax melts are small, scented pieces of wax designed to be gently heated to
release their stunning fragrance. They’re like candles but without the
wick, you simply melt the wax using either an electric burner
or a tea light heated burner

new year!

I knew the blog would get away from me…

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I knew the blog would get away from me…

“Tis the season to be jolly ….

‘Tis the Season to be Jolly, I have always loved Carols around a tree, the pretty lights, the anticipation of piles of gifts on Christmas morning,  the buzz of excitement in the air but I will confess as I have got older the magic is fading for me. I see adverts on the television of…

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‘Tis the Season to be Jolly, I have always loved Carols around a tree, the pretty lights, the anticipation of piles of gifts on Christmas morning,  the buzz of excitement in the air but I will confess as I have got older the magic is fading for me. I see adverts on the television of happy families sat playing games and enjoying themselves but in reality as I read the papers I see a different world one where many families are separated and the older generations are possibly spending the day alone as they don’t want to be burden on relatives, or those families who don’t have money to put food on a table let alone buy gifts, who then have to deal with the question why Santa leaves lots of gifts for some Children but not them.

Welcome!

Me! I just thought whilst I was photographing, listing, measuring and generally sorting what planters and window boxes I have made it would be a nice idea to introduce myself properly. This is my world of Metal Garden Planters. 

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Me!

I just thought whilst I was photographing, listing, measuring and generally sorting what planters and window boxes I have made it would be a nice idea to introduce myself properly. 

This is my world of Metal Garden Planters. 

Wirework Robin Brooch

So how do you go about turning a few lengths of wire and some beads into a Wirework brooch in the shape of that beautifully iconic Robin Redbreast?

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So how do you go about turning a few lengths of wire and some beads into a Wirework brooch in the shape of that beautifully iconic Robin Redbreast?