A lifetime creating!
Growing up in an artistic family I was constantly surrounded by creativity. From an early age I was taught painting, sewing and crochet by those around me.
Pictured above (top) the youngest of four girls, (middle pic) our artistic aunt Dee and (bottom) an early picture of my Mother, Laura, the sewer & knitter of the family.
My lovely gran, Annie. She taught me how to crochet slippers!
My Father, always inventing! My Mother, in her handmade gypsy style blouse.
For a number of years I worked for an interior designer producing bespoke window dressings, but I wanted to use my creativity to design my own products, which lead to me opening my online Etsy store, Flax & Loom. The name Flax & Loom arose as I have a passion to work with natural fabrics such as linen and wool and where possible, handwoven tweeds.
These skills, along with my desire to ‘make’ have stayed with me all my life. As sewing and creating is my passion, I am keen to share my skills with others through a variety of craft workshops. View more information on my Haven Craft Workshops page. You can follow me on Facebook to see forthcoming workshops.