Catherine Tough - London
Hand-made happiness for you and your home since 1999.
Catherine Tough graduated from the Royal College of Art in 1999, with the vision of turning heritage craft into playful, modern pieces that are a pleasure to wear and use. Inspired by nature, travel and colour, she and her team continue to make products to cherish.
Now we are one of the UK’s leading designer makers, our products can be found in many of the finest stores around the UK and the rest of the World. Our lovely patterned socks, woollen hats and scarves, lavender door stops, cushions and throws are widely coveted, and we're expanding our range all the time.
Catherine's passion for textiles began when she was still at school, inspired by her mum's own knitting skills (there was often a fleece in the lounge, a spinning wheel and lots of projects on the go) and, as a child of the 80’s, religiously watching The Clothes Show. She went on to study textiles at the Royal College of Art where she developed her signature style of bold, playful designs using beautiful materials.
Catherine and her dedicated team hand craft beautiful quality products for you and your home from the finest natural materials. By fusing traditional craft practices with contemporary, elegant design, we lovingly create pieces that you'll treasure. Manufacture in the UK where possible has always been at the heart of the business; our own mini factory at the studio in Hackney and a selection of highly skilled and knowledgeable manufacturers and suppliers now work together to produce our entire range.
Though she was brought up in the peace and quiet of the Malvern Hills, Catherine now lives in Hackney with her young family, drawing inspiration from the chaotic mixture of urban sights and sounds around her, and combining them with a very English sense of style and whimsy to create individual and charming products that are luxurious and make you smile.
Catherine has written or contributed to a number of books and our products are featured regularly in the press. As hands-on knitters, we love the challenge of bespoke projects and have created a diverse collection of one-off specials ranging from a knitted memorial cat to matching mother and daughter legwarmers.
Thanks for continuing to buy British handmade ethical gifts & unique art from Cherrydidi. Finding that perfect gift for a Mum, Dad, brother, sister, your kids, girlfriend, boyfriend, special woman or man in your life, a special friend or even the home, can be a real challenge so we’re glad to have helped. We are a little like Not on the High Street and Etsy but the main difference is we have a real shop you can walk into as well as finding beautiful things online too!
Whether you visited our shop/gallery in Keswick, The Lake District (and met the famous Zak the Collie Dog) or have found us online, buying a gift or piece of art from us will in turn support these talented independent artists and creative businesses - we couldn't do it without you, so thank you for supporting us!