the speculating rook

Welcome to The Speculating Rook, home to textiles for the curious and discerning. A place where you can find beasts for almost every occasion – lapwing to long-horn beetle, foxes, badgers, buzzards and the occasional heraldic lion can all be found here waiting to be chosen for your home.

Anna established The Speculating Rook in 2014. Following a training in ceramics she then went on to work as a sandwich maker, switchboard operator, bookseller, cleaner, gallery assistant, bookseller again, untitled rearranger of displays in the Whipple Museum, potter’s technician, adult education tutor and school art technician before finding her niche in a room with an enormous collection of mismatched textiles, an old sewing machine and a whippet.

This room remains at the centre of a business that is now expanding to incorporate other makers and artists with the aim of bringing beautiful things to your home.