Velvet Thistle is small business making lampshades and cushions; an idea created to allow me the freedom to work from home while raising my three young children. Holidays to the Outer Hebrides, a collection of tweed and a sewing machine led me to start making cushions. These were all sold quickly and I started selling at trade fairs and online. I now take bespoke orders for both the lampshades and cushions and sell a collection of lampshades.I have been lucky enough to collaborate and work for a number of local artists, designers and interior decorators including Charlotte Gaisford, Claudia Rankin, Re-found Objects, Vintage at the Tower and Susi Bellamy and I am delighted to have had features in North East Living (2017) & 25 Beautiful Homes (2019).
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