The Art of Hanky Rolling

When you gift a Thornback & Peel Hanky Box, you are giving a present that has been handmade from start to finish.  The idea originally came about because Juliet was looking for an unusual present for her father-in-law. We start with a 100% cotton handkerchiefs, each one individually hand screen printed by our in house printer, Penni. As Christmas approaches, the large screen printing table in the middle of the studio is stacked with layer upon layer of tessellated hankies laid out to dry.  Hanky lasagne, if you will. Once the hankies have been heat pressed to make them colour fast…

Bromptons pennyfarthings tandems

Q&A: Anna Perring, ceramicist and founder of Luna Lighting

At this time of year, the glow of candlelight is a lovely thing. I have a set of delicate porcelain tea light holders lined up on our mantelpiece and I love the ritual of lighting them on a dark winter’s night. Each light is pierced with a tiny pinprick design, the patterns of light that scatter across the room have the quality of fairy lights and fireflies.  The random mixture of her designs also appeals. The tea light holders are individually hand made by ceramicist and fellow studio holder Anna Perring of Luna Lighting. Each one bears the maker’s mark,…