Place Categories: Workshops, Makers, sewing workshops and textile makersPlace Tags: bags, book, cosies, cosy, cushions, embroidery, mugs, pictures, poppy, tea and treffry
Poppy Treffry is a small handmade textiles and homewares company based in the far west of Cornwall.
The company was founded in 2004 when it was just Poppy and one cranky Singer sewing machine that her granddad had found on a dump! Poppy put together a small collection of bags cushions and tea cosies which were quickly snapped up by galleries and boutiques locally and across the UK.
handmade in England
Poppy Treffry now produces a much larger range of gifts and homewares all featuring Poppy’s quirky designs and a sense of humour! Poppy Treffry products are either handmade in England or sourced from UK manufacturers and we have tea towels printed in Cornwall ceramics made in Stoke on Trent and printed cushions from Lincolnshire. But the cranky Singer sewing machines are still very much at the heart of what we do.
The Singers also come into their own for Poppy’s freehand embroidery courses which she runs from her studio in Penzance as well as at a few select locations in the south west. Each participant gets to work on one of the lovely beasts to create a start to finish embroidered product in a day!
Poppy has written two books on freehand machine embroidery and opened her first shop in St Ives in 2010. She’s very much involved in the day to day running of the company and designs all our new Poppy Treffry products (when she’s not procrastinating!)
All Poppy Treffry products are still made here in Cornwall inspired by our beautiful surroundings and we plan to keep it that way. Its nice to feel we are providing a creative friendly workplace in the county where we grew up.
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