Sunday, December 14, 2008

Top Drawer

parna will be exhibiting at Top Drawer Spring 18-20 Jan at Earls Court Olympia.

Saturday, October 25, 2008


I have just arrived back from Transylvania. Here are some pictures of the house I stay in in the village. This is the "best "room and shows the traditional decorative bed, this is a particularly splendid one with lots of cross stitch embroidrey. The traditional pillows are piled high with the decorative part facing outwards. There are two mattress covers stuffed with straw, you can just about see the ends poking out , they are covered with two decorative covers.

Friday, October 3, 2008

Eco home and garden

With lots of lovely pictures eco home and garden is an engaging online eco magazine. The October issue is just out and features parna bags and cushions

Home spun vintage hemp hanks

I have just come across hanks of this......vintage home spun hemp.. hard to believe that from this (and of course hours of weaving work) came the beautiful cloth that was made into sacks!

Friday, September 12, 2008

best seller

Last months best seller was our hand embroidered on vintage linen "heart cushion" beautifully embroidered in taupe or dove grey on hand woven vintage linen.

Monday, September 8, 2008


Bouf (pronounced “Boof”) is a boutique marketplace where you can buy distinctive homeware, art, gifts and design. They have just relaunched and approached us to have our products included on their site, of course we said "yes" !

Rolls and rolls of vinatge hemp

I have just had a Just had a large delivery of lovely fabrics, here are some of them. Its hard to believe that these are all home made. from the growing of the hemp to the harvesting, retting, spinning and finally the weaving of the cloth

Saturday, September 6, 2008

hand embroidered cushions

Welcome to my first ever blog! I am very pleased that this month parna products have featured in Easy Living magazine in an article on bespoke gifts. Hand embrodiered on vintage linen they make lovely special gifts.

Designed to incorporate traditional embroidery techniques , these cushions are hand embroidered by women in villages in Transylvania