Surrounded by sandy shorelines and with a strong mining heritage, Cornwall has been producing some of the country’s finest goods for hundreds of years.
Take a stroll through the county’s quaint towns and villages and you’ll find an abundance of handmade items as crafters continue to transform local produce into pieces of art. From painted pebbles to wonderful wooden items, here are at just a few of Cornwall’s creative crafters as suggested by our social media followers:
Alison Bick Design
Inspired by her day-to-day life in Cornwall, Alison Bick creates illustrations of the natural world and family events with a ‘mid-century modern feel’. From vintage surf to flowers, foraging and fishing, Alison’s array of beautiful pieces will brighten any space they are placed.
If you’re searching for a truly unique Cornish item for your home, then take a look at Karen Davey’s handmade collection (http://www.karendavey.co.uk/) Whether it’s a cushion, new curtains or candles, Karen has a selection of stunning handmade items that feature a Cornish coastal theme.
Teresa Dunne Willapark Designs
Not only is North Cornwall home to some of the county’s most dramatic coastline, it is also the home of the wonderful Willapark Designs. Owned by textile artist Teresa Dunne, she intricately embroiders exquisite pieces using all kinds of materials. From American feed sack quilt pieces, to old text, found objects and more. You can find Teresa at various fairs, or visit http://www.willaparkdesigns.com/
Winifred & Mabel
Pay a visit to Wadebridge’s Winifred & Mabel store and you’re sure to find a Cornish gift for every occasion. From hand-painted pottery to photography, upcycled textile products, crafts and cards, toys and tweed bags – all items are handmade in Cornwall by various businesses.
St Eval Candle Company
Wanting to create Cornish hygge in your home? Candles are a great way to begin. Using traditional candle making methods, St Eval Candle Company carefully craft beautiful fragranced candles of all kinds of colours and scents. Find your perfect candle at https://www.stevalcandlecompany.co.uk/
Searching for a new sweater or t-shirt that’s different from your typical high street style? Sublow Clothing is a Cornish brand that promotes ‘ethical streetwear’ and ‘eco screen printing’. All of their hand printed garments are ethically sourced and use sustainable materials.
Check them out here: http://www.sublow.co.uk/
When it comes to furnishing the home, curtains and cushions can complete an unfinished room. Unable to find the perfect match? Threads Design in Launceston can create bespoke items tailored to your home. You’re guaranteed that personal Cornish touch.
Based in the old market town of Launceston are Nomads Fair Trade Fashion. Behind the beautiful bohemian clothing collection is an ethical ethos. Their fair trade fashion pieces are ‘made with love’ using ethically sourced materials. From bold prints to flattering floral pieces, you’re sure to fall in love with their quality range.
Stevens Cornish Slate
Quite possibly one of the finest types of slate in the UK can be found in Cornwall. Cornish slate is a popular material across the country and we can see why. Stevens Cornish Slate company produce beautiful handmade items for inside and outside the home, including tableware, house signs, clocks and game boards.