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About Us

Hello, my name is Rebecca Walton and I have my own business (Lauretta's) incorporating two great passions of mine Food and Textiles.

My inspiration for this big step came from my Mom who passed away in 2014, her middle  name was Lauretta and her motto was "Life is an adventure" so here we go.

I have lived in Homesford for 25 years, I am  married to Steve and we have two boys Joseph and Andrew. I moved to Homesford to follow my career as a bra designer, a role I stayed in for nearly 20 yrs, I then became a DT teacher specialising in catering and textiles at a local secondary school.

Now I want to use my collective skills to run a small business providing high quality food inspired by the local area and use my creativity to pass on my skills in textile workshops whilst making bespoke dresses with a vintage twist.I have trialled many recipes and during my research for local foods I came across a book written by John Durston Called “Old Derbyshire desserts” this includes many local village signature dishes such as Turnditch tiger tart and Wirksworth Thor cake . Some of these I’ve included in my “Derbyshire Afternoon tea” and my “Mesters afternoon tea” for the  heartier appetite.

I also have an interest in vintage dresses/suits from the 50’s and have found a market for these at Masson Miill and the tramway museum which both host 40’s and 50’s dances with swingbands and authentic music from the era. I am currently working on remodelling an original 50’s bridesmaid’s dress at the moment into a daydress.

I shall be running workshops and catering for workshops of arts and crafts The building I work from was originally the stables for customers from the Homesford Cottage Inn, the Inn is now  holiday lets.

Hello, my name is Rebecca Walton and I have my own business (Lauretta's) incorporating 2 great passions of mine:- Food and Textiles.

My inspiration for the this big step came from my Mom who passed away in 2014, her middle  name was Lauretta and her motto was "Life is an adventure" so here we go.

 I  have lived in Homesford for 25 years, I am  married to Steve and we have 2 boys Joseph and Andrew. I moved to Homesford to follow my career as a bra designer, a role I stayed in for nearly 20 yrs, I then became a DT teacher specialising in catering and textiles at a local secondary school.

Now I want to use my collective skills to run a small business providing high quality food inspired by the local area and use my creativity to pass on my skills in textile workshops whilst making bespoke dresses with a vintage twist.

I have trialled many recipes and during my research for local foods I came across a book written by John Durston Called “Old Derbyshire desserts” this includes many local village signature dishes such as Turnditch tiger tart and Wirksworth Thor cake . Some of these I’ve included in my “Derbyshire Afternoon tea” and my “Mesters afternoon tea” for the  heartier appetite.

I also have an interest in vintage dresses/suits from the 50’s and have found a market for these at Masson mill and The tramway museum which both host 40’s and 50’s dances with swingbands and authentic music from the era. I am currently working on remodelling an original 50’s bridesmaid’s dress at the moment into a daydress. I shall be running workshops and catering for workshops of arts and crafts

The building I work from was originally the stables for customers from the Homesford Cottage Inn, the Inn is now  holiday lets.