Discover all about French silk from history to types at PumpjackPiddlewick

Over the past few years, I have had to research silk quite a lot. When I started my French Silk Scarf Shop it was simply because I had a passion for vintage scarves and especially those that were silk. I discovered others did too and the shop grew and grew.Continue Reading

Musings on asymmetrical style at PumpjackPiddlewick

Have you ever had something that pops in to your head and just won’t go away? The concept of asymmetrical style has been doing just that to me for at least the past month. So when a thought or concept won’t go away, often that is when I sit downContinue Reading

You may not know that Pumpjack & Piddlewick has a second specialist ‘French Silk Scarf‘ shop on Etsy! (I’ll give you one guess what it sells.) The Why’s Why a second and very focused shop? After reviewing and reflecting on my Pumpjack & Piddlewick shop, as I do each year,Continue Reading

17 French Designers you should consider at PumpjackPiddlewick

Oh sure, everyone has heard of Chanel, the pinnacle of French designers, and then of course Dior, Hermès, Yves Saint Laurent, Givenchy, Louboutin, Jean Paul Gautier and Louis Vuitton. Even if you are not into buying a brand name, I think most people are at least familiar with the aboveContinue Reading

Discovering the French scarf at PumpjackPiddlewick

I have never owned much jewelry, but those items I do own are very precious to me. Not for their value, but for their memories. Since living here in France, I have come to realise I rarely wear any of my jewelry any more. Rather, the French scarf has takenContinue Reading