TSS Business of the Month for December 2017 is Contemporary Home Furnishings by Karen Davey

Wayne Hemingway MBE and Designer/Maker Karen Davey (Cornwall 2015)

#SmallBizSatUK having just happened (Sat 02 Dec), we profile designer/maker, Karen Davey from Delabole; a village situated approx 6 miles from Port Isaac on the North Cornish coast. See Karen in the snapshot above with designer Wayne Hemingway MBE on a business visit he made to Cornwall in 2015

Winifred and Mabel shop

Karen Davey is an online seller of contemporary interior furnishings. View the website. Karen wears many worker hats as she sells her crafts and the crafts of others which includes handmade fused glass and painted pottery, jewellery and gift items straight out of the Winifred and Mabel shop (pictured above) in Molesworth Street, Wadebridge, (managed by Karen along with business partner, Sarah). Karen also travels around the county and duchy to hold and lead craft workshops in other places on request. Examples below.


A Hen Party making wedding items


Karen Davey and Friends making lampshades in a tea room setting in Liskeard, Cornwall Image Source https://twitter.com/KDaveyCornwall

Karen has always lived in Delabole and she says she’s never wished to live anywhere else, she enjoys sea swimming and long beach walks. Karen also publishes some fantastic shots of the coast, the countryside, the bays and the water inlets across her social media platforms. Capturing the changing mood of her daily surroundings so mindfully along side eloquent and cathartic commentary
Visit Karen on Instagram and Facebook

Many of Karen’s designs are coastal themed. From her sewing studio she produces bunting, curtains, cushions, lampshades,  fabric art and other bespoke textile creations that fall under a number of popular ranges. Karen welcomes commissions and she will use a customers own fabric choices if preferred.

But it’s December and the time for decorating our homes for the coming festivities and Karen’s Christmas reindeer bunting is ready to order in red (see above) or grey (see editor’s Instagram post below)


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