L’occitane Summer Sale

We have a fabulous Summer Special offer from L’Occitane.  There are two special packs available that offer fantastic savings on the normal recommended prices.  Firstly the liquid soap duo offers 2 x 500ml bottles of shea butter liquid soap one in my favourite Verbena fragrance and the other in Lavender which is lovely too.  As these normally sell for £19 each the duo pack price of £26 saves a massive  £12 – thats a saving of over 30%.

And if the summer weather plays havoc with your hair the repairing shampoo and conditioner duo with 2x 500ml bottles represent fantastic value at £33.  Normal price of the 300ml shampoo is £16 as is the 250 ml conditioner so for the same price as the standard sizes you are getting larger bottles that represent great value.

Stocks are very limited so pop into the shop to pick up a bargain while you can.

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Fabulous Wraptious Quirky Cushions & Cards

These fabulous Wraptious quirky cushions & cards have just arrived at The Malt Kiln and we are really excited to be the only stockist in the area. We discovered these fabulous cushions & cards when we attended the British Craft Trade Fair last month in Harrogate. We think our customers will love them as we fell in love with them as soon as we saw them. We knew immediately that they were the perfect stock for the Malt Kiln and we are certain you will love them too. Over the years we have gained a bit of a good reputation for finding really unusual and quirky items that you do not find in hundreds of other gift shops, and we work hard to find stock that will be just right for that special gift you are looking to buy. Or maybe you just cant resist buying them for yourself!

The illustrations on these fantastic cushions and cards are the work of Katherine Williams who studied illustration at the University of Sunderland. A crazy fact about Katherine – she’s obsessed with giraffes, and would love to have one as a pet one day. Katherine loves to work with both watercolours and inks, and enjoys illustrating animals and nature using a splatter effect.

The cushions are handmade in the UK in an extremely soft faux-suede that feels gorgeous. The back is stone coloured and the inner is fibre. The cushions are machine washable and measure 45 x 45 cm. The cushions are £30.00 and the cards are £2.50.

Pop into the shop soon to see these fabulous cushions and cards – I have a feeing they are not going to hang about for long!

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Now stocking The Fabric Vase Company

We really love the new stock from “The Fabric Vase Company”.  We met Heather at the recent British Craft Trade Fair in Harrogate and immediately fell in love with her delightful fabric vases.  Simple print fabrics in neutral colours mixed with a plain fabric are used to create these quirky vases.  How do they not leak?  we hear you shout – well thats the really clever bit – you can use any old jam jar, chipped glass or even a trimmed plastic water bottle and place that inside the fabric  to make a beautiful and unusual vase.  You could actually use them for pens, wooden spoons or anything else you fancy.

One of the most difficult gifts to buy are the ones that have to be sent, but as these vases come flat packed, tied with a ribbon and tag explaining how to use them they will be perfect for sending through the post.

We told you recently one of the best things about going to the British Craft Trade Fair is you get to meet the makers and hear their stories.  We were delighted to hear that although Heather now lives in Ely, Cambridgeshire she used to live in Scotland and loves Haddington as she often attended craft fairs here to sell her hand made childrens clothes.  Needless to say she is delighted the Malt Kiln have decided to stock her fabric vases as much as we are to have them.

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Powder Socks Rock

Another new delivery has just arrived at The Malt Kiln – Powder Socks. We have been stocking lovely scarfs from Powder for quite a while now. With their new designs for each season and the beautiful complementary gift bags they make great gifts, and we are delighted to see the Powder brand grow and excited that the new sock range for spring summer 2016 has just arrived.

The long socks are made from 80% cotton 10% nylon and 10% elastane and the fantastically soft short socks are 80% bamboo 10% nylon and 10% elastane that helps keep them keep their shape. Long socks and short socks in stripes, hearts, dots and flowers, adorned with buttons, bows and ribbons, what is not to love! The socks come packaged in a beautiful gift bag, so they are ready just to give as the perfect pressie.

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