Provenance Craft Co
Ceramic & tweed pin cusions (rounded) - Made in UK
I really loved sourcing all the different bits for these pin cushions. My pottery teacher, Steve, throws the pots and I glaze them. I source Harris Tweed for the pin material and fill it with lavender flower heads (grown in England and France) and noil (by-product from spinning yarn) from the John Arbon Textiles mill.
When you place or take pins from the cushion, you are releasing the lavender scent - it's lovely.
There is a handful of glaze and tweed colours to choose from.
The pottery is less than five miles from my studio, making this is a truly Cheshire-made product.
Number 5 is a wee bit wonky and therefore a bit cheaper. It has a bit of glaze creep and a random little streak of turquoise glaze on it. The joys of a multi-use pottery!
Pin cushion dimensions
Approximately 8cm high and 7cm in diameter at widest point.
Product materials, sourcing and PoM Rating
Made using British clay with all of the manufacturing done in Cheshire, England within five miles of my studio. The tweed is from Harris in Scotland, lavender is grown in England and France. Noil is from England. Linen used to pull the textiles together is from Lithuania.
Postage and Packaging
The P&P costs applied are very transparent. No additional costs are added on, you simply pay for the cost of packaging and the cost of postage. I don't offer free P&P because what that usually means is that the cost of P&P has been added to the cost of goods. I think it is better to assume that my customers aren't daft and would rather have transparent P&P costs than the pretence of 'Free P&P' with inflated prices on the items that they are buying.