Monday, 26 October 2020


A year in the making, I can now reveal the first two designs in the very exciting passementerie collection, Lucy Barlow X Jessica Light, a result of the collaboration between Lucy Barlow, star of the interior firmament, from Barlow and Barlow, and yours truly. 

Just in time for Christmas, and what gorgeous gifts they'd make, here are the tassels. 20cm in length and in two beautiful styles, an ivory cotton tassel with Swarovski pearls and a leopard dip-dyed cotton number with a hand-painted top and semi-precious Black Onyx beads, now both available from Jessica Light Shop.

Top, Pearl Tassel.
Bottom, Leopard Tassel.

Monday, 14 September 2020


During lockdown many people turned to craft as a way to pass the time and online tutorials and kits flourished from block printing to embroidery. Over the years I've taught  many workshops and have aways enjoyed teaching new skills to people. So far I haven't given any virtually and while there's an opportunity hope to continue presenting them in person.

I'm tutoring a tassel making workshop at Handweavers, 17th October 2020, 2-5pm. This will be along the lines of previous workshops except there are some differences. The studio at Handweavers is large so there is good space to social distance. There will be copious amounts of hand sanitiser and the class will be reduced in numbers to adhere to government guidelines so it will be a very safe environment.

Places are already being taken so book early if you would like to learn the basic rudiments of making key tassels and come away at least 2-3 tassels.

To book go to Handweavers.

Tuesday, 16 June 2020


I'm delighted to announce that the workshop is now open and fully operational again. It's been a slow re-awakening over the last couple of weeks, not least because I can't remember where everything is, as well as re-establishing client and supplier connections.
There are some exciting projects in the pipeline and I'm looking forward to working on new products.

Wednesday, 13 May 2020


In accordance with government guidelines the workshop will be open on, initially, a part-time basis and only to weave orders. We will still endeavour to work from home as much as possible. This will affect leadtimes which will  be longer than normal. 
We hope to resume full working order as soon as possible. 
I would like to thank all our customers for their ongoing support and patience during this time. 

Sunday, 29 March 2020


When I was a kid quarantine was a regular thing. There was always some child off school because of Mumps, Measles or Chicken Pox. It was miserable - not bring allowed out. I thought it was a distinct childhood memory until this year and the Covid19 pandemic. The speed at which it's groped us globally is truly frightening.What the ramifications are are yet to be seen.
Jessica Light is still accepting orders but at the moment are unable to give definitive lead times as the workshop and most of our yarn suppliers are temporarily closed. 
But be assured as soon as we are able that loom will be clattering along again at full speed. 

Trims from our new Tuileries Collection. 

Stay safe, well and take care of yourselves and others.

Jessica xxx

Tuesday, 18 February 2020


There's been many windmills going on in my mind since the beginning of 2020. One of which was an offer from the BCFA/DTI to go as part of their delegation, and show at the Independent Hotel Show, Amsterdam, March 17-18, 2020. Well, how could I say no?

Our Heygate collection, which we'll be showing.

So we're packing up our suitcase of passementerie and heading to the city of canals in the land of windmills and tulips. Who knows I might even sell a few tassels.