Things just got reel

I’ve adored sewing since I was a child, having my first sewing machine at the age if eight, at sixteen I was making hooded tops and bags, in my twenties I loved patchwork and quilting and by my thirties I went charging headlong into making my own clothes. I have enjoyed being part of the sewing community on Instagram for quite a few years under my personal account Fox Hollies.  

I’ve always been drawn to collecting vintage, especially sewing bits and bobs. My workshop is an eclectic mix of quirky, old and unusual finds from car boot sales and junk shops. Some would see it as clutter but I just love being surrounded by my paraphernalia. I’m a bit of an anorak when it comes to Sylko cotton reels and have been collecting them for some time. I love the bright colours and all the evocative names such Turkey Red, WVS green and Gay Kingfisher.  There are 500 colours in the original wooden reels and I’m at around 350 to date!

I became increasingly aware that there wasn’t much choice on the market when it comes to pattern weights. For those of you that don’t use them, lay your fabric on a cutting mat with your paper pattern on top. You then weigh it down and keep it all in place with the pattern weights. You can cut out with a rotary cutter or trace the pattern but above all you can be confident that it won’t move.

I knew I wanted to make them for some time but it was whilst on a road trip with my husband, chattering about my dreams that the idea was born. I love sewing, I adore vintage cotton reels and wanted to make pattern weights… the rest is history! Once I had the idea, it was so exciting but I had to come up with a feasible and credible way of making them. It has taken months of sheer determination, rejected prototypes, tears, tantrums and skipping round the kitchen with joy. When the final perfect little prototype was made, I can’t explain the sense of achievement.


Now I just had to come up with a name. My garden is littered with beautiful wild foxgloves and they are also my favourite flower. My little workshop, aptly named Foxglove Cottage looks out over farmland on the edge of the Lincolnshire Wolds and so Foxglove & Field was born… 




Make and create with beautiful weights

How to shop with us – Just browse through the website and decide what you’d like to purchase. All you need to do is add your selection to the shopping basket using the ‘add to cart’ button. I will send an email to let you know when your order has been processed and dispatched.

Delivery – Please remember that all patterns weights are handmade by me. Orders will be shipped to the customer supplied shipping address within 5 working days or sooner. If you are in a rush please let me know and I will see what I can do!

Ordering from outside the UK – Buying from outside UK is just as easy as the standard method. Add items to the checkout then let me know where your purchases are heading and everything should be calculated for you.

Returns – In the unlikely event your goods arrive damaged, please contact me on within 48 hours of receipt to arrange a return and refund or exchange. To be eligible for a return, your item must be unused and in the same condition that you received it, within 14 working days.

I will be happy to rectify any problems you may have. Please remember to include your original order number when communicating with me. You are responsible for ensuring returned goods reach us. Postage costs will not be refunded.

Products on our website – Please be aware that colour may differ slightly when selecting items from onscreen colours. Monitor settings vary from computer to computer. I do try to demonstrate each item for sale as accurately as possible.

Postage costs are as follows:

To the UK £3.95

Europe- starting from £15.00

Rest of the world starting from £21.70

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