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, 23 October 2012

A quick glimpse behind the scenes...

I just thought I would share this photo, as I always think it's really interesting to see the actual work space of designers and crafts people. So here's mine. It's a bit hectic at the moment, that may be something to do with a certain Christmas Fair...?

One day, when I live amongst the hills of Powys, I shall build a workshop in my garden. That's the dream.

Thursday, 18 October 2012

Free tickets into the Country Living Christmas Fair

I have a limited number of tickets available to customers who place online orders via the www.whinberryantler.com before the 1st November 2012.

A selection of these are tickets offering free entry into the show (a fantastic saving of £16.50 on the door) for Wednesday 7th, Thursday 8th, Friday 9th and Sunday 11th November. I also have a selection of Gala evening only tickets for those who want to avoid the crowds and enjoy a free glass of wine!

In the meantime, I shall get back to cutting the hessian to make some new extra large cushions which shall be making their debut at the Fair. Hopefully see you there.


The cosy textures of hessian, becoming more and more appealing as the days get shorter and cooler.

Thursday, 11 October 2012

Country Living Christmas Fair 2012 tickets competition

I have two tickets for the Country Living Christmas Fair to give away to someone who can come up with a great idea or names for the different designs in the Whinberry & Antler range! I'm looking for something reflecting the nature of W&A's  British and hand made products inspired by our countryside.

The tickets will get you and a friend into the country living fair for free between Wednesday 7th and Sunday 11th November (except Saturday) at the Business Design Centre, London. Tickets are £16.50 each on the door so this will be a great opportunity to save money on entrance! And I'm sure you would be able to find all your friends and family some very special unique gifts for Christmas. Plus it's a great way to kick off the festive season as the team at the Country Living Fair always to a fantastic job of decorating the Business Design Centre.

To enter, simply comment on this post or visit our Facebook page.

I look forward to some suggestions...


Wednesday, 10 October 2012

A Badger Lampshade

So today I finally got around to making my first lampshade! I think I'd put it off as it all seemed a bit fiddly but it actually wasn't too bad. I printed two badgers onto a piece of cotton for this lampshade- I think it looks nice, but next time I shall use the smaller repeat fabric or more prints of the larger images. So I'm going to order another 24 frames to take some to the Country Living Fair.

This one can be found hanging in my parents study. The natural cotton works really well, especially when the light is turned on, it gives off a lovely warm glow. Hopefully they will sell well at the fair, and then after that they will be available at www.whinberryantler.com.



Tuesday, 2 October 2012

A scurry of Red Squirrels and a Wisdom of Owls.

Today I have been printing the new owls and squirrels onto all things W&A cotton based. I'm really pleased with both designs. The owl will be too big to make into lavender bags, but it looks great on the aprons. The red squirrel is very cute and definitely has the 'ahh' factor, which should make him popular. Once I have made a selection of new products I shall start photographing them all to make them available online. Here's some photos of them, including me wearing and showing two of the new products...