Did you know that one of my childhood wishes was to become a ballerina? A real, famous ballerina in real ballet shoes! The tutus, the pink satin, the elongated elegant lines of the ballet positions, it all spoke to my heart. Grace, strength, and...
March 20, 2017
  A few months ago my lovely friends Anne & Chloe contacted me with the idea of creating something unique for their wedding in August. And before I go much further let me preface by telling recent readers that I love creating outfits from...
November 21, 2016
Lewes is almost definitely the best place in Sussex for people to live (http://www.lewes.co.uk/) and is also considered to be one of the most naturally beautiful and romantic settings for an engagement shoot!.. even for people from far away...
September 6, 2016
Lewes Bow ties go nationwide! It feels fantastic to appear in Prima Magazine June issue! Read a lovely story about Lewes Bow ties. It was great to work with Prima team and of course Etsy UK! Thank you very much! #Primamagazine #EtsyUK#...
May 10, 2016
One of the best moments of my work is when my customers send me the pictures of their weddings or events they went to, wearing the bow ties or neck ties I made for them earlier. Not long ago I've got an email from Cathal with the link to his...
May 5, 2016
I'm delighted to announce that Lewes Bow Ties is one of the winners of the British LIbrary Redesigning Alice competition, run in partnership with Etsy UK and to celebrate the 150th anniversary of this much-loved character. The challenge was...
May 25, 2015
Last June, a good friend of mine Lisa Fransson, started a great project http://fraughtfully.com/, a creative community for writers and artists to mix and match their skills in perhaps unexpected ways ). Lisa invited me to take part and...
September 18, 2014
Xanthe and Robin on their wedding day in Lewes. Photography by Catherine Benson www.catherinebenson.co.uk I have to admit I simply love it when I'm asked to make something unique, unusual and one of a kind. Not long ago the phone rang and the...
March 16, 2014
Headbands are a clothing accessory worn in the hair or around the forehead, usually to hold hair away from face or eyes. They come in assorted shapes and sizes and are used for both fashion and practical purposes.  Princess Diana famously wore an...
February 17, 2014