Every Quercus bed is beautifully handcrafted in Nottinghamshire using traditional methods and materials. Our craftsmen only ever handpick the finest light character grade oak, which is at least 150-200 years old. Each Quercus bed is handmade to order and comes with free delivery and installation, as well as a 10 year guarantee. All Quercus beds, including sleigh beds and four poster beds are available up to 8ft wide. A made to measure service is also available.
Zahli brings together an eclectic mix, fusing country house style with heritage design influences from around the world. Products are made by small teams of artisans using traditional methods and hand-finished by Zahli using high quality materials. Textiles and accessories are made in-house, using natural and vintage fabrics, many which are hand-printed. Zahli also source and renovate vintage items and can customise products to bespoke specifications.
Wendy Shorter Interiors is a multi-award-winning training centre recognised by Ofsted and offering qualifications accredited by the Association of Master Upholsterers & Soft Furnishers. Based in Hertfordshire, it offers a range of courses, from one and two-day beginner courses in curtain making, roman blinds, cushions and chair caning, to weekly upholstery classes and professional diploma qualification courses in upholstery and soft furnishings. The company prides itself on the quality of work that its students achieve, with a consistently high level of credit and distinctions. Students also enjoy the added value of its enrichment programme, where they have the opportunity to participate in various industry-based visits and competitions
Founded in 1876, Fellows is one of the UK’s leading auction houses, holding over 120 sale each year. As specialists in a variety of fields and with an auction to cater for every need, its continually changing inventory makes Fellows a hub of excitement for lovers of watches, jewellery and antiques. Visit the website for free valuations and upcoming auction dates.
Dating back to 1080, and nestled in the heart of the exclusive Minster Quarter, Grays Court is a true hidden gem. Boasting a quintessentially English country garden surrounded by the city walls, and eight luxurious en-suite bedrooms, the house is steeped in history and character. A country house in the heart of the city, Grays Court promises an unforgettable stay in almost a thousand years of history.
Robert Mills Ltd is one of the oldest and largest suppliers of architectural & decorative antiques and reclamation in the UK. Over 1000 fully catalogued items, ranging from unusual furniture and lighting to grand entryways and large panelled rooms, can be viewed online or in their 30,000 square feet warehouse in central Bristol.
Days of Grace specialise in original antique lace and vintage inspired wedding dresses, fashion and decorative textiles & artefacts for the home mainly 1900-1950's. Situated in glorious Devon, a stones throw from Budleigh beach only 20 mins M5 junction 30
The BathVA markets held at Green Park (the former railway station) offer 70 stalls selling antique and mid-century furniture, vintage fashion and jewellery, home wares, curiosities, decorative accessories, silverware, books, collective vinyl, militaria, Arts & Crafts and much more. First and last Sunday of each month. Free Entry.
Weft Blown creates weather-inspired, handwoven fabric for you and your home. From its Craft Town Scotland studio in the Ayrshire coastal town of West Kilbride, it teaches people of all ages how to weave their own cloth and spin their own yarn. Classes range from one-day beginner weaving or spinning to three-day table-loom workshops. Go along and make your very own cloth and yarn.
Peter Lanyon offers a range of green wood furniture courses from the Devon Green Wood Centre on the beautiful South Devon coast. Courses include a two-day stool course, traditional country chair making, creative seating and even a dining table course. Using traditional tools and techniques, and local materials, you will craft a beautiful and unique piece of furniture to take home. All the courses suit both beginners, and those wishing to take the craft further.
The Antiques Dealers Fair Limited is staging 5 boutique-style antiques events across the country throughout 2015 with the new addition of The Petworth Park Antiques & Fine Art Fair in West Sussex from 8 - 10 May. Set up in 2003 by Ingrid Nilson, these events are now important fixtures on the quality fairs circuit. For more information go to www.adfl.co.uk
Orchid’s diverse collections are essentially Oriental, comprising restored Chinese antiques and contemporary hand-made lacquered wood furniture.
Orchid offers creativity and innovation through captivating furniture, lighting & accessories – all to enhance the individuality of the home.
Purchase in substantial London & Hampshire stores as well a website which simply oozes charm.
The Eastbourne Antiques Centre situated at 210 Terminus Road Eastbourne has just celebrated its 2nd year of successful of trading. The centre is home to an excellent selection of antiques and collectables having 47 cabinets which are serviced by very experienced dealers and also by the centres owner Mr Paul Klein and his wife Bianca. Paul, who has been involved in antiques for over 40 years, has his own spectacular collection of antiques and also deals in fine jewellery, silver and gem stones.
Since opening nearly 11 years ago, Drakes has redefined the standards for boutique hotels in Brighton and beyond. They continue to receive accolades for stylish design, exemplary customer service and consistent high quality in the hotel as well as their impeccable fine dining restaurant. Drakes is situated along Brighton’s illustrious Royal Mile, providing some of the most stunning views of the Brighton Pier.
At Lovelitter we resurrect the relics of everyday life to bring delight once again. All our vintage furniture and homeware pieces are individually sourced and hand-picked for their unique design and quality. A great selection is available online, or make an appointment to visit us at our South London arch.
A former country residence and the wartime officers’ mess of the 617 ‘Dam Busters’ Squadron, the three-star hotel, boasting delicious food and great service in a 30-acre setting, makes an ideal base for exploring Lincolnshire. Visit the historic city of Lincoln, discover scenic country walks, or test your handicap on the championship courses of Woodhall Spa Golf Club. Midweek special offers available Sunday to Thursday.
High performance open fires in period or contemporary styles. Feel the heat, hear the crackle and see the flames with a unique Camelot open fire for your thatched cottage, farm house, barn conversion, period home or self build project. Eliminate smoke problems with a Thermovent open fire also. Made to order featuring canopies, grates and dog irons using steel, cast iron, copper or brass for clients all over the UK following a design survey visit. Prices start from £2750.
Eddie from Blithfield Willowcrafts has been working with willow for years using the traditional skills and knowledge passed onto him by his father. Now he wants to pass these on to you! He runs 1 or 2 day courses at his workshop in the heart of Staffordshire, where you will be able to learn the art of basket making, willow sculptures or anything that takes your fancy.
Lilac barn is a studio situated in the heart of the Somerset levels. It offers courses in upholstery, still life oil painting, soft furnishings, patchwork, quilting and furniture painting. The classes for beginners and improvers are both fun and informative and a very high standard of work is achieved by all students with the expert tuition on offer. Easy access from M5 Further details on website www.lilacbarn.co.uk
Learn to paint with Oils using the Wet on Wet technique. Here in the Cotswolds Karen Underwood teaches the Gary Jenkins wet on wet technique. Karen is a Jenkins Certified Teacher. Her mentors are Gary & Kathwren Jenkins. the Jenkins Wet on wet technique is suitable for the novice hobbyist as well as for the experienced artist wanting to learn this exciting technique. I am sure you will agree this is a vibrant exciting painting technique to learn!
Karen holds classes in her studio. Classes can be booked through Karen’s website, she also sells Jenkins Books, brushes and paints.
We have been making, designing and restoring rocking horses since 1976, based just outside of York we offer courses for people of all abilities, whether a regular woodworker or never carved before, these courses offer something for everyone, nobody fails.
We run three different courses, carving a rocking horse head, carving a mini rocking horse & carving and making a chair horse. All our courses are supported by excellent plans, timber packs and high quality accessories.
Assington Mill, set in beautiful Suffolk countryside between Colchester and Sudbury, offers over 55 different short 1-3 day courses, mainly on rural skills and crafts, at very reasonable prices. Fees include home-made lunch, biscuits and cakes. Have a look at our website, www.assingtonmill.com, for full details. We can also send you a gift voucher for whatever amount you want to give. This way, s/he can choose which course appeals.
Francis & Jellyman use traditional skills in fine bone china manufacturing. A skilled workface spends many hours handcrafting the finest bone china available. It is this that puts them at the pinnacle of fine bone china manufacturing and design. All of its products are entirely manufactured in England and they attract famous names from across the world to experience their high quality. His Royal Highness Prince Charles was presented with a tea service when he opened their showroom at Middleport Pottery, Stoke-on-Trent.
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Jampot & Sunday is a London based maker of exceptional cashmere blankets. Manufactured and hand finished in the England by local craftsmen and women using traditional techniques, all our blankets are made from the finest Mongolian fibres and are loomed, woven and hand finished in Halifax, Yorkshire. The blankets are edged by hand with a sturdy blanket stitch and signed with our initials, J&S, a symbol of our enduring commitment to quality. We think these are the softest, lightest and warmest blankets you will ever own.