Saturday, June 25, 2011

Our Exclusive Hand Made Totes by Nancy Werner

Here at Dunhaven Place we strive to carry anything and everything that will enhance the beauty of your home including new, used, antique and reproduction items. Second hand is twice as nice and we currently have in stock items made by Royal Albert, Restoration Hardware, Pottery Barn, Reed and Barton, Leonard, Bauer, Royal Doulton and Hartstrings, as well as brand spanking new items by Rachel Ashwell, Yankee Candle, Bethany Lowe, Christie Repasy and Audrey Eclectic. We also carry gift items and pride ourselves on our array of hand made and one of a kind treasures created by local artisans including the hand quilted tote bags stitched by talented seamstress Nancy Werner.

Nancy hand pieces these totes using fabric she has collected over the years. She didn't pick up quilting until ten years ago but began selling her hand sewn items, including cloth clowns, when she was in the third grade. Over the years she has made clothes for herself and her children, stitched up countless curtains and tablecloths and participated in a boutique for many years. Nancy still owns the original hand crank sewing machine on which she first learned to sew including the box it came in. She also has the first foot treadle she used. When she started quilting, she found that she adored the look of a quilt square over a tablecloth and has made many over the years. One day a friend suggested she try the quilted totes so she bought a pattern (which she modified) and the rest is history. Nancy's beautiful and functional one of a kind totes can be found exclusively at Dunhaven Place. (Most of our items are available for purchase and shipment via the mail--see our sidebar for inquiries.)

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