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©2019 by Duck in Boots

Meet our indie businesses & artisans

Sarah-Marie Underhay

Sarah is not only the owner of Duck in Boots but also the owner of Sunflower Artistry, her own artistic and interiors business.

From hand-painted toy boxes and beautiful upcycled furniture, to personalised baby keepsakes, wedding gifts and original wall art, she has hand-painted design pretty covered. There is also her very popular hand-painted bamboo root ducks! From Brides and grooms to football fever, Sarah can create the perfect duck for you.

Sarah is also a busy mum of two, who she encourages to get involved whenever possible from selecting designs to getting hands-on with paint!

Michelle Chambers

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Perfectly Charmed

Michelle makes beautiful glass charms that make perfect presents or even wedding favours. They can be personalised with names too!

She is also part of Andy Chambers Photography, a fantastic photography service that specialises in wedding, events and couple shoots.

Michelle helps to plan and run Duck in Boots events and was often found working in the shop before it closed.

Michelle also has a lot of influence on what stock is chosen and is a member of the selection panel when we taken on new members.

Nicki Bowles

Just Sew by Nicki

Nicki sews beautiful things for you home from table runners and placemats, to peg bags and notice boards. She also makes stylish bags from children and grown-ups alike including bottle holders which are perfect for a day out.

Nicki has a huge selection of fabrics for you to choose from or can find a specific fabric if you have something in mind. She can also embroider and personalise her creations for you and makes occasion gifts.

She also offers a business range such as personalised bunting and t-shirts so you are bound to find just the thing you are looking for!

Pete brings together the very best in face care from beard and moustache oils to razors and balms. Top names like Edwin & Jagger and award winning Blue Beards Revenge are among the fantastic selection on offer.

Beardy Pete's Shaving Emporium 

Peter Fleckney

Laura has a keen eye and keeps on top of top trends and styles. She effortlessly brings together top accessories for all seasons, from winter hats & scarves to kimonos & festival wear for summer and all at fantastically affordable prices. 

LC's Accessories & Gifts

Laura Cutter

Lyndsay has true artistic talent. She creates amazing artwork from portraits of your pets to vibrant wildlife. Her work comes as originals, prints but also as cards, notebooks and bookmarks. Her gifts will brighten the day of the person you give them to and if you want a truly magical portrait of a beloved pet, Lyndsay is your girl.

L.E. Ibbotson Art

Lyndsay Faiers

Nene makes beautiful and elegant original jewellery designs using semi precious stones, macrame and even cold enamel. The quality of her work is second to none. From a statement necklace to coordinating sets, you are sure to find the perefct addition to your jewellery collection. They also come beautifully wrapped making them an excellent gift. You will not be dissapointed and she is happy to make custom designs for you too.

Peridot Rose Handmade Jewellery

Nene Taylor-Holt

Kate is what can only be described as a crochet wizard. She crochets at the speed of light, you have never seen a vegtable materialise so fast. Her designs are pure genious and totally original from a chocolate orange sprout cosy to somewhere to hide a stash of booze. Plush she makes beautiful CE certified toys. This means they are safe even for babies. Marvellous.

Hookerella Crochet

Kate Clifford

Have you ever looked at an old oil can and thought, that would make a great lamp? Or a blow torch? VW filter? No me neither but Nev see's the potential in everything! He creates the most fantastic interiors from trendy industrial clocks made from car parts, logs transformed into rustic stylish lamps to unique clocks fashioned from gate posts and discarded wooden mallets. He is always busy creating something spectacular and all of his electrcal items are PAT tested too so you are assured of quality and safety.

Upcycled Interiors

Nev

Well, where do I start with Nadia? I am not sure there is a craft she cannot do.  She makes amazing macrame pot holders, beautiful embroided bunting, dream catchers, button flowers, cement candle holders... the list could go on forever as she also crochets chair covers, makes table runners and upcycles plastic plumbing pipes into incredible detailed lamps. From gifts to interiors she simply has something amazing for you to see. 

Re-Fresh Re-Style

Nadia Williams

Michele is a art teacher and well known local artist who creates stunning watercolour artworks and mosaics. She also curates the Sudbury Summer Art Fair and recently curated for The Minories in Colchester Essex. If you cannot attend one of her classes in person she now also has her own YouTube channel which is well worth following!

Watercolour Artist

Michele Webber

Kathleen is an award winning baker and cake artist. I have personally eaten her cakes (and not shared!) and they really are something special. Her artwork really is that, art. What you see just simply is not a cake but a work of pure art. She also teaches classes for us and succesfully taught me to make roses and that really is a skill! I am not easy to teach.

Beautiful Tiers

Kathleen Tofts

Faye offers a wide selection of crafts including her amazing handmade soy wax scented candles. They really pack a punch and are a best seller. She also paints keepsakes such as teacher and new baby gifts and offers button frames too. The list goes on and on so do check out her beautiful range.

Jigsaw Crafts

Faye Leney

Sharon is a top designer and has an impressive work history. All of her designs are original and the level of detail is outstanding. From hand-painted elegant salt and pepper mills to stylish and beautiful greetings cards and textiles, you are bound to fall in love with her creations.

Dream File

Sharon File

Maria is an all round enterpuner from photographer, candle maker, jewellery maker as well as having an incredible eye for interior style. Her website is packed with gorgeous homewares. Her hand poured candles are all made from soy and are a real touch of class.

CASA Angelica

Maria Carrington

Bevi is a master with wire. She creates the most incredibly beautiful and unique designs from fairies to bees all of which can go in the garden or inside. She also makes beautiful and unique decoartive hangings such as birds embellished with semi-precious stones and fabulous jewellery, she even uses real swarovski crystals! Each item is intercretly crafted by hand.

Rock & Pearl Accesories

Beverley Alnwick-Baldwin

Sarah has an amazing talent with needle felting. Each creation is expertly crafted and totally fabulous from festive faries to buzzy bees. She also creates mobiles and has made wedding decoarations. Her work always flies off the shef as everthing she makes is priced at bargain prices, we keep telling her to put her prices up! Quick grab something before she does ;-)

Beach Hut Crafts

Sarah Atkinson

Wood-turning is a true craft and Patrick has an amazing talent for it. Each piece he creates ooozes quality and style. Each item is completly unique and his statement bowls areally are something to behold. You are sure to find the perefct gift for the person who already has everthing else, he has everything right down to hand-crafted pens and they are all craeted in the small rurel viallage of Long Melford.

Melford Wood Turning

Patrick Reade

Paul is the expert in funky design! The way he can transform a boring piece of unloved furniture is amazing and each item he creates is the perfect centre piece to any home. From Union Jack chests of drawers, multi oloured dressers, sugar skull electric pink cupboards and dramatically styled bookcases, you will just be in love with his unique style. He is also the king of comics and all things geek. Check out his cool interior styles all created by him. 

Fun & Funky Furnishings

Paul Richards

Think you know fudge? Think again! This fudge is made from chocolate and it melts in the mouth. The flavours are utterly delisious from honeycomb to marzipan and Chris is even working on butterbeer flavour! Great as a treat, gift or even as wedding favours. Chris handmakes all of it himself and has all his hygene checks and certification to boot.

Sooo Fudging Good

Chris Garnett