All our window displays are unique and handcrafted by our small team in Falmouth. Each year we like to create a floral window display, and this summer, after trying out lots of different ideas, we finally decided on large white paper flowers. Read the rest of this entry »
The time has almost arrived, our Falmouth shop window has been taken over by 40 paper boats hand made from copies of the Seasalt Times, and voices around the design studios are warming up for a weekend of shanty singing. Read the rest of this entry »
Our Window Team has been busy preparing our Christmas window displays for this year’s theme of ‘Snowflake Christmas’. Read the rest of this entry »
Although the official start of autumn is still a few days away, things in Cornwall are certainly feeling more autumnal by the minute. The weather is cooler and crispy leaves are finding their way along our paths. No matter how much we love a Cornish summer there is something about the colours of autumn that we can’t help but get excited about.
This week we’ve been reminiscing about our weekend at Port Eliot Festival. It was lovely to meet so many of our customers so we wanted to share our “How To Make A Fabric Fish” workshop with those of you who couldn’t join us! It’s a great rainy day activity, something we seem to be having a lot of at the moment!
The lighter nights are creeping in, the beautiful flowers are peeking through and the clocks will soon jump forward, all of which indicates one thing, spring is just around the corner (20th March)!
To herald winter’s end, our very clever Window Dressers have transformed the front of our shops with showers of bluebells.
Each flower is made by hand- the team delicately cut the narrow bell-shapes out of card, folded them by hand and then secured the leaves using split-pins. The purple blooms are carefully hung with fishing wire or placed on a mannequin’s head!
Keep up to date with what our window team are up to by following them on Pinterest.
Our window dressers, Kathryn, Tara and Janet, have been busy creating yet another fantastic Christmas window display. Drawing inspiration from our woolly heritage and love for crafts, the window is a knitter’s haven. With knitted headwear, woollen Christmas trees and presents wrapped in yarn; this year’s window is full of festive fun.
To show you just how much work goes into building a new window display we’ve made this short video for you to enjoy. The Tavy Tars, our lovely shanty singers who often sing at our new shop openings, recorded the soundtrack for us. It fits perfectly, don’t you think?
Our window dressers are a talented bunch, you can keep up to date with what they’ve been creating on their pinterest board.
These fish made a splash in our store windows, so we’ve written up a fun little ‘How To’ so you can make your own fishy friends.
Step 1: Cut out the shapes
Step 2: Stitch the two side fins onto the body.
Step 3: Stitch the heads onto each body.
Step 4: Stitch onto the top fin with right sides facing.
Step 5: Stitch lines down the tail (two pieces put together)
Step 6: Lay the top fin onto the body facing in.
Step 7: The tail needs to be rolled and secured with a pin so that it doesn’t get caught when sewing around the body.
Step 8: Lay the body parts on top of each other, right sides facing, and stitch around the sides. Remember to leave a gap so you can turn your fish the right way!
Step 9: Stuff the fish with wadding, hand sew the gap and sew on the eyes.
Ta dah! Your very own fishy friend.
We’re proud sponsors of the Falmouth International Sea Shanty Festival this year and in honour of this fantastic event, we’ve chosen a Sea Shanty theme for our June window Displays.