Announcement Thank you everyone for all the support and purchases. From LAMdesigns to Mason Bee it's been fun but the store is now closed. I'm no longer selling but you can find me at @straytheline on Twitter.
Thank you everyone for all the support and purchases. From LAMdesigns to Mason Bee it's been fun but the store is now closed. I'm no longer selling but you can find me at @straytheline on Twitter.
Anna Stassen on Apr 30, 2016
This is utterly exquisite.
Perfect trinket box for my treasures. I can't quite believe the whole thing is made by hand because it's so PERFECT...thank you it's just gorgeous
Beautifully stitched, perfect little trinket box in one of my favourite colours.
Such beautiful needlework, the compass theme has special meaning for me as well so it's just absolutely PERFECT! thank you so much you are such a hugely talented artist!
Utterly stunning! I feel so honoured to own this as it combines the work of two of my favourite artists, Heidi Burton and Laura Mason (>o<) am so happy!
A story of a worker bee...
I have always had a strong love affair for art and design, and in particular textiles. I received my formal training for traditional hand embroidery during a three year apprenticeship with the Royal School of Needlework. There, I was taught over sixty different embroidery techniques and styles, including textile restoration. I graduated in 2005, with not only a diploma but with an Award from the Worshipful Company of Gold & Silver Wyre Drawers for a goldwork project undertaken in my second year.
Since graduating I have gained valuable work experience at Philip Treacy’s London Studio, Lulu Guinness head office. I have also had the privilege to undertake several private commissions and have also worked alongside a freelance film and TV costumier on various projects, private clients, stage and screen.
Today I make and design unique pieces whilst continuing to develop and expand upon skills gained from my time at the Royal School of Needlework. Recently I have moved into creating pieces in collaboration with other artists.
2004 - Gold & Silver Wyre Drawers Prize for outstanding work utilising gold and silver (2nd year of Apprenticeship)
Owner, Maker, Designer, Hand Embroiderer
I embroider, drink copious amounts of Earl Grey, doodle, quilt, and bake, all in my little abode in Surrey. I love colour, sparkles, notions, books on crimes, watching bees buzzing about (naturally), flowers and tea.
If you have any questions or queries regarding shipping, items for sale, commissions or if you want to find out my favourite type of tea or bee? Then please feel free to drop me a note, either through Etsy, or by email at info [!at] masonbee.co.uk
Accepted payment methods
- Accepts Etsy gift cards
Customers are kindly asked to pay for purchases within 3 days of purchasing, if you are experiencing any technical difficulties with being able to do so then please contact me as soon as possible. If I don't hear from you after 3 days then I will have to cancel your order.
UK customers if you would like the item(s) to go via Special Delivery Service, please contact me and I can provide you with the options and costs. Some of my more complex pieces offer this service as standard, please refer to the individual listings.
I will make sure that the items are appropriately wrapped and protected for their journey. Wherever possible, I like to recycle packaging.
Please make sure that your Shipping Address details are accurate at time of order. Postage paid on any orders which are returned to me due to errors in your Shipping Address will be invoiced to you (via Paypal) before the order can be re-shipped.
It can take anywhere between 7-10 working days, on average, for orders to arrive from the UK to most overseas destinations, from the date of dispatch.
Most items will go as standard Airmail via Royal Mail, this means that no tracking or insurance is included. If you would like the items to be traceable, please contact me and I can inform you of what options are available for your country.
Customers are responsible for any customs / import duty charges, if applicable.
During peak holiday times such as Christmas, there is a chance that delays to posting can occur, so please factor this in when ordering.
Refunds and Exchanges
Due to the nature of the product, PDF purchases are non-refundable. Please read the listing information carefully before you buy and contact me before ordering if you have any questions.
Additional policies and FAQs
I do undertake commissions, so feel free to contact me in regards to my availability, and costs.
If you have any questions, problems or just want to know more about an item please do not hesitate to get in contact with me, I would love hear from you.