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Having set up business, following a top end training, I intended running a family cottage industry. Soon word spread and the fabric and job list were spilling out of the basements and into the rest of the house. Christine joined me, with her experience in clothing and mathematical skills, and started training with soft furnishings. The teenagers rebelled and said either we "find new premises or the fabric would disappear!".
Christine and I moved out and into an old fabric mill, in Otley. Within 18 months we outgrew that and Jenny joined us, from school, with an ability to adapt to the ever expanding and varied tasks we threw her way! She has an excellent eye for colours and is great at helping people find the right fabrics from a bewildering array of designs and colours. We needed more space - and a bigger table - those bifold door curtains can stretch for miles!
Our current place feels like home, which is just as well because we spend so much time here! The workload continues to expand. From new homes to old, draughty farm houses, first modest rental apartments or lofty mill developments, hotels and stately homes. We do it all! Between the four of is we follow every job through, all coordinating different aspects from measuring, selecting fabric and linings, ordering, making, fitting and hanging. Oh, and billing!
Hiya! I'm Jenny, I am usually the first person you'll see as you enter the shop. If you have any queries or have a few ideas for some home furnishings I can try answer as much as I can whilst flicking through the many different books we have in store.
I am here to help you find what sort of soft furnishings you would like, if you don't really know what you're looking for we can have a good chat about what kind of styles you like and don't like and start to get a basic understanding about what fabrics you prefer and what colours you favour over others. Any pictures of the rooms you are looking to spruce up are welcomed with open arms.
Hello, I’m Christine and I’ve been working with Rachel for several years now. I have always enjoyed making things, but only took up sewing as a hobby late in life. I was lucky to meet Rachel at a time when her business was expanding and now it’s my job as well. I work behind the scenes, making sure that our products are made to our customers’ requirements and Rachel’s high standards. I am usually to be found upstairs in the workshop, planning projects, making up curtains and blinds, and making sure we work as efficiently as possible.
Best skills: pattern matching and sewing machine whispering.