I am not a massive fan of cutesy crafts, however, I am a big fan of folksy items with charm. Nowhere do I find folksy more charming than in Coral & Tusk‘s simply darling embroidered homewares. Created by textile designer Stephanie Housley, Coral & Tusks designs start life as drawings, by Stephanie, of nature, travels and things that spark her imagination which are then laboriously redrawn stitch by stitch to be machined in her Brooklyn workshop. Her designs are just magical, bringing out the spirit of adventure and a multi-layered representation of the touchstones of nature. I could not love these whimsically charming items any more than I do.
The range is not cheap but for the craftsmanship and homely uniqueness they are very reasonably priced. I think the Native American inspired items are her most successful and particularly the fox in headdress who looks like he’s just stepped out of a Wes Anderson flick! For the most beautiful and colourful stitching I’ve seen commercially this year, hats off to Coral & Tusk.
You can buy a selected edit in the UK from Mouki London and Couveture & The Garbstore. They are stocked by Anthropologie in the U.S so may become more widely available here in the future. But for now you can access the complete and exquisite collection via their website which sells internationally. I have been watching a cushion or two for the last year and have finally indulged myself in making a purchase. My gorgeous package arrived in just under a week complete with the cutest hand embroidered thank you note with typography spelt out by foxes, too adorable for words!