About me

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.

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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.

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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 & LoomThe name Flax & Loom arose as I have a passion to work with natural fabrics such as linen and wool and where possible, handwoven tweeds.

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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.