luxury hand woven textile items for fashion and home
Hi, my name is Toni, and I run Thunderbug Textiles. Based just North of Derby, UK, I’m an alumna of Derby University, where I graduated with a First Class BA (Hons.) degree in Textile Design.
The aim of Thunderbug Textiles is to create beautiful, functional, hand woven textiles that bring as much pleasure to their owners’ lives as I feel when I design and produce them on my traditional floor loom. Mine is a slow and careful process, resulting in affordable luxury items to enhance interiors and wardrobes alike.
Do you have a special occasion coming up? Is a loved one soon to experience a landmark life event, such as a birth, graduation or wedding? Are you redecorating or renovating your home? Or do you just want to freshen up a tired interior or piece of upholstery? Whether you need a gift, want to treat yourself with a spur-of-the-moment purchase, or want to commission a piece, at Thunderbug Textiles, I produce short-run and unique items, so you know youre getting something special.
I’ve always been a creative soul, but it was not until I was in my late thirties that I discovered it was possible to do a degree in and, even better, earn a living doing something that I’ve loved deeply for my entire life. It sounds somewhat obvious in hindsight, but I was brought up to believe “career” first, “hobbies” second, and I was always told, “If you work hard, you can achieve anything.” What no-one ever thought to tell me was that, if you love what you work at, it will hardly feel like hard work at all.
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