Feathering The Nest
Upon leaving university in 2009 I have worked for a high end lingerie designer, created goldwork embroidery kits for Toye, Kenning and Spencer military regalia, and exhibited in several exhibitions across the UK, including Fortnum & Mason Department Store. All of these experiences have taught me something about the way in which I would like to work and especially about the life and home I would like to build for myself. It was with a rose tinted ideal in the back of my mind that a constant "tick tick tick" of thoughts started to ensue.
Taking in inspiration, scribbling ideas, absorbing information where ever I found it, weighing the options, attending courses and purchasing a digital embroidery machine. Kate Sproston Design was starting to form, always with the same goal in mind. To produce quality interior products that have been made with care and attention to detail, whilst at the same time allowing me to build a career and life I love.
It was in 2012 that the company was finally launched creating embroidered products for the modern home. Combining my love of traditional embroidery with a pop of colour and sleek design, all items are handmade within the UK from the highest quality materials available. Each product is made from scratch with the option to personalise some items for that extra special touch.
It is still with that fluffy cloud of a dream in my mind that I sit here and write this story. With the hope that in the not too distant future I will be sat at the same desk, in a clean white studio nestled at the end of my garden. Filled with my favourite books, pictures and inspiration, the sunshine will be beaming in through the windows, warming the room whilst I sew products that every customer will cherish.
For all the world looking as if it has comes straight from the pages of a magazine I know, but it is the simple things in life that can bring the most joy. From the little studio I am striving to build to a handmade gift complete with a personal message to give to a loved one. I encourage us all to feather our nests and create our own little space.
Owner, Maker, Designer, Curator
Hello I am Kate and the creator of Kate Sproston Design. Having never been happier than when stitching and drawing, I cannot help myself but create and problem solve when designing new products.
All items are made from the highest quality materials available, constructed with care from start to finish.
Accepted payment methods
- Accepts Etsy gift cards
- Money Order
For personalised items please allow 5-7 days as the product will be made from scratch to your specifications.
If you have a special request or rush order then please do not hesitate to contact us and we will see what we can do.
All cushions will be wrapped in acid free tissue paper and securely wrapped in water proof plastic.
Postage is free to UK addresses if the total order exceeds £30.
Large items will be sent via currier recorded delivery, with a signature required upon receipt. Larger items sent overseas will incur a delivery charge and be sent Airmail International Signed For. Any import tax is the responsibility of the customer.
PLEASE NOTE CUSHIONS SENT OVERSEAS WILL NOT INCLUDE THE CUSHION INNER TO KEEP DOWN COST OF POSTAGE.
If the order requires special urgent delivery, the extra charge will be added to the total payment.
Refunds and Exchanges
Personalised items are non-refundable unless deemed faulty.
Postage for return of faulty items will be refunded. Postage for unwanted items is the responsibility of the customer, and we highly suggest proof of postage and the relevant insurance is secured upon return posting.
We cannot take responsibility for loss or damage to items in transport, but in this event please contact us to discuss the best course of action.
Additional policies and FAQs
If there are any special requests then please contact us and we will do our best to meet your requirements.
Wholesale orders are welcome; please contact us to discuss price and quantities.