T Ragbag's Profile
I’ve loved textiles since my mum and grandmothers taught me to knit, sew and crochet as a child. I still have the needlecraft books I was given in the ’70s – they’re now collectors’ items themselves!
By my early teens I was making and selling dolls and soft toys to earn extra pocket money, and for my art A-level I specialised in hand-printed textiles. On leaving school I was offered a foundation place at Winchester College of Art, but to my lasting regret I didn’t take it, instead deciding I needed to earn a living.
It was then a slippery slope into marriage and a family, though I always kept my hand in with arts and crafts, instilling a sense of creativity in my two boys.
My first forays into selling my creations came with a move to southern France, for my husband’s work. We lived in a…
- Born on September 13
- Joined November 19, 2011