My Story

 

Stitches Through Time

Who am I…

It is not until later in life that you can look back, reflect and begin to piece together certain points in time and life events which influenced the particular path you chose to take.

As an artisan, I have always used the skills and craftsmanship that I was taught from childhood, a hand stitched heritage which was passed on from my mother & Grandmother. Sewing is rooted in my family’s history and as a child, I was taught the values and principles of sewing, hand stitching, crafts, and art. I would watch, fascinated, as my mother worked, and her boxes of buttons and threads and haberdashery slowly drew me in to a new and fascinating world of needle and thread. The rhythm of the stitches, the movement of the needle in and out of the cloth and the exactness of every stitch done by eye, are some of my early memories and were the beginning of my lifelong apprenticeship with sewing.

I still have some of the things they made me throughout childhood, and while they may be tucked away safely in drawers, they remain a part of me. The skills they taught me and the passion for sewing they inspired in me, remains to this day. 

 

What I do… Where past meets present

I create interiors. I offer a bespoke, hand stitched, made to order service for curtains, blinds, cushions and lampshades and I have a beautiful range of fabrics, wallpapers, and home accessories available. Every item is made by my hand, using traditional skills and hand stitching.

I only work with quality natural fabrics, linen, wool, and cotton. I believe that if you are going to create something with your hands, something that will last a lifetime, you begin with the finest quality fabrics, linings, interlinings and tools. My ethos is to respect the roots of sewing and the provenance of the fabrics I use, and I am passionate about quality-based values and the authenticity of the products I make.

I work from a small corner of rural Somerset for customers both locally and from across the UK. With a distinctive artisan approach to interior design and soft furnishings, I love working with the cloth from many small British designers, who’s designs are simply stunning and inspirational and follow my own principles of a simple and rustic lifestyle. Creating interiors and spaces that feel like they have always been there is my passion.

 

What I believe in…

I will always remain passionate about delivering the hand-crafted values that I inherited. Combining this with the quality of workmanship, it’s also what my customers love and what inspires them to come back time and again.

There is a growing awareness of sustainable living, and we are slowly moving to a more considered way of living and many of us love to create our homes in that same thoughtful and considered way.  My work is designed with thoughtfulness and detail. I aspire to beautifully hand-crafted products that stand the test of time, that age beautifully, and are crafted from the best materials sourced from the UK. Products that become part of your story, loved, cherished, and kept for many years to come.

‘Sewing is a way to mark our existence on cloth: patterning our place in the world, voicing our identity,

sharing something of ourselves with others and leaving the indelible evidence of our presence in

stitches held fast by our touch’

Clare Hunter