Alongside Alexis Dove Jewellery are a wealth of wonderful shops all housed within the Needlemakers building in Lewes. Many new businesses have appeared over the past year and we would like to shout about how great they are!
Our nearest neigbour is the super talented Mary Fellows who has set up shop selling her fun, playful prints, teatowels and ceramics in her signature kitsch and playful style. Add old fashioned sweets, tin toys and retro accessories to the mix and you have a bright and welcoming start to shopping in the Needlemakers.
For homemade, delicious Thai cooking check out Pestle and Mortar. Honey and Ed serve authentic Thai food every day as well as selling all the ingredients to make the dishes yourself. Like a treasure trove of interesting Thai finds, Pestle and Mortar have a varied range of goodies from sweets and interesting snacks in bold, colourful packaging to clothing and gifts.
From Victoria has relocated to upstairs in the building, opting for a large shop in a prime location. A gorgeous shop that has transformed the upstairs of the building. Stylish homewares and all kinds of potted succulents and cacti that are right on trend has made this a shop well worth a visit. Victoria’s talents lie in making pretty ceramics, vases and hanging planters with lovely glazes and vintage lace embossed patterns.
Carrying on the stylish theme that has taken over The Needlemakers are beautiful illustrations and accessories from artist Louise Harding. Wonderfully intricate drawings and luxury prints sit happily alongside carefully selected stationary and candles to create a lovely shop full of tasteful gifts.
As a total opposite from the calm, serene style of both Victoria and Louise’s shops, Sharon at Popsicle brightens up the Needlemakers with a loud neon explosion! For a colour pop that will cheer up anyone’s day, Popsicle is a destination shop for lovers of all things bright and beautiful! Neon signage, disco sweatshirts and metallic handbags make up this brilliant shop that we love.
A new comber to the building is Emily at The Good Times Homestore. Simple, handmade and ethically sourced furniture, home decor and gifts. With a lovely Scandinavian feel the carefully sourced products are either made by Will at http://www.perrymansfinewoodworking.com/ or Emily who cooks up their handmade soaps. ‘We believe that makers should be paid a reasonable wage for their work, and that business needn’t be unfriendly’ is probably one of the nicest work motto’s we have seen!
The Needlemakers cafe is an insitution, not a newbie but a long standing successful business that is the hub of the building. Homemade food including delicious cakes are a winner with Lewes residents, visitors and of course us! We love the smell of chocolate brownies baking late afternoon and the vibrancy that keeps the building alive!