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The Team

We are a small business with a dedicated staff

Athene English - Founder of The Great English Outdoors. Originally trained as a saddler at Cordwainers' College, London. Passionate about textiles, dogs and horses and proud owner of Boudica, an oversized lurcher/wolfhound cross


Candida Hopkinson - Graduate of Edinburgh University, Public Relations Manager for Spink & Son Ltd, London, before moving to Hay on Wye in 1991. Lover of textiles and border terriers. Nutmeg and Mij illustrated below

The Border Terriers

Annie - Shop Manager and wizard spinner. With an avid interest in natural dyes, Annie loves foraging in the hedgerows to create her own dyes and spinning wool from rare breed Welsh sheep and is a keen custodian of friendly chickens