Walking in the Spring

Walking in the Spring

  When Spring arrives, we all get that feeling where we want to be out and about in the fresh air doing more. This could be anything from hiking around some of our country’s stunning scenery, to taking a leisurely walk around one of the many beautiful National...

The History of Tweed

Tweed fabric is a woven woolen fabric with a rough, yet soft to touch, open texture. It is available in many different colours and colour combinations, and has become synonymous with the great British countryside. Tweed clothing is not just iconic and stylish however,...
The Waxed Cotton Jacket;  A Winter Essential

The Waxed Cotton Jacket; A Winter Essential

The Waxed Cotton Jacket; A Winter Essential Waxed cotton is a fabulously practical material, which is basically cotton impregnated with paraffin based wax, that is then woven into a cloth. This fabric technique principle used in waxed jackets today actually originated...

The Barn Shop visit to the North Norfolk Coast

The Barn Shop has recently returned from a fantastic break in Brancaster on the North Norfolk Coast. On a fabulously sunny day we decide to leave the car and take the 20 minute walk from the Holiday cottage, were we staying at Brancaster, along a raised bank beside...

Tilley Hats not just for sailing!

Alex Tille purchased a 30′-long sailboat and was looking for a cotton sailing hat. Every sailor needs a hat! But he couldn’t find a suitable one, so in January 1980 he ended up making his own top quality sailing hat! Not content with just a sailing he then...