Please come and join my new Ravelry Group and share what you are up to!
A bit about me
I was born and grew up in the UK but in May 2012 we realized our dream and moved across the Atlantic to rural Nova Scotia, Canada where my wonderful husband, I and our 2 gorgeous children now live.
I have been totally obsessed with designing and creating my whole life. I learnt to knit at the age of 5years and shortly after my parents wonderfully gave in and bought me my first black and gold hand operated singer sewing machine - a lovely little 2nd hand straight stitch one. As a child I spent many afternoons happily cutting, pinning and sewing new clothing creations for my dolls from scraps of fabric and sometimes even paper!
My parents thought my interest in sewing and knitting was probably a fad and in time I would most likely lose interest.. but as the years passed by - my interest only deepened. My skills grew far beyond those early years of play & by my mid teens it was apparent that this wasn’t a fad but the start of a lifelong passion. I am completely fascinated with vintage clothing from centuries past… from their intricate heirloom embellishments & construction to the amazing undergarments & amazing corsetry!
In 1990 I won 1st prize in the Rowan Hand Knitting Designer Competition while studying my Bachelor of Design with Honours Degree in Constructed Textiles. I will try to fish out a picture and post it if anyone wants to see my design!
After Graduating in 1993 I worked in the textile industry as an In-House knitwear designer before leaving to take the plunge to start out on my own. So now I design, write and create to my hearts content while looking after our family.