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    #MeetTheMaker

    Poppy Treffry sewing

    It’s #meetthemaker day this weekend! I’m Poppy and little did I know when I set up my sewing machine in a Newlyn fish loft 17 years ago, that it was the start of an enterprise that would still be going strong today.

    With £200 in the bank and a very old, cranky Singer sewing machine, I began to turn my sketches of everyday life in Cornwall into products that people could use and treasure.

    Poppy Treffry chough sketches

    At every turn there was something exciting, tea cosies being snapped up by Liberty, a bespoke collection for Fortnum and Mason, writing two books and opening my own shop in St. Ives.

    Poppy Treffry St Ives shop

    I now work with a small team who cut, sew, pack and sell the products that I design and develop. Everything is either handmade in Cornwall or sourced from UK based manufacturers and we work with unbleached organic cotton.

    Although the studio’s bigger now, it’s still filled to the brim with fabrics, the kettle’s on and there’s a hum of sewing machines and scissors...

    Poppy Treffry studio

    Buttercup, buttercup…better do the drying up!

      The lovely new flowers tea towel with beautiful buttercup design takes inspiration from the fact that every summer I am so overjoyed by the wild flowers and grasses that burst forth from our Cornish hedges. The roads become narrower as they fight for space with campions, buttercups, herb Robert, plantains, primroses and so much more. freehand machine embroidering flowers by poppy treffry It was only a matter of time before these beautiful colours, shapes and names made their way into my work. It was so absorbing to first sketch and then stitch the different flowers. The only tricky part was selecting which ones to use! flowers tea towel by poppy treffry I think these motifs will find their way onto all sorts of products now and this summer I hope to be wowed by a wild flower display of my own as I spent October sowing wild flower seed around my house…not long to wait now! flowers tea towel by poppy treffryYou can shop the lovely new flowers tea towel on our website here.