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Shop Management Team

The Shop Management Team look after the day to day running of the shop, discussing new tenancies and sharing information about the tenants with our customers.

If you have any questions or need help, come in and talk to a member of our Shop Management Team or email in on Shop@ThePlaceTo.co.uk

We are pleased to introduce:

  • Amos Country Kitchen - I am Richenda and although I was born and brought up in Yorkshire, I have been living in Kent for over 30 years. I make a wide range of jams, pickles and preserves, where possible, using produce from my garden. I also source produce as much as possible, locally in Kent. I enjoy experimenting with different flavour combinations and varieties not available in regular food shops.
  • Crafts & Gifts at Christine’s - Hi, I am Christine from Crafts & Gifts at Christine's. My interest is making machine embroidered items. This includes cushions, bags and aprons, also Christmas and room decorations. I have been enjoying this hobby for about 7 years. I love to experiment with free standing items, along with drawing some locations and transferring this to embroidery. I hope you enjoy it too.
  • Cupcakes n’ Crafts - I’m Adrian Hipkins and I create beautiful stained glass items for our business - Cupcakes n’ Crafts.I’m a trained stained glass artisan and we are members of ‘Creative Canterbury’. I design and create stained glass pictures that are individual and unique, taking my inspiration not only from the textures and colours of the glass but also from the environment around me, such as nature’s wonderful displays and still-life items.I also…
  • Ginny B - Being a Septuagenarian, I have always thoroughly enjoyed learning & practicing crafts, my last one being, making a silver bangle with charm for my daughter. I love crocheting, as am able to do while watching TV, unless an enthralling programme! Other crafts I have had training in are, stained glass, upholstery, pottery, beading, embroidery, sewing & jewellery. LAPMATS Warmth whilst sitting/driving without encumbered by volume of a blanket. Don't put…
  • Head West - My name is Michele Skelt and I moved to Deal from Essex 18 months ago Since then I have found both the time and the inspiration to indulge my lifelong love of crafting from my tiny garden studio. I have created a brand called Head West featuring glass mosaic designs and cotton crochet bags, as well as a few other favourite crafts...
  • House of Kiya - Kevin became enamored with everything about ancient Egypt as a child and still remains so to this day. In 2011 he created House Of Kiya as an outlet of his more geeky interests in Egypt as well as to provide free resources on ancient Egyptian history and mythology. In 2008/9 his interests leaped into a more physical one that included the sense of smell and sound which hadn't previously crossed…
  • Jenny Preston Art - Jenny Preston is a printmaker based in Deal. She mainly works with Linocuts and Etchings to create local scenes or seaside references. She aims to capture a childhood memory or nostalgic feeling with her bold and familiar imagery. Graduating from Loughborough University School of Art in 2001, she spent 10 years teaching Art and Design in secondary schools. In recent years, Jenny has divided her time between printmaking from her…
  • K R Gifts – Steve - I am always on the lookout for un-usual Gifts that you typically wouldn’t find on the High Street.I also feel that customers want to see, touch and feel the product because it all part of the shopping experience.For me taking up the opportunity to display my Gifts at ‘The Place To’ was an easy decision, I think that the environment that mixes Artists, Craft, Home and small businesses together makes…
  • Mark Billington - Mark is an illustrative artist and Interior Architect with a passion for creating beautiful work, be it interiors or illustrative art.. His design training and architectural draftsmanship has been the foundation for Mark’s artistic style. Inspired by everyday street scapes the drawings create a snap-shot and story of their location; be it the grandeur of central London or the picturesque beauty of coastal Kent towns. Comprising of an illustrative style…
  • Nature Notes - Hi, I am Samina aka bubsI am a semi-professional photographer and my passion for wildlife has given me a large library of wildlife imagesWhilst looking for an outlet to showcase my images I founded Nature's Notes Bamboo Postcards I found a print partner who uses only ethically sourced bamboo from FSC certified forests to create my postcards I hope you enjoy as much as I do, the wildlife world as…
  • Nella Klaw - As well as painting, I found a keen interest in jewellery making during lockdown and its now become my life. I enjoy making unusual, quirky pieces that draw the eye and I'm always thinking about new designs I can add to my collection. Very happy to have residency at A Place To with my fellow creative folk!
  • Ornativa - My name is Elaine and I have been knitting and sewing from an early age. I have knitted everything from jumpers for my children to Dr Who scarves and Kaffe Fassett diamond pattern jackets. More recently I have contributed to a knitted village that was exhibited at the national Knit and Stitch Show, and designed a tea cosy that was chosen for inclusion in a book of new designs. I…
  • Over the Rainbow – Zenia Ford - 30 years ago my friend and I started sewing and making crafts to sell at church fairs etc. We were called Rainbow Craft. Now we are older, but still creating - Rosemary crafting and me now a shop owner. Who would have thought it!
  • RAINBOW CRAFTS - Over 30 years ago , Zenia & I started sewing and making crafts to sell at church fairs etc. we were called Rainbow Crafts. Opening The Place to... has re invigorated my passion and now I have a purpose and space to display my crafts.
  • SUDZZ - Inspired by my creative family, I've produced soaps and solid shampoos for about ten years. I'm known as Mt. Sudzz... or even Mr. (nice)Smelly! All Sudzz Soaps and solid shampoos are suitable for vegetarians and almost all for vegans and have not been tested on animals. The glycerin based soaps are coloured and scented with cosmetic grade ingredients. Only quality essential oils and fragrances are used to give each soap…