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Everything I do is one of a kind, my own design and creation. What you see in the gallery and shop originated from a teacup hat I made in June 2009 for a friend's 'Mad Hatters 30th Tea Party'.

Interest in my flamboyant design was overwhelming, and I was invited me to sell my work in a boutique. This drove me to create a range of hats, brooches, fascinators and hair pieces inspired by The Mad Hatter, Poker and Burlesque themes, many in keeping with the selection of vintage clothing available in the shop.

Originally from Blackpool, I graduated from Winchester School of Art in 2002, and worked in publishing before moving into teaching. I love my current role, and am currently building my textile empire with 11-19 year olds in Newbury.

Teaching enables me to play around with fabrics and…

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  • Female
  • Born on May 7
  • Joined June 28, 2008

Favorite materials

fabric, recycled objects, paper, thread, wire, feathers, beads, felt, buttons, playing cards

About

Everything I do is one of a kind, my own design and creation. What you see in the gallery and shop originated from a teacup hat I made in June 2009 for a friend's 'Mad Hatters 30th Tea Party'.

Interest in my flamboyant design was overwhelming, and I was invited me to sell my work in a boutique. This drove me to create a range of hats, brooches, fascinators and hair pieces inspired by The Mad Hatter, Poker and Burlesque themes, many in keeping with the selection of vintage clothing available in the shop.

Originally from Blackpool, I graduated from Winchester School of Art in 2002, and worked in publishing before moving into teaching. I love my current role, and am currently building my textile empire with 11-19 year olds in Newbury.

Teaching enables me to play around with fabrics and threads on a daily basis. The people I work and live with are my biggest inspiration, and after a day sharing my skills with students, or meeting fellow enthusiasts at the local knitting group, I look forward to coming home to my workshop and creating my own work from materials I have harvested over the years.

My work has been purchased and used for a range of events, such as weddings, cocktail parties, fashion shows and burlesque.

Soobird items are handmade and intended to suit the individual needs of each of my customers. This makes each piece unique, and that little bit extra special.

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