CRAFTSWOMAN

My Grannie was a Luton milliner, and some of my earliest memories are of sitting with her in the back room whilst she sewed hats.  My job (aged three and a half) was to carefully pick apart die-stamped blocks of silk flowers ready for her to use.  I was fascinated by the leftover scraps of satin velvet and paisley, and made castles from empty wooden cotton reels.

I work in a variety of fabrics including wool felt, quilt weight cotton, 'Harris Tweed', and upholstery and bridal remnants.  Grannie taught me never to throw anything away so leftover scraps and snippets are used to create smaller items like glasses/phone cases, tiny tree decorations or are incorporated into textile art pieces.  My branding is based around two of the reels of thread that I inherited from Grannie's workbox, Sylko Blue Violet and Light Grey.

You can find my work for sale in my Folksy shop via the link at the top of the page.  I also undertake commissions for bags, notebooks and keepsake pieces, please contact me via Facebook if you wish to make an enquiry.  

Handbags

Pretty, practical, lightweight bags in a range of fabrics including 'Harris Tweed' sourced directly from the artisan weavers of the Outer Hebrides of Scotland.

Notebook Covers

A5 and A6 notebook covers in cotton or 'Harris Tweed' - all have a ribbon place marker and the A5 ones also have a pen holder and magnetic strap fastening. 

Keepsakes

One of a kind, hand embroidered brooches, Christmas decorations and special mementos.  Each one is unique and just the thing for a special gift.

Festive Decorations

Original hand crafted tree decorations, Christmas stockings and miniature 'Harris Tweed' Christmas trees complete with tiny parcels.

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