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Welcome to Shear Elegance

Custom made curtains and blinds. Curtains lined and interlined, and hand sewn. Small upholstery work undertaken.

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About Shear Elegance

In early 2018, Joyce and Christine began planning the opening of their home furnishings shop in West Mersea near Colchester, Essex. Having considered their combined skills and experiences, they quickly realised that they could provide a first-class service making curtains, both lined and interlined, and hand-sewn, as well as cushions and blinds. Their aim is to provide a cost-effective, prompt, courteous and quality delivery on all orders, while also being on-hand to provide advice.

They soon identified the opportunity to repair much loved items of furniture, such as footstools, couches, chairs and some larger items including settees.

To complement their services, small gifts ranging from beautiful mirrors and quality lamps to soft toys are available to accompany your furnishings.

Christine and Joyce look forward to welcoming you to  Shear Elegance

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Products and services

From hand-sewn curtains, cushions, blinds and small gifts, to lovingly upholstered furniture

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View and choose from our wide range of fabrics. Curtains are available both lined or interlined, and are hand-sewn. We stock and can quickly obtain many designs of tassles, tie-backs and tracks. We are pleased to work from your measurements, or to come to your home and measure for you.

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Here at Shear Elegance, all of our products are made from the best materials available. We offer a wide range of blinds, made to measure, including Roman, vertical and roller blinds. We also provide zebra blinds. Come in and found out more about these exciting alternatives. For more information feel free to call us or simply come by the store to see our full inventory.

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The right choice of cushions, sometimes matching and sometimes contrasting, but never unexciting, can make all the difference to how furnishings are displayed. By offering only the highest quality  materials and craftmanship, we guarantee you’ll be satisfied with your purchase. Whatever unique or specific item you’re looking for, we’re confident you’ll find exactly what you need at Shear Elegance.



Let us breath new life into your much loved chairs, settees, couches and cushions. We understand what can be achieved by re-upholstering your furniture. We also have furniture that has caught our eye and that we have lovingly refreshed. With the best quality and greatest variety available, you can rest assured that we have what you need. Stop by Shear Elegance today and discuss your requirements with our experienced staff.



We have an exciting range of fabrics from which you can choose.

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Accessories and gifts

Accessories, including the latest designs in curtain poles, pictures, lighting and gifts are available from Shear Elegance

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What Our Customers Say

What a delight to find two such skilled and devoted ladies, providing a much needed service in this beautiful part of East Anglia. Thank you for your time and such attention to detail.

GC Essex

As soon as I heard that Christine and Joyce had started their soft furnishings and upholstery business in West Mersea, I knew I had to get those dining room chairs re-upholstered.

CL Colchester

Hi Joyce and Christine, your selection of mirrors and lamps inspired me to have a go at re-designing my lounge. It now looks superb. Thank you.

JC West Mersea

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Our opening hours are

Mon: 9:30am - 4:00pm
Tue: 9:30am - 4:00pm
Thu: 9:30am - 4:00pm
Fri: 9:30am - 4:00pm
Sat: 9:30am - 4:00pm

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Contact Us

35a Barfield Road, West Mersea, Essex CO5 8QX

01206 616173

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