About the face behind Hawkstone Handmade
I'm Sarah Matthews and I have been crafting all my life. It's only now that I've been able to devote my full attention and time to what was once a hobby. Like most girls, my introduction to crafting came from my mother. Anything she was making, I wanted to be involved in. My mother was and is still a very keen bobbin lace maker. For my 7th birthday I finally received my very own lace pillow and bobbins and so my life of crafting began.
My Design Philosophy
In 2002, I completed my City & Guilds Certificate in Creative Lacemaking. The first part of this course is an element in preparing working designs. I collect inspirations everywhere I go and photos for new design ideas.
The background to Hawkstone Handmade
Whilst living in the Middle East we became known for our camel cushions and ‘Cecil’ our camel became the main feature. Our best selling flag and camel cushions now reside all over the world.
After returning to the UK we branched out to offer new products and hand decorated bone china has now become a feature in our product range.