Posts by: "Lou McManus"

Join us at the Homeworks Christmas Bazaar at The Queen’s Park Farmers’ Market between 10.00am and 2.00pm on both Sunday 7th December and Sunday 14th December.

Homeworks Christmas Bazaar

Action for Autumn

action_in_autumnCrossing Temple Barns
Witham Road
Nr. Braintree
Essex CM77 8PD

Wednesday 2nd October  10.00am – 3.00pm

Spirit of Christmas

spirit of christmasHouse & Gardens, Olympia, London

Tuesday 5th November  10am – 6pm
Wednesday 6th November  10am – 6pm
Thursday 7th November  10am – 8pm
Friday 8th November  10am – 6pm
Saturday 9th November  10am – 6pm
Sunday 10th November  10am – 5pm

The Christmas Grand Sale

christmasgrandfairThe Royal Horticultural Halls
Lindley Hall
Elverton Street
London SW1P 2PE

Wednesday 20th November  6pm – 9pm
Thursday 21st November  10am – 6pm
Friday 22nd November  10am – 6pm
Saturday 23rd November  10am – 6pm

Primrose Hill Designers Fair

Designerfair-2012-31St Mary-the-Virgin
Elsworthy Road
Primrose Hill
London NW3 3DJ

Saturday 14th December 2013  10am – 6pm

More fairs and events to be confirmed.
For further details please contact Charcoal & Grey on 0208 961 8943 or 07958 488526

Threads of life to grace your living space

Lifestyle and home textile company Charcoal & Grey is bringing its exclusive textiles from the world’s poorest rural areas to a wider market – with the introduction of fine quality new ranges, including hard to find super sized bedding, perfect for luxury homes.

Also new to the cotton collection for spring 2012 is breathable, skin-kind clothing perfect for warmer weather, including Lucknow embroidery dresses, loose shirts and floaty trousers in one comfortable size. Blissfully relaxed and stylish for global travel.

A new range of 80% cashmere, 20% silk scarves and new natural and indigo coloured bags, introduce a new handy travel accessories collection to complete your effortless ethical look.

For those who love to dine and entertain, new tablecloths (190 x 320cm) are perfect for seating 10 or 12 for dinner on a scrubbed farmhouse table or thrown over an antique trestle table in the orchard.

Founder and designer, Louise McManus is delighted with the new bigger size quilts, “We’re thrilled to have found skilled craftsmen to make the new super-king (250 x 255cm) and emperor (265 x 290cm) size quilts. They’re ideal for transforming the large rooms and apartments that many of our customers furnish, so have been requesting these opulent sizes.”

All Charcoal & Grey products are hand-made by families of rural craftsmen, sourced by Louise on her travels. Threads and fibres are very important to Louise, who selects only 100% pure cotton, silk, and woollen ranges, vintage materials and traditional techniques of hand blocking, French knotting and hand stitching. Their unique appeal means Charcoal & Grey textiles appear in the homes of royalty and the most discerning celebrities, yet are still a wonderfully well kept secret.

Now you can see and feel Louise’s fabulous new textures for yourself at The Spirit of Summer Fair 16-19 May 2012 at Olympia, London or order online at

For further photographic samples, interview requests or hi-res images please contact:

Lauren Jones
Head of Press
Charcoal & Grey Mob: 0044 (0) 7958488526 Tel: 0044 (0) 2089618943

Easter Fair Dates 2012
Queenspark Organic Farmers Market
Salusbury Primary School
Salusbury Road
London NW6 6RGSunday 18th March 2012 10am – 2pm

Pop Up Shop Portobello Road
199 Portobello Road
London W11 1LU

Monday 12th March 2012 Open 10am Close 6.30pm
Tuesday 13th March 2012 Open 10am Close 6.30pm
Wednesday 14th March 2012 Open 10am Close 6.30pm
Thursday 15th March Open 10am Close 8pm
Friday 16th March Open 10am Close 6.30pm
Saturday 17th March 10am Close 8pm
Sunday 18th March 10am Close 6pm

Monday 19th March 2012 Open 10am Close 6.30pm
Tuesday 20th March 2012 Open 10am  Close 6.30pm
Wednesday 21st March 2012 Open 10am Close 6.30pm
Thursday 22nd March 2012 Open 10am Close 8pm
Friday 23rd March 2012 Open 10am Close 6.30pm
Saturday 24th March 2012 Open 10am Close 8pm
Sunday 25h MArch 2012 Open 10am Close 6pm

(Thursday & Saturday Late closing at 8pm)

Look forward to seeing you on any of the above dates at Queenpark or Portobello Road.

Please call Lou 0208 961 8943 or 07958488526 for further details


Charcoal & Grey

Winter / Christmas Events & Fair Dates November 2011

Spirit of Christmas
Wednesday 2nd November 10 am – 6pm
Thursday 3rd November 10 am – 9pm
Friday 4th November 10 am – 6pm
Saturday 5th November 10 am – 6pm
Sunday 6th Novemeber 10am – 5pm
(Late night Thursday )
Stand GR78 Upstairs next to the Champagne Bar!

Hand Sale
20th Century Theatre
291 Westbourne Grove
W11 2QA
Thursday 17th November 6 pm – 9pm
Friday 18th November 10 am – 8pm
Saturday 19th November 10 am –5pm
RSVP to:
T: 0208961 8943
M: 07958488526

Compton Marbling Fair
Lower Lawn Barns
Tisbury, Salisbury
Wiltshire SP3 6SG
Friday 18th November 10 am – 5 pm
Saturday 19th November 10 am – 5 pm

Coronation Hall
Wednesday 23rd November 3pm – 8.30 pm
Thursday 24th November 9.30 am – 3 pm

Wherstead Park
Ipswich, Suffolk
Monday 28th November 3pm – 8.30 pm
Tuesday 29th November 9.30 am – 3pm

Parnham House
Thursday 30th November 9.30am- 3pm

Please call Lou 0208 961 8943 or 07958488526 for any further details of events, tickets and RSVP for Hand Fair.


Charcoal & Grey

Homes & Gardens Web News featuring Charcoal & Grey October 2011 Issue

All orders are now taken by telephone – Please call 0208 961 8943 during office hours Mon – Sat