Set up by British designer Jacinta Walton, Whinberry & Antler design and produce unique fabrics and homewares by hand in rural England. Incorporating a passion for traditional skills by using hand printing methods, and taking inspiration from British wildlife and countryside, Whinberry & Antler hope to bring a beautiful token of the countryside into your home.

Please have a look around the blog and follow us to see how Whinberry & Antler products are made, with step by step photographs demonstrating the traditional skills used on the 'Behind the Scenes' page, as well as other information and updates about the company.

For more information please see the company website www.WhinberryAntler.com or email info@WhinberryAntler.com

Tuesday, 20 December 2011

Whinberry & Antler to exhibit at the Country Living Fair 2012

Whinberry & Antler will be traveling down to London in March for the Country Living Spring Fair 2012. This means there is now a lot of printing and sewing to be done, as well as upholstering to really build up the stock. It's also the chance to get creative and think about what the Whinberry & Antler stand will look like... you will have to come along and see what we come up with!

Tuesday, 29 November 2011

Whinberry & Antler in the Shropshire Star

Whinberry & Antler products featured in the Shropshire Star yesterday as part of their coverage on the Shropshire Wildlife Trust Christmas Fair and it was a nice big photo!

Monday, 28 November 2011

New Website

The new website is now up and running with a range of products available to buy online. More products to follow soon, including draught excluders and tea towels.

Have a look, I hope you like it.


Monday, 21 November 2011

Whinberry & Antler at the Shropshire Wildlife Trust Christmas Fair.

Whinberry & Antler will be at the Shropshire Wildlife Trust Christmas Fair this coming Saturday (26th) from 10am - 4pm at the visitor centre opposite Shrewsbury Abbey.  Entry is free and we would love to see you there!

For more information please visit the Shropshire Wildlife Trust website


Tuesday, 1 November 2011

Whinberry & Antler Etsy shop now open for business.

The Whinberry & Antler Etsy shop has just opened its virtual doors for business. Currently only two products are listed, but this will be increasing as the week goes on. To view the shop please visit;

In other news, I entered a mood board into this years Heico competition. Heico produce decorative nails for upholstery. My mood board which was based around kingfishers and autumnal colours & was accepted to go through to the next round where I actually upholster a small nursing chair featuring these designs. The chair will then be judged in January and the winner and two runners up will have their chair showcased at the Interiors show at the NEC this February 2012. It would certainly be lovely to win! 

Therefore, this also means that a new range of Whinberry & Antler fabric will soon be on its way, featuring kingfishers and wild plant life.

Sunday, 23 October 2011

Marketing Time

This is the front and back of the leaflet that Whinberry & Antler will be sending out to retailers this week along with letters and price lists.

New Products and Photos

Everything is coming together now at Whinberry & Antler to culminate in a big push with the marketing (after all, Christmas is already upon the retail world) so we have been taking lots photos as well as making.

The Ecommerce site should also be up and running soon at www.WhinberryAntler.com. We will let you know when it is set up. But for now, any enquiries can be made by contacting info@WhinberryAntler.com. Hope you enjoy the photos.

Tea towel with  the badgers.

Cushion Covers. These come in a range of sizes, some with cotton for both the front and back, others with cotton on the front and a mix of hessian and cotton for the back.

This is the front of one of cushions measuring 46cm x 46cm. The back of it is cotton and hessian and shown on the photo above in the middle.

Each Whinberry & Antler product comes with one these hand embossed and printed labels.

Another Whinberry & Antler product, these are our lavender bags, to make your clothes smell nice.

Monday, 17 October 2011

Letters, Business Cards and Wax Seals...

Amongst all the sewing and printing I am also currently preparing letters and images to send out to retailers.

These are my hand screen printed letters and business cards, as well as labels for products and Whinberry & Antler's very own wax seal (just to make receiving letters from Whinberry & Antler that little bit more interesting!) The business cards are also screen printed onto fabric.

The Whinberry & Antler logo was designed by my brother, Seb Ingham, a young and very talented graphic designer. He also helped a great deal with the visual branding of Whinberry & Antler. To see more of his work please follow the link to his blog - I highly recommend a visit.

Saturday, 15 October 2011

Sew, Print, Sew.

Things are very busy here at Whinberry & Antler at the moment. It's all about the screen printing and sewing. I am hoping to have photographs ready by early next week to get a small catalogue out and sent to retailers. Here I am, busy at work in my office (the kitchen table!).

New Photographs of Whinberry & Antler cushions

The new photos of Whinberry & Antler's new cushions are here.

Today was a beautiful Autumn day and so I took the opportunity to photograph the newly completed cushions outside surrounded by all the lovely autumnal colours.

Sunday, 2 October 2011

First Whinberry & Antler cushions complete.

The first Whinberry & Antler cushions are complete, I decided to use both the printed cotton and hessian together to add some extra texture- I think it works well to give a really natural look. 

I am now working on various other designs of cushions so that there will be range of Whinberry & Antler cushions of different designs and prints. Photos of these will be added as soon as they are complete.

I am still waiting for the delivery of the woven Whinberry & Antler labels, but I used the sample one for this cushion and I am really pleased with it.

Friday, 23 September 2011

Start Up Britain in Shropshire

I attended the Start Up Britain Roadshow in Telford's International Conference centre on Wednesday. It went really well, got lots of good information about starting up businesses and made some good connections. The highlight of the event was being chosen as the best new business, which was an amazing confidence boost and I won a laptop! It was really good to see people who liked the new designs for fabric and being very interested in Whinberry & Antler. The photo below is was taken of myself, holding a cutting of Whinberry & Antler fabric, and Fay Easton, who ran the event and invited me to it.

Here's a link to some press info about the event - http://www.shropshirelive.com/2011/09/27/sound-success-for-startup-shropshire/

So I am now carrying on with upholstering a small wing back chair and the silk screen table is being constructed today, very exciting.

Thursday, 22 September 2011

 Here are the first few Whinberry & Antler fabric designs. Each image is produced by hand by firstly making an etch plate, then putting the printed image from this onto a silk screen, and then printing them onto fabric. Stay tuned for more images and explanations on this process...

Well, this is the first Whinberry & Antler blog, so the pressure is on. My reason for starting this blog is to give you an informal insight into my business, I want to to show people what Whinberry & Antler is all about. I'm a one man band so it's quite nice to share these things.... I hope you enjoy it.