We hand design and make accessories, gifts and homewares using gorgeous fabrics and trimmings not usually found on the high street. We also hand-curate vintage and new pieces – perfect original gifts for family, friends and you! As for our name, Turtle & Teal, it’s simple really – we love the colour teal and have a particular affinity to turtles. Plus we’re rather partial to a bit of alliteration now and again!
FIONA: I’ve always enjoyed sewing and making things and can’t resist buying vintage and unusual fabrics. I also love looking for one-off pieces for the home. Luckily I have a large cellar to store all my finds! I also have a passion for art and design, having spent many years learning art techniques from local artist Hermione Carline.
SARAH: A love of sewing runs in the family – my grandparents had a tailoring business and my mother was always embroidering and making clothes when I was a child. She is delighted that at last I’m following in her footsteps. I’m always on the look-out for interesting and unusual accessories – pieces that make original gifts or that can add interest to the cupboards and corners in my home. Occasionally I manage to part with them and sell them to our lovely Turtle & Teal customers!