Inside our workshop

Inside our workshop

Embroiderer Kate Clark describes her workshop, her inspiration and the detail that goes into each piece we create…. I always wanted to be an embroiderer; it is part of who I am. My  great grandmother was a court dressmaker, great grandfather a tailor and my grandmother was great at sewing as well. My mother is a quilter, maker and I’ve inherited her fine eye for detail. I am so lucky to have a job that fulfils a dream. I am also fortunate to have a job I can work around my family. The level of detail and hours required can be all consuming – I quickly bonded with the Mexican craftswomen over our ‘embroiderer’s’ sore shoulders! My workshop is in the old kitchen of our home in Tisbury, Wiltshire. My husband was born in this house – it is his family home. That makes it sound very grand but it is actually just a 1930s bungalow that until recently desperately needed a new roof. It is charming though and the workshop has big windows with lots of light. There are beautiful views across fields and down to the river. Like most embroiderers I am a bit of a magpie. I tend to fill any space with pretty and interesting things I have collected. Over time as the business has grown I have needed to move most things elsewhere to make more space. There isn’t even really room for pictures on the walls – every surface is covered in shelving, fabric and cushions! The materials we use are so colourful and beautiful though it really doesn’t matter. I love working...
OPEN STUDIO SAT 20 AUGUST 2-5PM

OPEN STUDIO SAT 20 AUGUST 2-5PM

Every month Kate opens the doors of her home where our studio is, so you can come and have a browse of our full range of Mexican beauties. It is really quite exciting seeing the embroidery and the quality of design in so many different pieces. It is a feast for the eyes. The address is Staddles, Hindon Lane, Tisbury, Wiltshire, SP36PU...
Open Studio Monthly

Open Studio Monthly

We open the doors of our workshop every month on a Saturday afternoon. If you are feeling indecisive about colours, or want to measure up different size lampshades, this is a great opportunity to have a browse and get some advice. 10% discount on all purchases made at our Open Studio day. Our workshop is located at Kate’s house: Staddles, Hindon Lane, Tisbury, Wiltshire, SP3 6PU Next Dates for our Open Studios: 16th April, 21st May, 18 June, 16 July, 20 August, 17 September, 15 October...
Open Studios 2016

Open Studios 2016

We are opening up our workshop once a month for anyone to drop by for a cup of tea and see Kate at work. All of our products will be available to buy, with special offers. Or you can commission a bespoke piece, on discussion. SATURDAY 20TH FEBRUARY 2016 FROM 2pm – 5pm MONTES & CLARK WORKSHOP is at: Staddles, Hindon Lane, TISBURY, SALISBURY, WILTSHIRE. SP3 6PU This Open Studios series will take place every month on a Saturday. Complimentary tea and refreshments...