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Hello. Thank you for taking the time to browse around Cowslip Designs.
I'll just take a moment to tell you a little about myself and how Cowslip Designs came about.
I've had an interest in textiles from an early age, and my earliest memory is making a little apron at school embellished with smocking and embroidery. Having dabbled at many crafts over the years, it was not until 1999 that I was bitten by the quilting bug. The history of quilt making is fascinating and how it has evolved. Even now as in generations ago, quilts are made and passed down through families.

In 2000, I heard about an organisation in USA called Project Linus, who provided handmade quilts and blankets for sick and traumatised children. On finding there was no branch here in the UK, with guidance from the US organisation, I set up Project Linus UK. After 5 years of recruiting co-ordinators around…

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  • Joined July 7, 2012

Favorite materials

Linen, Cotton, Oilcloth, Japanese, Burlap, Buttons

About

Hello. Thank you for taking the time to browse around Cowslip Designs.
I'll just take a moment to tell you a little about myself and how Cowslip Designs came about.
I've had an interest in textiles from an early age, and my earliest memory is making a little apron at school embellished with smocking and embroidery. Having dabbled at many crafts over the years, it was not until 1999 that I was bitten by the quilting bug. The history of quilt making is fascinating and how it has evolved. Even now as in generations ago, quilts are made and passed down through families.

In 2000, I heard about an organisation in USA called Project Linus, who provided handmade quilts and blankets for sick and traumatised children. On finding there was no branch here in the UK, with guidance from the US organisation, I set up Project Linus UK. After 5 years of recruiting co-ordinators around the country and making and delivering quilts to children in hospitals and hospices, I handed the reins over to someone else to continue the good work. I still donate to my local co-ordinator who does a fantastic job.

In 2012 I decided I would like to move down a different path and make items for a wider audience, hence the launch of my Etsy shop. Fabric choices these day are wide and can be quite diverse, from simple basic colours and designs to bright and quirky suitable for children and adults alike.
I thinks it's fair to say my stash is a mixture of both.

What next for Cowslip Designs? Hopefully continue to grow and to produce quality products for my customers

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