Profile - Shepherd's BushTina Richards Herman and her sister, Teri Richards, opened their unique retail shop in 1984. This establishment--a needle and folk art store--was named for a district in London and is housed in a renovated 19th century blacksmith and carriage shop in the heart of Ogden's historic district. From the wildflowers and cranberries hanging from the heavy timber ceiling rafters, to the samplers and quilts adorning the worn brick walls--from shelves stacked with fine linens and homespun cottons, to the antique hutches brimming with hand-woven and dyed splint baskets, this store evokes a memory and nostalgia of a gentle life long past.
In 1987, with a thriving retail business and Tina's new baby in tow, Tina and Teri launched their design business under the name of Shepherd's Bush Printworks. As a student of German history and literature at the University of Heidelberg, Tina became inspired by the beautiful old tapestries and samplers she found in the castles and museums of Europe. She began to explore that particular art form--enchanted with the creative expression of color, fiber and design--eventually melding it with her literary love for the written word.