The Poppy Treffry team

The Poppy Treffry team (from left to right) Becky Chard, Briony Berryman, Freya Laughton, Poppy Treffry, Jess Lawrie, Faye Treffry, Melissa Carbis (not present, Sophie Harding)

We are a small company based in Newlyn, a busy, messy, industrious fishing village in the far west of Cornwall. Art and fishing have mingled for centuries here and we are following in the tradition, stepping over sharks to get into the studio and using fish boxes to store thread.

Poppy started small, back in 2004, selling to one or two galleries locally but four years on the team has grown from just Poppy and one cranky singer sewing machine to 7 people and 13 cranky singer sewing machines! The products are all still made here in Cornwall and inspired by our beautiful surroundings and we plan to keep it that way. It’s nice to feel we are providing a creative, friendly workplace in the county where we grew up.

8 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Andrea Berry
    Jun 30, 2009 @ 16:03:16

    Hi Poppy and all the Poppy Treffry team, looking forward to seeing all your bits and pieces on your new blog!. You are such an inspiration to me and I just love all your things. I have been coming down to St Ives in cornwall for many years and just love it their I’m always hunting for your bags etc in all the lovely shops!
    Best Wishes


  2. Greedy Nan
    Jul 02, 2009 @ 20:39:08

    I visited St Ives recently and thought it really quirky and lovely. Could have done with a list and directions to all the ‘good’ places though.


  3. lynda Howells
    Dec 29, 2009 @ 00:39:05

    l am so glad l have just found your site..beautiful work. I am living in London at the moment, but we are trying to sell our flat and move down to Cornwall. So l may pop in one day and say hi. lynda
    I am an artist, photographer and Child and Family Counsellor.


  4. Lois
    May 16, 2011 @ 20:01:49

    Saw your article in Country Living @ my Dentist’s office…very impressive…By the way, this isn Grand Rapids, Michigan…USA All of your work is very inspiring!


  5. Jenny Karlsson
    May 27, 2011 @ 22:05:17

    I also read about you in that CL issue and I get so inspired!
    I’ll pop in here ever so often and peek around.
    Yay for you!
    /Jenny in Sweden:)


  6. hannahs99
    Apr 01, 2012 @ 10:43:31

    I’ve had your book since christmas and I’ve already made several things, for example book covers…and phone cases for all of my friends:)
    I’m really glad now, that I’ve found your blog and I’m going to read it regularly,that also helps my english, getting better…
    hannah, 12 years, Austria


  7. sarahcolliver
    May 21, 2013 @ 17:53:29

    Hello!!! Glad to have found you on here, I am intrigued to look at your book..will go find a copy although I am very childlike (insult to talented sewer-children) perhaps even with less ability to co-ordinate than a toddler may have with a sewing machine(that’s less insulting) so am unsure if I will be able to create ANYTHING that will resemble the pictures!!! Anyway I digress, I am pleased to have discovered you on here, thank you TWITTER and look forward to having a proper look around when I have finished washing up – multi-tasking as usual!!:) Off to listen to the latest goings on in Ambridge whilst tidying kitchen..#messydinnertime – oops sorry wrong media…..:)


  8. Claire Tilsley
    Nov 28, 2013 @ 15:23:41

    Hi could you help me! I’m looking for a sewing course, to get me up to scratch with my sewing skills. Are you putting one on soon? Or do you know of any locally to Pz?
    Thanx claire.


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