A fresh water lake in South Devon just yards from the sea.
Generally Start Bay, South Devon.
Spring is still a little way off, but there is plenty of plant colour appearing in the South Hams.
Just after eight on a February morning. The sun is already climbing in the sky and bathing the Ley in a warm glow.
It’s a few weeks ago now that we went along to an open afternoon at the workshop of John Mcshea. A fascinating and inspiring afternoon as even though I […]
Morning commute, first time on the bike this year.
Happy New Year!
Robert Ely: Works in Silk at The Flavel Arts Centre, Dartmouth. Exhibition extended- now closing 31 January. 19 December 2017 – 31 January 2018 Exhibition now on at the […]
Were you keeping an eye on the Victoria and Abdul costumes? “That’s a rather fine silk ribbon you have around your het.” “Yes it is isn’t it, woven in […]
Filming of Poldark season 4 is underway and we have just seen this image on Gabrialla Wilde’s Instagram feed. Looking as lovely as ever as Caroline Penvenen we think […]
West Country Quilt and Textile Show Many thanks to everyone who stopped by at the West Country Quilt Show in Bristol, lots to talk about, lots to think about! […]
‘I declare after all there is no enjoyment like reading!’ – Jane Austen. As creators of bookmarks and passionate readers ourselves, Jane Austen is never far from our hearts. […]
After some re-threading and a not inconsiderable amount of tweaking and adjusting this month we have stripes weaving at 55mm! Although the difference between 40 and 55mm doesn’t sound […]
Although 20 years ago, I clearly remember discovering Arundhati Roy’s ‘The God of Small Things’ whilst browsing in Waterstones in Covent Garden. I knew nothing about it, or that […]
Burgh Island is a small, tidal island off the coast of South Devon, only 20 miles from Dartmouth where Papilionaceous is based. It is home to one of the UK’s oldest […]
A visit to the Burgh Island Hotel would not be complete without a volume of an Agatha Christie novel in hand. Agatha Christie was a regular visit to the […]
New Hands Totnes Pop-up shop We are very pleased that Papilionaceous is featured in the New Hands Pop-up shop hosted by Cast Made in Totnes this month. The shop […]
Before I even opened ‘Three Daughters of Eve’ I was struck by what an aesthetically beautiful book it was. The dust jacket design is striking in it’s use of […]
Silk Boutonnière Spring is on the way and our Silk Boutonniere are starting to bloom! New this month in the Silk Ribbon Shop are our very Papilionaceous Petal Pins. […]
While the weather outside is cold and wet and Spring still seems a long way off we have been cultivating our own Papilionaceous floral display. This is our first […]
Maria Teresa Bolivar (María Valverde) in Libertador (The Liberator) 2013. Costume Design by Sonia Grande Silk ribbon: Papilionaceous
With the New Year in and Epiphany passed may we wish you a colourful, ribbon bedecked 2017!
It seems that all things Minecraft are taking over my house. With its Creative and Survival worlds created with the sole use of electronic textured cuboid building blocks it […]
2016 marked the 50th anniversary of this classic American novel, as well as sadly, the death of its author, Harper Lee. It is a book that somehow has passed […]
Another batch of silk ribbons have been added to the Ribbon Shop including stripes and further colourways of the popular Ross (Poldark) ribbon Save
We now have eighteen ribbons available to buy and sample swatches can be ordered for an increasing number of those. Black silk basket weave buttons are also in the […]
Girls in white dresses with blue satin sashes
This month we opened the first department in our on-line ribbon shop. Over the coming weeks we will be adding more ribbon plus buttons, braces and bookmarks. If there […]