As far back as I can remember I have always loved to make things. At school I was at my happiest making collages, painting or weaving things in my crafts lesson. I can still find that peace and relaxation today when I make things, and it takes me to a place where I can let my creativity run wild and where I can escape the stresses of modern life. I went to fashion design college, which gave me my basic training in sewing, design and construction and from there I developed my interests and skills in making all manner of things, if I was creating something, I was in heaven.
I love sourcing all the materials I use and it can sometimes be a real challenge to find that perfectly matching bead or trim that completes an item. Colour matching and balance is very important to me when I design something, and an item can often sit in a box waiting to be completed, until I source the…
- Joined July 10, 2009
Velvet, brocades, unusual and rich fabrics, beads and buttons, sparkly things, embroidery, lace and trimmings, old jewellery, recycled, upcycled fabrics and other useful materials, anything that is handmade