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I've always been crafty, having a go at all sorts, from cross stich to decoparge. My Mum and Gran taugh me to knit when I was young, being the only left handed one in the family it was difficult for a while and I was very good at adding stiches to each row for a long time so anything I made was generally a lot wider at one end.

The first time I used a sewing machine, I seem to remember I was about 6ish and had gone to visit my parents mountineering club, some running repairs were being done to the bunkhouse. In the dining room, around the large communal table was several hand turned sewing machines, after watching some of the guy's patch up thier sleeping bags, I asked if I could have a go. With a bit of help I was off; stiching some very wiggly lines across a couple of scraps of fabric. It didn't look very much but I was very proud, and convinced my master piece looked very snazzy…

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  • Female
  • Born on August 31
  • Joined April 16, 2012

Favorite materials

Textiles, Paper, card stock, wool, cotton, Linen

About

I've always been crafty, having a go at all sorts, from cross stich to decoparge. My Mum and Gran taugh me to knit when I was young, being the only left handed one in the family it was difficult for a while and I was very good at adding stiches to each row for a long time so anything I made was generally a lot wider at one end.

The first time I used a sewing machine, I seem to remember I was about 6ish and had gone to visit my parents mountineering club, some running repairs were being done to the bunkhouse. In the dining room, around the large communal table was several hand turned sewing machines, after watching some of the guy's patch up thier sleeping bags, I asked if I could have a go. With a bit of help I was off; stiching some very wiggly lines across a couple of scraps of fabric. It didn't look very much but I was very proud, and convinced my master piece looked very snazzy as a hat on Jemima, my large rag doll, who'd tagged along for a day out. After that I was sold on machine sewing though it was some time before I got another go.

Since then I've studied textiles at school and done a BTEC in 3D design, When I got married last year I designed and made all my own stationary, did all the flower arangements, bouquets, pue ends, button holes, flowers for the cake decoration and made both bridesmaids dresses and tiara's for them and myself. It was hard work but definitley worth it in the end.

I really needed an outlet for the things I'd been making rather than making lots and then waiting for someones birthday to come around to give one as a gift and after getting such lovely feedback from people about the things I'd made for our wedding I decided to open an Etsy shop.

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