April 20, 2020

Covid-19 – online shop closed

In line with Government requirements regarding Government financial support for small businesses, Silkwood Traders is currently closed. Our website is open for browsing but the shopping cart has been disabled. Please contact us by email at [email protected] or call 01736 600258 with any sales, product or order enquiries. We’ll email you when we reopen so […]

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April 1, 2020

Uncharted waters

Thank you so much to our customers who are continuing to support us by buying from our small, independent two person business. These are strange and testing times for all and John and I daily count our blessings for all that we still do have. We are still able to receive and pack orders and […]

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January 31, 2019

S’not snowing here!

                  So here we are sitting in Penzance today. OK – it was a bit rainy and then a glorious sunny afternoon so walked Trixie pooch up the prom thinking Spring has sprung! Came home, got all springy-fied all over the  Silkwood website and was feeling quite […]

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February 26, 2018

Haiku for Mother’s Day

My mum is so understanding. Even at the grand old age of 52 (eek!), I still have this urge to make stuff – origami bunnies that pop up in the post, water colour floral offerings that really should be kept in the dark, pom pom fancies that unravel with no warning and all manner of […]

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January 17, 2018

Finding some space

So there is a plus side to driving rain, hail, relentless wind and  – oh blink and you’ll miss it – a few rays of sunshine! It’s the perfect time to rearrange cupboards, move furniture and tidy up those scary corners. We’ve been busy doing just that here at home and it’s amazing how shifting […]

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January 5, 2018

Be resolute!

So it’s all over; the tinsel’s almost packed away, the resolutions have already been forgotten and Joe Wickes keeps flaunting his loveliness all over the place exhorting us to get up and fight the flab! There’s no escaping it, there’s no more Harry Potter on the TV or Christmas specials of Call the Midwife so […]

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September 30, 2017

Jackfruit – could this be the new foodie heaven?

Jackfruit `pulled pork' burger and fresh jackfruit

Jackfruit tree wood, which is used to make many of our lacquer items, is truly a magic tree. Not only does it produce the largest fruit in the world, it does so over and over again each season, providing a cheap, plentiful, nutritious food source, medicines, wood for timber, dye for clothes, glue and food […]

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July 6, 2017

The Power of Three

What is it about groups of 3? Whether you’re looking for a new focal point for your lounge, arranging flowers or writing a blog, 3 seems to be the magic number. But why? here are three reasons Apparently three is the smallest number of items that our brains can see as a pattern and when […]

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