PERFECT FOR SUMMER

Purl English Cashmere Baby Blankets - Flag Blanket Pure Cashmere

We all understand the comfort of Cashmere on a cold, wintry day but equally the properties of Cashmere work for the summer too. With a hot and steamy summer in Great Britain forecast, our pashmina weight baby blankets are fantastically versatile and very useful to put into your travel bag – brilliantly useful when ducking […]

SEEING STARS

Purl English Childrens Cashmere Stars Scarf

With all the excitement and controversy  of this years Oscars , Purl English would like to sprinkle a little stardust of our own on proceedings. We have designed this gorgeous “Stars” Scarf to add sparkle to your favourite under five’s day. Hand Made from super soft Pure Cashmere and adorned with golden felt stars – […]

CASHMERE COMFORT

cashmere comfort toy

The comfort blanket has come a long way since it was first introduced in the early 20th century. Originally termed a “security blanket”, it was quite literally for security and used to constrain babies in their cots. Very different from their modern use today – thankfully..! Comfort toys are particularly useful for babies between 4 […]

PEEPO CASHMERE SCARF

Way back in 2005, My mother bought the most fabulous book for my daughter who was then two. A book that I am sure has gone on to be a classic and is probably in most households up and down the country. If you haven’t had the pleasure of reading “PEEPO” to your tinies, by […]

FOLLOW THE STAR

Purl English Childrens Cashmere Shooting Star Scarf

We have just got back from the Country Living Christmas Fair in London and have had the most fabulous five days. We have had an amazing reaction to our new Winter 2015 Collection. The “Shooting Star” cashmere Scarf, was one of the most popular of our new Collection, designed to be a very special present for […]

MEET THE MAKER

In the run up to the Country Living Christmas Fair in Islington, we are delighted to have been featured in Country Living’s “Meet The Maker” series. “Purl studied at Leeds University and learned her trade there, in the old weaving and knitting sheds, with tutors still wearing their flat caps after having spent their working […]

GIFT FAIR TICKETS COMPETITION

We have two pairs of very special tickets to give away for the Country Living Christmas Gift Fair from 11th to 15th November at the Business Design Centre, Islington, London N1 OQH.  We will announce two lucky winners each to receive a pair of tickets enabling each of you to invite and bring along a […]

WELLCHILD CHRISTMAS FAIR

Wellchild Christmas Fair 2015

Daylesford Organic is an absolute institution in our neck of the woods. It really is the most fabulous destination if you are fortunate enough to be visiting the Cotswolds. Located just outside Kingham, this honey-hued farmstead is a veritable mecca to impeccable taste. Here you will discover a vast array of beautifully curated lifestyle goodies […]

THE PERFECT FIRST GIFT

The list of necessities for a newborn baby is in fact very short, babies need to be kept warm, well fed and dry… and of course lots and lots of cuddles. It is quite easy in the late stages of pregnancy to be seduced into buying all sorts of items that frankly you just do […]

A PERSONAL TOUCH

There is something wonderfully evocative about making a gift of a cashmere blanket to a newborn baby. An unspoken message of warmth, a whisper of shared protectiveness, a wish that the new arrival is cosily wrapped up and out of harms way – amazing that an inanimate object can convey such a wealth of sentiment […]

TOP 10 ROYAL BABY GIFTS

Royal Baby fever is reaching a crescendo here in the UK, with the Royal couple on the brink of a brand new baby adventure. Outside St Mary’s Hospital, Paddington, the “really enthusiastic” have set up camp with hopes of being some of the first to set eyes on the new arrival. There is much speculation as […]

10 EASTER GIFT IDEAS FOR BABIES

10 Gift Ideas for Baby at Easter

With Easter just around the corner, we have selected ten gift ideas for Baby’s first Easter. NUMBER 1. Starting off the gift search with  Purl English’s favourite bunny,”Mr Rabbit”. Handmade from Pure Cashmere in the Cotswolds, England. Perfect to hop in as Baby’s first special friend for cuddles. Mr Rabbit is beautifully soft and has embroidered spots […]

BUSY IN THE STUDIO

  The evenings are getting lighter and there is a little more warmth in the air. Aconites and snowdrops are carpeting the garden. New beginnings everywhere. With that thought in mind, we are working away in the Purl English studio, creating new ideas for the forthcoming season. Pictured above are a hand- knitted pair of cashmere baby slippers […]