Nature Inspired Gifts, Stationery and Homewares

Guildford, United Kingdom On Etsy since 2011


Nature Inspired Gifts, Stationery and Homewares

Guildford, United Kingdom | 22 Sales

Announcement    Brand New Shop Update! Lots of lovely new things in store in my 'Hedgerow-by Catherine Frere-Smith' Collection!


Last updated on Feb 23, 2017

Brand New Shop Update! Lots of lovely new things in store in my 'Hedgerow-by Catherine Frere-Smith' Collection!


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    About HedgerowbyCFS

    Sales 22
    On Etsy since 2011

    A country girl in the big city...

    When I first packed my bags and made the move to uni in London I had little idea of what living in London after 17 years in the countryside would be like! Getting hopelessly lost on the underground, even more lost on the busses, fighting through crowds and all the pollution, it was a lot to get use to! After a couple of weeks, however, I began to love the city. There was so much to do, so many inspiring places to go, so many interesting people to meet! Some of the best years of my life were spent as a result in London and I have my college, my church and all the friends I made to thank.

    However, no matter how much I loved the city, part of me always yearned for the countryside. It was a relief to come home at the end of every term and once again drive past fields of sheep, sit on an empty train carriage, walk through fields and woodland, and settle into the slower pace of life. After 3 years living in London there came a time for me to decide what to focus my final major project on. There was no contest, I knew it had to be inspired by the countryside! I ended up basing my final textile print collection on memories growing up in a tiny village in a rural part of Kent.

    Now, living in Surrey I am grateful to have the best of both worlds. Less than an hours train from London but still surrounded by the beautiful Surrey Hills. After graduating I had always known I wanted to set up my own shop, but deciding what to sell was another matter! I did various markets and tested lots of ideas until settling on printed products covered with my nature inspired paintings and patterns. It was then that 'Hedgerow' was born. The idea behind Hedgerow is a place where I can share products inspired by my love of nature, country living, the old, rustic and antique. I hope also to use recycled and environmentally friendly materials a much as possible in my products.

    Shop members

    • Catherine Frere-Smith

      Owner, Designer, Maker

      Catherine is a designer and illustrator originally from Kent who now lives with her husband, sewing, drawing and painting things inspired by the surrounding countryside of their home county in Surrey.

    Production partners

    • Notebook and Pocket Mirror Manufacturer

      United Kingdom

      High quality printers of pocket mirrors and notebooks, using only recycled materials in the production of our notebooks.

    • Printers

      United Kingdom

      High quality printers of my notecard selections.

    • Digital Fabric Printers

      United Kingdom

      Digital fabric printers producing high quality prints onto a range of fabrics in my own designs.

    Shop policies

    Last updated on February 23, 2017
    Hello, and welcome to 'Hedgerow by Catherine Frere-Smith'!

    Accepted payment methods

    Paypal Mastercard Visa American Express Discover Apple Pay Giftcard
    Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
    Returns and exchanges
    I hope you will be happy with your purchase, but if for any reason you are not completely satisfied I am happy to refund or exchange an item if contacted within 3 days, and the item is returned within 20 days from its receipt.

    The item must be returned in perfect condition and in its original packaging. Please as much as possible use the same delivery service that was used to send to you. If item is returned damaged no refund can be made.

    Refunds will be made to your payment account as soon as I receive your item. Shipping costs are unfortunately non-refundable.
    I am happy to accept payments made by all major credit cards accepted by Etsy, Etsy gift cards and also by Paypal. Please make payments within 48 hours of ordering. Payment not received within this time may unfortunately result in a cancellation of the sale.
    All items are sent using Royal Mail Standard and Standard International delivery, and Parcelforce for larger parcels. Smaller items are sent in cardboard mailing boxes to ensure the items arrive safely. Strong cardboard envelopes are used to send art prints so your prints arrive flat and pristine, ready to go straight into a frame.

    Postal charges are a flat rate of £3.00 for all deliveries to the UK, and £5.50 for all international deliveries.

    Please be aware that if buying from outside the UK you are responsible for paying any import charges, taxes or bank currency conversion charges that you may get charged.

    For deliveries within the UK please allow 7 working days for your parcel to arrive from the time of purchase. Deliveries to the rest of Europe are typically within 10 working days and the rest of the world within 14 working days.
    Additional policies and FAQs
    If you would like to feature Hedgerow on your blog or magazine we would love to hear from you! Please get in touch if you would like interviews, to feature products or use any of the images from this shop. All images are strictly copyright of Catherine Frere-Smith (unless otherwise stated) so please ask permission before using any images from this shop.