2014 Chatsworth Country Fair

Chatsworth Country Fair

Taking place during the last weekend in August, the 2014 Chatsworth Country Fair is one event you won’t want to miss.

The theme for this year’s Grand Ring highlights could be described as ‘thrill and courage’. The Motorcycle Display Team of the Royal Signals, the White Helmets, performing spectacular feats of balance, death defying crossover rides and outstanding acrobatics.

The Knights of Arkley will be transforming the Grand Ring into a mediaeval jousting arena of the Middle Ages and as a tribute to the airmen of WW2 there will be a fly past by the Royal Air Force Battle of Britain Memorial Flight.

There are also lots of events (and prizes to be won) to take part in yourself, including clay pigeon shooting, archery demonstrations, a family fun dog show, climbing wall, fly casting instruction and even a traditional English fairground to visit.

Fans of the BBC2 series Proper Pub Food will be very happy to hear that chef Tom Kerridge will be offering cookery demonstrations. Mary Berry CBE, Lesley Waters and Joe Hunt will also be showcasing their cooking skills along with plenty of talented local chefs.

There will be over 200 trade stands at this years event. We are very happy to be returning once more with our range of tweed clothing. Key items from our collection will include our tweed waistcoat, Pom Pom tea cosy, tweed messenger bag, the Nosy Tweed Parka, the Fly Ladies tweed hooded jacket and the Patriot fleece scarf.

2014 Chatsworth Country Fair
Chatsworth Country Fair, Coldham House, Hindringham, Norfolk NR21 0PJ
Friday 29th August
Saturday 30th August
Sunday 31st August

For more information about the fair visit www.chatsworthcountryfair.co.uk. You can book your tickets online here to avoid the queues.

Sneak peek: The Fly

The FlyWe’re really looking forward to tomorrow’s CLA Game Fair.

Not only is the event great fun, this year we will be debuting three brand new items; The Nosy Parka, the Patriot Scarf and this fitted ladies jacket that we’ve named ‘the Fly’.

The Fly jacket is shown in our Henley tweed with an eye-catching and super-soft red fleece lining. Tailored for a flattering ladies fit, the Fly also features adjustable straps at hip.

A second version called the Fur Fly will be available with a silver fox fur trim.

See it for yourself at the 2014 CLA Game Fair (Maude &  Fox will be on stand number D0317). The Fly will be also be available to purchase online very soon via our Ladies Country Clothing page.

***August update***
The Fly jacket is now available online at Maude & Fox.

Shop now: The Fly
Shop now: The Fur Fly

Sneak peek: Patriot Scarf

Patriot Scarf

Another brand new item making its debut at this weekend’s 2014 CLA Game Fair is our Patriot Scarf.

The Patriot Scarf features a deep red tweed with blue herringbone appliquéd over the top and a soft blue fleece lining. Perfect for keeping a stylishly warm once the A/W season arrives.

The Patriot Scarf joins our our current Patriot line-up that includes the popular Mapperton Patriot Hoodie, the Gentlemens Gilet, Ladies Green Patriot Tweed Gilet and the Patriot Cap.

Be one of the first to see this scarf at the CLA Game Fair. You’ll find the Maude & Fox team and our tweed collection on stand number D0317.

Sneak peek: The Nosy Parka

Nosy Parka
If you follow us on Twitter you’ll know that the Maude & Fox team have been busy working on some new items.

Making its debut at the CLA Game Fair will be our brand new Nosy Parka.

The Nosy Parka is a traditional fishtail parka with our classic tweed twist.

It features a rusty brown tweed with a bottle green quilted fleece lining. It has a looser fit with drawstring details around the waist and tail – perfect for keeping snug and warm once the A/W season arrives!

We wanted to keep a simple cut to the garment but still include lots of attention to detail. These include the patriot flap, the hidden fox logos and a patch pocket on the left arm and inside pocket.

Be one of the first to purchase a Nosy Parka. Snap one upat the the 2014 CLA Game Fair or purchase online via this link.

Getting ready for… The CLA Game Fair

Getting ready for… The CLA Game FairThe text on the sign may say that Maude & Fox is ‘proudly made in Dorset’ but that doesn’t mean we don’t get out and about!

We’ve been busy in our Dorset studio preparing for the upcoming CLA Game Fair, which takes place at Blenheim Palace (Woodstock, Oxfordshire), from the 18th to the 20th July.

Not only will we be running our stand of contemporary tweed clothing (Stand No. D0317) but the Maude & Fox team will also be providing tweed clothing for the daily CLA Fashion Show.

Making their event debut will be our tweed waistcoat, Pom Pom tea cosy, tweed messenger bag, the Nosy Tweed Parka, the Fly Ladies tweed hooded jacket and the Patriot fleece scarf.

Team member Tanya comments, “The CLA Game Fair is one of the biggest on our social calendar. We had a fabulous time at last year’s event. It’s just as well it runs for three days as there’s so much to see and do!

I loved introducing people to the Cherilyn, the Brace Shooting Jacket and the Foxy Sports Gilet last year. along with the prototype for the Messenger Bag! I’m sure we’ll get the same positive response to the latest items from our tweed collection. I’m certainly looking forward to seeing reactions to our new Pom Pom tea cosy. No-one likes a cold cuppa and with its red pom pom, this tea cosy certainly It puts the ‘fun’ into function!”

Come and see us at The CLA Game Fair STAND No. D0317

More information on the 2014 CLA Game Fair can be found on our blog here.

CLA Game Fair

CLA Game Fair

Come and see us at The CLA Game Fair STAND No. D0317

The CLA Game Fair describes itself as ‘the celebration of the Great British Countryside’ and the team here at Maude & Fox are in total agreement.

The CLA Game Fair is held at Blenheim Palace (18-20th July) in Woodstock, Oxfordshire.

The CLA Game Fair began life with an informal conversation between two game-rearing specialists more than half a century ago. Nigel Gray and Charles Coles, whilst working at the ICI Game Research Station, put their heads together and came up with a new kind of social event to bring together the shooting and landowning interests of the British countryside.

The team at Maude & Fox love exhibiting our collection of contemporary tweed clothing at the CLA Game Fair. This year we will have new items on display including our tweed waistcoat, Pom Pom tea cosy, tweed messenger bag, the Nosy Tweed Parka, the Fly Ladies tweed hooded jacket and the Patriot fleece scarf.

You can also see Maude & Fox tweed clothing featuring in the daily CLA fashion show.

So if you’re attending this must-see-show, make sure you come by the Maude & Fox stand to say hello.

Areas of interest include:
CLA Village & Membership signup
Totally Food Show
Shopping with 900 exhibitors (look for stand D0317 for terrific tweed)
Family Trail
Fishing Village

For more information on the CLA Game Fair (and to purchase tickets) visit the CLA Game Fair website.

We hope to see you there!

Causemain Country Clothing – New Maude & Fox stockist

Causemain Country Clothing - New Maude & Fox stockist

Maude & Fox is very proud to announce that our contemporary tweed clothing is now stocked at Causemain Country Clothing.

Causemain Country Clothing is situated in Tuxford, Nottinghamshire, in the heart of Robin Hood Country. The lifestyle and accessories boutique is surrounded by some amazing country parks, walks and days out.

The Causemain Country Clothing team (just like their customers) love spending time out and about exploring that fabulous countryside. The aim of the boutique was to create an offering to help fuel that love of the outdoors for their customers. The store opened on the 27th March this year.

Owner Sarah met us at the BASC Gamekeepers Fair held at Catton Park where she bought our very first Patriot Pom Pom Tea Cosy and a tweed Foxy Sports Gilet.

Here’s what they have to say about Maude & Fox: “Our latest addition to our store, offering funky tweed with a twist from gilets to hoodies & tea cosies to cushions. Maude & Fox is all about making urban country chic come to life through combining traditional materials with great design.

Another quality UK brand based in rural Dorset, all their tweeds are selected from mills in Yorkshire and Scotland. Each item is made by one person throughout, ensuring that attention to detail and quality are key.”

Causemain Country Clothing received their first tweed stock from us last month and will be adding further items from our collection for the winter season. So the next time you find yourself in Robin Hood Country, make sure you plan a visit to this fab lifestyle clothing and accessories boutique.