I live in Bath with my husband, three small girls and a whippet called Dash.
Here are some answers to questions that I get asked a lot:
Did you study textiles?
Nope - I have a law degree, which so far hasn't been hugely relevant to my current work but who knows! So far as textiles are concerned, I use a variety of hand and machine embroidery techniques, and am largely self taught. I am also lucky enough to have a mother and various friends with proper textile qualifications, so I pick their brains whenever I get stuck.
How can I commission a piece from you?
I am always very pleased whenever someone decides that they would like to commission me to make something. Please send me a message via the contact page on this website.
How long does it take?
It all depends what it is you'd like to commission, and what time of year it is. Generally speaking I usually say to allow 3-4 weeks to be on the safe side, but I will always try to turn things around as fast as I can. It's always worth asking, even if you've got a tight deadline! (And it goes without saying that the run-up to Christmas can be rather busy.... so as much notice as possible please!)
How much do you charge?
It all depends on the size and nature of the piece of work. The bigger and more complicated a piece is, the longer it will take, and the cost will reflect this (as well as any material costs involved).
Where do you get your fabric?
All sorts of places: local fabric shops in Bath and the South-West, the fantastic fabric shops in London (in particular Liberty, Cloth House, VV Rouleaux), online, flea markets, charity shops, friends, family and, recently, from random strangers!