Finding unusual, colourful yet practical clothes for children isn’t always an easy task in a small town. Shepton Mallet has a couple of High Street retailers and a large supermarket chain selling the typical style of clothing you find everywhere for children but finding something handmade, affordable and suitable for everyday is a little bit more tricky.
One of our resident textiles artists Lesley Hill has been working on a brilliant range of childrens clothing and we’ve always got a great selection of her colourful jersey clothes in the gallery. Inspired by her own grandchildren, Lesley makes dungarees and her ‘Small Fry’ harems for kids. Made from soft, practical jersey fabric in lovely bright patterns and colours, Lesley’s harems and dungarees make the perfect choice for little ones from birth to pre-school age. Not only are they made from soft, comfortable and stretchy fabric in bright and cheerful colours but they’re easy to wash too.