“Part of your Story…” was founded in 2015 following the purchase, in 2010, of an old tattered and over-mended Japanese quilt, which I later discovered was ‘Boro’. Research into the Japanese ‘Boro’ aesthetics gave way to a fascination and love of the processes and stories behind 'Boro' and then that of the European and American quilting and the 'make do and mend' ethos. I have since discovered the 'slow and contemplative hand stitching' movement, which is adhered to in all the items made here.

All our scarves, purses, bags and jewellery are slow stitched and showcase traditional craftsmanship and care

I am also co-owner of Antique ideology. We have a beautiful bricks and mortar shop in Montgomery, Powys (just over the Welsh/Shropshire border) where we specialise in decorative and industrial antiques.

Tina Gilmore