Mulberry and Flax reflects my own love of textiles and yarn and the joy of finding a wonderful shop to lose myself in, fondling the yarn, stroking the fabric and filling the creative well. A love that is passed down from my Mum and one I hope my own daughters will also come to appreciate. If you look around the store you might see some laces and ribbon that belonged to my grandmothers, bootees knitted my Mum, tatting bobbins brought back from France by a good friend and traditional kimonos that were my sister’s.

Professionally, I have always pursued a creative career; in TV, film and writing. Now I’m delighted to pursue another creative passion and look forward to sharing it with you either in the Newcastle boutique or here online.

Come in and say hello! I look forward to meeting you.

Jennifer Smart – owner of Mulberry and Flax