How we started
In 1995 I retired from full time employment. I did nothing for a year then gradually started to fill my time making different items out of tapestry, A few months later we were knee deep in stuff. A family member noticed a local craft market, so I went along and was approved to have a stall to sell what I made.
On a trip to Yorkshire I came across a workshop called Dickory Dock Designs, owned by a nice lady called Janet Stringer. We chatted and she introduced me to the wacky world of USA designed fabrics and the rest you can say is history.
I changed my craft and designed most of my own range. By the end os 2004 my home looked like a fabric warehouse and my double garage had changed purpose and was now my stockroom. I had heard about Barleylands craft Village and started by sharing a studio. After a year it was all mine and the company was born.
We now offer bespoke machine embroidery at reasonable prices, personizations, logos, celebration gifts and names for expensive school uniforms.
With Longevity you evolve through experiences and trends and this is the case with me. My range, suppliers and ease with visitors are on-going processes which I enjoy very much.
I am a child friendly studio and I like to meet whole families. It's a studio with a difference, come along, if only to say "Hello!"