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

Monday, 30 April 2012

Busy and Exciting Times

Well, things have been very busy here at Whinberry & Antler. I certainly need to blog more often as I have lots to tell you, but I will try and break it up with some photos.

Firstly, I have now booked for the Country Living Christmas Fair which will take place from the 7th-11th November later this year. Whinberry & Antler will have a slightly bigger stand this time and you will find us on the main Mezzanine, which is a great spot for us. I am sure I will have to expand my little team this time as I have a feeling that things will be very busy indeed.

I have also been editing new images for the catalogue and for a web based company called Dalani (Dalani.co.uk). W&A products are on sale with them on until the 1st May in the UK, Norway, Sweden, Finland and Poland. I really like the text they have given to go with each product- it's nice to see what other people come up with when they are describing W&A products. I should have lots of sewing and printing to keep me very occupied very soon!

One of the new Cotton Tote Bags featuring Deer design

I also went along to a charity fundraising event last week organised by MFG Solicitors in Telford to help raise money for Age Uk Shropshire Telford & Wrekin Diamond Appeal. I set up a table of Whinberry & Antler products, as well as donating a W&A Welsh lavender bag to the raffle prizes.

The Whinberry & Antler table at the Charity event held organised by MFG solicitors and held at the Rybrook Mini dealership in Shrewsbury in aid of Age Uk Shropshire Telford & Wrekin Diamond Appeal.
Whinberry & Antler products are also part of an exhibition organised by local wildlife artist, Rory McCann. The xhibition is on for one month at the Shropshire Wildlife Trust Centre. You can find out more details by following the link;


In other news, I went to visit a company, Digital Ceramics, in Stoke last week in relation to developing a new range of British designed and made ceramics for Whinberry & Antler. It was really great to look around their small factory and workshops and I am looking forward to working with them to build up the Whinberry & Antler home ware range. My plan is to make sure I have the ceramics completed to debut at the Country Living Christmas Fair. Watch this space....!

Tuesday, 10 April 2012

New Whinberry & Antler Stockist

A selection of Whinberry & Antler cushions and lavender bags are now available at Cotton Duck Interiors (www.cotton-duck.co.uk), based in Holsworthy, Devon. One Badger cushion was very quickly snapped up, which was excellent news!

I have also just sent my image and text off to Vogue, to be featured in the article 'A Royal Abode', which will hit the shelves in June. Very exciting.

This is the cushion to feature in Vogue Magazine in June. I made this cushion to order for a lovely lady I met at the Country Living Fair who wanted two to give to her friend as a birthday present.

In the meantime I am back to building up new stock and designs. Bye for now.