Shop of the week: Tinsmiths

Tinsmiths' bricks-and-mortar shop is located off the high street in the market town of Ledbury in Herefordshire. It started off life in 2004, set up by Phoebe and Alex Clive, and is spread across a 16th century workshop and a modern building with a stainless steel shell, built by Alex. Phoebe's background is in curtain-making and sewing, so the business initially emerged out of the fabric side of her work. While fabrics–especially utlity and natural fabrics–remain one of the shop's specialities, it has since transformed into much more than that.

Tinsmiths is a destination for all kinds of homewares, from studio ceramics (for which the shop has become something of a destination) to vintage lighting, cushions, tableware and fabric. They stock a huge range of textiles, including ticking stripes, marbled prints, velvets, corduroys, illustrated fabrics from St Jude's, and beautiful patterns inspired by Kurdish, Eastern European and Egyptian designs. Everything in the shop is carefully curated, and manages to be neither old-fashioned nor trendy, but entirely timeless. Says founder Phoebe Clive, 'we think it's important that what customers purchase here will be loved for an awfully long time.'

Every year Tinsmiths also stages temporary exhibitions of art, print and crafts. Currently (until November 16) the shop is hosting a show called 'Tablewares', featuring studio ceramics for the table by a variety of artists, including James Burnett Stuart and Rachel Cocker. If that wasn't reason enough to visit the shop, they also offer a very helpful made-to-measure service so that you can buy fabric and have it transformed into blinds or curtains and delivered straight to your house. Scroll down to see a selection of the best Tinsmiths has to offer.

tinsmiths.co.uk, High St, Ledbury HR8 1DS