Tina Gilmore

I am a Designer and Maker interested in fashion and sustainability.  

“Part of your Story…” was founded in 2015 after purchasing an old tattered and over-mended Japanese quilt, which I later discovered was ‘Boro’.  My subsequent research into the Japanese‘Boro’ aesthetics set in motion a fascination into the stories behind the Japanese ‘Boro' process and then that of European and American quilting and the 'make do and mend' ethos.  Much later this process led me to the 'slow and contemplative hand stitching' values, which is adhered to in all the items made here.  All our scarves, purses, bags and jewellery showcase traditional craftsmanship and care.
I am also co-owner (with my Husband) of Antique ideology.  We have a shop (currently) in Montgomery, Powys (just over the Welsh/Shropshire border).  The Summer months see us mostly on the road attending fairs and where the shop is open by appointment only.  The Winter months see at Base.

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