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…
Hip hip hooray, it’s our 10th birthday! 2016 marks 10 years of Thornback & Peel! It’s been a fantastic adventure that’s seen us launch many new collections and products, open our first shop and collaborate with a whole host of exciting brands. So, with a large bowl of Jelly & Cake in hand, join us in celebrating some of our highlights from the past 10 years. Moving into our first studio In the very early days, we simply rented table space at Cockpit Arts, Deptford which allowed us to test and sample loads of products while still retaining our day jobs. But by 2006 we were ready to take…
Internationally renowned fine jeweller Ruth Tomlinson works just along the corridor from us at Cockpit Arts. We love looking at her beautiful collections. The rough cut pieces and settings are more organic than conventional jewellery, creating a sense of history and buried treasure. There is a lot to covet.
Katharine Morling is an award-winning ceramic artist. We asked her about her inspiration, life and ceramics.
We sit down to discover a little more about the brand with the illustrious design duo and Thornback & Peel founders, Delia Thornback and Juliet Peel; uncovering their favourite prints, some of their inspirations, design ethos and hidden holiday hideaways.
We wanted to introduce you to our Cockpit Arts neighbours and co-collaborators Carréducker (Deborah & James).
When they’re not at the bench making beautiful bespoke shoes, they can be found designing and prototyping ready to wear shoes and boots.
It won’t come as much of a surprise that we consider ourselves bonafide print and design geeks and that our love of print extends beyond screen printing. We go on a whistle stop tour of the history of printing and review a few of our current favourites.