A B O U T
A L I C E T I N K E R
Hi I am Lauren, aka Alice Tinker
Owner and creator behind Alice's Tinkerporium.
I am a crazy, tea-and-chocolate-fuelled Steam fairy with a magpie’s love of hording, Alice's curiosity and the Mad Hatter's obsession with Tea Parties. I wish I could have a tea party everyday (when I have my own garden it will be a reality!). I am prone to rambling (see above) and have too many ideas but love creating and making more than anything so that serves me well.
Ok what next… ah yes! I have a BA hons degree in Creative Arts and a few other arty certificates. I am also a self-taught seamstress. My first make was a magicians cape when I was only 8 years old! I have many theatre shows under my belt, having served as Costume Mistress for Shakespeare Live and other local theatrical troupes, which has resulted in a loft full of costumes of all different varieties.
Last but not least, I am also a mummy and wife, which is amazing and the best thing ever. Children really do have the most curious minds and its so eye opening to explore the world from their point of view...I hope you like my website and creations! Please feel free to look around and send me an message via the contact links below.
T H E T I N K E R P O R I U M
I make unique felt and fabric creations.
Everything I make is completely unique whether it’s made for direct sale or for custom order. I never make the same thing twice, so you can be sure your creation is the only one like it!
Either for sale at fairs, online or as a custom order, my creations include: hats, fascinators, bags, costumes, clothing, bridal wear and bouquets. But I’m always happy to extend my repertoire if you have something else in mind!
I take my inspiration from Alice in Wonderland, Steampunk, faerie lore and Fairy tales, and incorporate elements of these into each of my makes. Sometimes this is obvious, other times its just a little detail...
T H E S T U D I O
I have to many ideas
I have so many ideas for accessories, clothing, and costumes always buzzing in my head, so making unique pieces just seems to fit. I can read my son Alice in Wonderland as a bedtime story and suddenly have more ideas in my head than I have time to draw or make!
I make everything from a mixture of bought-in fabrics and pieces, 100% wool felt, re-purposed jewelry, hand-designed paper, and found things so each item has a different story behind its creation. I love wandering through shops picking up the most random things and wondering how on earth I am going to incorporate them into a piece. That’s half the fun!
My goal is to make my business completely Eco friendly. This may take a while but at the moment I can say I use brown recycled card and paper to make all my labels and signs and am looking for more ways I can help our planet through my creations…