Alison created the Butterfly Bright brand in April 2011 after noticing a gap in the market in Sherborne for fabulous fabrics, haberdashery and making ranges and other gorgeous craft supplies. In May 2012 Butterfly Bright joined forces with home and lifestyle shop Home Sweet Home, which was a shop Ali admired since it opened in 2007. She has since been joined by fellow Director, Caroline Bradshaw – an expert maker with an enthusiastic following for her sewing, crochet and knitting.
Butterfly Bright now offers a unique experience in Sherborne with lovely home and kitchen accessories by local artisans and international designers; a treasure trove of fabrics, haberdashery & sewing essentials and Making Workshops for all ages and abilities. It stocks everything you need to create beautiful handmade accessories for yourself or your home, including many exclusive brands.Alison and Caroline are the inspiration and driving force behind the town’s leading haberdashery and making workshop. They work with a team of experienced tutors to offer customers new skills and confidence with making, sewing, knitting, crochet and many other kitchen table crafts.
Butterfly Bright has a team of talented people behind it; from teaching in our Old Stables Workshop and around our big handmade table in the shop, to helping behind the scenes – read a little about them HERE
Special thanks go to Brandy Rolison from Mississippi whose website www.appliquemomma.com was the inspiration behind Butterfly Bright’s unique appliqué-style logo. The US and Canada has a thriving craft and making tradition but the UK is quickly catching up!