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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. 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


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:

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?

We Make Fine Chocolate Fabulous Fun @

Our Very British and Delicious Fine Chocolate Trees kits are entirely customisable online @

Our Chocolate Tree kits catch peoples imagination and makes them laugh.

Superb gifts for anyone that loves Fun and Fine Chocolate.

Fabulous for friends and family.

Send them a kit with their favourites inside!

All kits come with a range of templates so that our lovely customers can be as crazy or conventional as they like.

Our customers love our products and we have a host of testimonials telling us so.

Finally…because we are Artisan Chocolatiers and proud to be British and quirky, we have included x2 tiny ‘gummy worms’ in our chocolate pots and as an extra Bonus Feature, have provided you with a packet of sprouting seeds from one of the worlds leading seed suppliers, so that once your ‘Chocolate Tree’ has been happily constructed and hungrily devoured, you can re-use the pot the to grow another edible plant…

Go Go Bonbonco @

The product delivers on taste, makes a fun activity, and is colourful, ageless/genderless, has Global appeal, attractive pricing and adapts to suit Cultural Preference.

I can execute ‘model changes’ within hours and my ‘business model’ includes ‘bespoke’ options.

Ingredients/components are ‘ambient’ with a shelf life of a year and made licences simple to obtain and also helps with stock control and rotation.

Manufacturing is from my own premises. Overheads are low and discounts are negotiated with suppliers.

Manufacturing challenges were overcome by ingenuity, using food grade: plastics/cold cure silicone.

The product is Design Registered at the Intellectual Property Office, as are Trademarks.

Bonbonco bridges the gap between fine chocolate and confectionary.

New Product: Bowie Tea Towel

Bowie-Tea-Towel-Line-Large“Oh we can beat them, for ever and ever, then we could be heroes, just for one dry.” No? OK then, how about “If you should fall, into my arms, and tremble like a scourer”? Still no? Well that’s it, we tried our best. Suffice to say, for fans of Bowie – or music in general – this iconic image will pop in any kitchen/kitchen-diner/kitchenette.

Printed and stitched by craftspeople in Lincolnshire
100% cotton
Size: approx. 47cm x 74cm