On Monday something exciting happened, I become a fully fledged member of the Craft Coop in Marlow. Most people wouldn’t love working on a bank holiday, but honestly, being surrounded by such beautiful crafts is hardly work!
New Location in Institute Road
The Craft Coop in Marlow has recently relocated from the High Street to Institute Road (Next to the Post Office). They have done a fantastic job of showing off everyone’s crafts in the new space. The shop has a welcoming and intimate feel to it with high quality products handmade by local people.
I’m delighted with how my No Fuss Fish are looking in their new home. I’ve been extremely lucky and been given a shelf next to the window. The people of Marlow have been really supportive of my work and I’ve even heard that a local company gifts a fish to each of their new employees so they have their own desk pet. (If you are that company, thank you! I feel blessed by your generosity).
The Craft Coop’s window displays are always beautiful and I adore their new display. These colourful birds have concertina paper wings and add a pop of colour without obscuring the delights inside the shop. They are a beautifully simple yet effective idea and I’m planning to make some for my house too. They’d made a great rainy day project.
Craft Coop in Marlow – My Favourite Finds
One of the problems of spending all day in a shop is that you find yourself spending all your earnings. And trust me, there are plenty of delightful things to tempt you.
These are just a few of my own personal favourites.
Teresa Mills Mosaics
Teresa Mills Pixelated Mosaic Kits are perfect gifts for the little ones. Ostara has already completed two, the robin and the T-Rex. She has plans to acquire many more and always spends time admiring the different designs and adding to her Christmas list.
Originals by Yolande Dennis
These perspex stud earrings by Yolande Dennis come in a variety of fun designs. I personally love the white rabbits and dinosaurs, and I’m sure the red apples would make perfect teacher’s gifts.
Rohanna Jewellery uses high quality materials at affordable prices and her designs are perfect for gifting (or for treating yourself!)
Rhian Winslade Ceramics
I am completely in love with Rhian Winslade’s salt and pepper bowls. I adore the contrast between the unglazed exterior and the vibrant colour-pop inside. They all come with a vintage spoon and handmade coaster and have been top of my wish list for a while. I also plan to get some of her plant labels for the allotment.
Cookham Candle Company
If you are wondering why the Craft Coop in Marlow is smelling so delightful, it is all down to the Cookham Candle Company. Their candles are made from eco-friendly soy wax and are beautifully fragranced. The sea salt and sage one would be perfect for a relaxing bath time while the black pomegranate is utterly divine.
There is so much more to see in the shop, and I wish I could share it all with you, but it is really worth seeing for yourself.
Visiting the Craft Coop In Marlow
The Craft Coop in Marlow can be found in Institute Road, just off the High Street. It is open 10-5 Mon-Sat, 11-5 on Sundays.
There is plenty of on-road parking in Marlow but is restricted to a one hour stay. I’d advise using one of the pay and display car parks and taking the time to walk along the river or grab at coffee and cake at The Perch independent coffee shop. There’s plenty of things to see in Marlow so it is well worth making a day of it.
I’ll be doing a few shifts in the Craft Coop so be sure to pop in and say hi if you are passing!