technical director

Robert Loomes & Co manufacture their hand-built luxury British watches from their heritage workshops in Stamord.

There a team of ten craftsmen and women manufacture and build small limited editions of entirely British made watches, either in Sheffield Steel or, new in 2014, 18ct Rose Gold.

www.robertloomes.com 01780 481319

Christmas Arts and Crafts a twine for christmas

Twine with a Twist

There have been 157 Christmases since our company was founded in 1856,
and the 2014 season is fast approaching. What better way to mark the
occasion than to provide Bakers twines with a festive twist? We
recognise the opportunities for decoration and crafts at Christmas are
endless. Be it decorating the household to fun children’s crafts or
giving gifts a personal touch: our special edition Christmas twines
are perfect to give any project a festive edge. From deep, alpine
green intertwined with gold, to punchy reds. The range features the
most beautiful twines. Christmas only happens once a year, but our
special Bakers twines still offer the same high quality, strong,
luxury cotton that we have been manufacturing everyday for over 150
years. Aside from our specially selected Christmas Bakers twines, many
of our other products are perfect to ‘Christmasify’ your projects or
gifts. We offer stunningly unique metallic twines in gold, platinum,
silver, burgundy and bronze. A great alternative to the standard
ribbon: a perfect way to add extra shine into present wrapping. The
sparkle collection also features rich, unusual colours such as
burgundy and violet that would bring a look of warmth and opulence to
any christmas craft projects.
So, if you are seeking a festive twist look no further than our
beautiful Bakers Twines!

We wish all our customers a very happy Christmas!

to view our sparkle christmas twines see http://www.beautiful-bakers-twine.com/bakers-sparkle-twines.html

Shirtmaker

Eames Fernandez, Bespoke Shirtmaker launch their first Ladies Ready to Wear Collection, The Perfect White Shirt.
Made with the same craftsmanship, quality fabric and passionate commitment to achieving the best fit, as we do our bespoke, but in a Ready to Wear.
All our shirts are made individually in the UK, it is only by working this way that we can create something truly beautiful.

Voyage Out Centenary Scarf – Celebrating Virginia Woolf’s First Novel

Ruth Dent is an artist inspired by music, literature and poetry. Virginia Woolf’s debut novel, ‘The Voyage Out’ is a favourite.

It’s 100 years since it was first published in 1915 and Ruth has created an image to capture the spirit of the book. One afternoon, with two paintings in progress, she reached for a fresh canvas. Choosing colours for sea, sky and earth, working quickly and almost in a dream; finishing with a light blue edge to hold the image – like text on a page.

Digitally printed onto crepe satin silk, this is now the Voyage Out Centenary Scarf; only 100 will be printed.

Now we’re ready to produce these 100 Voyage Out Centenary Scarves, and have an Indiegogo campaign – already 40% funded – selling the scarves (and other perks) in advance to pay our production costs.

See Ruth tell the story here: http://igg.me/at/VoyageOutCentenaryScarf

If we don’t achieve full funding, we will still print the scarves that you have purchased, so you will still receive your scarf plus any other perks you have chosen.

So “what’s so special?”

“Apart from being Virginia Woolf’s debut novel?”

The Voyage Out is a fantastic read:

It follows Rachel Vinrace, as she leaves England on her father’s ship, The Euphrosyne, bound for South America. She travels with her Aunt and Uncle and a collection of other passengers – including Clarissa Dalloway, for part of the sea journey. Over the course of the voyage and subsequent stay amongst ex-pats in South America, Rachel’s views on life develop and she finds her own voice, emerging a ‘free-spirit’. Rachel’s lifelong love is music, and a recurring theme is that it “says everything”.

And because it was her first novel, it’s centenary should be celebrated, and what better way that to be able to take a scarf on your travels that has been inspired by an imaginary voyage by one of the twentieth century’s greatest novelists?