Handmade in Hampshire: The Watership Down Crafts' Story

Handmade in Hampshire: The Watership Down Crafts' Story

Most people associate Watership Down with the famous book and animated film. But for me, it's more than just a story—it's home. As a lifelong resident of Kingsclere, situated in the heart of Watership Down, I have been fortunate to be surrounded by its beauty throughout my life.

This connection led me to establish Watership Down Crafts, my small sewing business that draws inspiration from the rustic charm of the area.

In this blog post, we will delve into the factual details of Watership Down, Kingsclere, and Richard Adams' story, as well as explore the collection of items I have specially dedicated to fans of Watership Down, such as our Watership Down Rabbit Cushion.

Watership Down

Watership Down is a prominent hill located in Hampshire, England. Rising 1,047 feet (319 meters) above sea level, it is part of the North Wessex Downs Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

This iconic landmark is known for its sprawling meadows, enchanting woodlands, and breath-taking views, making it a haven for wildlife and nature enthusiasts alike. Richard Adams' eponymous novel, Watership Down, takes inspiration from this captivating landscape, immersing readers in a world where rabbits embark on a perilous journey to find a new home.

If you're a fan of the story, you might like our Handmade Rabbit Notebook Cover, inspired by the brave rabbits of the novel.

Watership Down Inn

Nestled in the picturesque countryside of Hampshire, just a stone's throw away from the iconic Watership Down, lies the charming Watership Down Inn.

This delightful inn offers a warm and inviting atmosphere, capturing the essence of the surrounding natural beauty. Whether you're seeking a cosy place to stay or simply looking to indulge in traditional English fare, the Watership Down Inn is a must-visit destination.

With its rustic charm, comfortable rooms, and friendly staff, the inn provides a perfect retreat for travellers and fans of the beloved book alike. Immerse yourself in the enchanting ambiance, soak in the panoramic viewsy of the rolling hills, and experience the tranquillity that inspired Richard Adams' timeless tale.

Watership Down Inn. And why not bring a piece of Watership Down home with you with our Rabbit Embroidered Book Cover?

Kingsclere

 

Right in the heart of Watership Down, Kingsclere is a charming village located in the county of Hampshire, England. With a history dating back to the medieval period, Kingsclere retains its traditional English village character.

The village features picturesque, thatched cottages, historic buildings, and a close-knit community. Surrounded by rolling hills, lush countryside, and the tranquil beauty of Watership Down, Kingsclere offers a peaceful retreat and a sense of serenity away from the bustling city life.

And if you're a fan of the rustic charm of Kingsclere, you might appreciate our Rabbit Themed Cushions, a perfect addition to any countryside home.

Richard Adams' Story, Watership Down

Richard Adams' Watership Down is a classic work of literature that tells the tale of a group of rabbits seeking a new home.

Published in 1972, the novel explores themes of survival, leadership, friendship, and the enduring power of storytelling. Adams' meticulous attention to detail and his ability to animate the rabbit characters, each with their distinct personalities and strengths, captivated readers worldwide.

The book's success led to the adaptation of Watership Down into an animated film in 1978, further popularising the story and solidifying its place in literary history.

View the animated film here: Watership Down Film.

My Sewing and the Watership Down Collection

Living amidst the beauty and nature of Watership Down has undoubtedly influenced my sewing creations.

Drawing inspiration from my surroundings, I craft many rustic items that reflect the charm and serenity of the area. My Watership Down gift collection is here -Handmade Watership Down Gifts

 

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