Purveyor of vintage-inspired loveliness!
Sue’s work at Greenwich Market is centred around her love of natural, environmentally sustainable products and recycling.
She designs and hand-knits children’s clothes inspired by the 1940s & 50s, creating individual one-off designs in naturally soft fibres - organic cotton, bamboo, maize, milk protein, virgin wool, linen, silk and alpaca. If it feels good in her hands while knitting, she knows it will feel soft against a child’s delicate skin.
Her original designs are also available as knitting patterns at her stall, by post or as a PDF which can be downloaded from Handmade by Sue Jenkins Etsy Shop, where you’ll also find a selection of specialist yarns.
A lifelong passion for ceramics and teatime influences the second part of Sue's stall.
She sources pretty and collectable china - antique and vintage Spode, Royal Worcester, Paragon China, Shelley and more... Some are re-purposed as 'Tealights' and filled with hand-poured, clean-burning, long–lasting, natural wax candles, scented with pure essential oils. Enjoy the candle knowing that it will not damage the china, and then you can use the cup, jug or bowl for its original purpose, use it as a display piece, or have a refill… recycling at its best!
All are displayed on decorative papier-mâché serving trays - from Georgian lacquered trays from the early 1800s to delicate post-war Japanese examples. A selection of styles and prices are available for the serious collector to the home decorator.
Her History of Design degree ensures that you receive the benefit of a thoroughly researched piece of history and her Diploma in Applied Design and Textiles guarantees that each handcrafted gift is fit for purpose and adheres to safety regulations.
Handmade by Sue Jenkins is a zero plastic stall.
If you can't visit the stall in person, contact Sue directly for commissions and mail order.
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