I live and work in London, UK, a city I love.
Because my 'day job' involves using my brain a lot (!) I feel the need to engage in something manual whenever I can.
I try to be as green as possible and, as far as practicable, I use natural materials (wool, silk, cotton), which I recover from out-of-fashion clothes, end-of-series threads, the clothes my daughters have outgrown (or no longer consider cool) and those that have been languishing in my wardrobe for longer than.... you know what I mean.
The idea of reworking something which would otherwise end up in the rubbish bin originates from my strong opposition to the wastage generated by our consumer society, as well as from the challenge involved in giving different materials a new life as useful and fashionable items.
I was taught to crochet by my great grandmother, great crochetter of granny-square blankets (all still in use), to…
- Born on September 9
- Joined February 27, 2009