It has always been my strong belief that every single person is creative. Whether that is with fabric and yarn or in a completely different area such as writing or playing music, being creative is part of who we are, and I hope to encourage more people to dare themselves to be creative everyday.
I have always loved the small details of life that so often pass us by. At thirteen, that attention to detail was drawn to sewing, embroidery, beading and lace. This soon became the main passion in my life, as well as sharing the knowledge and skills I’ve learnt with others. I went on to to study Pattern Cutting, Textiles and Costume Interpretation, where I specialised in historical techniques of sewing, restoration of costume and surface embellishments. My passion for teaching textiles became clearer; in fact, the only reason I made costumes and other items was purely to be able to embellish them!
After university, I taught needlework in sewing schools across London. I also headed up the restoration of wedding gowns at a vintage boutique. This allowed me to further develop my skills in beautiful handicrafts of lacemaking, beading and embroidery. Since returning to Somerset, I have married the man of my dreams, founded Creatively Yours and now teach a variety of craft classes.
So join me on this beautiful, creative journey in life and discover the love of textiles and handicrafts.
Qualifications and Awards:
Accepted onto the Future Tutor Programme, The Royal School of Needlework. Hampton Court Palace.
Finalist of the Heritage Crafts, NADFAS Training Bursary
Second Place for the Past Pleasures Historical Costume Award
First in BA (Hons) Theatre and Screen; Costume Interpretation. Wimbledon College of Art.
Distinction in ND Textiles. Somerset College of Arts and Technology.
Distinction in City & Guilds; Pattern Cutting. Inkberrow Design Centre