Family firm expands…… again!

Posted on 08th October 2013 | in Business News

Helen Cutts (seated) and staff at the Pin Cushion

Helen Cutts (seated) and staff at the Pin Cushion

Business has been good to us these last two years, the popularity of crafts, make do and mend and recycling has really helped us.

It’s not just The Pin Cushion which has been busy; the family business P.E.C. Furniture has seen changes. People want to invest in well-made furniture which they know will last them more than a couple of years. If their budget won’t stretch to new bespoke furniture, they have opted for a full recovery service bringing their favourite furniture back to life.

Since starting to sell the roll ends of fabric, our remnants and craft bags started a whole new era for our business. When the chance to take over The Pin Cushion came up it seemed like a natural progression so I jumped at it.

Two years later we’re moving into a bigger shop with a dedicated craft room serving all of our workshops and courses.   Equipped with sewing machines, over-lockers and large table space, it’s the ideal area to use and when the room is not in use it can be rented out by the hour. We have experienced tutors teaching knitting, sewing, general crafts and crochet, felting, rag rugs and dress making and there’s more to come.

But that’s not all; because the high street isn’t dying (especially Amble’s high street) we didn’t want to leave an empty shop so we are going to open Amble’s first pop up shop.   Queen Street Fabrics will sell discounted fabrics, ready-made curtains (made in Amble) curtain linings, sheeting, household textiles and much more.

So, as far as the Cutts family are concerned Amble and its high street is definitely not dying.
Helen Cutts

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