Our Story...

“Part of your Story…”

The past, the present and hope for the future…
We believe in products that last longer.

"Old textiles tell a story, 
once there was meaning to its creation, 
every stitch carries a thought, 
whether carried out for decoration or necessity, 
each one will have a thought through it 
...and it's echoes can be heard if you listen carefully."

Here at “Part of your Story…” we design and make hand stitched accessories adhering to values of responsibility to consumption and the environmental impact they make.

our philosophy is to create accessories that are aesthetically pleasing, for you to enjoy and feel proud to wear and own, but to keep for a while and pass on.

Our scarves are made from 'new' scrap linen which has been hand cut by eye from the pieces purchased (no patterns and no machinery are used), hence the shape and design, which adds to it's uniqueness.  They are then embellished with vintage and antique Japanese 'boro' fabrics and some 19th and early to mid 20th century ‘European’ and ‘American’ quilt fabrics sourced from antique markets around the UK .  

Our purses and bags are made up of layers of fabric scraps stitched together in true 'Boro' style.

Each item is hand stitched, slowly and contemplatively, using vintage thread also sourced from antique markets.  Scarves and purses can take approximately two to three months to complete, sometimes longer and bags can take six months to a year to complete.
Enclosed with each purchase is a tiny fabric scrap book containing snippets of fabric and thread and we encourage you to ‘add’ these and/or any other small patchwork size pieces of your own new/old scrap fabrics (maybe something that’s precious to you) to your purchase to cover wear and tear over time or to mark a special time whether it be happy, sad, momentous.

We encourage you to make these items your own so they become part of 'your' story.  They are designed never to be discarded even if accidentally torn, worn or stained, but instead to be kept, 'mended', loved and passed on to future generations in the true ‘Boro’ and ‘Make do and mend’ style.

enjoy with all your heart