The Saffron Stitch

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If it can be sewn then we will look to sew it.

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tailor or seamstress alterations and repairs to clothing womenswear, menswear, childrenswear and soft furnishing

We provide expert garment alterations. Our experienced and highly skilled tailor will be able to help with all garment issues including resizing, restyling and repairing.

The Saffron Stitch provides an excellent quality of alterations using only traditional techniques perfected over 20 years of experience.

Working with womenswear, menswear, childrenswear and, occasionally, petswear! 

From a baptismal gown, fashioned from Mum's wedding dress, to a window seat cushion, a cushion, curtains or a sumptuous memory-foam bed for your cat or dog

Just Ask ...

...The Saffron Stitch ...

... and it shall be yours.

Bishop of St Alban with mitre

Incorporated in February 2017 our company has already established a reputation for Ecclesiastical textile excellence.

A Banner, Cope, Frontal or Mitre?  These are The Saffron Stitfch's ABC of beauty and vestments.

Our model here is the Rt Revd Dr Alan Smith, 10th Bishop of St Albans. He is wearing our mitre bearing St Alban's yellow saltire with a traditional Armenian cross. The palm frond symbolises martydom and  the sword, its manner.

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Why did we add saffron to our stitch?

Like the best saffron, our resident tailor was born in the Khorasan province of Iran. He strives to create beauty whether by stitching, tailoring, embroidering, repairing, restoring or altering.  As with the spice, the value in his work derives both from his inherent talent and his time taken labouring by hand.

Whilst training, at the Royal School of Needlework, one of our tailor's Certificate pieces of silk shading embroidery inspired our company's name change.

The English word, saffron, is believed to derive from the Persian word zarparan meaning 'gold string'.  The beautiful delicate lilac-coloured crocus flowers bloom overnight, just once per year,  in the southern region of the  Khorasan province in Iran.  Saffron is the world's most valuable spice because of its unique properties and all the hand labour which goes into producing it.   

These properties of saffron underpin the ethos of our company.  Why not buy some of the world's most expensive spice and try its saffron flavour in your cooking?

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