EllaJenkinsDesigns

Lovely things. Unique. Handmade.

Stamford, England | 129 Sales

EllaJenkinsDesigns

Lovely things. Unique. Handmade.

Stamford, England 129 Sales On Etsy since 2012

5 out of 5 stars (41)

Announcement   High quality, individually handmade cushions & refurbished furniture. Every item is unique in design using a mixture of antique & contemporary designer textiles. Ella Jenkins Designs is a small rural business based in a workshop near Stamford, Lincolnshire.

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Last updated on 04 Sep, 2017

High quality, individually handmade cushions & refurbished furniture. Every item is unique in design using a mixture of antique & contemporary designer textiles. Ella Jenkins Designs is a small rural business based in a workshop near Stamford, Lincolnshire.

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About

Welcome to Ella Jenkins Designs

In 2009 I set up my furniture makeover business. Specialising in the upholstery of antique and vintage furniture, I found myself removing beautiful French linens, fabulous hand embroidered tapestry pieces, and vintage silks that were all destined for the bin. Don’t get me wrong, I was more often than not replacing them with equally beautiful fabrics from the best of the UK’s designers. But being a bit of a magpie I kept everything, every last scrap.

To my fabric stock pile I added antique and vintage textiles, that I have a flair for seeking out whilst attending local auction houses and antique fairs.

Amongst the house clearance sections I often found the most beautifully worked hand embroidered table cloths and exquisitely crocheted lace doilies. It was heart breaking to see such treasured possessions discarded and then sold off for a few pennies. They reminded me of my beloved Irish Nana who taught me to sew, knit and crochet when I was just five years old. So I took them home, lovingly laundered them and carefully folded them away with all the other gorgeous fabrics, braids, trimming, buttons and ribbons I had accumulated.

One Christmas I decided to make all my gifts for friends and family so I rifled through my fabric stash and made some cushions and a few lavender hearts. Friends and family then began to order some for themselves to give as presents. Inspired, I did a few local craft fairs. I was amazed when everything I made proved very popular and I discovered a demand for unique designs made using traditional skills.

Ella Jenkins Designs has evolved since those early days but I still maintain the key principles I started with:-

I only ever design and make items that I love and everything I make is to the highest standard possible;

Wherever possible, I use reclaimed fabrics and trimmings for a truly individual character to each piece, as well as being kind to the environment.

I source everything I use within the UK as I firmly believe we need to bring manufacturing back to this country and I want to support other small businesses;

This isn’t a ‘job’ it’s my passion!

Shop members

  • Ella Jenkins

    Owner, Maker, I Do A Bit Of Everything At Ella Jenkins Designs

    My training is in Theatre Wardrobe & Design but circumstances took me away to the world of legal software. (It's a long story). Having served my time in the corporate rat race, I am back at long last doing something I love ~ sewing & designing

Production partners

  • Frances Shippey

    Stamford, England

    Frances is skilled in machine embroidery, applique, patchwork and quilting.

Shop policies

Last updated on 03 February, 2018
Welcome to Ella Jenkins Designs. If you have any queries regarding any of my products please do not hesitate to contact me and I will do my best to respond to you as soon as possible.

Accepted payment methods

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Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
  • Other Method
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns and exchanges
Contact me within: 14 days of delivery
Send items back within: 30 days of delivery
I don't accept cancellations
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
  • Custom or personalised orders
  • Perishable products (like food or flowers)
  • Digital downloads
  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
Returns and exchange details
I do operate a 14 day returns policy (from day of receipt of goods). Simply send your purchase, along with your receipt and in the original packaging to the following address:

Ella Jenkins Designs (Returns)
6 Station Road
Little Bytham
Grantham
Lincs.
NG33 4RA

Always ask for a ‘proof of posting certificate’ from the Post Office when returning items to us, as I cannot be held responsible for goods that get lost in transit. Your statutory rights are not affected.
Payment
Payments are accepted through PAYPAL a secure payment gateway. Credit card payments can be made even if you don't have a Paypal account.
Shipping
We aim to dispatch all orders within 2 working days. Weekends and Bank Holidays are not counted as working days. You will receive email notifications upon ordering and dispatch.

More information

Last updated on 15 Apr, 2016
Seller details
Ella Jenkins
6 Station Road
LITTLE BYTHAM, GRANTHAM, LINCS. NG334RA