Hops in a Trug – Our New Hop Fabric Range

Here are some of the first pieces of my ‘hoppy’ fabric which have arrived hot off the Woven Monkey printer, so exciting to see them for real, it has been quite a journey.

Hop fabric designs

I will have time to have a play now before hop picking starts.

red and mustard hop fabric

They are in a sussex trug, these traditional baskets are not only beautiful but amazingly adaptable and strong.

Trug made by local craftsman Richard Bingham.

The Hop Farm in July

‘Till St. James’s Day be done and gone, There may be hops there may be none’

This year has been incredibly dry yet again in the south east and the hops were showing signs of suffering. On 24th July when we had the first good ground soaking rain fall, according to the old hop growing adage, that was perfect timing. St James’s Day being on the 25th July this was an 11th hour reprieve.

aerial view of hop arden

The Hop Farm from the air…