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!

Peter Fleckney

Beardy Pete's Shaving Emporium 

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.

Laura Cutter

LC's Accessories & Gifts

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. 

Lyndsay Faiers

L.E. Ibbotson Art

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.

Nene Taylor-Holt

Peridot Rose Handmade Jewellery

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.

Kate Clifford

Hookerella Crochet

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.

Nev

Wild Wood

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.

Nadia Williams

Rosa May Crafts

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. 

Michele Webber

Watercolour Artist

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!

Michelle T Jay

Michelle T Jay Artisan

I am not sure there is anything Michelle cannot do! From textiles to needle felting, beading to crochet and even wire sculpture! The list could go on and on. Michelle is so creative and original. Michelle produces artwork and crafts to sell but is also one of our most popular teachers too.

Kathleen Tofts

Beautiful Tiers

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.

Jane Mannering

Bella Bambina

Jane creates the most beautiful, delecate and intricate crochet designs from baby bonnets to dresses and fashion accessories. Everything she makes has a real feel of sophistication  and quality.

Giampiero Romani

Giampi's Italian Kitchen

Giampi is a true Italian chef and his cooking is a work of art not only in appearence but also in taste! Giampi teaches with us at Duck in Boots but can also be booked privatley too. You can also occasionally find his delicious food it local farmers markets.

Wendy J Allen

Art to enrich your space

Wendy is a local artist creating an array of beautiful work from paintings to prints. All her work is vibrant and enchanting.

Faye Leney

Jigsaw Crafts

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.

Sharon File

Dream File

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.

Maria Carrington

CASA Angelica

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.

Beverley Alnwick-Baldwin

Rock & Pearl Accesories

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.

Sarah Atkinson

Beach Hut Crafts

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 ;-)

Patrick Reade

PR Woodturning

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.

Paul Richards

Fun & Funky Furnishings

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. 

Chris Garnett

Sooo Fudging Good

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.

Colin Muddimer

Wonki Bits

Colin is a well known face in the Sudbury area after spending his career as a teacher. I have met many students of his with fond memories of his classes. His passion continues to this day creating fun and quirky creations from wood that would have otherwise been burnt or binned. All money he raises goes toward Acton Wildlife Reserve.

Debbie Connolly

Once Twice Thrice Loved

Deb and James are the faces behind these incredible handmade stained galss business. They come up with completly unique designs with stunning results. Their work also proves popular abroad with many items being shipped off to America!

Kate Kelly

Business Plumber

Kate really is the person you go to when you need business advice and support. From start up's to well established brands, there is always something of true value available. Kate has helped Duck in Boots and Sunflower Artistry become what they are today and I cannot recommend her enough!

Steve Le Grys

Steve Le Grys Photographic

Steve is an award winning photographer and specialieses in wet collodion photography creating amazing tin type images using his very own hand-made camera. He offers portrait sessions, private comissions and also teaches the technique as well. Steve is full of knowledge and passion and his work is incredibly unique.