DID YOU SEE MOSNEY MILL ON THE TV?

On the 17th August Mosney Mill’s very own artist, Emma Sutton was invited to join Beth Excell on the sofa of That’s Lancashire Headline News.

Emma talked all about her business venture that is keeping Lancashire’s industrial history alive.
If you missed it you can view it here now . . .

That’s Lancashire Headline News is available everyday on Freeview Channel 7 and is the local TV station for Lancashire.

 

 

 

 

 

 

NEW RANGE – BLUE TIT ON BLOSSOM

24th August 2017

Emma Sutton, Artist and Director at Mosney Mill has expanded her popular Blue Tit and Blossom range with a collection of fine bone china that’s hand finished in Staffordshire.

The range comprises of a beautiful tea pot and coordinating tea cups and saucers. Each piece features a delicate hand drawn illustration on a white glazed back ground. There are also contrasting mugs in the range which in come in blue and dusky pink.

The hand drawn illustrations featured on the range are of the blue tits that call the Mosney blossoms their home. Emma spent many hours watching them from her studio window in Mosney Mill. The delicate illustrations capture the character of the cheeky little birds as they hustle and bustle from branch to branch. Emma truly feels that her little “friends” are happy to be featured on her range as one paid her a visit as soon as she had finished the design.

Emma explains;

“As I put my pencil down after the last stroke of the illustration I heard a thud behind me. I turned around to find one of the blue tits on my table. Imagine my surprise as I realised the doors and windows were all closed? As I stood up to open the studio doors the little chap flew over to my drawing. He seemed to bob up and down in appreciation before flying off out of the door into the Mosney countryside.”

The range starts at just £15.00 and can be purchased now

Delighted to be Sought after by Ridiculously Rich

Mosney Mill the quintessential British collection of hand illustrated fabrics, wallpapers, kitchenware, homeware and gifts has its first celebrity endorsement.

The very talented Alana Spencer, the 2016 Apprentice winner and founder of Ridiculously Rich by Alana came across the Mosney Mill products at a country fair in May.

Alana said; “Mosney Mill products are beautiful and represent British home & kitchenware at its best. I absolutely love the Blue Tit & Blossom range. I contacted Emma as I knew her products would be perfect for my promotional videos, they look amazing and are very practical and hardworking whilst I am busy baking.”

Mosney Mill home and giftware was founded by Emma Sutton in November 2016. Each item in the range is inspired by nature in the Lancashire countryside around Emma’s home Mosney Mill.

Emma said; “I couldn’t be more excited that Alana loves my products and wants to be seen in them when she promotes her own brand, Ridiculously Rich. My own business is built on love in my home on Mosney. I want to collaborate with people who have the same sense of passion that I do.”

Coming soon to the Mosney Mill collection is the Blue Tit & Blossom range of fine British China. Each piece is hand decorated and finished to the highest of standards in Stoke on Trent.

WHAT A MONTH ON MOSNEY!

5th July 2017

Well it’s certainly been a funny old month here on Mosney!

At times I’ve felt like I’ve been on some kind of crazy roller coaster. It’s a well know fact that I’m a bit of an animal nut. In fact if it’s got claws, feathers fur or hooves, I’m a sucker for it!  Over the years the Mosney animal collection has grown and grown, we’ve had, pied crows, a goose whose hiss was far worse than her bite an assortment of battery hens, limping pheasants an even a Barn owl!

Predictably I fall for each of them, like some kind of female Hagrid, however just every now and then you meet that once in a lifetime creature, a real kindred spirit. You get that look from them (they know you know), and an instant mutual respect and understanding is forged. A trust like no other is formed and life with that creature is magical.

I have been lucky enough to experience this a few times in my life not least with my dear friend Scramble. Scramble was a rescued battery chicken, who came to us with her friend Dippy. Both were bald as coots and in need of TLC. Scramble had a year and a half of a life she must have thought of as paradise, accompanying me on many a walk with the dog and cats, scurrying over to peck at my Oreos while taking my daily brew with a view. She had even become partial to a back rub and would stand in a flower pot, pecking on the kitchen window until I came to the back door to oblige!

Unfortunately on my return from the Country Homes and Interiors show, Scramble was very subdued, she went downhill fast and passed away quietly a few days later. I was heartbroken.

To make matters worse, Timothy my rescue rabbit passed away in his sleep. He was the life and soul of the yard, often playing with the cats and chickens during his morning run, before returning to his house in his own stable.

While I’ll miss both creatures, they had enchanted lives here on Mosney, where I’m lucky enough to have a life filled with wonderful animal Characters, each one bringing something special to the party. So here’s to all the animals we’ve known and loved, may we all know many more yet!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY KING!

18th April 2017

There’s a very special birthday today at Mosney Mill and I couldn’t let it pass without a mention.

My proud horse, Shadfen Trooper, aka King, turns 25 today! When I first saw King, the Welsh Section D stallion, he became the instant love of my life, and has been for the past six years (sorry Dave!)

Living in his own sprawling stables on Mosney Mill, King will be celebrating his special day with a leisurely meander around the grounds of Monsey and maybe even a sugar lump or two!

Happy birthday King!

INTRODUCING THE BLUE TIT ON CHERRY BLOSSOM COLLECTION

31st March 2017

We’re delighted, Blue Tit on Cherry Blossom!

The design is available NOW on a range of kitchenware, which is, of course, made in Great Britain. This design is sure to bring the buzz of springtime into your home all year round!

Flora and fauna on the grounds surrounding us have inspired this collection that’s a little different to the previous Mosney designs. This one has a glorious geometric pattern, offering a contemporary twist to the traditional country inspired style we’re quickly becoming known for. The three colourways of this Seasons Blue, Turquoise and Pink make the perfect background for the delicate cherry blossoms and cheeky blue tits perched on branches throughout the design.

This Seasons Blue really is the colour of the moment and contrasts beautifully with the delicate shades used in the cherry blossom and blue tits. A dreamy addition to Mosney Mill’s collection is the Turquoise colourway, a sure fire way to add a fabulous pop of colour to any style of home. For a subtler hint of colour, Blue Tit on Cherry Blossom in Pink tones perfectly with the cherry blossoms and lets the blue tits take centre stage, much like they do on the grounds of Mosney!

The Blue Tit on Cherry Blossom kitchenware collection can now be found online & can be viewed up close and personal at; The Great British Food Festival at Stony Hurst College, Hurst Green, 21st-23rd April, the Southport Flower Show, 17th-20th August and the Country Homes and Interiors Summer Fair, London’s Business Design Centre, 1st-3rd June.

Emma’s so excited about the newest kitchenware collection and has big plans for her fabrics and the Blue Tit on Cherry Blossom design will be on a range of homeware, wallcoverings and fabrics. A made to measure blind service will be following shortly, thanks to a collaboration with Shades Blinds.

We can’t wait for you all to see it all!

STILL MADE IN BRITAIN MEMBERS!

18th January 2017

We’re thrilled to announce that we will soon be listed on the Still Made in Britain website, a place devoted to promoting British manufactured products, perfect for Mosney!

You may think from listening to media reports or reading a newspaper that in Britain, we don’t manufacture anything anymore. This couldn’t be further from the truth, especially for us at Mosney. Britain is still producing high quality goods & classic products.

And what is more, British goods are exported & in demand all over the world. Give us a bit of time and we’re sure to get Mosney global!

Still Made in Britain are happy to promote and advertise all types of British goods and manufacturers, carrying on a proud British tradition. We couldn’t think of a better partnership for Mosney Mill.

BEHIND THE SCENES!

17th January 2017

Hello everyone!

It’s been a wonderful but mega busy start to the New Year here at Mosney HQ. I’ve been curling up with Country Homes and Interiors magazine every spare moment I can find, soaking up the lovely blue fabrics and home furnishings in their Creature Comforts feature. It must have had an impact on me, as my latest design, Blue Tits on Cherry Blossom, will be on a blue background! Why not pop onto my Facebook and vote for your favourite shade.

As well as tinkering with new designs, I’ve been busy with my sidekick Janet (Aka, my little buzzard), preparing our Mosney goodies for a new photo shoot. I really wanted the product shots to fully embody my country style designs, so without further ado we arranged the shoot for Friday the 13th Dah dah dah de dah… (Dramatic sound effect for you there!) Anyhow, it all went rather well and we got lots of cool shots to put on the website (even if Janet did have a skive!)

Oh and big news alert… We have been given a rescued Barn Owl as his former owner is moving to Australia… More on this sooooooon!

HOGHTON TOWER CHRISTMAS FARMERS’ MARKET

14th December 2016

After the success of our stall at Hoghton Towers Christmas Craftacular last weekend, which we thoroughly enjoyed, we’ll be showing off more of our delightful Mosney Mill wares at the Hoghton Tower Farmers’ Market.

This Sunday, 18th December, from 10am to 2pm, the Mosney Mill stall, in the barn, will display British made and manufactured wares, with deigns all hand drawn by Emma. All items will make beautiful gifts this Christmas, and would be the ideal present to start someone’s Mosney Mill collection.

There will be plenty of other stalls at the Farmers’ Market, with locally sourced goods and food stalls with tasty treats from around the world.

Father Christmas will be there too!

We hope to see you there!

Admission: £1 per car and 50p per pedestrian.

BRITISH MADE AND MANUFACTURED

14th December 2016

At Mosney Mill we’re so proud of the fact that Emma has lovingly sourced each and every product sold at Mosney Mill.

Emma made it her mission to source as much as she could from British businesses, ideally Lancashire based, in support of the British print, textiles and manufacturing industries. It so important that Mosney Mill is synonymous with British quality, because that’s what the brand stands for. Every product is of the highest quality and supports workers and industries that are often overlooked for cheaper products abroad. This is something Emma does not believe in, and therefore, it doesn’t happen at Mosney!

If a product cannot be sourced in Britain, Emma ensures items are ethically sourced and the process of printing takes place back here in Britain.

We really hope you can see the quality in each and every piece of the Mosney Mill collections.