Stories

Dandelion

24 August 2019

Until the early 20th century rigid Victorian planting schemes dominated the parks and gardens of England in a bid to conquer Nature.

This embroidery was inspired by a school of less formal gardeners such as William Robinson who despised neatly regimented rows of begonias and ‘snooker table’ lawns.

They filled their gardens instead with swathes of wild flowers and the tangle of unmown meadows providing havens for wildlife and restoring natural beauty to the landscape.

Moleskin

24 August 2019
Made from a thick 20oz moleskin these trousers have a pleated front and padded kneepads, one of which is embroidered with a seagull. 

Ripstop

08 May 2019
Whether it's for pruning prickly roses or getting lost on a mountainside this red ripstop shirt should see you through most eventualities.

Waterproof

09 November 2018
When the wind and rain are lashing at the windows and you need to get outside to plant those long overdue autumn bulbs or set out on that long promised hike this waterproof and breathable fabric will keep you dry and comfortable.

Sea

07 November 2018

“This pier, if I may so use the phrase, appears to me to be a peerless pier – pier without peer – except, perhaps, the unfortunate peer who is now addressing you.”

These are the eccentric words used by the Earl of Granville to open Hastings pier in 1872. From its heyday in the 1920s to a devastating fire in 2010 the pier's been through a lot since then! Rebuilt in 2016, partially funded by the local community, it became the literal platform for our collection Pierscapes which features a series of photographs of the sea and sky taken from Hastings pier.

The photographs in this print were taken on the 27th of October 2016.