Ledbury Country Market 1944-2014

Next Friday 'Ledbury Country Market' is celebrating it's 70th birthday. The 'Market' takes place every Friday throughout the year in St. Katherine's Hall (handily situated between the towns main carpark and the High Street) and sells all manor of locally produced...

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Linen for curtains & blinds

In the latest in our occasional series of posts about cloth the focus is on linen. Starting with the basics; linen is a fibre which is obtained by processing the 'Linum' or 'Flax' plant. 'Flax' has a pretty blue flower and is grown for both the fibre and the seed all...

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Bright Young Things: Hereford College of Arts

Herefords Textile Design BA(hons) course has become outstanding over recent years with a talented and committed group of tutors; the excellent degree show is one of the events I really look forward to. So I was delighted when Tinsmiths was asked to provide a 'Real...

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Win a Framed Squirrel by Mark Hearld

We are celebrating the opening of our 4th biannual 'St Jude's at Tinsmiths' exhibition with a chance for one very lucky winner the chance to win 'Squirrel' linocut by Mark Hearld, edtion size 95, mounted & framed in a simple oak frame. Just Like and share the 'St...

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Visiting The Old House Hereford

I knew that I really should have been Christmas shopping. I've walked past The Old House Museum for the last twenty years and somehow felt now was the time to re-acquaint myself. Thirty minutes away from the hustle of the High Town was altogether restoring. The House...

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