Mr Pickles

Meet Lee Pryke, the creative behind Mr Pickles, handmade linen toys. Inspired by childhood memories and a pocket-sized rabbit named Idgit, Lee's simplistic designs prioritise natural colors and shapes. Each creation reflects a journey of trial, error, and success.

Mr Pickles

Edition Two Feature (March 2021)
Words by: Lee Pryke
Location: Saxmundham, Suffolk, UK 
Photo Credit: ©Lee Pryke


I design and make a collection of linen toys by hand in a very simplistic style. All of my designs incorporate natural colours and plain and simple shapes; just stripped back as much as possible, avoiding any gimmicks. The Mr Pickles collection combines the core values behind my brand with a simply stylish design based on fond childhood memories. 

When I was a child, I had a tiny rabbit called Idgit. He lived in my pocket for many years and went everywhere with me. He was my inspiration for Mr Pickles and part of the reason why I decided to learn to sew. I love the thought of a child having one of my Mr Pickles products as their favourite toy that goes everywhere with them. It is really rewarding when something you have designed and made is really appreciated and loved; it’s very motivating for me.