Have you walked past our St Benedicts Street shop in Norwich lately?
You may have spotted the lovely old sewing machines that have been on display.
Julie Budrey, the shop supervisor, has taken great pride in lending us these machines for the window display.

Sewing machine displays
They belong to Julie’s sister and her mother. The Titan machine dates from the early 1900s.
The Singer sewing machine was purchased in 1933 and originally belonged to Julie’s Great Aunty. They still have the receipt! It then passed on to Julie’s sister.

These trusty machines have been used through the generations for making everything from clothes to curtains.
We are very proud of our team; as you can see, they enjoy sewing and creating in their own time as well as helping our customers with all aspects of their blinds and curtains in their day job.

In fact, this ties in with the whole ethos of our firm. Our blinds are made in-house by skilled craftspeople, and the curtains are made to measure by dedicated local homeworkers. Many of our team have worked for us for years.


We, too, have a long history in St Benedicts Street. We don’t go back quite as far as these sewing machines, but St Benedicts Street is where it all started in the late 1970s. If you’d like to read more about the history of this family firm click here.