Hockley crafts experts exhibit at Royal store
Tuesday 31 May 2011
Taken from The Birmingham Mail.
A BIRMINGHAM firm that specialises in intricate weaving and craftwork has been selected to be part of a summer-long exhibition at the “Queen’s grocery store” in London.
Hockley-based Toye Kenning & Spencer, founded in 1685, is showcasing its embroidery work and precious metal enamel skills at exclusive provisions shop Fortnum & Mason’s, “From Teapots to Tapestries,” which runs until July 29th.
Fiona Toye, chief executive, said: “We are delighted to have been selected for the exhibition.
“Craft skills are the life blood of our business. Every product we manufacture goes through the hands of our experienced craftspeople, whether they are enamellers, silversmiths, engravers, weavers, lace-makers, embroiderers or other experts.