At Renaissance Studio we’re as proud of our history as much as we’re proud of our products. We’re part of the fabric of the local heritage, and as one of only a handful of hand made trimming companies left in the UK, and taking a very local and specialised craft onwards into the new millennium.
We’re based in a Mill that has more than played its part in the growth and history of the town and local trade. Years ago the thrum of hundreds of lace making looms filled the air as high quality lace was produced and shipped to every corner of the globe. It’s impossible to not feel inspired by such a legacy.
We had the skills and knowledge to start producing fine hand made trimmings with the help of Suzanne Campion, herself a master designer and weaver, who learned her skills in the traditional weaving town of Kidderminster.
Due to the lack of interest in weaving by hand on a commercial scale, the college decided to close the weaving department, and we were fortunate to be able to purchase a number of beautiful hand looms, some of which are now over 40 years old.
During our early days, yarn would be sent to an outside company to twist the bullion twine for us to turn into fine trimmings in our dedicated studio. Eventually, this company made the decision to move its production overseas and we were left with no alternative either to buy from abroad, or design and make our own ropewalk.
Passionate about English Heritage, Suzanne wasted no time in designing her own, and with the help of a local company, who are still maintaining Lace machines world-wide, soon established our own, making us completely self sufficient.
Suzanne later retired to look after her family, but not before she made sure that Renaissance would continue producing beautiful hand made trimmings to exceptionally high standards.
We are proud that the tradition of hand-made trimmings is alive and well in Long Eaton today.
“There are hundreds,
if not thousands of endless
possibilities when it comes
to tweaking or adding
additional details to a
piece of trimming.
We awake to a new challenge
every day, having dreamt
of tassels all night”
Well, maybe not every night…!
But here at Renaissance Studio we are very passionate about what we do, so you’ll excuse us if we get a little carried away now and again.
Our in-house design studio is on-hand whenever you need design advice and new ideas. Our skilled designers work with you to discuss exactly what it is that you need and how we can best achieve it for you.
To find out how we can get your project
up and running, give us a call today
on 0115 973 2222.
When it comes to the icing on the cake of a project, colour matching is hugely important. It’s an essential factor in all that we do. Our designers have the keenest of eyes, and can match your trimmings in even the trickiest of environments to ensure that your piece stands out.
If you need to match to a specific wall or paint colour, a wall hanging or even the fragrant pink magnolias outside your client’s window – she’ll rise to the challenge.
With nearly 200 spun rayon colours, 360 Gütermann Cotton colours and several Lurex Metallic’s you can be sure she’ll find a perfect match to your fabric.