PUBLISHED: 06:49 20 October 2014
Make do and mend in style
Norfolk Yarn – paradise for Norwich knitters – has moved to larger premises at Pottergate in the city, with even more fabulous fabrics and workshops for those who love to make their own clothes and accessories. The shop has a selection of new lines, including fabrics from the V&A Vintage collection as well as Kaffe Fasset. New sewing and patchwork workshops will be held in the autumn, as well as the existing range of workshops covering knitting, crochet, felting and spinning.
Norfolk Yarn, 11 Pottergate, Norwich, NR2 1DS; 01603 927034; www.norfolkyarn.co.uk
Made with love
Each piece of jewellery from Made is handcrafted by skilled artisans with a focus on sustainability and protecting time-honoured traditions.
The large cuff bracelet (£30) and cuff necklace (£40) add bold glamour to any outfit. The range of jewellery, which also includes chunky rings, delicate earrings and statement necklaces, is now on sale in Jarrold’s Norwich store.
Made also has a gorgeous collection of cashmere scarves for £90, carrying Indian motifs block printed on by Indian craftsmen using traditional techniques. Jarrold’s, 1-11 London Street, Norwich, NR2 1JF; 01603 660661; www.jarrold.co.uk
These lovely cotton tunics from Adini are a must-have for the autumn, and now they are available exclusively in Norwich at the Good Earth Clothing Company.
At around £50, they come in a selection of colours and are cut beautifully, in sizes 10 to 20. The Pottergate store also stocks new Italian designer Fenella, again exclusively, featuring layered pieces perfect for changeable weather. Check out the Fenella long shirt, vest top and scarf set in neutral shades of white and greys, sold as one piece at £59.
The Good Earth Clothing Company, 10 Pottergate, Norwich, NR2 1DS; 01603 624009.
Exciting new look
The Norfolk Boutique opened its doors six months ago, and is already attracting new designers. Owner Katie Brown has just revealed that she will be featuring a collection from highly regarded, up-and-coming designer Masato Jones, whose label Masato London launched three years ago.
The Coltishall shop will be the first in Norfolk to sell his designs and one of only a few in the entire country. His designs are “feminine and classy and a little sassy”, according to Katie. Take a look at the gold flower skirt, £99, with its high waist and flattering close fit, or the shorter, funky, cross-over skirt, £129. Or if you have a special occasion, consider the stunning Masato Jones’ fuchsia dress at £279.
The Norfolk Boutique, High Street, Coltishall, NR12 7AA; 07786 167724.
These gorgeous scarves from The Silk Trading Company are fit for any occasion, and are now available from The Tannery in Norwich and Holt. They come in a selection of different patterns in both rich autumn shades and more mute colours, and best of all they cost just £35.
The Tannery also has a selection of Italian silk-lined gloves new in, from £45, and new bags from Italian designer The Bridge. We love the Messenger, a compact shoulder bag which is still big enough for all your essentials, £230.
The Tannery, 16 Royal Arcade, Norwich, NR2 1NQ; 01603 661600; 4-6 Bull Street, Holt, NR25 6HP; 01263 713642; www.thetannery.co.uk
Webb’s Jewellers in Holt has some stunning rings available from its collection of traditional, antique and second hand jewellery. This platinum, three-stone, secondhand diamond ring, £8000, is a breathtaking piece, or perhaps you could try a ring hand-made by director Olly Webb. The diamond daisy cluster ring, £3500, and Art Deco-inspired sapphire and diamond ring, £5995, were both made by Olly at his studio in Holt.
Webb’s Jewellers, 34 High Street, Holt, NR25 6BH; 01263 712575; www.webbsjewellers.com