About Rosemary Wild
Rosemary Wild is a boutique eco-friendly online fabric store curating a beautiful collection of quality contemporary cotton from modern fabric studios. I would love to inspire your next project!
This shop started as a small idea when I was pregnant with my second child in 2013. I wanted to provide a local service to East Lothian offering fun and contemporary fabrics but then I had my third child and so this idea went on the back burner. In 2020, my eldest child had started sewing on her vintage Singer sewing machine. I had difficulty finding contemporary cotton locally for her to sew a skirt so I decided to do something about it!
I wanted to supply colourful and fun fabric which made you want to really get stuck into your next project and inspire you. However, I also wanted to provide natural fabric without any plastic in it which is why I stock 100% cotton which is OKEO-TEX ®️ certified. This means the manufacturer has produced the fabric to adhere to strict guidelines. Oeko-Tex labels and certificates confirm the human-ecological safety of textile products and leather articles from all stages of production along the textile value chain.
Why is the business called Rosemary Wild? It’s my maiden name!
When I was creating the business, I was going to use a completely different name. I asked my cousin to design my logo as she’s a fantastic artist and lives on the same street. I bumped into her on a dog walk a couple of days later. Her family had been discussing the name and said that I had a fab maiden name so why not use it? It really wouldn’t have occurred to me to use it but she had the insider family knowledge to know my maiden name!
It is a pleasure to have so many beautiful fabrics to pass on to my customers who can make unique creations and add a bit of their own personality into them.
As a household, we are very aware of our recycling and environmental responsibilities and try to minimise these wherever possible. I naturally wish to include this awareness in the business and reflect this as much as I can from the way I source fabrics to how I package your orders.
My Sewing Journey
I started sewing on a vintage Singer sewing machine when I was eight and although my interest has waxed and waned over the years, it is always something I come back to. It has served me well as I’ve made all the curtains in my flats and houses over the years – saved a small fortune!
Now, I want to focus back on the fun side of sewing and make lovely things. I have a selection of sewing machines – I still have my vintage Singer sewing machine dating back to 1939. The lady who owned our house before us could see I loved sewing so much and she left her 1973 Bernina for me to use.
My mother gave me a Brother sewing machine for my 16th birthday. However, it finally gave up a couple of years ago after sewing all those curtains. I now have a Janome 725S – the same kind used in the Great British Sewing Bee last year.
I live in the seaside village of Gullane in East Lothian. I'm so delighted to offer a local fabric shop service to East Lothian!
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Thank you for visiting the site and HAPPY SEWING :)