We love St Ives’s local luxury boutique shops and when offered the prospect of teaming up with the wonderful team at Poppy Treffry we jumped at the chance. So for one lucky family we are offering the chance to win a fabulous four-night stay for up to six people at the award-winning St Ives luxury self catering apartments the Sail Lofts, and a Poppy Treffry original embroidered picture of sailboats.
Poppy Treffry is our first stop when it comes to office birthdays, or family parties, as we know that not one of us can resist a washing bag with a dachshund or a tea towel with illustrative St Ives boats and Cornish pasties.
Poppy Treffry's company was founded by designer maker Poppy Treffry in 2004. They hand make in Cornwall a range of quirky gifts and accessories featuring Poppy’s illustrative designs. A lot of work goes into Poppy’s products, they use quality materials, local suppliers, simple, low impact production techniques and old Singer sewing machines which we are very much in support of.
Poppy still designs the range, taking inspiration from her many sketchbooks, packed with sketches from museum trips, harbour sides, tea parties and more. Poppy creates the products initially, spending hours agonising over shapes and templates in the sampling stage. Once a finished product is created Sarah (or Pixie as they call her) gets to work cutting out pieces, with Freya cutting out smaller applique pieces where required. The pieces are all then assembled into stitching boxes which head off to our various stitchers, Liz, Lucy, Nancy, Jo and Briony, who then bring them back, around one month later, packed with finished products.
Poppy Treffry’s shop is always worth a visit when on holiday in St Ives, so by offering one lucky family an original embroidary by Poppy along with a stay in our luxury 5 star accommodation in Cornwall, they will always have a lasting momento of their St Ives vacation.
For more details on the competition, or to shop for Poppy Treffry products online please see the links below…
Best of luck!
*Competition closes Monday 31st August