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November Newsletter Archive: Lissom & Muster shop opens | Last Orders Please! | Herdwyck upholstery | West Country weekend


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Lissom & Muster shop now open

There are only two Cherchbi stockists outside London, Waters & Acland in Cumbria and Lissom & Muster in Manchester. John Rogers established Lissom & Muster online two years ago, a shop was always on the cards, and in admirably thorough fashion Mr Rogers took time and great care in the selection and renovation of his retail premises. He has taken the same approach to his mainly British, sometimes European-made selection of brands which include Alfred Sargent, Abbeyhorn, Chester Jefferies and Wallace Sewell. Gifts galore. If you are anywhere close to Tib Lane in Manchester we recommend you pay him a visit. Prior to that you can read more about Lissom & Muster and their new shop in our Journal post, click here. Lissom & Muster, 14 Tib Lane, Manchester M2 4JA. 0161 832 7244.

Last Orders Please!

Considered design and robust British quality lasts for decades. The unique, wonderful smell of vegetable tanned leather is apparent before the wrapping is open. The story is thoroughly engaging – Cumbrian mountain Herdwick’s, Irish spinners, Welsh weavers, robust English craftsmanship, it goes on. Of course, it’s not for everyone. But if this does appeal and you’re considering giving or receiving a Cherchbi something, then please place your orders – or drop your hints – fairly promptly. Firstly, we’ve sold out of some items already, leather versions of our iPad sleeves and Norwich Satchels are no more. Secondly, the postal and courier services are as busy as you’d expect at this time of year. If you have a question regarding delivery time to your part of the world, or have any special request, then please do email us and we’ll do everything we can to help.

Herdwyck No.10 tweed upholstery

We recently snapped up an early ’60’s Manhattan day-bed and chairs by Liverpool based furniture maker Guy Rogers. Great condition teak frame, but with upholstery that had seen better days – perfect. Expanding the of use of our Herdwyck No.10 wool tweed has been planned for some time, interiors being top of the list. Finished but unbacked tweed was durability tested when first developed, easily surpassing apparel and upholstery standards. The earliest lengths of our tweed were then used to cover some Danish dining chairs we picked up a while ago, they’re still holding strong. Harris Tweed was used on some of the original Manhattan range when sold through Heals fifty years ago. We think the Herdwyck No.10 is a relevant update on this idea.

West Country workshops and a Dorset weekend

Business and pleasure? Our experiment in proving the old adage wrong is going well. On completing our recent West Country workshop trip we continued down to the Dorset coast. Antiques, vintage bags and hats were unearthed in Bridport and a day of fossil hunting sandwiched an evening at the Hix Oyster and Fish House. Read all about it here in The Journal.

Archive Sale thanks

Finally, a huge thank you to all those who visited our Archive Sale. It was a real pleasure to meet and spend time with our customers, familiar faces and new. As the till chimed and the bag stock dwindled customers stayed around to chew the fat, conversations helped along with the odd tot of sloe gin and Mrs A’s ginger oat biscuits. A very sociable and enjoyable day all in all. Many thanks.

PS. After the success of our 5 Year Anniversary and now the Archive Sale we feel we should host some more events in 2013, please keep an eye on future Newsletters for details.